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.
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.
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 :-)
S4AW 006 - Kolja Gerstenberg - Sand
S4AW is coming up with another Deep House belter by another raw talent from the outskirts of Frankfurt. Kolja Gerstenberg is a 22 year old guy from Gießen / Germany. He's not really the typical producer of current times with his affinity to Funk, Soul, Disco & Jazz Rock. This faible brought him to study drums at a decent German university, and now he's more than ready to roll the drums for some Deep Shit!
Smile For A While Podcast #16 - Mutenoise
A friend of ours from Mother Russia...
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
S4AW Podcast #15 by Siggatunez
This time our Podcast comes out of Berlin, from the Tieffrequent labelhead Siggatunez.
S4AW 005 - Janis ft. Anshie -
Never There EP
Janis is hell of a Frankfurter. Born and raised that is. His bold imprint "House is OK", being run with two friends was started 1 year before "smile for a while", so there was surely some kind of inspiration coming from that end.
The S4AW guys kind of adopted the sound maniac and gave him a cozy little music studio together with all the other smiling madmen. There he sweated blood & tears onto his Prophet 600, the Moogs, the Rolands and all the other vintage music boxes. The outcome is an amazing wall of House sound, crazy in the details, epic in dancefloor quality.