Henri (aka Henrietta Tiefenthaler) has managed to mark her territory in a variety of creative fields – New York Times best-selling author, DJ, producer and rising fashion icon – but, let's narrow it down to her reigning creative endeavor: music. Spinning sets that range from deep house and techno to old skool hip hop, pop and rock, Henri keeps heartbeats racing and bodies bustling, leaving her audience captivated and hungry for more. London-born, Los Angeles-raised, Henri has made her mark on both sides of the Atlantic as a DJ/producer, spinning at some of the hottest parties and clubs in L.A., New York, Miami, London, Glastonbury, Ibiza, Coachella, Cannes, SXSW, Bodrum, Buenos Aires and Vienna. In 2017, Henri DJ'd at the Rabbit Hole in Glastonbury, the last ever Secret Garden Party, Turkey's Chillout Festival, The Evening Standard Theater Awards, and the Christies annual party; she has DJ'd for fashion brands such as Chanel, Versace, Marc Jacobs, The British Fashion Council, Stylebop and Glossier; as well as performing regularly for AmfAR, Warner Music, The Soho House Group; Art Basel Miami; London and New York Fashion Week, and Miami's new favorite spot, the Faena Hotel Miami Beach where she is music ambassador.
Henri's remix of Flight Facilities' 'Two Bodies' feat. Emma Louise (Glassnote/Win Music) blew up online in 2015, reaching Number 2 on the Hype Machine charts and featuring on multiple "best of the year remixes" lists. Henri's debut single in 2014, 'It's Like This, It's Like That,' was a nu-disco summer anthem received by much critical acclaim, and it has since been synced on multiple TV shows including 'House Of Lies' starring Don Cheadle. It was followed up with her deep house EP, 'Dark Star,' featuring a lush, cinematic string arrangement by Lana Del Rey's co-producer Dan Heath. On December 2, 2016, Henri closed the year with an infectious 2-track melodic house EP: The first track, 'Fine Day,' is an elegant cover of Opus III’s early 90s cult classic, with a late night remix by Applebottom, one of the UK's most respected young DJ/producers. Henri's version features Icelandic actress and singer Aníta Briem's hypnotic, breathy vocals, which are layered over an interweaving synth arpeggio and repetitive piano chords, instantly putting its listeners into a blissful state of trance. 'I See Ice Cream,' the second song on the EP, is "the perfect sunrise track – joyous and hopeful with just the right build and release." Its four-bar chord loop gradually develops and opens up until it reaches a euphoric climax adorned with lush, psychedelic synth sounds in the final chorus. Henri's Monstertooth Mix of 'Fine Day' is the first track on Warner Music/Big Beat's compilation album which was released on February 3rd.
Henri's most impressive song to date, 'Sunshine of your Love,' has just been released on Armada Deep. Slotting into the realms of hypnotic electronica and late-night dance, 'Sunshine Of Your Love' – featuring the enchanting vocals of Fiora (who has worked with the likes of Armin van Buuren, Tensnake, Erick Morillo, Andy C) and mixed by James Reynolds (Tinie Tempah, Selena Gomez, Pixie Lott) is deep house at its core, with a catchy vocal hook over a massive killer bassline that will send waves of rapture through your body.
In 2014, Henri was the official host for the televised Burn Residency program, hosted in Ibiza, with electronic music legends Pete Tong and Carl Cox acting as mentors. It is currently being aired on MTV.
FINE DAY/I SEE ICE CREAM EP:
"This is an inspired cover of a beautiful classic. The arrangement evolves perfectly with an awesome ambience and atmosphere. Psychemagik Support!" Thomaas Banks of Psychemagik
"Both versions of 'Fine Day' are beautiful." SerialGK (Hype Machine Blog)
"Two Infectious Records. Henri once again walking the line between detailed electronica and iconic pop music." John Monkman
"Sounds like you're coming off a great Molly trip on a boat watching the sunset in Mallorca." Damaged Magazine
"The 'I See Ice Cream' vocal mix is a perfect sunrise track - joyous and hopeful with just the right build and release. Love the spoken word vocals." Kauf
"'Ice Cream' is really cool. It's pretty. And in a time where deep house is using the same boring soft synth plug, your song has interesting sounds. Even a bit score sounding." James Curd
DARK STAR/ONLY LOVE WILL TAKE ME THERE EP:
Arthur Baker: Moody, melodic and sexy... could definitely hear it in a Solomun set. Great track.
John Monkman: Always pushing forward, 'Dark Star' has it all – a warm, solid groove, gnarly at times and topped with delicately placed moments of ecstasy.
Harder Blogger Faster: Having caught our ear with her stunning remix of Flight Facilities last month, LA-based Henri returns with 'Only Love Will Take Me There,' a haunting slab of caustic techno featuring deadpan vocals and menacing synth lines.
Eric Sharp: Love the refined, moody vibes on 'Dark Star.'
Irregular Disco Workers: Henri Strikes Back Again...really like this EP. 'Dark Star' means one world: Deepness, lying on dreamy melodies. 'Only Love Will Take Me There' goes directly to the obscurity of night dancefloors. Heidi Höven remix brings the deeps back. Full support!
IT'S LIKE THIS, IT'S LIKE THAT:
Ladygunn: Henri is all aboard the nu-disco revival train.... Henri is one of the most charming people you’ll ever meet. Despite being gorgeous and having a prominent British accent (a combination most would find intimidating), she somehow creates the opposite effect, and is unbelievably endearing and comfortable, becoming your instant new best friend. Besides her impeccable musical taste as a DJ and smart choices as a producer, she is also a New York Times Best Seller, producer of some of the coolest and most exclusive events, and singer in a krautrock band, Thrillionaire.
Paper Magazine: It's an infectious nu-disco track perfect for summertime dance parties or even grooving alone at home.
Mario Cotto (KCRW): With 'It’s Like This…' Henri’s crafted a pretty nu-disco jam with sonic hints of The Orb, Stardust and even Jamie Principle. V chill….
Tensnake: I really like the summery hypnotic 90s vibe of 'It’s Like This…' It’s the perfect track for my sunset sets.
Daniel T. (Cosmic Kids): Very catchy tune from Henri. The bass line is infectious. I love the plucky synth melody…
Raik (Golden City Sounds): I love Henri's voice and the beautiful dancing summer vibes! Bravo, Bravo Henri!
Worakls: Very nice pop track from Henri, groovy and catchy!
James Curd: 'It’s Like This, It’s Like That' is a great track that somehow evokes bands like The Waitresses mixed with Sonic Youth in a house song. Nostalgic and current at the same time.
Raul Campos (KCRW): Dig the Vocals
Digitalism: Super EP favorite
Todd Edwards: Love the track. And Henri's voice.
Cosmic Kids: Henri sounds like a more feminine Nico. The production is so good on this.
Valida (KCRW): I love ‘Hold Me.’ I play it on air a lot and it’s just the perfect song to drop at the late-night bewitching hour. The song’s pulsating groove is perfectly matched with Henri’s seductive vocals. It will put you in a sonic trance you will not want to come out of any time soon.