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BARN 003
BARN 003
14 Jul 11
Electro House
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Acid Andy - "Jack Dawson Polka" (original mix) - (5:03) 129 BPM
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Axel Boman - "My Dirty Laundry" - (4:23) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: The Studio Barnhus imprint run by Axel Boman, Petter Nordkvist and Kornel Kovacs reaches release number three with a cheeky yellow 10". Up first is label boss Boman, whose "Dirty Laundry" offers another glimpse into what is developing into his signature style - classic deep house atmospherics imbued with a carefree sense of fun. The young Swedish producer has already been taken under the wing of DJ Koze, who welcomed him to the Pampa family with open arms; expect big things from Axel in the coming months. Proceedings on the flipside are chaired by fellow Swede Acid Andy (aka Andreas Jonsson), who offers up "Jack Dawson Polka" - a driving acid disco workout dripping with sweat that reminds us of In Flagranti in their pomp. Check it!
Reveries Of
BARN 047
03 Mar 17
Deep House
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Intro - (1:42) 116 BPM
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A Lover's Anxiety - (5:11) 125 BPM
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Llamada 911 - (7:10) 124 BPM
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City Neon - (7:54) 123 BPM
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Esquinas (Feat. Daniel RA¤A¤f) - (9:09) 123 BPM
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Klubbensborg - (6:17) 124 BPM
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Greg's Island - (5:51) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Blues (Dolphin Cruise edit) - (7:55) 110 BPM
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Aah Hej Da Ra - (4:34) 124 BPM
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East Village Trip - (9:37) 131 BPM
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Review: Alongside pal and fellow Karlovac Recordings founder Mr Tophat, Art Alfie has produced some of the most interesting and respected house music of recent years. Remarkably, Reveries Of is not only his debut album, but also his first solo outing of any kind. It's a sprawling but hugely enjoyable set, full of spaced-out, lo-fi deep house cuts that are rich in evocative melodies and mood enhancing musical elements, but low on slick production polish. Highlights include the Detroit influenced melancholia of "LLamada 911", the jazz-fuelled Balearic house pump of "Klubbensborg", the dub-wise, ska-sampling madness of "Greg's Island", and the epic, techno-tempo stomp of closer "East Village Trip".
Palats
BARN 020
17 Mar 14
Techno
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Palats - (7:16) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Crypt - (9:20) 119 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino
Review: Stiltz's third release on Axel Boman's label is witness to another reinvention of deep house. The tite track starts off with a pulsing bass and some irresistibly seductive keys - borrowed straight from Larry Heard's rulebook - but puzzingly, midway through a siren comes blaring in to disrupt the peace. "Crypt" is less predictable and sees Stiltz avoid typical house tropes. The track's syths are crystalline and austere, like wind blowing across snow covered fields, and the backing consists of splintered rhythms and beats that go in and out of time. Like all releases on this label, it makes a welcome change from the glut of cookie cutter deep house tracks.
Transit
BARN 021
14 Apr 14
Deep House
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Transit - (6:16) 123 BPM
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Principles - (6:24) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Principles (Tool) - (3:01)
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Review: Kornel Kovacs, Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist Studio Barnhaus label can usually be relied upon to deliver the sort of curiously left-of-centre deep house that offers more than mere straight-up dancefloor thrills. That's certainly the case on the latest piece of eccentricity from label regular Baba Stiltz. While "Transit" itself is the epitome of eccentric - think vintage acid house fused with early '80s New York electro and dreamy electronica - it's the jazzy "Principles", all lolloping rhythms and fiercely cut-up rhythms that really impresses. Even odder is "Principles Oh So Fresh", which dispenses with the beats and concentrates on the original's chiming music box melodies.
Total
BARN 026
13 Oct 14
Deep House
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Missing - (1:29) 110 BPM
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Reality Sparks - (6:41) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Rain Dance - (2:33) 99 BPM
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Sun Dance - (3:45) 97 BPM
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Ja Rule - (7:01) 74 BPM
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Golden Eye - (5:34) 105 BPM
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Aches - (6:10) 83 BPM
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Drone Zone - (3:21) 105 BPM
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Weeeb - (3:05) 122 BPM
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Hotel Exile - (8:43) 103 BPM
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Quest 1 - (4:46) 111 BPM
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Discovery - New Dawn - (1:22) 104 BPM
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Review: It's taken Baba Stiltz a while to settle on a sound of his own. While his early material - released as far back as 2011 - stuck rigidly to skwee and hip-hop influenced downtempo grooves, latter projects for Studio Barnhus have seen him head in a much more immersive deep house direction. This imaginative and eccentric debut album stitches together these disparate strands. The results are impressive, with vibrant, Balearic-influenced deep house cuts nestling side by side with robust acid jams, scratchy downtempo grooves, grandiose synthesizer soundscapes and skewed instrumental pop. It's an assured and curiously off-kilter debut, which should appeal to those who enjoy more leftfield strains of deep house.
Our Girls
BARN 016
07 Oct 13
Experimental/Electronic
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Our Girls (A1) - (6:02) 59 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Our Girls (B1) - (4:18) 109 BPM
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Our Girls (B2) - (5:08) 91 BPM
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Review: Having already featured on Samo & Sling's Born Free label as well as the fledgling Under Bron, young Stockholm-based producer and selector Baba Stiltz adds a more established and venerable Swedish operation to his prospering discography with the first of several releases for Studio Barnhus. Overseen by Axel Boman, Kornel Kovacs and Petter Nordkvist, the Studio Barnhus label has a long established sense for not taking themselves seriously and this obviously appeals to Baba Stiltz whose debut release for the label presents three variations on "Our Girls". All three were apparently recorded straight to tape and the tempo gets gradually slower with each track; naturally the bouncy, effervescent nature of the first rendition will appeal most to fans of straight house music, but the music gets more woozy and psychedelically intoxicating the slower it becomes. More please!
DieHard+2
BARN 032
10 Aug 15
Deep House
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Dei2 - (6:51) 126 BPM
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Born2Live - (4:38) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lil' High (Filipina Mm) - (7:03) 128 BPM
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L Is L - (3:04) 121 BPM
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Review: Without resorting to hyperbole, Studio Barnhaus regular Baba Stiltz has yet to release a mediocre record. To date, his releases - think dusty, smoldering deep house blessed with some killer samples - have never been less than excellent. Die Hard+2 - his first EP since the release of debut album Total last autumn - is another fine release. There's much to admire, from the fuzzy, kick-dominated beats and heart-aching samples of "Dei2", and the piano-heavy, chopped-up bounce of "Born 2 Live", to the eccentric, MPC-style experimental beat science of closer "L is L". In other words, it's another must-have release from Senor Stiltz.
Thailand
BARN 035
30 Nov 15
Deep House
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Move Close - (8:00) 120 BPM
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TMTM - (6:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Played by: Titeknots
Review: Swedish young gun and rising star Baba Stiltz is back. This time on homegrown label and purveyors of quality: Studio Barnhus. These tracks seem to be dedicated to western society's favourite getaway and overseas playground Thailand. First track "Move Close" is a deep, dreamy and atmospheric journey featuring immersive pads, a hypnotic melody and a sturdy beat with crooning male vocals that you could imagine Lee Burridge playing at a sunny Sunday open air on a Los Angeles rooftop. Second track "TMTM" really gets the feel good summer vibes happening again, this time featuring a stuttering flamenco guitar and chopped up vocals over a dusty and sturdy beat.
Is Everything
BARN 048
30 Jan 17
Deep House
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Snowwhite - (7:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Baby - (3:12) 100 BPM
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Freeeze - (2:37) 105 BPM
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XXX200003 - (5:06) 120 BPM
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Are You Mad? Cause I'm Not Mad... - (7:39) 124 BPM
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Review: The genius of Baba Stiltz productions - aside from their consistent high quality, of course - has always been their eccentric unpredictability. His latest EP for Studio Barnhus - his first for the Swedish label since the tail end of 2015 - sticks to this script. Across the five tracks, you'll hear tactile and dreamy deep house bliss ("Snowwhite"), future R&B-informed vocal synth-pop ("Baby"), bubbly, sun-kissed synthesizer Balearica ("Freeeze"), and hypnotic, loved-up tech-house brilliance (the superb "Are You Mad? Cause I'm Not Mad"). Arguably most impressive of all, though, is the humid "XXX200003", which gently rises on waves of marimba melodies, African-influenced percussion, and fireside-hot chords.
Good Children Make Bad Grown Ups
BARN 001
16 Jun 11
Funky/Club House
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Axel Boman - "Modern Fluids" - (7:49) 128 BPM
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Pedrodollar - "Ner I Brunnen" - (3:57) 120 BPM
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Gino Bomino - "For Sharon" - (5:59) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Family Vacation
BARN 018
11 Nov 13
Deep House
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Can't Find It - (8:16) 125 BPM
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Kings & Emperors - (4:14) 119 BPM
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Fantastic Piano - (4:00)
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Dance All Night - (5:35) 118 BPM
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No Sweden - (4:56) 110 BPM
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Let's Get Nervous - (2:46)
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Hello - (8:39) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Son Of A Plumber - (5:21) 120 BPM
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Barcelona - (4:44) 120 BPM
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Animal Lovers - (5:25) 120 BPM
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New Krau Era - (4:04) 120 BPM
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No! No! No! No! - (5:22) 120 BPM
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Bottoms Up - (3:22) 120 BPM
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Review: Swedish producer Axel Boman seems to have been around forever, delivering solid and occasionally sensational deep house. In fact, he first emerged in 2009, and somewhat surprisingly Family Vacation is his debut album. It's a rather impressive beast, if truth be told, offering a whirlwind trip through his inspirations, from the downtempo analogue wooziness of "Let's Get Nervous" and jaunty, jazz-wise, US-influenced deep house of "Son of a Plumber", to the dreamy electronics and off-kilter rhythms of "No! No! No! No!", and the Theo Parrish-goes-Calypso vibes of "Bottoms Up". Most impressive of all, though, is the dark, humid, tropical pagan flex of "Kings & Emperors". Its' African voodoo atmosphere offers a startling alternative to the quiet positivity found elsewhere.
Europa
BARN 005
29 Aug 11
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Europa - (8:15) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What Do You Need? - (3:30) 112 BPM
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The Best Ever Made Ever - (5:26) 126 BPM
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Good Children Make Bad Grown Ups
BARN 001
22 Jun 11
Funky/Club House
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Axel Boman - "Modern Fluids" - (7:49) 128 BPM
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Pedrodollar - "Ner I Brunnen" - (3:57) 120 BPM
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Gino Bomino - "For Sharon" - (5:59) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Santa Cruz EP
BARN 023
04 Aug 14
Bass
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Higgs - (4:51) 60 BPM
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High Heels - (4:24) 126 BPM
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Braids - (4:52) 159 BPM
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Scent - (5:34) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: Santa Cruz is Boska's full debut EP for Swedish label Studio Barnhus after last year's split release with Petter Nordkvist, and here he presents a collage of dreamy house, abstract synth designs and new age melodies. A soft, dubby swagger of "Higg" sweetly sounds off on every second beat of the track while bass tones in the background appear and disappear like cheeky pranksters. "High Heels" is all about the chimes and post-dubsteppy drum patterns, while "Braids" sounds like a grungy Timothy J. Fairplay production. There's even hip hop beats, R&B vocals and new age pads on "Scent". A record for the summer months no doubt!
British Funk Museum Article No 808
BARN 013
01 Apr 13
Deep House
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Boska - "British Funk Museum Article No 808" - (5:51) 132 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pedrodollar - "Theme Song" - (2:05) 115 BPM
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BARN 013
BARN 013
01 Apr 13
Experimental/Electronic
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Boska - "British Funk Museum Article No 808" - (5:51) 66 BPM
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Pedrodollar - "Theme Song" - (2:05) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lights & Strobes
BARN 038
13 May 16
Deep House
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Lights & Strobes - (5:11) 128 BPM
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Lights & Strobes (Pedrodollar remix) - (7:43) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Lights & Strobes (Trance Dawn Rescue mix) - (2:55) 130 BPM
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Played by: Guiddo
Udda Katter
BARN 007
05 Dec 11
Minimal/Tech House
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Fransson - (5:32) 120 BPM
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DX2 RMX - (6:32) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Pachamama
BARN 034
25 Jan 16
Deep House
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Hans - (5:55) 120 BPM
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Heinrich - (7:39) 120 BPM
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Oskar - (6:33) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Review: One of the joys of Alex Boman and company's Studio Barnhus label is its' obvious eccentricity. This, of course, makes predicting the sound of each subsequent release tough, but rather thrilling. Here, they offer a label debut to former model turned underground house/techno producer Esther Silex. The Cologne-based DJ/producer does a good job showcasing the depth and variety of her sound, with the three tracks variously touching on rolling, tech-tinged deep house ("Hans"), atmospheric, modular-sounding hypno-techno ("Heinrich"), and dreamier, more melodious fare built around the manipulation of a handful of killer samples (the blissful "Oskar").
Shakes
BARN 014
13 May 13
Techno
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Shakes - (11:53) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Helmet - (6:15) 130 BPM
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Review: Introduced to the world by Nathan Fake back in the original days of MySpace, it was only after several years the producer finally released their debut record on the Swedish imprint Studio Barnhus in 2011; Hammerfest was a three track collection of analogue techno with euphoric undertones in the Border Community vein, filled with icy synths, unusual melodies and shimmering backdrops. The producer's second release continues in much the same style; "Shakes" combines jittery sample manipulation in the style of Soundstream with unrelenting analogue weirdness, while "Helmet" pairs lively breakbeats with sonorous keys and an undulating synth wash; both are as brilliantly odd as the surreal cover art suggest, and give the L.I.E.S. and Sex Tags camps a run for their money.
Hammerfest
BARN 004
28 Jul 11
Electro House
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Hammerfest - (10:10) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Hoverfly - (7:09) 127 BPM
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Hupiter - (4:36)
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Played by: Junoplus
Shakes
BARN 014
13 May 13
Experimental/Electronic
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Shakes - (11:53) 63 BPM
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Helmet - (6:15) 65 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Fritids EP
BARN 036
11 Dec 15
Deep House
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Sabor Latino - (7:23) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Paskpop - (5:19) 120 BPM
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Reel Country - (8:47) 115 BPM
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Sabor Latino (Suzanne Kraft remix) - (5:35) 120 BPM
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Review: For the best part of ten years Harald Bjork has represented himself through his Kranglan Broadcast label, as well as popping up on occasion on Traum Schallplatten and Apparillo. Now Axel Boman has invited him to Studio Barnhus to indulge in some appropriately psychedelic house music shot through with an indie tendency. The vocals on "Paskpop" have a definite Scandinavian flavour to them, while "Reel Country" instead operates a more mechanical motive peppered with stange sonic decorations. With each track sounding like a positively unique proposition, this release will no doubt introduce a raft of new listeners to the name Harald Bjork.
I Watch Them All As They Fall
BARN 019
03 Mar 14
Techno
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The Territories Marked - (5:52) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Keep Your Distance - (4:56) 126 BPM
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The Strain Is Too Much - (5:22) 127 BPM
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Knowing No More - (4:51) 126 BPM
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Played by: Peder Mannerfelt
Review: This album for Studio Banhus sees Simon Haydo map out new possibilities for techno. Remaining in dance floor mode throughout, his deft production touch, subtle editing and use of unusual sounds mark him out as a producer with real promise. "The Territories Marked" is all about the combination of resonating bleeps and abstract percussive ticks, while on the pumping rhythm of "The Strain is Too Much", the sound of the wind whistles in the background. Best of all though is the title track, with tripped out, jarring riffs and tonal shifts set to a jerky rhythm. If you're looking for a brave new look for dance floor techno, you've come to the right place.
Corrupted From Memory
BARN 025
08 Dec 14
Techno
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Step Inside - (5:33) 126 BPM
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Infiltrate Imagination - (5:26) 124 BPM
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They Keep Calling Me - (5:17) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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In Silence - (6:12) 126 BPM
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Played by: Marcel Dettmann
Review: There has been a lot of activity from Simon Haydo over the past year or so, largely through the salvo of 12"s released on his self-helmed DEM imprint but also with a brief moonlighting on Studio Barnhus, to whom he returns once more with his ranging and energised take on the Swedish techno format. "Step Inside" rides in on a steadfast kick palpitation which acts as a vessel for dirty swells of synth distortion. "Infiltrate Imagination" is a subtly tempered beast although the day-glo melodic touches are still present, lending a ravey quality to the stern surroundings. "They Keep Calling Me" is more inwardly focused, although the limber thrum of the bass drum keeps things resolutely aimed towards the floor, while "In Silence" signs the EP off on an equally ear-snagging oddball tip.
Good
BARN 030
13 Jul 15
Deep House
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Caypio - (8:48) 122 BPM
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Good - (6:06) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Kitigai - (10:51) 120 BPM
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Review: Given the hype surrounding HNNY over the last few years - fuelled, primarily, by a string of celebrated singles on Puss, Local Talk, Let's Play House and YUMMY - it's somewhat surprising that Sunday marks his first foray into the album market. Wisely, the Swedish artist embraced the opportunity for eclecticism that the format provides, filling his debut full-length with a mix of tracks variously designed for sofa-bound listening and dancing in clubs. There's a jazz-flecked beauty to the crackly downtempo grooves offered up by the title track, while the dreamy, guitar-laced head-nodder "Sylvia" recalls the best of his Balearic-influenced work. It's these luscious moments, such as the twinkling ambience of closer "My Baby", that really resonate.
Dromhus
BARN 043
29 May 17
Deep House
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Super Speed - (3:44) 116 BPM
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Is This Love - (5:37) 80 BPM
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Lucid Dream - (5:54) 117 BPM
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Between A Dream And A Hard Place - (5:19) 87 BPM
Dans-Maxi Fran Nacksving
BARN 033
23 Oct 15
Experimental/Electronic
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Death - (3:22) 98 BPM
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Moment - (6:45) 58 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sex Life + - (2:29) 69 BPM
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Doom - (4:53) 60 BPM
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Review: Fresh from a rather fine outing on Idle Hands - on which he joined the dots between bass-heavy techno, Syclops and skuzzy experimental textures - Matt Karmil pitches up on Sweden's Studio Barnhaus. He's in a typically ballsy mood, offering up both fearlessly rhythmic, dancefloor-focused concoctions, and more atmospheric, experimental fare. In the former category, the highlight is undoubtedly "Moment", a stab-heavy chunk of cut-up techno that appears to make great use of a sneaky sample from Fleetwood Mac's "Little Lies". In the latter, both the fluid, post-dubstep beat science of "Sex Life +" and beautifully unsettling ambience of "Death" impress.
The Bells
BARN 045
26 Aug 16
Deep House
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Szikra Intro - (1:37) 144 BPM
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BB - (6:32) 126 BPM
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Dollar Club - (6:05) 123 BPM
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Gex - (2:44) 128 BPM
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Josey's Tune - (4:44) 123 BPM
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Dance... While The Record Spins - (5:25) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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SzA­v Utca - (5:44) 124 BPM
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The Bells - (6:44) 125 BPM
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Pop - (6:26) 126 BPM
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Urszusz - (5:14) 108 BPM
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Review: In recent times, Studio Barnhus co-founder Kornel Kovacs has delivered a string of eccentric, hard-to-pin-down 12" singles that drag house music in weird and wonderful new directions. He's at it again on Bells, the Swede's long-awaited debut album. While largely deep, melodious and quirkily lo-fi - the distinct sound of tape hiss is never far away - Kovacs nevertheless veers off in many different directions over the album's ten-track direction. So while the pitched-down UK funky rhythms and 8-bit synth melodies of "Josey's Tune" impress, dancefloors may prefer the rambunctious, redlined Latin-house thump of "Gex", the sparkling rave revivalism of "Dance...When The Record Spins", or the rubbery bounce and pulverizing analogue bass of "Pop".
Baby Step/Down Since '92
XOXO KOKO
30 May 12
Deep House
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Baby Step (instrumental) - (5:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Down Since '92 (instrumental) - (5:36) 120 BPM
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Szikra
BARN 022
04 Apr 14
Deep House
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Szikra - (6:41) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Szikra (Bonusz Beat) - (5:35) 122 BPM
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Szikra (Abdulla Rashim remix) - (11:52) 124 BPM
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Review: Studio Barnhaus' co-owner Kornel Kovacs is in great form on "Szikra", which - somewhat surprisingly - is his debut solo single for the label. Kovacs' combination of bustling, US garage-influenced beats, dreamy pads, picturesque music box melodies and choice hip-hop vocal samples is nothing less than inspired. As a result, "Szikra" sounds like an unlikely fusion of Confused House style tropical depth and vintage NYC groovery. The stripped back, dub style Bonusz Beat is pretty tasty, too, while experienced techno producer Abdulla Rashim turns the track into an epic 12-minute dub techno exploration. Excellent stuff, all told.
Nincs EP
BARN 027
06 Apr 15
Deep House
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Nordic Rave 4 - (7:44) 120 BPM
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Utopia, Ohio - (7:16) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Tooth - (5:30) 120 BPM
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So So Solid - (5:48) 133 BPM
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Review: On the basis of this latest Studio Barnhus slab, it feels like Kornel Kovacs is becoming a more accomplished producer with every release. Kovacs first committed some music to the label he runs with Axel Boman and Petter Nordkvist back in 2010 - one track on a split release - and he's gradually used the label to explore his sound in greater detail. Nincs is his most comprehensive statement yet, featuring some four tracks filled with that trademark Barnhus charm and personality. See the strange vocal ticks, samples and manipulations that populate the cheeky house bump of "Nordic Rave 4" or the more glacial breeze to "Utopia, Ohio". Best of all is "So So Solid" which discards with any rhythmic concern completely so Kovacs can focus wholly on manipulating and processing a vocal harmony.
Baby Step / Down Since '92 (instrumental versions)
XOXO KOKO
30 May 12
Minimal/Tech House
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Baby Step (instrumental version) - (5:38) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Down Since '92 (instrumental version) - (5:36) 120 BPM
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Me Being Who I Am & Things Being As They Are
BARN 039
30 May 16
Deep House
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Put Your Heart Close To Mine - (11:49) 119 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Distant Signals From The Acid Aviary - (10:10) 120 BPM
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Played by: Jimpster
Review: We can't remember the last time Sweden's Studio Barnhus put out a duff or mediocre release. This latest missive, from label-hopping producer LD Nero (an alias of busy German Alex "Cortex" Neumann), is another fine release. Near 12-minute opener "Put Your Heart Close To Mine" is particularly sweet, with swelling synth chords and bouncy pads riding a classic, New York house influenced groove. He dives into deeper waters on "Distant Signals From The Acid Aviary", where spacey noises and fluttering chords effectively join forces with a bold, dub-wise bassline and hypnotic drum machine rhythms.
Studio Barnhus EP No 2
BARN 041
02 May 16
Deep House
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In My Heart - (5:13) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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A Track For You - (5:42) 120 BPM
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Bell Dance - (3:00) 118 BPM
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Aroubi Song - (5:14) 119 BPM
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Catcher In The Rye - (4:03) 120 BPM
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It Always Rains - (4:36) 124 BPM
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Review: Some three years on from his first appearance on the label, Studio Barnhus welcomes back Stockholm eccentric Lukas Nystrand Von Unge. The EP's six tracks were recorded at various points between 2010 and 2016, and tidily showcase his open-minded approach to music making. After opening with the gospel-influenced leftfield house shuffle of "In My Heart", Nystrand proceeds to sprint between woozy lo-fi deep house ("A Track For You"), tape hiss-encrusted, four-track U.S garage (the music box melodies of sparse beats of "Bell Dance"), tipsy jazz-house ("Aroubi Song"), and triumphant, low-slung disco house haziness (standout closer "It Always Rains").
Zones Within Zones
BARN 009
16 Apr 12
Progressive House
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The Unmaker - (7:02) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Mind vs Mind - (6:04) 120 BPM
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Ultra Vivid Parse - (5:57) 120 BPM
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Pyramideleven - (7:15)
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Played by: Ambivalent
Zones Within Zones
BARN 009
16 Apr 12
Techno
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The Unmaker - (7:02) 120 BPM
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Mind vs Mind - (6:04) 120 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Ultra Vivid Parse - (5:57) 120 BPM
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Pyramideleven - (7:15)
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Swedish Lo-Life EP
BARN 044
20 Jun 16
Deep House
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Spanish Lo-Life - (7:39) 125 BPM
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People - (6:07) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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UtUr City - (3:44) 88 BPM
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Eat Something Else - (5:33) 132 BPM
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Just In Rooimance - (4:19) 131 BPM
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Double Dance Lover
BARN 050
16 Dec 16
Deep House
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Double Dance Lover (Radio version) - (7:46) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Double Dance Lover (Disko Dubb mix) - (14:59) 124 BPM
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Review: Given the quality of their previous releases - and, in particular, last summer's tasty two-tracker on Beats in Space - hopes are naturally high for Mount Liberation Unlimited's Studio Barnhus debut. Interestingly, "Double Dance Lover" maintains their obsession with improvised music making, but relies more on traditional instrumentation than synths and drum machines. The "radio version" is a sweaty, everything-but-the-kitchen-sink disco exploration that sounds like an unlikely collaboration between the Idjut Boys and fellow Swede Kornel Kovacs. The real killer, though, is the near 15-minute Disko Dubb Mix. This begins as an Italo-disco shuffler, develops into a Prins Thomas style 'Scandolearic disco' groover, and ends in a flurry of sweaty guitar, piano, percussion and synth solos. It's utterly mental, but in the best possible way.
Palm Trees Love EP
BARN 024
10 Nov 14
Deep House
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Palm Trees Love - (8:55) 123 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Spring Ball - (6:20) 121 BPM
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Spring Ball (Simon Haydo rework) - (7:06) 126 BPM
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Review: Polish studio boffin Naphta seems to be a producer on the rise. His most recent EP, Solar Empire, created memorable deep house tracks out of humid instrumentation, loose percussion and curious South American influences. Here he's at it again, offering exotic, sun-ripened grooves for Axel Boman and company's Studio Barnhus imprint. "Palm Trees Love" has a little more lazy disco flavour, with glistening guitars, snappy handclaps and a warm, dub-influenced bassline helping to create a particularly Balearic mood. There's an even more humid, South American feel to the choppy "Spring Ball", which is also turned into an hypnotic chunk of heads-down tech-house - complete with Batucada drums and intoxicating electronic noises - by remixer Simon Haydo.
Studio Barnhus EP No 1
BARN 015
29 Jul 13
Experimental/Electronic
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Formodligen - (3:35) 57 BPM
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Melodi - (3:18) 58 BPM
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Bra For Dig - (2:20) 110 BPM
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Gamla Skolan - (4:17) 60 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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En Slags Popmusik - (4:05) 59 BPM
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Det Beror Pa - (4:17) 58 BPM
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Review: Axel Boman's madcap stable of leftfield house tinkerings reaches out to a fellow Scandinavian for this utterly singular EP of fearless ideas, lo-fi mess and skewed 4/4 grooves. Opening track "Formodligen" makes that neat trick of looping a mysterious vocal sample in syncopation with the rest of the track for a disorientating effect, but to be fair when the surrounding production is a clattering rabble of sonic debris trying desperately to cling on to the rhythm it sounds as normal as can be. "Melodi" deals in a sparser template of snapping and snarling synth distortion and dutiful beat thumps, while "Bra For Dig" slips into a deceiving hiss of loungecore burued under white noise. As you might well surmise, this is an EP rich in imagination and full of surprises.
Don't Believe
BARN 017
20 Jan 14
Footwork/Juke
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Hey Baby - (3:12)
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The Loot - (3:06)
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Rain & Tears - (3:03)
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Don't Believe - (2:36) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sour Gherkin - (3:21)
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Inner City Lites - (3:12)
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Played by: Modern Ruin Records
Review: Studio Barnhus continue to surprise, with the first release of 2014 a label debut that shines the light on Stockholm's nascent footwork scene. Described as "the man behind the single best demo email Studio Barnhus ever received," Henry Rodrick's label debut consists of six-tracks that offer a neat document of the work the producer is doing as part of the Svensk Bas collective along with fellow Barnhus graduate Baba Stiltz and Marcus 'Basutbudet' Price. All the material here has been severely roadtested by Barnhus founders Boman, Kovacs and Nordkvist over the past twelve months and tracks such as "Rain & Tears" come filled with the self-effacing touches one comes to expect from a Studio Barnhus release. It's quite exciting to hear how a style of music that's been gestating in Chicago for several decades has been interpreted by a crew from the Gullmarsplan district of Stockholm.
Something... / Liseberg (Remixes)
BARN 008
02 Mar 12
Experimental/Electronic
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Something... - (6:42) 62 BPM
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Jamison - (4:37) 63 BPM
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Liseberg (Portacode Dancehall mix) - (9:41) 79 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Liseberg (Tapes Dub in memory of Travis Hall) - (2:37) 60 BPM
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Something
BARN 008
02 Mar 12
Balearic/Downtempo
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Something - (6:42) Biggest-selling track on this release
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Jamison - (4:37)
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Liseberg (Portacode dancehall mix) - (9:41)
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Liseberg (Tapes Dub In Memory Of Travis Hall) - (2:37)
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Potop EP
BARN 011
12 Nov 12
Deep House
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Prostokaty (feat Catz 'N Dogz) - (6:02) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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What Kind Of People (feat DJ Mo) - (5:59) 119 BPM
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Goat Cheese - (4:56) 123 BPM
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Blurry - (6:59) 120 BPM
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Blurry (reprise) - (3:50) 120 BPM
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Sideral
SBHD 01
25 Aug 14
Deep House
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Sideral (original mix) - (7:40) 123 BPM
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Sideral (Matt Karmil remix) - (8:29) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Sideral (BCN version) - (8:54) 123 BPM
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Review: Given their pedigree and the mature musicality of their productions, you'd expect this first single from John Talabot and Axel Boman's Talaboman project to be pretty darn good. "Sideral" - dedicated to a genre-straddling Barcelona DJ who passed away back in 2006 - is certainly special, with the original version offering an intoxicating, bright-eyed fusion of dense, African-influenced percussion, bass-heavy bottom end, attractive chords and thrilling, upbeat melodies. It's tinged with sadness - as many of Talbot's best productions tend to be - but comes across as more celebratory than melancholic. Matt Karmil provides the flipside remix, lacing the duo's notable synth melodies over a hissing, hypnotic techno groove.
Twilight
BARN 028
04 Sep 15
Deep House
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Twilight - (6:16) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Twilight (dub) - (6:46) 125 BPM
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Twilight (Hnny remix) - (4:50) 81 BPM
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Played by: Alkalino
Kuwa Huru
BARN 012
12 Mar 13
Deep House
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Hadithi Fupi - (3:31) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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The Force - (6:15) 119 BPM
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Ndoto - (3:28) 124 BPM
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Arobaini Na Nne - (6:10) 120 BPM
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Kuwa Huru - (10:31) 120 BPM
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Siri - (3:53) 111 BPM
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Tiger Me - (9:17) 120 BPM
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Starlight - (4:07) 124 BPM
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Played by: Roberto Rodriguez
Kuwa Jasiri
BARN 031
29 Jun 15
Deep House
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Gonna Make It - (5:40) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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Planet Dust - (5:27) 125 BPM
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Over The Andes - (6:49) 122 BPM
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Pamoja - (4:08) 120 BPM
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Played by: Joel Forsberg
Review: n the two years since he made his debut with the expansive Kuwa Huru double-pack on Studio Barnhus, Usio has been strangely quiet. Strangely, he's only put out a single track, the wonderful "Galaxy" on Huntleys & Palmers' Chapter 2 compilation. Happily, this belated return to Studio Barnhus was worth the wait. He begins with the classic, Soundstream style disco-house thump of "Gonna Make It", before indulging his funk influences on the similarly chopping and surging "Planet Dust". Flip for the loose-but-dense, acid-tinged deep house throb of "Over The Andes", and the impeccable Balearic deepness of the Afro-tinged "Pamoja". It's probably this latter excursion for which this EP will be remembered, even if it does lack the party-hearty immediacy of the two A-side cuts.
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