Szikra - out March 24 on Studio Barnhus by Kornél Kovács published on 2014/02/18 20:55:17 +0000 Label: Studio Barnhus Cat. no: BARN 022 Artist: Kornél Kovács Title: Szikra Format: 12’’ maxi / digital Distribution: Wordandsound Release date: March 24 2014 firstname.lastname@example.org www.studiobarnhus.se A1: Szikra A2: Szikra (Bónusz Beat) B1: Szikra (Abdulla Rashim Remix) "Runs so deep it puts your butt to sleep", to paraphrase actor/musician Ice Cube in his seminal hit It Was a Good Day. And it is a good day for lovers of high-grade house music. Szikra is Kornél Kovács at his most wistfully nostalgic. Ultra-smooth keys offset by noisy lo-fi breakbeats and vocals urging you to git fucked up, like Metro Area caught up... in smoke! All the trademark sounds of the Barnhus massive are present - off-kilter playfulness paired with the cocky swagger of a south Stockholm roughneck and an infectious pop sensibility that lingers in your head long after the needle hits the inner groove. The so-called Bónusz Beat is actually a track in its own right, sacrificing most of the hook and the vocals for a dubby smackdown ripe for adventurous dancefloors. Young Stockholm producer Abdulla Rashim closes out the set with a perfectly horizontal techno groove, using only elements from the original production.