Deconstructed Live: Riton/Eine Kleine Nacht Muzik DJ Set

Grand Central made their first excursion west of Bristol via sonic emissary Henry Smithson.  When not unleashing champion sounds through his superb Switch label, Henry could be found sketching out a strange brew of downtempo soul by way of Rae & Christian’s legendary imprint – his ‘Beats Du Jour’ LP as Riton described by The Face as “rocking like a submerged volcano.”

I’d just caught Henry at the right time, as he’d done a few EP’s on his own label, Switch, based in Newcastle before signing to Grand Central. I’d reviewed a few records, and approached him through the label. Then playing out quite a bit, but prior to his hanging out with Soulwax and residency at the 333, he came down to grace Deconstructed Live #20 for a minute fee and a free tea.

About Kingsley Marshall

Dr Kingsley Marshall is a film composer, producer and academic. Head of Film & Television at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television based within Falmouth University in the UK, the subject area consists of 25 staff working with 500 undergraduates, supplemented by a postgraduate community studying from MA level through to PhD. Kingsley’s research and practice primarily orientates around the use of sound (including music and effects) in cinema and television, and the production of short and micro-budget feature films. He executive produced Wilderness (Director: Justin John Doherty, 2017) which won 13 awards at international film festivals since making its premiere at Cinequest, and Mr Whippy (Director: Rachna Suri, 2019). In 2018 he co-produced with Neil Fox the short literary adaptation Backwoods (Director: Ryan Mackfall, 2019), premiering in Portland, Orgeon and winning the HP Lovecraft award at the Rhode Island International Film Festival. More recently, Kingsley recently completed the score as composer on a film project - Hard, Cracked the Wind - with director Mark Jenkin and production company Early Day Films. The film premiered at Encounters Film Festival in September 2019, and has since played festivals across the world including New York Film Festival. For over twenty years he has worked as a journalist, interviewing filmmakers, musicians, and designers for over 30 publications and broadcasters worldwide, written album sleeve notes and biographies for over 100 artists, and contributed to anthologies on hip hop and soul. He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc