Just in time for the summer peak comes an EP by Swedish producer, HNNY. The lead song is a sentimental, romantic serenade, decked out with lush vocal samples, fortified by a simple, bouncy bass and jazzy drums. Young Marco speeds the tune up and creates a longer instrumental lead-in that sounds like cutting room floor scraps from an Altered Images studio session in the early 80s. A cheerful and perky reinterpretation that is made all the more bittersweet thanks to the late (yet rewarding) incorporation of the fragile swoonings of the original.
The flip supplements “Mys” aesthetically and sonically, which makes sense—consider it the second half of this two-part composition. It's still a saccharine and gushy little nugget, but one that's a bit more beat-heavy and layered (plenty of sax!) Gothenburg natives, Shakarchi & Stranéus, morph the tune into a deeper, loopier ditty that will surely set any floor ablaze with it's sharp edges and sleek synth washes.
Whether you're embracing your loved one to these four songs while sprawled out in a cushy patch of park green or boogieing on a dancefloor, we know they'll do the trick and meld to the moment you're in.
Published: 18th July 2013