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 School of Film & Television at Falmouth University. He also works as a journalist, contributing film, music and video game criticism, features and reviews to Clash, Little White Lies, Shook and Big Screen magazines in the UK, Sabotage Times online and Magnetic overseas. He can be found on Twitter as @kingsleydc