First published by Allmedia. Like many before him, Henry Smithson’s career in dance music began in 1990s dance culture and the long trips to the Renaissance raves prompting him to launch his own promotions closer to his home in Newcastle. The success of the club spawned the Switch record label, whose releases eventually made the record bag of Manchester hip-hop patriarch Mark Rae, who subsequently offered Smithson a job at his Fat City record shop […]
First appeared in iDJ Magazine. Henry Smithson’s strange sonic brew began in Newcastle, where releases from his own Switch label eventually made the record bag of Manchester hip hop patriarch Mark Rae, who subsequently offered Smithson a job at the Fat City record shop and an outlet for his solo material as Riton, French slang for Henry, on his accomplished Grand Central imprint.
Seattle. New York. Manchester. The Lake District. Niko may have exchanged the hustle and bustle of metropolitan life for the countryside that surrounds her new home, but there was no evidence of this newly discovered laid back living within All My Favourite Music, a single for Grand Central that rattled the rafters with explosive fretwork and thumping breaks.