Amongst the sea of names headlining dance floors, Henry Pope is emerging as a producer that gets crowds up and keeps them moving. Accordingly, Pope’s name is showing up on Top 100 lists, festival lineups (Coachella), and tastemaker music blogs. It’s official…Henry Pope knows how to give the crowds what they want.
“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 mix from his 2012 Burning Man Set.
Downbeatscape.com called Henry Pope’s 2013 mix at Maui’s Source Festival, “an awesome set of eclectic tunes, with heavy bass and a range of chilled and up-tempo 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 music of his Floridian upbringing, Pope was committed to his early music education which 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 Goa, India, Kathmandu, Nepal, and Mexico.
Closer to home, his music expertise has been enjoyed by discerning crowds at Coachella, Burning Man, Source Festival, One Love Festival, Lightening In A Bottle, and the Lucent Dossier Experience. He is a veteran of the stage, who toured as a bassist with various national artists including indie favorite, Small Flowers, where he revealed his skills as a writer and producer.
In 2013, he co-produced Mexico’s Genus Loci festival, a veritable kaleidoscope of music, yoga, surfing, and environmental activism.
The release of his first single, “Waiting,” featured haunting vocals by Sophie Holt layered over live instrumentation and tasteful electronic highlights. It is a provoking and mature track that left listeners wanting more. While currently working on his debut EP, Pope’s original compositions have been subtly earning accolades with film and television placements. If you love music, stay tuned because Henry Pope is certain to deliver something amazing.