Studio Barnhus go footwork with Henry Rodrick
The Stockholm-based label continue to surprise with their first release of 2014 embracing the city’s nascent footwork scene.
Under the collective curatorial hand of The Three Swedes, aka Axel Boman, Kornél Kovács & Petter Nordkvist, Studio Barnhus have enjoyed another fine year. A surfeit of intriguing EP releases from Baba Stiltz, Ex-Pylon and Lukas Nystrand von Unge have been bookended by album projects from Usio and Boman, with the latter’s recently issued debut Family Vacation one of 2013’s few genuinely engaging long players grounded in house music. With the year drawing to a close, Studio Barnhus have offered an insight into where their focus lies in 2014, and it makes for surprising listening.
Described as “the man behind the single best demo email Studio Barnhus ever received,” Henry Rodrick is primed to debut on the label with a six-track EP that shines some light on the small but thriving footwork scene currently bubbling away in the Gullmarsplan district of Stockholm. A founder of the Svensk Bas label along with fellow Barnhus graduate Baba Stiltz and Marcus ‘Basutbudet’ Price, Rodrick’s Don’t Believe EP is slated for release in early January. Brief clips of all six tracks can be streamed below,should you not be able to grasp the concept of footwork on Studio Barnhus, though if you have caught a DJ set from Boman, Kovacs or Nordkvist this year you’ll recognise some of this material.
Studio Barnhus will release Don’t Believe by Henry Rodrick on January 6.
A1: Hey Baby
A2: The Loot
A3: Rain & Tears
B1: Don’t Believe
B2: Sour Gherkin
B3: Inner City Lites