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Don't They Know (Remixes)
   
Can I See You Tonight (Young Marco remix) - (7:18) 128 BPM
   
What Does It Take (Kornel Kovacs remix) - (6:04) 128 BPM
   
Callin' It Quits (Ghost Phone remix) - (3:34) 117 BPM
BARN 073R4
17 Jun 22
Progressive House
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Callin' It Quits (Ghost Phone Remix)
BARN 073R3
10 Jun 22
Balearic/Downtempo
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What Does It Take (Kornel Kovacs Remix)
BARN 073R2
03 Jun 22
Deep House
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KK Remixes
   
Sziv Utca VIP - (5:20) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Atlas Dubb - (2:04) 144 BPM
   
Nordic Rave 4.5 - (4:36) 120 BPM
Review: The Studio Barnhus Sweden team have delivered a little slice of winter wonder with this gorgeous new three track arrangement from Kornel Kovacs, who explores a set of unique remixes and edits, all doused in icy energy from the off. We begin with the bell-driven VIP mix of 'Sziv Utca', which explores a global approach to the garage sound with scattered drum slides and floating vocal textures behind, followed by the moogy bass drifts and glittering synthetic designs of 'Atlas Dubb', taking the project in a completely different direction in both tempo and flavour. From here, we round off with 'Nordic Rave 4.5' an acidic sled race through eerie vocal beeps and unpredictable rhythmic additions, putting an unusual but pleasing final touch to this very unique selection.
BARN 077
27 May 22
UK Garage
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Lemon Dreams
   
Chicken's Head - (5:44) 123 BPM
   
Welcome - (5:59) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Air - (5:17) 129 BPM
   
Home - (3:09) 156 BPM
BARN 081
27 May 22
Deep House
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Can I See You Tonight (Young Marco Remix)
BARN 073R 1
20 May 22
Deep House
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Catch My Breath (X-Coast Remix)
   
Catch My Breath (X-Coast remix) - (5:19) 140 BPM
BARN 069R3
29 Apr 22
Techno
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LUZ
   
Acid Distortion - (2:51) 94 BPM
   
BHUKA (feat Kamohelo) - (4:14) 123 BPM
   
Nowhere Good (feat Bella Boo) - (5:22) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Grana Dalen - (4:04) 101 BPM
   
Edgeware Rd - (3:28) 91 BPM
   
Atra (feat Kristian Harborg) - (4:41) 123 BPM
   
Out Sailing (feat Man Tear & Inre Frid) - (4:53) 120 BPM
   
Grape - (4:28) 117 BPM
   
Hold On - (3:37) 120 BPM
BARN 080A
15 Apr 22
Balearic/Downtempo
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Quest For Fire
   
Sottopassaggio (feat Miljon) - (5:41) 116 BPM
   
One Two - (4:18) 129 BPM
   
Stone Age Jazz - (5:56) 121 BPM
   
Cacti Is Plural - (5:30) 108 BPM
   
Roman Plumbing (feat Kristian Harborg) - (5:53) 119 BPM
   
Ostende - (4:58) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Regret Lasagna - (4:55) 54 BPM
   
Jeremy Irons - (3:54) 132 BPM
   
Les Levres Rouges - (4:14) 67 BPM
BARN 080B
15 Apr 22
Balearic/Downtempo
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Vice Versa (Bella Boo Remix)
BARN 069R 2
25 Mar 22
Deep House
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True Romance
   
True Romance (Maja edit) - (3:50) 126 BPM
   
True Romance - (6:37) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BARN 083S1
25 Mar 22
Deep House
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Hiccups (Roman Flugel Remixes)
   
Hiccups (Roman Flugel E-mix) - (4:33) 124 BPM
   
Hiccups (Roman Flugel Elektro House mix) - (4:44) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BARN 069R 1
11 Mar 22
Electro
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Mr. Music
   
A Message From Mr. Music - (1:52) 90 BPM
   
Welcome 2 The Party - (3:27) 130 BPM
   
Metalhead - (5:13) 150 BPM
   
Crazy 4 U - (5:30) 140 BPM
   
I Used 2 Believe - (3:01) 113 BPM
   
Special K - (4:12) 118 BPM
   
Jack Your Body - (5:03) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Hedgehog's Dilemma - (4:27) 68 BPM
   
XG Tulpa - (4:34) 140 BPM
   
Neo Tokyo - (4:30) 115 BPM
   
Pflaumenmaus - (4:03) 122 BPM
   
Lisa 1503 (outro) - (3:31) 155 BPM
Review: It would be fair to say that multidisciplinary artist Arvid Wretman is a little on the eccentric side. In his musical output as Your Planet is Next, the Swede has spent years cultivating an alter-ego - the "Mr Music" of the title - that updates the sci-fi seeped electronic funk template of the 1980s for the 21st century. It's this character that sings and acts as narrator throughout his first album for Studio Barnhus, a giddy, synthesizer and TB-303 heavy trip through intergalactic electro, lo-fi space pop, mutilated synthesizer reggae, stripped-back acid house, slow motion synth-soul and much more besides. It's a quirky collection of cuts, that's for sure, but also hugely entertaining and immaculately executed.
BARN 078
25 Feb 22
Deep House
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Spirit High
   
Spirit High - (4:11) 128 BPM
   
Vet Du Vad Det Betyder - (4:09) 139 BPM
   
Dom Lag Dar I En Hog - (9:09) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flyg Ivag - (3:37) 86 BPM
   
Traden - (2:22) 139 BPM
   
Bakom En Buske - (3:44) 64 BPM
   
Du Sa - (3:22) 133 BPM
   
Marschera - (2:42) 119 BPM
   
Alska Dig - (2:02) 137 BPM
BARN 079
10 Dec 21
Indie/Alternative
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The Wrath EP
   
Wrath - (3:02) 78 BPM
   
Stereo Zaddy - (6:13) 125 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Night Regulators - (4:55) 126 BPM
   
Roller - (4:37) 133 BPM
   
Lust - (3:12) 127 BPM
Review: Following outings on Unknown to the Unknown and Blueberry Records in the last two years, Drew Lustman AKA FaltyDL makes his belated return to Studio Barnhus with a typically varied, imaginative and far-sighted EP. After teasing us in gently via the cascading, synth-heavy ambience of 'Wrath', Lustman brilliantly joins the dots between breakbeat, techno, slow jungle and spaced-out electronica on 'Stereo Zaddy'. He then peppers a tweaked dub house rhythm with alien-sounding melodies and warehouse-ready stabs on 'Night Regulars', while 'Roller' wraps a mangled UKG beat and bassline in woozy electronics and moody stabs. The NYC-based producer rounds off a fine EP with 'Lust', a gorgeously sparkling slab of ambient/IDM fusion.
BARN 076
15 Oct 21
Balearic/Downtempo
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Spirit High
   
Spirit High - (4:11) 128 BPM
BARN 079
02 Jul 21
Balearic/Downtempo
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Lonely Lover
   
Lonely Lover - (10:13) 122 BPM
   
Smile It's A New Day - (10:05) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Given the growing eccentricity of his Superpitcher project, it would be fair to say that Aksel Schaufler is a neat fit with the similarly inclined Studio Barnhus label. Certainly, the former minimal techno producer has delivered the goods on 'Lonely Lover', his first release of any sort for two years. The title track is simply gorgeous: an epic slab of slow building, soft-focus deep house that creates heads-down dancefloor gold out of little more than brilliant percussion programming, effects-laden drum hits, swelling (and often filtered) chords, and some deliciously misty-eyed samples from a dreamy old French chanson record. Also impressive is the similarly framed virtual flipside 'Smile It's a New Day', a clicking, string-laden shuffle through sunrise-ready deep house minimalism that's worth every second of its ten-minute duration.
BARN 074
04 Jun 21
Balearic/Downtempo
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Don't They Know
   
Can I See You Tonight - (4:05) 103 BPM
   
Your Brother - (3:06) 106 BPM
   
By Someone's Side - (3:26) 115 BPM
   
Easy - (3:51) 92 BPM
   
Windows 79 - (2:21) 92 BPM
   
World Of Trouble - (3:19) 97 BPM
   
Don't They Know - (1:07) 84 BPM
   
Waste Your Time - (3:36) 55 BPM
   
Restlessness - (4:53) 62 BPM
   
Don't Give Me Any More Time - (3:20) 105 BPM
   
Callin' It Quits - (3:30) 75 BPM
   
Tell Me (album version) - (4:26) 92 BPM
   
What Does It Take (album version) - (5:13) 104 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Lisa Milberg and Jon Bergstrom are Miljon! The Swedish duo made a ripples in 2018 when their link up with Axel Bowman and their "Forgot About You" single was picked up for the odd compilation (and BoyBoy release it first appeared on). Given some time to subside back into the studio, the pair now fully emerge with the release of their debut album, Don't They Know. Keeping in line with a lineage of great Swedish indie music, Miljon opt for a lo-fi and disco-tinged sound, described by some as flaskpost-disko or message-in-a-bottle-disco which the band acknowledge but redefine themselves as "something faded, worn, sun-bleached and ocean-sprayed but all the same carefully written, perhaps romantic or a touch dramatic".
BARN 073
14 May 21
Balearic/Downtempo
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Szenzus
SZEXVIBE 001
11 May 21
Balearic/Downtempo
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Paradise City Jams
   
A Glow - (1:32) 82 BPM
   
Beneath The Remains - (3:22) 159 BPM
   
Passing The Torch - (5:11) 116 BPM
   
Will They Ever Know - (1:07) 78 BPM
   
No - (4:07) 120 BPM
   
Reef Song - (1:19) 99 BPM
   
Golden Otter - (4:12) 89 BPM
   
O G Arret - (0:43) 90 BPM
   
Thing Within - (2:06) 94 BPM
   
Desert Rose - (2:00) 126 BPM
   
Proto Flash - (1:42) 123 BPM
   
Paradise City - (2:39) 102 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BARN 071
19 Mar 21
Rock
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BAM! (Massproductions Dub)
BAM 001
08 Feb 21
Broken Beat/Nu Jazz
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Forgotten Planet Awakens
   
Forgotten Planet Awakens - (7:08) 116 BPM
   
Forgotten Planet Awakens (Ricardo Villalobos Vino Tinto remix) - (10:41) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Finish artists Jimi Tenor and Freestyle Man may seem unlikely bedfellows, but both have a reputation for bending musical boundaries and - to coin a clich? of the business world - thinking outside the box. Their previous collaborations for Studio Barnhus were all excellent, and their latest outing, 'Forgotten Planet Awakens', is another gem. A kind of imaginary theme to a future sci-fi B-movie, it layers gentle flute solos, easy listening choral vocals, jaunty TB-303 lines and foreboding orchestration atop a squelchy nu-disco bassline and rolling house drums. On paper it shouldn't work, but it's genuinely great. Ricardo Villalobos remixes, delivering a typically bass-heavy but surprisingly chunky version that makes much of the Finnish duo's interesting musical details.
BARN 075
05 Feb 21
Deep House
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10
   
Pedrodollar - "GAZZOO" - (7:36) 150 BPM
   
Kornel Kovacs - "Zero Feel" - (4:59) 122 BPM
   
Axel Boman - "Radionova" (Essential mix) - (10:41) 128 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Studio Barnhus - "Sverige" - (4:55) 100 BPM
Review: If it's experimental, forward-thinking music from deep house's outer fringes you're after, you'll find it in abundance on this four-tracker from Sweden's Studio Barnhus, released to mark the label's 10th anniversary. Label bosses Kornel Kovacs and Axel Boman bring us a track each, with Kovac's 'Zero Feel' a laidback, shuffle-y groover while Boman's 'Radionova' fuses deep, prog and Balearic influences and is probably the closest thing to a straight-up 'deep house' cut anywhere on the EP. Elsewhere, Studio Barnhus's 'Sverige' is a wonked-out downtempo/chill-out piece, while Pedrodollar's 'Gazzoo' comes on like '91-style hardcore as heard through a post-PC Music filter, chipmunk'd vocal and all.
SB 10
11 Dec 20
Deep House
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Off The Meds
   
Bheka Mina - (3:12) 117 BPM
   
Fani Madida - (2:54) 124 BPM
   
Wena - (2:52) 87 BPM
   
Karlaplan - (3:38) 130 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Factory Workers - (3:48) 124 BPM
   
Voice Of Meds - (3:39) 124 BPM
   
EKSE - (2:19) 122 BPM
   
Catch My Breath - (2:26) 123 BPM
   
Hiccups - (2:50) 124 BPM
   
Vice Versa - (4:19) 120 BPM
   
Dr. Silencer - (3:43) 85 BPM
   
Wanting - (3:45) 116 BPM
   
Currency Low (bonus track) - (2:29) 118 BPM
   
Belter (bonus track) - (4:38) 128 BPM
Review: Off The Meds is not the new artistic alias of a certain deranged American President, but rather a freewheeling, hard-to-pigeonhole collaboration between South African photographer-turned-vocalist Kamohelo Khoaripe and Swedish scene stalwarts Adrian Lux, Carli Lof and Mans Glaeser. The quartet's debut album is little less than brilliant, offering up a swathe of tracks that add Khoaripe's distinctive improvised raps to distinctive, imaginative and unusual backing tracks that regularly blur the boundaries between hip-house, electro, deep house, skewed synth-pop, kwaito, SA 'Bacardi house', dancehall and twisted, sub-heavy bass music mutations. It's genuinely hard to pigeonhole, but that only adds to the album's immense allure.
BARN 069
20 Nov 20
Experimental/Electronic
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Your Brother
   
Your Brother - (3:06) 106 BPM
BARN 073X2
06 Nov 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Wena
   
Wena - (2:52) 87 BPM
   
Wena (Ciel remix) - (7:22) 134 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BARN 069X2
15 Oct 20
Bass
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Karlaplan
   
Karlaplan - (3:38) 130 BPM
   
Karlaplan (remix) - (5:57) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BARN 069X 1
04 Sep 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Callin' It Quits
   
Callin' It Quits - (3:30) 75 BPM
BARN 073X1
31 Jul 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Once Upon A Passion Remixes
   
She's Back! (Off The Meds remix) - (4:21) 133 BPM
   
Can't Leave You Like This (Karima F remix) - (4:48) 128 BPM
   
Tuesday (Shy One remix) - (3:33) 126 BPM
   
Stars (Kornel Kovacs remix) - (5:08) 126 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Sin Sin (Matthew Styles edit) - (5:08) 120 BPM
Review: Next up from the Studio Barnhus Sweden crew we see them welcome back the wonderful Bella Boo, this time reworking a number of previous releases into vibrant remix creations, kicking off with the trippy melodic swirls and punchy bass slaps that emit from Off The Meds' rethink of 'She's Back. Next, Karima F gives 'Can't Leave You' a potent tribal rethink, Shy One delivers a spacey roller revamp of 'Tuesday' and Kornel Kovacs sends 'Stars' to the breakbeat manipulation machine for a sombre lick of paint. Finally, Matthew Styles provides us with a stripped back 4x4 overhaul of 'Sin Sin' rounding off a fantastic selection of fabulous recreations.
BARN 067X1
24 Jul 20
Breakbeat
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Serenity Now, Insanity Later
   
Ex-Pylon - "Hupiter" - (4:36) 80 BPM
   
Sjalen - "Alska Dig" - (2:03) 77 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Your Planet Is Next - "Moms Tape" - (1:44) 132 BPM
   
Superpitcher - "Solaris" - (8:36) 125 BPM
   
Lukas Nystrand Von Unge - "Midnight" - (3:45) 80 BPM
   
Pedrodollar - "Unicorns & Drivebys" - (2:44) 77 BPM
   
SLG - "Blurry" (Reprise) - (3:50) 120 BPM
   
Moonilena - "Stone Talk" - (5:29) 131 BPM
   
Laurence Guy - "One More Love Song" - (2:29) 69 BPM
   
Bella Boo - "Stars" - (3:28) 78 BPM
   
1987 - "Michelle" (Kornel Kovacs remix) - (4:52) 53 BPM
   
Harald Bjork - "Summer Anthem 2015" - (3:05) 134 BPM
   
Ishi Vu - "Between A Dream & A Hard Place" - (5:19) 87 BPM
   
Ada, Pedro & Just About Jones - "Just About Jones" - (6:40) 77 BPM
   
Axel Boman - "How To Get More Space" - (11:22) 89 BPM
BARNSNIL 001
03 Jul 20
Balearic/Downtempo
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Eyes Of My Mind
   
Eyes Of My Mind - (9:12) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Echoes Of My Mind - (8:44) 141 BPM
Review: We were rather surprised to learn that "Eyes of My Mind" is Axel Boman's first solo single on Studio Barnhus, the label he co-founded, since 2013. It's also his first EP of any sort since 2017 (though 2019 did see the release of his fine "Le New Life" LP on Mule Musiq). The track is little less than a loved-up aural hug; a slow building, deliciously glassy-eyed affair in which dreamy chords, quirky vocal samples, droning bass tones and bubbly electronic motifs ride a bustling, loose-limbed drum track that sits somewhere between regular deep house, Max D's Dolo Percussion project and good old-fashioned breakbeat. Boman calms things down dramatically on "Echoes of My Mind", a swelling, wall-of-sound ambient revision of the A-side that's as comforting and meditative as they come.
BARN 070D
10 Apr 20
Deep House
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Outdoor Pursuits
   
Nova Blur - (6:46) 111 BPM
   
Find A Way - (7:39) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Block Out - (4:48) 120 BPM
   
Outdoor Pursuit - (7:38) 114 BPM
Review: Mark Evetts is nowhere near as prolific as he once was, but the Birmingham-based producer is still capable of crafting must-have releases. He's at it again here on his first outing for eccentric Swedish label Studio Barnhus. Opener "Nova Blur" sees Evetts' add warm chords and skewed electronic lead lines to his usual hypnotic deep house template, while closing cut "Outdoor Pursuit" is a surprisingly fuzzy, lo-fi and distorted stomp through dense drums and echoing percussion sounds. Perhaps most ear catching of all is the faintly foreboding "Find A Way", where echoing chords, creepy melodies and looped Irish fiddles attempt to smother a sturdy, locked-in groove, though the fuzzy, proto-house influenced "Block Out" is also rather fine.
BARN 072
28 Feb 20
Deep House
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Sarita Colonia
   
Sarita Colonia - (6:18) 123 BPM
   
Moninga - (4:55) 122 BPM
   
Hollywood - (5:05) 123 BPM
   
Akariku - (5:46) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Berlin-based producer Sofia Kourtesis joined Swedish imprint Studio Barnhus last year, offering up an assured debut EP that took a left of centre approach to deep house/tech-house fusion. If anything, this follow-up is even better, with the Peruvian expertly showcasing her impressive grasp of drum programming and inventive production techniques. Our pick of an impressive bunch is title track "Sarita Colonia", a throbbing affair that builds to a righteous, life-affirming conclusion (all cut-up string samples, booming bass and glassy-eyed vocal snippets) after a deep and drowsy start. There's much to set the pulse racing elsewhere across the EP, including the sub-heavy, melody-rich wonkiness of "Akariku" and the sunny deep house warmth of "Hollywood".
BARN 068
14 Feb 20
Deep House
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Sarita Colonia
BARN 068D
13 Jan 20
Deep House
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Flechazo
   
Flechazo - (8:34) 120 BPM
   
New Lover - (5:18) 127 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flechazo (radio edit) - (4:41) 120 BPM
Review: Drew Lustman has been relatively quiet by his standards this year, though he's still found time to offer up a couple of quality singles on Blueberry Records and Unknown To The Unknown. Here he makes his first appearance on Studio Barnhus with an EP that showcases two distinctly different sides to his multi-faceted musical persona. Title track "Flechazo" is a veritable drizzle of melodic positivity, with eyes-closed synthesizer motifs, sun-bright electronics and dreamy chords cloaking a crunchy, off-kilter deep house rhythm and suitably heavy bassline. In contrast, "New Lover" is a fair more warehouse-ready affair, with Lustman reaching for the mid-90s U.S garage riffs (think "Show Me Love"), bustling breakbeats, booming bass, sweaty female vocal samples and twinkling melodies.
BARN 064
06 Dec 19
Deep House
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Once Upon A Passion
   
Can't Leave You Like This - (5:33) 116 BPM
   
She's Back! - (5:18) 89 BPM
   
Tuesday - (2:35) 123 BPM
   
Hotel Europa - (4:07) 125 BPM
   
Your Girlfriend - (3:31) 108 BPM
   
Stars - (3:28) 78 BPM
   
Way Chill - (5:05) 120 BPM
   
Do The Right Thing - (6:44) 55 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Flightmode - (4:48) 120 BPM
Review: Since signing with Studio Barnhus in 2018, Bella Boo (real name Gabriella Borbely) has released a couple of quirky, off-kilter EPs in the Swedish label's trademark hard-to-pigeonhole style. Here the Los Angeles based delivers her debut album, an expansive nine-track affair that shifts shape at regular intervals. After beginning with the lightly Afro-tinged vocal deep house pulse of "Can't Leave You Like This", she breaks up the beats on rolling workout "She's Back", offers up some downtempo nu-jazz on "Tuesday", squelches her way through contemporary deep hip-house number "Hotel Europa", goes on an ambient diversion via "Stars", and doffs a cap to Floating Points' early works on the jazzy but acid-fired wonder that is Axel Boman hook-up "Do The Right Thing".
BARN 067
01 Nov 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Tuesday
   
Tuesday - (2:35) 123 BPM
   
Can't Leave You Like This - (5:33) 116 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Sweden's Gabriella Borbely, AKA Bella Boo, trails her soon-come debut album 'Once Upon A Passion' with this two-track release. The handful of EPs she's put out to date have consisted mostly of wonky, midtempo deep house, but this one finds her exploring more leftfield, downtempo territory: some gently tapping wood block percussion aside, 'Tuesday' is a near-ambient piece made up of piano chords, fragments of at least three different vocal parts (one male, two female) and a mournful sax line, while 'Can't Leave You Like This' is a slow-building Balearic cut that's tailor-made for warm-up sets.
BARN 067S2
18 Oct 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Kill Me
   
Kill Me - (3:46) 131 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Black Park - (3:36) 120 BPM
Review: Sweden's Axel Boman is the man at the controls here. Working as Man Tear (usually with fellow countryman Petter Nordvkist, here with vocalist Johan Jonason) he's put out a handful of tracks over the past half-decade on DFA, Needwant, Future Disco and Studio Barnhus, and now he returns to the latter with two cuts that look to the late 70s for inspiration. 'Kill Me' would be a fairly typical disco-house workout were it not for the single male vocal line, which loops throughout and has a new wave/powerpop kinda feel: it might take a listen or two to sink in, but it's a proper earworm once it does. 'Black Park', meanwhile, comes on like Talking Heads given a nu-disco makeover.
BARN 061
11 Oct 19
Funky/Club House
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Stockholm Marathon Remixes
   
Rocks (Robert Dietz Bling Bling mix) - (7:25) 128 BPM
   
Purple Skies (D. Tiff's Plush vocal) - (5:28) 115 BPM
   
Marathon (Paradise Alley version) - (5:02) 127 BPM
   
Baltzar (Butch remix) - (6:02) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: When it came to commissioning remixes of tracks from his superb sophomore album "Stockholm Marathon", Kornel Kovacs reportedly rang his favourite producers - or at least those he knew would provide "characteristic" revisions that took his tunes to new sonic spaces. It would be fair to say that the plan worked. The "Paradise Alley" version of "Marathon" is a wonderfully sparse, jacking and mind-altering acid house interpretation rich in bold bass and Dream 2 Science style chords, while Robert Dietz's "Bling Bling" mix of Rocks brilliantly joins the dots between rushing synth-pop, deep breakbeat house and hazy electro. Elsewhere, D Tiffany steals the show with a chiming, out-there deep house tweak of "Purple Skies" and Butch re-casts "Baltzar" as a beautifully languid mixture of glassy-eyed Balearic house and pitched-down deep synth-pop.
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20 Sep 19
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Can't Leave You Like This
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13 Sep 19
Deep House
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Are We It?
   
Journey - (7:19) 117 BPM
   
Jori's House - (5:37) 117 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Smoke & Alcohol - (5:06) 119 BPM
   
Are We It? - (7:30) 116 BPM
Review: Here's something to savour: a fresh set of collaborations between old Finnish friends Freestyle Man (AKA Klas-Henrik Linblad, otherwise known as Sasse) and Jimi Tenor, who first worked together in 1997. It's the pair's second joint effort for Studio Barnhus following 2017's unsurprisingly eccentric "Sleepover". First up is "Journey", a deep, off-kilter chunk of groovy house-pop fusion where Tenor reprises his once familiar role as a sleazy, late 20th century lounge singer. It's superb, as is the twinkling, boogie flavoured deep house bliss of "Jori's House" featuring both keys and flute solos from Tenor, while "Smoke & Alcohol" is a sun-kissed, party-friendly chunk of vocal broken beat jazziness. Arguably best of all, though, is the sub-heavy house mysticism of clonk-fired closing cut "Are We It?"
BARN 059
09 Aug 19
Deep House
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Trans-World Junktion
   
El Baile De Los Muertos - (8:02) 130 BPM
   
Mania - (11:30) 129 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
Review: Hailing from the north of Sweden, MLIR ('Modern Life Is Rubbish') are a three-piece collective specialising in dancefloor grooves inspired by world music. Here, they serve up two tracks on their own Studio Barnhus label. Despite the Spanish title, the energetic 'El Baile De Los Muertos' ('Dance Of The Dead') is actually an African-sounding affair, with chant-style vox and a fluttering riff played some unknown stringed instrument, with some sci-fi synths sounds thrown in for good measure. 'Mania', which operates at a slightly lower tempo, has a more Arabic/Middle Eastern feel and comes topped with random spoken, English-language vocal samples.
BARN 053
14 Jun 19
International
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Mount Liberation Unlimited
   
Clintro Space Funk - (0:45) 93 BPM
   
Welcome To Organic - (4:59) 118 BPM
   
Gospel - (6:39) 118 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Prozac - (6:01) 126 BPM
   
WWW.ednesday - (2:40) 120 BPM
   
Climb Me Up - (7:28) 108 BPM
   
Jaz For More - (5:24) 99 BPM
   
Krauten - (6:20) 129 BPM
   
The One - (2:26) 122 BPM
   
Techno Thrills & Ecstasy Pills - (8:17) 122 BPM
   
Air 2 Breathe - (7:14) 124 BPM
Review: Five years on from the release of their staggeringly good debut EP, "Astr Travelling Through Life", Mount Liberation Unlimited is finally ready to unleash their first full-length excursion. It's a typically loose, off-kilter and musically rich affair, with the Swedish duo layering all manner of electric and electronic instrumentation (glistening jazz guitars, toast bass guitar, analogue synthesizers and so on) over a range of live and programmed rhythms. Stylistically, it's wonderfully hard to pigeonhole, with the pair's eccentric fusions - some dancefloor-focused, others more suited to pie-eyed home listening - variously mixing and matching elements of disco, house, Balearica, acid, Italo-disco, IDM, proto-house, synth-pop, ambient and jazz-funk.
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31 May 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Air 2 Breathe
   
Air 2 Breathe (edit) - (4:29) 124 BPM
   
Air 2 Breathe - (7:14) 124 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
BARN 066X2
08 May 19
Balearic/Downtempo
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Stockholm Marathon
   
Purple Skies - (3:47) 120 BPM
   
Marathon - (3:48) 127 BPM
   
Szombat - (5:05) 120 BPM
   
Atlas Nights - (3:35) 108 BPM
   
Rocks - (5:32) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Ducks - (6:05) 123 BPM
   
Club Notes - (6:22) 118 BPM
   
Baltzar - (4:33) 120 BPM
Review: In need of both "friends and inspiration", last year Kornel Kovacs moved back to his "beautiful, boring" home city of Stockholm. Once again residing in his old apartment and surrounded by collaborators (primarily Matt Karmil, jazz musician Niclas Skagstedt and female vocal duo Rebecca and Fiona), the Studio Barnhus co-founder set about recording his follow-up to lauded 2016 debut album "The Bells". The resultant set is predictably impressive, with Kovacs offering up a range of ear-catching vocal and instrumental tracks that brilliantly fuse elements of spacey deep house, mutant R&B, leftfield synth-pop, lo-fi electro, tech-jazz and glassy-eyed electronica. More often than not the collaborations with Rebecca & Fiona hit the mark (see "Club Notes", "Purple Skies" and "Marathon"), but there are plenty of other highlights elsewhere on the album.
BARN 065
26 Apr 19
Deep House
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Supervillain
   
The Hours - (6:51) 122 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Alom - (4:18) 104 BPM
   
Barak - (4:53) 122 BPM
Review: A three-tracker here from Stockholm's Gabriella Borb?ly, coming on her own Studio Barnhus label. A refreshingly wide-ranging offering it is, too: all three tracks can safely be classed as 'deep house', but each takes quite a different approach. Kicking things off is 'The Hours', which marries deep, tribal beats to luxuriant piano chords, mournful sax and sweeping strings in a melancholy, midtempo kinda way. Sporting heavily effected male/female vox and strange, toy keyboard-like sounds, 'Alom' operates in blissed-out slo-mo territory, while if uptempo, floor-friendly jazz-house is more your bag then 'Barak' should suit your needs nicely, Daddio!
BARN 063
12 Apr 19
Deep House
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Climb Me Up
   
Climb Me Up (Album version) - (7:28) 108 BPM
   
Climb Me Up (Dance version) - (8:53) 114 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
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10 Apr 19
Disco/Nu-Disco
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Marathon
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27 Mar 19
Deep House
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Belter
   
Belter - (4:38) 128 BPM
   
Belter (Joy Orbison Belly mix) - (8:03) 133 BPM Biggest-selling track on this release
   
Belter (acapella) - (3:01) 142 BPM
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22 Mar 19
Breakbeat
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Rocks
BARN 065S1
07 Mar 19
Deep House
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