Finnish House Producer Per2 Debuts on Youth Control with Infectious ‘Cloud’ EP

Posted by on May 12, 2023

Set to turn heads and get dance floors vibing, Finnish producer Per2 arrives with his hotly
anticipated debut on the taste-making Youth Control label. The artist formerly known as Perttu
cooks up a fresh mix of garage swing, catchy melodies and hypnotic drums across all tracks on his
exquisite Cloud EP with support already coming in from the likes of Chicane, Andi Durrant, Influx
Radio and Shakedown Radio.

In an eclectic and accomplished career, the previous incarnation of Per2 has done it all from
working with Butter TM and Bonnie Strange to remixing the likes of Billie Eilish, signing to
Universal and BMG Rights Management, and playing festivals around the world. A drummer since
the age of six, touring internationally in several bands, to being part of the techno and art collective
ParkerStrange, Per2 has lived and breathed all musical styles.

These days he makes electronic music with a big heart and fuses disco, house, funk and
electronica into his own signature forms. The inspiration for this new EP came during a
heartbroken and sober summer which inspired him to explore making music on the piano in his
Helsinki studio, not far from his birth place on the small island of Suomenlinna.

Boutique Finnish label, publisher and party brand Youth Control has always discovered
homegrown talent and successfully brought them to the wider world, gaining support from big
name DJs such as Armand Van Helden, Steve Aoki and Todd Edwards, as well as high profile
radio plays on the likes of BBC Radio 1. After a brief hiatus, the label began another epic journey

to uncover the best hidden gems in the local electronic music scene. The result is a release
schedule full of new, exciting and talented producers and DJs, such as Per2,all set to explode onto
the global stage. The new artists join a label roster that is home to the likes of label founders
TJH87 as well as renowned artists such as Rony Rex, Roisto, Disco Despair and Terminé.
The superb opener of this EP is ‘Cloud’, a lush and uplifting mix of shimmery, summery chords and
indie beats. The precision drums power along a delightfully airy groove as the tenor piano notes
ring out with real emotion.

The excellent ‘Forest’ has a steamy and tropical feel as the bright synths soar to the heavens and
more brilliant live drums drive the groove home. It’s an energetic but heartfelt cut perfect for open
air dancing on warm summer evenings.

Last of all is ‘Solar’ with melancholic piano chords at the centre. They hint at romantic loss but the
rousing synths around it lift the spirits as elegant drums carry you away to a better place.
Per2 has served up a standout debut for Youth Control here and marks another on-point signing
for the quality label.