Just ahead of a landmark 50th EP release, Catz 'N Dogz' Pets Recordings turn to Johan Cederberg aka HNNY for a special five track release that very much invites us deep into the off kilter world of the revered Swedish producer.
Before now HNNY - preferably pronounced honey - has won himself many fans with curious and quirky releases on labels including Studio Barnhus, Lets Play House and Local Talk. Producing house but with a charming sense of melody, a great ear for a sample and an irresistible sense of groove, he is a firm DJ and dancer favourite all across Europe, and for good reason.
Opening the EP is "Happy Happy House House", a lazy, beachy cut awash with sun-kissed melody and trip hop grooves. Swaying gently to and fro, its an immediately soothing track before "Brasilian Sound" is as Latin as you would expect from the title: it's a percussive, summery, atmospheric jaunt though up-tempo and feel-good house that's littered with distant whistles, the sound of kids playing in the park and a variety of loveable instruments. "Fresh Laundry" then drops into a much slower and more purposeful groove - stoned drums and a distant bassline unfold lazily before big wind instruments begin tooting up top. Its human, imperfect and full of keys that imbue it with the joys of spring.
On the flip, "Fruktstund" is another adult lullaby with colourful, cartoony instrumentals, angular grooves and plenty of organic textures, whilst closer "Yogalates" is much the same with its big xylophones, joyous piano chords, rubbery kicks and generally disarming sense of playfulness. Spring is just round the corner but it feels so much closer with these enchanting new cuts from HNNY.
HNNY - Carefree, released 2015-02-23, Pets Recordings, PETS049
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Pets Recordings is a dance label made by Polish production duo Catz'n Dogz, with a tight identity encapsulating sharp art work, both vinyl & digital releases, a Petcast podcast series, label parties or Poland based event Wooded.
Pets Recordings have developed close relationships with the likes of SLG, Eats Everything, Till Von Sein & Aera, Chmara Winter, Martin Dawson, Kink, Axel Boman, Maceo PLex, J. Phlip, Das Komplex, Sierra Sam, Eduardo De La Calle, Rampa, Danny Daze, Jay Shepheard. Their catalog is showcasing a bass heavy brand of sometimes colourful; sometimes deep house music that works wonders on the dancefloor.
STEP is the new concept vinyl only label from the founder of PETS, that highlights the rawest forms & root functions of quality club music. It finds the fundamental groove with under-the-radar house & techno that isn't afraid to be rough around the edges.
Each new STEP will be released every four months on vinyl only.
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