It’s hard to believe that »Hunch Music« is Hunee’s debut. The DJ and producer, who was born in Bochum and then moved to Amsterdam with stops in Berlin and Los Angeles, has been known for his exquisite taste in music for quite some time now. In his DJ-sets, he mixes styles so that they intertwine euphorically yet sensitively. Of course, producing one’s own record is something completely different to putting on other people’s music – but Hunee slips into the different roles as if it was the same pair of shoes, dancing light-footedly through his debut as a long player producer. »Hunch Music« knows how to sweet-talk without forgetting to get a good grip just in time. Over and over, Hunee is tightening the screws, just in order to relax again, coming to a calming ease. This way, the record welcomes you with flowers, percussions and its pants down, only to stand straight and buttoned up in Detroit in the next moment. Then congas, vocal-samples, feel-good-house and the idea of slurping a cocktail to the sounds of a marimba, only to unexpectedly be called back to the band-conveyor right afterwards. From Sun Ra to Wagner-samples. The concept of constantly loosening and tightening makes the album be very diverting, sometimes even a little too much – but that’s easy to forget when the last track makes you drift into a dreamlike world, in which the calming pulse still makes you rush.