Shakarchi & Stranéus are the Gothenburg duo who first caught my attention with their debut 12" on Geography last year, on this release they put some special touches to what at first sounded like a pretty straightforward deep techy house workout before their sense of atmosphere and pace grabs you and you soon realise they are anything but your run of the mill production duo. I think this fact has been reinforced by their appearance on one of the more exciting labels out there right now, Studio Barnhus. The label is run by Axel Boman, Petter and Kornel Kovacs, three guys whose impeccable and diverse taste has shone through in the first releases on Studio Barnhus. Originally vinyl only releases they are now slowly going digi.
This is a deliciously old school acid jam by Aroy Dee and Spaventi for R-A-G's Rage release on MOS.
Dorisburg - Emotion (buy)
Back to Gothenburg with Dorisburg, who took time out from the Aniara label to contribute to the Family Horror compilation released on Kann. A selection of deep and dark house and techno tracks from the likes of Efdemin and Even Tuell, seriously essential listening!
Stephen Beaupre - Gl'amour (buy)