Among the early 2010s bass-heavy British house music that brought the likes of Disclosure and Bicep to popularity, Brightonian LEON VYNEHALL (right) was a club connoisseurs’ favourite. However, as he puts it: “I would get exhausted doing the same thing. I don’t like to repeat myself.” Which is why from 2016 he took time away from the rave treadmill to conceptualise and construct a stunning debut album. Based on stories from his grandmother of his grandparents’ steam ship emigration to New York in the 1960s, and full of live instruments, Nothing Is Still weaves together wistful supperclub jazz, Philip Glass string quartets, Burial’s crackly games with sonic memory, and – yes – occasional upwellings of house oomph, into a remarkable soundtrack to an imaginary film. “But,” he says, “I have no idea how it turned into this!” It’s a testament to balancing happenstance and ambition, and his recent live band shows suggest he’s still smartly walking that line.