CH005 – Sthlm 4ever – V&A
Release: June 21 2017
Label: Clouded House
Artist: Gideon Forceman
The latest chapter in the Clouded House story is a three-tracker that again displays why the label is quickly earning a reputation for impressive house and techno cuts. Fresh from a run of sell-out Prince edits, ‘Sthlm 4ever’ (an ode to the little known rave scene of Stockholm, Sweden) features three deep tracks with label head Lukas Lyrestam contributing one effort as well as enlisting the services of fellow up-and-comers Gideon Forceman and Ludvig Franzen.
Opening up matters is the brilliantly funky “Little Bit” Full of clever, sun-kissed guitar chords and off-kilter FM bass, it moves along at a breezy pace that emphasises the label’s penchant for the carefree side of the electronic music spectrum. Next up is Gideon Forceman’s “Listen Up”. A hazy number that glides along at a gentle, rolling pace, it soon picks up momentum and unfurls amongst a bed of glistening synths. An almost effortlessly positive number, this one is sure to leave dancers smiling towards the tail-end of the night. Culminating the EP is Ludvig Franzen, who pops up with “Lie”, a clever effort that merges a fair dose of atmosphere and suspense with a unique take on an infamous vocal sample. With each track boasting its own inimitable charm, Clouded House’s fifth instalment is another fine contribution to an already impressive discography – Dusty grooves, raw cuts and hazy nostalgia on a frosty blue vinyl from the land of ice and snow!