Pük and Oward share a split EP for the next release of Wellness Records.
The Leipzig based label have shaped a refreshing aesthetic via their first three releases, presenting dubby shades of fruitful and lively house music. Early cuts from rising talents Matpri and Rubisco artist Mbius set the scene with a number of elegant, stripped back cuts exploring clean and healthy sounding moods.
Leeds based producer Pük continues the holistic aesthetic in his two contributions ‘Double E’ and ‘Get Well Soon’. The shift towards a more conscious and wellbeing is a growing trend throughout club culture. Inspiring a movement towards more prudent motives within both sound and aesthetic, the fruity sounds of ‘Double E’ showcases this fruity theme to a tee in the featured premiere.
Each release on Wellness Records has become a sought after item in the minimal house realms. Lean and intricate moods continue to find their way into the bags of many selectors across the European circuit, inspired by slick house and garage roots.
Pük’s A1 ‘Double E’ is a neat garagey bomb loaded with character. Short, snappy snares dart between a sleazy bassline gasping for a dance floor. It’s the kind of stripped back, genre-teasing vibe pushed by UK selectors The Ghost and Hamish & Toby. Inspired by a retroverted aesthetic, classic drum sounds host a playful energy that goes down swimmingly at just about any point of a set.
Crafty vocal samples and an array of peculiar textures bubble at the rear of the mix, leaving enough interest for the reduced rhythms to do the damage. Subtle changes to snares and hi-hats maintain a steady energy, perfect for lifting the mood mid-set or meandering into a fresh direction.
The Yorkshire producer’s second cut ‘Get Well Soon’ toes a similar garage-inspired vibe, boasting slick, addictive percussive parts alongside more pensive shades of synth work washing overhead.
Situation Records co-founder Oward brings his cheeky flavours to the flip side. ‘I Need A Rocking Chair’ bends a squirmy acid bassline around tight percussion that could loop for hours. Upping the pace in the conclusive ‘Centre Of The Universe’, quirky melodies work with a frisky charm that is destined to bring smiles to the dance floor.
Buy the record direct from the label’s Bandcamp.