Did you catch our exclusive interview with Claes Björklund last month? If you didn't, then - in a nutshell - the Swedish electro extraordinaire is launching a solo project using the nom-de-plume Barbelle and his first single is, well... here.

'OHWHYYEAH' is the introductory taster to a sonic leaning, which Björklund characterises as a contemporary reminiscence of Satie's 'Musique D'ameublement'. The Barbelle idea has been nurtured during the little free time Björklund managed to steal away throughout the last twelve months and he describes the process as a sanctuary, where he has been able to explore his personal musical ideas.

The iamamiwhoami producer is, by his own admission, interested in "music that doesn't chafe, but still creates a distinct mood" and the shoulder shaking beats, synthesiser glimmers and overall Balearic sensibility of this anti-banger certainly do just that.

A proportion of 'OHWHYYEAH' - its instrumental first half - originally accompanied a promo clip for Björklund's co-owned line of fairwear clothing (necessities) last year. The full track, however, stretches to nearly 5 minutes and adds to the previewed sounds by incorporating dark piano chords (we particularly love the keyboard breakdown at the 1:36 point) and the processed refrain of "oh why yeah", which comes in around the 2:43 mark and reminds us of the vocals on this early Björklund production. The percussive smashings in the final minute-and-a-half call to mind Scritti Politti, whom the Swede cites as an influence.

As you'd expect from the chap who helped create the most successful independent audiovisual powerhouse we've seen in the past decade, the song also has a video, which was directed by WAVE together with motion graphics artist, Alexey Romanowsky. Visit The 405 this Friday for a first glimpse.

Barbelle's 'OHWHYYEAH' comes out this Friday, 8 April, on To whom it may concern. You can pre-order it HERE.