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Henry Pope has smashed the edge off the cubist and injected color into the monochromatic. It is no surprise that for the past several years his music has been popping up on radio stations around the globe, Top 100 lists, huge festival lineups (Coachella), and tastemaker music blogs.
Pope’s live electronic sets enthrall massive crowds by featuring world class musicians melding seamlessly with phenomenal mixes. Riding a wave of critical acclaim and triumphs at some of the world’s largest festivals, Henry Pope released his debut EP titled “Waiting” on Street Ritual Records in 2014. The record was a huge success.
Buzz Bands LA said, “Henry Pope’s forward-thinking electro has become a favorite on the experimental edges of the EDM scene,” and that “Waiting” offers a formidable collision of synths, beats and live instrumentation, all funked up amid some deft songwriting,” and finally that Pope “combines compositional acumen with big-sound system bombast; let it rip.”
Cassette Blog said “Waiting” is “Excellent” a “Rhythmic Awakening”, and concluded by saying “This album is fresh, thoughtful and deep, with voices that inspire nostalgia and transport us into space.”
EDM Sauce called “Waiting” “Classic, beautiful, and special.”
Yo!Venice simply stated “Waiting” was “Hot!”
The Dankels said that the “Waiting EP” was “quality that is sure to catch on.”
About “Waiting,” SYFFL.com said, “It drives us crazy in the best possible way, (Pope) knows exactly what’s he’s doing.”
Henry Pope’s DJ mixes have also earned considerable press.
“I really admire when a DJ can catch me unaware and make 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 Interesting blends.com of Henry Pope’s Root Society set from Burning Man.
Downbeatescape.com called Henry Pope’s set at Maui’s Source Festival, “An awesome set of electronic 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 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 rocked international crowds in Canada, 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 with 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.
During 2013 and 2014, Pope co-produced Genius Loci FEST in Mexico, an exciting kaleidoscope of surfing, music, yoga, and environmental activism.
In addition to the release of his EP, Pope’s original compositions are earning him accolades from film and television placements.
If you love music of the highest quality, stay tuned because Henry Pope is dedicated to dropping pure gold.
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