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

Kingsley Marshall is Head of Film at the CILECT accredited School of Film & Television based within Falmouth University in the UK. The subject area consists of 28 staff working with 300 undergraduates studying the Skillset accredited BA (Hons) Film degree, 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, executive producing Wilderness (Doherty, 2017) which won 11 awards at 16 international film festivals since making its premiere at Cinequest in 2017, and producing Project 18 (Mackfall, 2018), currently in post-production. 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