Nearly two years ago we released Mys/Kela by a newish Stockholm-based producer who had put out a couple tracks on a couple labels―Studio Barnhus and Local Talk―owned by friends from around town. That producer's name was HNNY and a lot has happened since then, both to him and to us. He's gone on to crank out more L.T. 12"s as well as some he's dropped on his Yummy and Puss imprints, we've gone on to unleash a couple dozen more records and see the list of talent we've hosted at our parties grow to astounding length. Somehow, through it all, we managed to stay close with HNNY, who's real name is Johan Cederberg, and even book him for a couple NYC gigs. The friendship that began so humbly and gently in 2013 has blossomed.
So our timing to release the follow up to that classic collection of carefree, sun- kissed summertime grooves couldn't've been better. As we see the winter thaw into spring to expose greens below and blues above, we give you Solsidan/Alby, a sequel, of a sort, to Mys/Kela. Like the inagural EP, this one's got two originals, the first of which is heavy on smooth, looped-up vocals with no lyrics, and the second of which takes classic house tropes and romanticizes them to an almost saccharine point. Also like the first EP, there're two remixes included in this package. First one's by Avalon Emerson, a Berlin-via-San Francisco producer who's been making waves thanks in large part to a slew of impressive cuts for labels like Icee Hot and Spring Theory. The other's by Ana Helder, an Argentine from the Cómeme posse who has a penchant for injecting electro and disco and herky-jerky rhythms into her house tunes.
That first release was all about getting close and cozying up. This one's all about adventuring outside and exploring new corners and enclaves of our beautiful world. Enjoy.
Published: 2nd April 2015