Recently seen moonlighting under the Sexazoid name on Sling and Samo's excellent Born Free label, Arvid Wretman returns to his more familiar project, Your Planet Is Next, on a rather fine debut for Studio Barnhus. Some four tracks deep, the YPIN adopts a charmingly naive approach to the tropes of early Chicago house, from the title tracks ("Do You Want To Freak?") to the usage of vocals throughout. If you're not familiar with Wretman's previous work as Your Planet Is Next then this single should demonstrate there is a real humour discernible in his music. Crucially, it is also perfectly suited to the dancefloor and DJs will love the chance to throw some of these charmingly obscure vocals into the mix. Fans of Legowelt check this!
Arvid Whetman has plenty going for him at the moment. As Sexazoid he's dropping all kinds of off-kilter machine beats on excellent labels like Born Free, while as Your Planet Is Next he builds on appearances on Junk Yard Connections, Waving Hands, Opal Tapes, Studio Barnhus and Klasse to deliver this chirpy four-tracker to Acid Waxa. From the twee vocals to the playful synths and straight up drums, this is club music crafted for an immediate hit. Whetman makes this approach work magnificently though, liberally applying his musical personality to lo-fi deep house and roughshod acid, with "Heartbreaker" being a firm favourite thanks to its fulsome 303 bassline and hooky vocal mantras.
More from eccentric Swede Arvid Svetman AKA Your Planet is Next, a producer who delivered top notch EPs for Klasse Wrecks and Acid Waxa in 2017. This second outing on home city imprint Studio Barnhus is predictably impressive, too. Check, in particular, the sprightly peak-time bounce of opener "Laid Back", which sounds like a more acid-influenced take on similarly quirky Noze cut "Remember Love", and the TB-303-sporting, breakbeat driven, Chicago hip-house style craziness of "Youngman". Elsewhere, "Some Sounds" is a deep, slow, woozy and occasiuonally melancholic saunter through Tevo Howard style deep synth-pop territory, while "High Fidelity" is a quirky and bass-heavy chunk of skewed breakbeat silliness.
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