on her self-titled debut ep, sofia kourtesis channels experiences of her transatlantic existence between hometowns lima and berlin through a torrent of sounds, rhythms, voices and loops, creating a collection of tracks
the first studio barnhus compilation, studio barnhus volym 1, is coming out at the end of august.
the 19-track release will feature music from the stockholm label s three founders—axel boman, kornél kovács, petter nordkvist—plus various associates, ranging from local newcomers to superstar friends of the label like dj koze, john talabot and superpitcher.
in the making of her first studio barnhus record, veteran dj and world-travelling introvert bella boo divided time between bedroom studios in ladbroke grove and hornstull, where she would hook up a dusty old tanzbaer, press record and sing straight into the laptop microphone over fuzzy r&b harmonics and snappy analog drums. the result is a collection of fascinating and fascinatingly groovy tracks, shuffling about with grace and vigour in the secret place where warm club music and introspective audio diaries meet to mingle.
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shakarchi & straneus inhabit a secret place in the universe of music, one existing at the intersection of scandinavian poplands, hisingen forest raves and outernational placelessness. faik shakarchi and daniel stranéus famously started making beats together in the gothenburg tapas-joint coat check where they both worked as clerks. their now 10 years old friendship is the story of legends, their sparse vinyl output the secret love of deep house 12inch enthusiasts round the globe the warm, vibrant sounds found on those records a stark contrast to the stripped-down effectiveness of their marathon dj sets, frequently heard within the more nefarious examples of gbg nightlife.
studio barnhus top sound killer matt karmil returns to label in perfect form, bringing an eps worth of those very best matt karmil dance tracks in world-famous reduced but-raucous style. four club-toppling, festivalcapsizing, dj-humbling supertools - cut by professionals and released by enthusiasts. tell me why is karmils first studio barnhus release since 2015s dans-maxi fran nacksving. apart from recent solo appearances on idle hands and smalltown supersound, he has lent his studio magic to some of dance musics finest current and future releases, on our label and elsewhere. this is the first record ever with his face on it a studio barnhus exclusive
richard sadface was born during a midsummers nightmare on a rooftop in cologne. he did not become the fiddler on the roof because since his birth he suffered from severe fear of heights. richard sadface lead a lonely life. never did he become the dream of someone else. instead, the thought of him made others turn uncomfortably in their sleep. never could he claim to be the eyes or the mask of another. the others all looked away. richard sadface was a sad man. richard sadface by god. music by superpitcher.
arvid wretman once again dresses up as everyones favourite rave crooner your planet is next, delivering a stripped down, club-optimized follow-up to last years studio barnhus debut. focusing on minimal elements with maximal impact, the laid back ep ranges from rainy-day acid blues to bill hicks channeling breakbeat choons, all perfected for modern soundsystems by inhouse mixmaster pedrodollar and presented in a gorgeous full colour sleeve designed ypin himself.
finnish legends and everything-but-grey eminences of electronic music, jimi tenor and freestyle man revive their dormant partnership on this four track ep for studio barnhus, jam-packed with classic drum machine funk, congenial synth lines and jimi’s unmistakable lead vocals and flute-playing. the sleepover ep is fuelled by the two maestros’ mutual love for new jersey house music and pyjama parties, as well as musical wisdom gained from numerous collaborations in the past, ranging back to some fabled mid-90s sähkö releases. live show booking now! artwork by robin ekemark.
it’s split single time at studio barnhus as we come correct with two pieces of proper-not-proper house music for the daredevil deejay. jonathan fernandez is only 23 but has lived in glasgow forever - under his wheelman moniker and as head of label/party stereotone, our brilliant new friend has quickly become scotland’s worst kept secret. track comes overflowing with mind-expanding rave signal and ruff-ruff square bass for your face! hanky – secret new alias of one of stockholm’s most recent and most exciting dance music exports – delivers a chaotic yet steady “super-groove”, equally primed for the club floor and the anger management class. artwork by johan jonason, award-winning film director/artist and elusive lead singer of man tear. studio barnhus, 2017
ltd 2018 repress - be fast... cant help it is the new single from stockholm hyper-talent baba stiltz, who builds on gently howling synths, laser-cut percussion and his own voice, as sweet and distinct as ever, to create instantly life-changing dance pop music.
dreamboy from gothenburg begifts world with completely enchanting ep four tracks ranging from look-ma-no-kick-drum club heaters to spirit-world ambience and some real swedish reggae. starting off with his studio barnhus debut, ishi vu is set to blow up 2017 with a string of releases on select world-renowned labels.
the reveries begin with a simple electrical hum – a starting signal for the appearance of a vibrant array of sound, shifting before us in seemingly random motion. before we know it, all those pulsating melodies, razor-cut hifi-house beats and drunken robot jazz ensembles start forming into patterns, secretly & perfectly designed by one art alfie. a long time operator in stockholm’s small but insistent underground music scene, oscar wedrén broke through internationally in 2012 with the karlovak project, founded with on-off studio and dj partner rudolf nordström, a.k.a. mr. tophat. the duo’s inexplicably fresh takes on classic dance music tropes is as much a result of a brilliantly odd pairing of personalities as of a defined concept and a precise method in searching for the perfect house groove. while writing reveries of, released early spring 2017 through studio barnhus, art alfie freed himself of all conceptual footholds, delving instead deep into his archives of old and new memories and feels, working with improptu field recordings and emotionally-guided sampling processes. he came back with an intricate and personal debut album and he didn’t lose his groove on the way.
baba stiltz-on-studio barnhus is an ongoing series of records that both define our label and constitute a sort of independent, freewheeling sidetrack to its narrative. from the tempo-bending noise-house of his 2013 label debut our girls to this new is everything ep, his eighth original studio barnhus release, our buddy baba has never not amazed us with his unpredictable methods, rigorous work ethic and life-changing trax. on this particular record: icy techno soul, actual rnb, the real future funk! an opportune start to 17 for us and baba, who’s looking forward to a year filled with a variety of record releases, collaborations, dj nights and live shows.
presented to you in 12inch maxi single format: the unstoppable force that is mount liberation unlimited, smashing through the barnhusiverse with this all-encompassing anthem of dance and love. comes with a 15 minute disko dubb odyssey on the flipside yo! its that popular stockholm sound, as heard at your favourite night club or in the headphones of your latest crush - now in full colour and with more strössel on top than ever before!
transmitting straight from the 10th floor of a beat-down rotterdam skyscraper is studio barnhus debutant mark fader. when hes not analyzing the bird life outside his studio window or contemplating matters of love, death and office management, fader enjoys churning out true school electro cuts with a modern edge and some extra fonk. we were lucky enough to catch four examples of this to put on record. vinyl only release because it felt good this time. studio barnhus is forever!
for the past seven years kornél kovács has been busy rocking dancefloors and boomboxes worldwide as one third of stockholms studio barnhus alongside axel boman and petter nordkvist. the label and dj trio is spearheading a new era of fearless swedish off-centre dance music, straddling the line between the cute and the menacing. anticipation for kovacs debut album has been rocketing following stand out releases like 2014s wistful szikra, last years mad party anthem pantalón on glasgows numbers imprint and the late night groove of space jam on smallville records.
this is a limited edition vinyl only sampler of the forthcoming album the bells by kornel kovács. these tracks, extended takes on album cuts gex and joseys tune as well as a remix from the one and only samo dj are exclusive to this record. enjoy the music! the bells is out august 24 on studio barnhus. all the best from stockholm city, studio barnhus
our planet… is next!? yes, this is in fact the case, at least according to one stockholmdwelling, 30-something (wishes-he-was-a) failed pop star, real name arvid wretman. just how he fell from his position as poster boy of kärrtorp’s ever-vibrant noise scene to the pill-popping, cher-covering discotheque pleaser standing before us today, we could not tell you. what we do know is that studio barnhus stands ready to ride that cash train all the way ’til the bitter end! so yeah, wanna pop some pills? or do you wanna chill? varför alltid dansa och spela det ena? …and do you, or not, believe in life after love? these and many other questions are posed, but never answered, on this ypin ep, the starting point of what we hope will be a particularly lucrative bizniz venture between those two powerhouses of scandi-tronica, your planet is next and studio barnhus. ps. your planet is next’s live show will bring added marketing value and guaranteed customer satisfaction to your dance party.
a love-token gifted to the summer 2016 from us at studio barnhus: the smash debut ep of mlir, a swedish musical collective fronted by marco gegenheimer and einar christoffersson, blurring the line between wide-eyed exotica and high-intensity festival blitzin. artwork by leolyxxx - man behind our logo, first-time cover designer for the label.
a pair of kaleidoscopic, undulating dance floor paeans, expertly synthesized from only the finest core elements by studio barnhus debutante ld nero. the kind of tracks that do everything and nothing at the same time, you know? mastered at mixmastering.de, designed at studio laurenz brunner. record so dope we had to shrink-wrap it!
studio barnhus love affair with lukas nystrand von unge continues with his second ep for the label, a collection of six tracks recorded between 2010 and 2016. from a1s sturdy take em-to-church organs, through a goulash of the sweetest, roughest lil’ house jams you ever heard, all the way to b3’s cut-up disco jubilation, this record is a perfect example of why the sounds coming out of tensta tape academy remain so endlessly fascinating to us. love story to be continued shortly - in the meantime: go grab your copy real quick, deejay!
our friend carli löf – true musical genius, master producer of everything from rugged & raw grime scorchers to straight up eurovision goodness – finally debuts on barnhus, with nothing less than a timeless, laser-soaked rave hymn. on the flip we have our very own pedrodollar nordkvist flexin some serious remix muscle with your choice of contemplative comedown house and/or solemn ode to ancient trance gods.
three impeccable pieces of stripped down, unfeigned tanz trax make out the debut release of esther silex – deejay extraordinaire, colognian woman-about-town and very dear new addition to the studio barnhus family. the gargantuan yet free-flowing bassline of hans, the menacing tension of heinrich and the dawntime anthem oskar are all testaments to esthers unquestionable status as an impassioned powerhouse with enough west german swagger to create timeless music with equal parts simplicity and beauty.
weve been meaning to put out some music by our friend harald ever since we started this wee operation five years ago. imagine our joy now that were ready to release not one, but two masterful records signed mr. bjoerk!
weve been meaning to put out some music by our friend harald ever since we started this wee operation five years ago. imagine our joy now that were ready to release not one, but two masterful records signed mr. björk! solemn chord improvisations recorded in the secret gardens of nacka pair up with a shameless yet humble cover version of a techno evergreen on this perfect little vinyl exclusive record, beautifully designed by malin gabriella nordin. this 7inch single is released synchronously with the 12inch fritids ep
another essential contribution to the studio barnhus catalogue from the unstoppable force that is baba stiltz. these ultramodern dance pop anthems see young baba utilizing his own voice in a more direct and heartfelt manner than on any of his previous barnhus recordings, as well as dusting off the old acoustic guitar. much more to come, until then: lets make this last, dont move too fast make it for real, know how you feel lets make this last, dont move too fast lets make this real, know how you feel, dont move too fast make it real, know how i feel
matt karmil was born in 1979 near the giant pre-historic glockenspiel / mythical neolithic monument known as stonehenge. his debut ep for studio barnhus, following 2014s masterful remix of talaboman, is an homage to the nacksving studio in gothenburg, another mythical place that matt calls home.
baba stiltz returns to his throne at studio barnhus, following the masterful total album released last year. this new 12inch delivers four highly exciting dance tracks straight from the house of flogsta, ready to be worn and torn by all you shameless deejays, robot-curious lovers and funky outcasts out there
vinyl only double 12inch release with axel boman, shakarchi & straneus, baba stiltz and pedrodollar doing dubb versions of classic studio barnhus material. comes in transparent plastic sleeve with a4 info sheet.
since we were apes the need for the dubb version has been as important as the beer we drink to stay alive. now the time has come for some of our favourite songs to to be dubbed up by some of our favourite knob fiddlers. this is the age of fun, where old dreams come to die - this is the age of the dubb!
hnny, finally back on studio barnhus after debuting with that legendary mariah edit way back in da ‘11. oh, how weve missed him and oh, what a triumphant return to the motherland this impeccable 12 is three pieces of naturally flowing happy-sad house music glazed with that sweet, golden, sticky stuff. artwork by malin gabriella nordin. beauty is everywhere, wed say its most easily found on this record though.
the mysterious usio project first showed its bewitching janus-face in 2013 with the release of kuwa huru, a star-striking collection of electronic blues for the dance floor that also constituted the first full-length album to appear on studio barnhus. kuwa jasiri is a follow-up and an appendix and something entirely new these four tracks stem from intense rehearsals of usios emotive, energetic live show (coming soon, if youre lucky, to a dark basement/dewy forest floor near you). the breezing funk of opening track gonna make it, the freakish stomp of planet dust, over the andes in all its precipitous acid-jammin glory and contemplative, elegant closing track pamoja have all captivated us at studio barnhus. its a beautiful night outside so we thought it might be time to let these birdies fly.
swedish house hero tiger stripes steps to the barnhus with twilight – a high-octane destroyer of clubs loaded with thunderous drums and shadowy yet sweet organ melodies. the dub version strips the track right down while adding some extra crash ‘n boom before studio barnhus comrade hnny closes things out with a slow-swingin spook story recorded straight to cassette. vinyl only until further notice.
nincs, a hungarian word roughly translating to >there is no<, is the debut ep of kornel kovacs, one third of influential stockholm label studio barnhus alongside petter nordkvist and axel boman. kovacs latest outing szikra struck a chord with lovers of quality house music
corrupted from memory, no longer the power / its creeping up slowly - the last fatal hour after the mind-expanding ms20-fest that was his studio barnhus debut earlier this year and with a warehouse-maddening remix for naphta fresh in the stores, simon haydo returns to his home away from home with a glowing four-track ep chock-full of beautiful techno ranging from the mischievously boombastic to the straight up drugged. artwork by johannes brander.
debut release on studio barnhus from our man in wroclaw: pawel klimczak, a.k.a. naphta. this thomas mann-readin, sun ra-diggin young pole made palm trees love and spring ball so we could all keep the magic summer of 2014 blazin just a little bit longer. dzieki, pawel! simon haydo, our man on alpha centauri, delivers a deadly remix of spring ball, reworking the nice & bouncy original into a warehouse-maddening techno missile with that extra haydo twist.
total is babas debut album under his own name and his finest work to date. from the opening machine funk arpeggio of missing to the sanguine melancholia of closing hiphop beat discovery – new dawn, babas masterpiece rides through psychedelic screw-pop, minimalistic emo-acid and opiate-drenched coming-of-age ambient. as lucid and strong as it is obscure and beautiful, this is an album us folks at studio barnhus are immensely proud of presenting it to the world
sideral is the debut 12inch of talaboman, the super-duo of hivern discs john talabot and studio barnhus axel boman. the record is released as a joint venture between the labels and comes with a slow-burning remix by köln based producer matt karmil to accompany the boombastic original version, which was also featured on john talabots much praised entry in the dj-kicks mix series last year.
boskas british funk museum article no. 808 (barn 013) was a track that just had to be released on green vinyl, one of the finest examples of norwegian neofuturistic anglofilia ever and still very much a staple of our dj sets. were no dummies at barnhus hq, so of course we’ve been planning a full boska release on the label ever since we put out bfman808 back in 2013. almost exactly one year in the making then, santa cruz ep arrives. four slices of that fresh, clean, bass-heavy and totally melancholic scando-house we know you love.