Sweden's finest romantic deep house producer HNNY has been quite the busy bee since our interview with him last winter. After 2 fruitful years co-running the Puss label with his friend and collaborator Kornél Kovács, under which he released some of the finest and cheesiest edits of our times, Johan took matters into his own hands and launched his own imprint. The aptly titled Yummy launched in the summer of 2014 with 'Surf Dude', a limited edition 15-minute uplifting looping string bonanza pressed on single-sided clear vinyl. The first official Yummy release came later last year in the form a fully grown 3-tracker signed by HNNY himself that is strongly built on the concept of time evolution and underlined by a highly atmospheric concept. For the third release scheduled next week, Johan invited 2 extremely fresh and interesting names from Sweden's underground house scene.
First we have David Günther, a fairly new name to the producing game, but quite an established one in the club scene, so much that his schedule is booked for a few months in advance. His soundcloud profile features a lot of demos and unreleased tracks that show a clear passion for making music and a real knack for genre crossing vibes. His 'Lemonad' track opens up this Yummy release with a summer-infused good time tropical marimba track perfect for those tiki bar shenanigans by the sea.
Next up is a highly creative duo that first appeared on wax 5 years ago on Stockholm's finest imprint Studio Barnhus. Based in Gothenburg, Shakarchi & Stranéus pride themselves with quality rather than quantity and their handful releases on Studio Barnhus and Geography have been kept close to their homeland. 'Hissmusik' is both cheerful and melancholic at the same time, another of those winter-released summer heartbreaking tunes. The boys skilfully took out Ashanti's vocals from her 2009 'Still On It' and laid them over a joyful arrangement of happy flutes, twinkling melodies and playful acoustic bass lines.
Last but not least, HNNY concludes the release with his own magical edit of the duo's 'Hissmusik'. Johan re-arranges the structural elements by evidently cutting out certain passages, giving the song a more club feel. He also adds subtle touches to the arrangement fattens up the low end and warms up the vocal just enough to stay true to the edit, but enough to emphasise the song's dance-friendly side. As a bonus, we give you HNNY's edit in full stream glory and we are expecting the entire release to be available for a proper preview after sales begin next Monday, the 16th of February.