“Mastering engineers hate me,” says Leon Vynehall, explaining his preference for beats that don’t slot neatly into place and frequencies that are raw around the edges. In that case, their loss is our gain. No pun intended — it’s not like the U.K. producer is redlining all over the place. But the slippery, swinging rhythms and hardscrabble sonics are precisely what make Vynehall’s take on house music so appealing.
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