Smile For A While Podcast #21 - ManooZ

 

ManooZ is a man on a mission. Throwing down the sort of jackin' House music that sounds like it was made with sweaty basements firmly in mind and still with a nod to his Hip-Hop roots, the ManooZ sound is making a firm impact on the global House music community. Hailing from Mannheim in Germany, he constantly delivers a wide spectrum between raw & analog US House, Garage and sophisticated warm Deep House.

 


S4AW 009 - Stoneage Kid - Into Depravity EP

 

Sebastian Maschat a.k.a. Stoneage Kid has been around for about 15 years now: Cult Stoner House with „Extra Produktionen“ on the Brontosaurus label, drummer in Erlend Oye's „Whitest Boy Alive“ and in 2014 „The Working Elite“ together with studio buddy Daniel Nentwig, releasing synth-flavoured House Tunes on „Terre des Pommes.“ Right now he's still actively playing in „Omar Diop's Tiliboo Afrobat.“

 

This is his first solo EP as „Stoneage Kid“, a vintage hardware liveact and a studio producer; MPC based, with his own vocals and a very distinctive Electro Pop aesthetique. The 12“ comes out on „Smile for a while“ in clear reminiscence of his Playhouse / Robert Johnson schooling. Really sounds like Captain Comatose locked up with Isolée in some purple haze panic room...

 

The A-side is filled with melancholic Jams on his drum machines & synthesizers. Some Vocoder, some funky snares and a lot of bassline-bumping going on over there...Old friend Lauer delivers a Texas Cheesecake factory-kinda remix where you can hear the Universal Symphony, with God singing solo and the Holy Ghost on drums – just as expected.

 

„Hang On To A Dream“ is quite a special tune, initially written and sung by German Indie veteran Otto von Bismarck, who's been around since 1981 – or 1891, who knows?. This Remix version is really something for intimate connoiseurs of both Pop and House Music.

 

Buy Vinyl:

Juno.co.uk | Decks.de | Deejay.de | Bandcamp

 


Smile For A While Podcast #20 - Quadrakey

 

Our good friends from Russia & Berlin running Tooman Records

 

Playlist: 

Mara Lakour - Tribute To GU [Roots For Bloom]

Toronto Hustle - Just Enough [Something Else]

Max Chapman - Breakdown [All That Jelly]

Rudi Botha & Miggza - Everything I Need [Friday Fox Recordings]

Klaves - Say It [Let’s Play House]

Kerri Chandler & Troy Denari - The Way It Goes (DJ Spen & Soulfuledge Dub 4 Real) [Madhouse]

Coeo - Thinkin' 'Bout You [Let’s Play House]

Sean Mccabe feat. Jennifer Wallace - Holding On (Crackazat Remix) [Z Records]

Hawkes & Blake - Flip a Coin [Aus Music]

Donato Capozzi - Contemporary Past [ER Classics]

Sebastian Davidson - Someday [Large]

 


Smile For A While Podcast #19 - Sål

 

Sål = two Newcomer Dj's, a duo formed in 2014. They're running a party series called "Schirmherrschaft" in Berlin. Two big, big music fans...

 

Tracklist:

Baba Stilz - Get Down, Don't Go - *Free Download*

Laurence Guy - One for you, Lou - CinCin

Eddie C - Flying Blue - Mule Musiq

Leon Vynehall - Saxony - Running Back

Munk - The Bolero Bunuel (Red Axes Remix) - Gomma

LD Nero - Special - Running Back

University of Nowhere - Sentimental Mood - Bla Bla

Cleveland - Rio - Permanent Vacation

Baltra - Fade Away - Craigie Knowes

Trevino - Casino - Aus

Casino Times - Love in Time - Wolf Music

 


Smile For A While Podcast #18 - Lecsicu

 


S4AW 008 - Lecsicu ft. Berinika - Reversed Feelings EP

 

Some more uncut diamonds by S4AW... Robert Nedelcu aka Lecsicu from rural Romania is only 26 but already a skillful and dedicated producer of oldschool-flavoured House Music with a tek-edge. On top we've got vocals by Berinika van Wyk a singer born in South Africa.

 

Robert was inspired by guys like Rick Wade, Mr. G, Kerri Chandler, and of course Moodyman. His trademark are strong percussions, little harmonies every now and then and a “tracky” atmo to his tunes that sound very Chicago-ish.

 

All three original tunes are pure, vintage-style House Music a little on the tech side. So this clearly is an EP for the dancefloor and for early morning sessions when the sun's coming up again...

 

“Route to 95” received a groundbreaking rework by Detroit House Music veteran Gari Romalis. With incredibly deep subbass sequencies he makes this tune a deep jam like you never heard one before.

 

Buy Vinyl:

Juno.co.uk | Decks.de | Deejay.de | Bandcamp

 


Smile for a while pres. All That Jelly Vol. 1

 

All that jelly and no toast' - like when you find a bomb tune that's unavailable on 12'. The new sublabel of 'Smile for a while' is exactly about this. Clubby House Music by well-established producers as well as from lesser-known guys.

 

French guy Alex Agore opens the EP with the Lowtone remix of 'What Did I Do' - cut-up Garage House to the maxx.

 

Max Chapman from London / UK delivers another belter. A bassline-driven organ House tune with a minimalistic but very effective set-up. Oleg Poliakov aka SKAT is one of the guys behind 'Circus Company.' He comes up with a sublime but powerful Tech House tune, in the original sense of the genre name. 'Jazzve' is a tune by Russian producer Mutenoise. It's maybe the most original, innovative tune on this EP. Full of surprises and cutting-edge elements - hard to compare to anything else around these days.

 

Buy Vinyl:

Juno.co.uk | Decks.de | Deejay.de | Bandcamp

 


S4AW 007 - Jana Falcon - Falling EP

S4AW admittedly was kind of a boys club, so far. Well that was then, this is now. And now it's time to turn the tide cos' Jana Falcon is steppin' up! Deeply rooted in UK Garage, Classic House her EP adds another spicy scent to the label's cinemascope-style portfolio.

Jana's in her mid 20s and a bomb shell of a DJ already. This debut release reflects her very own, distinct sound flavour, both as a DJ and as a music freak. Bopping beats, cut-up vocals and a certain, irresistible pop appeal – it's all there.

 

Buy Vinyl:

Juno.co.uk | Decks.de | Deejay.de | Bandcamp

 


Smile For A While Podcast #17 - Mutze

MS Zufriedenheit resident DJ Mutze delights us with some kinda wild selection of downbeat, "house not house" and other crazy shit :-)

 


Smile For A While Podcast #16 - Mutenoise

 

A friend of ours from Mother Russia...

 

Tracklis: 

1. Les Sins - Grind

2. Tall Black Guy Productions - I Like You

3. Galcher Lustwerk - I Neva Seen

4. Nas1 - 50k

5. Laurence Guy - Ubik

6. Peter Clamat - Fonetische Bestatigung

7. Harry Wolfman Loz Goddard - Neck of the Woods

8. Red Rack'em - Wonky Bassline Disco Banger

9. Uffe - Solid Satin (We Can Do Something)

10. Detroit Swindle - Howsmusic

11. Torben - B1

 


Kolja Gerstenberg - Sand EP

 

At just 22 years old, Kolja Gerstenberg is not exactly the stereotypical producer of current times. His affinity to Funk, Soul, Disco & Jazz Rock brought him to study drums at a decent German university, even though the real glory days of Disco preceded his birth.

 

His passion for electronic music is part of a Gerstenberg family tradition. Breast-fed Rhythm & Grooves galore, Kolja's dad was touring with legendary Trance live act ‘Afrotrance’ during the early 1990s; releasing on R&S, Harthouse, etc. And guess what? he was the percussionist, performing in legendary clubs like ‘Dorian Gray’ or OMEN in Frankfurt.

 

Now Kolja's ready to take over and let the drums roll. The Smile for a While guys came across him via soundcloud and instantly liked his unique style of House Music, combining complex drumming with oldschool samples and crazy arrangements.

 

One of both the label & Kolija’s biggest hero’s loved the tracks as well - namely Move D. Between his everlasting, world-wide tour routine he managed to squeeze in a bass line monster of a remix – the first he's done in two years!

 

Buy Vinyl:

Juno.co.uk | Decks.de | Deejay.de | Bandcamp

 


Smile for a while Podcast #15 - Siggatunez

 

Tieffrequent Label head Siggi Tunezia playing da blues for us...

 

Playlist:

1.Siggatunez & Oliver Bernstein-Chill My Hand Like That-Tieffrequent

2.Dr. Filter & Catlover K.-Rosi-Laubenpiepers Finest

3.T. Patton-Beatdown-Polyfon

4.Mark E-Beat Down-Running Back

5.Pop & Eye-Give Me-Editainment

6.Steven Wobblejay-Real Love (Siggatunez & Oliver Bernstein RMX)-Traxx Underground

7.Soulphiction-Prison Song-Sonar Kollektiv

8.RDF (Ron Deacon & Filburt)-Truck-RDF

9.Pt/B-An Anthem-The Healing Company

10.Monosoul-June (Borrowed Identity RMX)-Smile 4 A While

11.Alex Danilov-Sundays-Mysterious Russian Soul Records

12.Owen Jay & Melchior Sultana-Mesmerised-Moods & Grooves

13.Sven Weisemann-Whatever It Is-Just Another Beat

14.Oliver Bernstein-Gotzkovsky-Tieffrequent

 


Smile for a while Podcast #14 - NRMNT

 

NRMNT is a 23 year old DJ from the Rhine-Main area who’s in love with the 90s house sound. Together with Phil Simon he founded the collective "Friends of the Family." They are hosting parties in and around Aschaffenburg and also run a little podcast series...

 

Playlist:

Aphrodisiac - Song of the Siren

Manabu Nagayama & Soichi Terada - Low Tension (Utopian Remix)

Equation - III Say a prayer 4 U

Jovonn - Nite Roads

Karizma - The Power (Original Mix)

Round One - I’m Your Brother (Club Version)

Mood II Swing - Ohh!

Rhythm II Rhythm – A Touch Of Jazz

Johan S. - Somethin' 4 Da Barheadz

Galaxy People – A Mystical Journey

Trailer Ends - Runnin' Around (Old Man Mix)

Groove Committee - I Want You To Know (Nicholas & Marcoradi Rework)

Bassmental - Keep It Deep

Djaimin - Give You

Sounds Of Blackness – The Pressure (Pt. 1)

Ralphi Rosario - You Used to Hold Me (It's a Jazz Thing)