Premiere: Toy Tonics and Strictly Rhythm’s Harry Wolfman Emerges on Swedish label, Omena

Author : Marco Sgalbazzini
August 24, 2018

Premiere: Toy Tonics and Strictly Rhythm’s Harry Wolfman Emerges on Swedish label, Omena

Swedish imprint Omena Records have long been advocating a shrewd A&R policy, with recent releases by the likes of Books and Casino Times very much indicative of the fact. For their latest, they switch their attention to fellow Brit, Harry Wolfman. A man whose sound is steeped in rich house textures, he boasts credits for the likes of Dirt Crew, Toy Tonics and even Strictly Rhythm, his is a way of working that’s very much in line with Omena’s own penchant for dreamy, lucid and always intriguing house music.

37 Degrees is the release in question – and it’s one that’s brimming with good-time flavors from the off. The title track is a sticky and humid track that’s every bit as stifling as its name suggests. A laid-back affair that boasts a warm, summer glow throughout, it’s the perfect tonic with which to toast these warmer climes. ‘Campo Viejo’ is then further proof of the producer’s liking for dexterous sounds. A nimble, quick-footed track full of twinkling melodies and vibe-heavy guitar licks, it’s another restrained anthem that’s indicative of deep house at its best.

The B side gets underway courtesy of ‘Elysia Fields’ which we are premiering today. Again, Wolfman exercises his liking for shrewd chord-work, before the release comes to a halt afterwards courtesy of the sublime sounds of ‘Primacy’. A floating, delicate jam that’s notable for its many harmonious textures, it brings the listener to a place that’s brimming with luscious, positive tones. A record that’s not afraid to wear its heart on its sleeve, Omena’s latest is another triumph for all involved.

1. 37 Degrees
2. Campo Viejo
3. Elysia Fields


Harry Wolfman’s 37 Degrees EP is available via Omena’s Bandcamp page