Beesmunt Soundsystem - Sensual Works
Honey Soundsystem Records (aka HNYTRX) is pleased to present its final twelve inch of 2016, the ‘Sensual Works’ EP by Beesmunt Soundsystem. Unbeknownst to each other, the Honey crew in San Francisco and the Beesmunt duo in Amsterdam have been brothers from another mother working away in their respective zones for years. A bit of internet sleuthing and the two entities found each other, perplexed by the similarities in namesake and good vibes. Before exchanging a single word, earlier this year David and Luigi of Beesmunt sent Honey some demos. They were a declaration of peace and understanding of sorts and both "sound systems" immediately fell into one. The three tracks romanced all the Honey sensibilities including references to San Francisco 80's Hi-HRG synths, early House drum machine workouts, and melodic lines you can make-out on a dancefloor to. To make the marriage official, Honey enlisted its own Jason Kendig to remix the A-side into a no-nonsense thumper with a heart of gold. We think these tunes are going to become as reliable on the dancefloor as the Sequential Circuits drum sounds and DX7 patches they employ. Whether it be ending sets with the euphoric “Blissed Out” or peak-time banging call and response of “Playin' Myself”, Honey finally shares its best kept secret weapons of the year with the eager public.
Childhood friends David van der Leeuw and Luigi Vittorio Jansen, both born and raised in Amsterdam in ’89, started operating as a DJ and Producer unit under the name of Beesmunt Soundsystem in the summer of ’08. Experimenting their way through a wide range of genres resulted in a unique and versatile approach in the DJ booth. Elevating crowds by carefully crafted selections ranging from House and Disco to Afro, Techno and everything in between earned them quality shows across Europe (Just Jack, ADE, Dekmantel, Corsica Studios), a residency at Trouw (R.I.P.) and their monthly show (BSS Radio) on Red Light Radio. Their progress in the realm of dance music also inspired them to advance and develop their own productions. By establishing a studio space in the centre of Amsterdam they gained a place to experiment and evolve. First releases soon followed, but it wasn’t until they teamed up with the Bristol based Just Jack label in ’14, that the boys started making some serious waves. The Baby Maker EP got ranked 4/5 by Resident Advisor and received great feedback and broad support, earning BSS their first UK tour and gigs/festivals across the rest of Europe. With the more experimental Body Shape & Raindance EP’s on Pets Recordings the boys slowly but surely continued their journey towards finding their signature sound. With three releases lined up for ’16, quality tour dates, and the continuation of their own ‘Soundmachine’ club night, David & Luigi are keeping the momentum going, while further demonstrating their versatility and infectious love of music.
released October 12, 2016
Produced by David van der Leeuw & Luigi Vittorio Jansen
EQ and Mastering for Vinyl by George Horn, 2016