Waiting EP out now on Street Ritual Records [FREE DOWNLOAD] 4 tracks, 16.06 Henry Pope on July 01, 2014 01:29
- 1. LUZ featuring Fernanda Karolys 4.12
- 2. SWAYBACK featuring Parker Ainsworth and Keaton Simons 3.51
- 3. DMV NAILS 3.41
- 4. WAITING featuring Sophie Holt 4.20
A calm facade belies a fervent sea of activity behind the artist's tell tale eyes. As he hones his craft, the shavings and pulp discharged to the floor reveal a story riddled with urgency, attention, and anticipation.
Henry Pope has taken the edge off the cubist while injecting color into the monochromatic. For several years, his name has been popping up on Top 100 lists, huge festival lineups (Coachella), and tastemaker music blogs.
With this year’s critical acclaim and recent successes playing the largest festivals in the world, Pope is set to release his debut EP titled "Waiting" in the summer of 2014. It’s official...it is his time to rise.
“I really admire when a DJ can catch me unaware and make me go, “ohhhh!,” just before running to my record box to dig out a long forgotten track, and I did that about four times in this one mix,” said InterestingBlends.com of Henry Pope’s Root Society set from Burning Man.
Downbeatscape.com called Henry Pope’s set at Maui’s Source Festival, “an awesome set of eclectic tunes, with heavy bass and a range of chilled and uptempo beats to give the audience a lot of flavor. You’ll hear funk, dub, trap, hip hop, glitch, breaks
and even Brazilian beats in this mix.”
Originally inspired by the tunes of his Floridian upbringing, Pope was committed to his early music education that, eventually, led him to the University of Colorado at Boulder. Although he now makes Venice Beach his home, Henry Pope has moved international crowds in India, Nepal, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Europe.
Closer to home, his musical mastery has been enjoyed by discerning crowds at Coachella, Burning Man, Source Festival, One Love Festival, Lightening In A Bottle, Lucidity, Envision, Genius Loci, and the Lucent Dossier Experience. He is a veteran of the stage, who, as a bassist, has toured with various national artists including indie favorite, Small Flowers, where he revealed his skills as a writer and producer.
In 2014, he coproduced Mexico’s Genius Loci festival, a veritable kaleidoscope of surfing, music, yoga, and environmental activism.
The release of his first single, “Waiting,” features haunting vocals by Sophie Holt layered over live instrumentation and tasteful electronic highlights. It is a provoking and mature track that leaves listeners desiring more.
While working on his debut EP, Pope’s original compositions have also been subtly earning accolades with film and television placements. If you love music of the highest quality, stay tuned because Henry Pope is dedicated to dropping pure gold.