Be Part of an RL Grime Dance Party Tonight at Webster HallMay 6th, 2014
He’s only 23, but producer (and member of the electronic-music collective WeDidIt) Henry Steinway has been forging a name for himself for several years. First as Clockwork, making bouncy electronic house music and playing big stages, from Holy Ship! to Ultra. But since 2012, he’s also been doing work as RL Grime, walking the gritty line between hip-hop and electronic beats on a host of singles, remixes—for the likes of Kanye West, Rihanna and Drake—and EPs, the most recent of which, High Beams (stream it below), came out last year. Pitchfork says he caters “more to stomps than pumps. And RL Grime really is all about that life; he fiddles with the bass and messes with tightly wound beats, pulling away from the explosive, emotionally manipulative pandering of his EDM counterpart. But the meg-aclub mentality hasn’t completely escaped him.” In fact, you can experience it for yourself tonight at Webster Hall. Dubbel Dutch, “an accomplished producer of cosmic tone poems and club anthems from the abyss,” opens the show.