Last Wednesday, June 20, marks the official start of the summer season here in these United States – a season of pool parties and grilling barbeques. Over on the other side of the pond though, in that mysterious place called Sweden, one of the biggest summer celebrations is the Midnight Sun or Midsummer, a time when the day is the longest and there is more light to stay outdoors (we Americans don’t celebrate Summer Solstice the way like the Europeans do).
Joakim Benon and Elin Kastlander have mastered the art of creating hazy, icy, very pretty melodies that characterized their collection of released records and mixtapes. The High Summer EP follows in the vein of the their most recent single Beautiful life (from jj no. 4) where the dreamy beats are punctuated by hip-hop samples and Elin rapping. It’s fantastic and will be a chilling addition to your summer collection.
Check out the amazing title track High Summer embedded below. This will definitely be part of my essential summer listening.
jj – High Summer EP comes out 6/22 via Sincerely Yours (available for FREE download here)