upcoming french producer matthieu faubourg, who has worked extensively with guys like dj boring and black loops, is firing up this heavy 12- on -smile for a while.- stripped down house bangers all the way - from more laid-back, synth-oriended stuff over to some 90s-tingled house groover, ending up with a frantic 6 a.m. anthem on the b-side this ep is all you need to keep your floor dancing till the end of the year...
after a short hiatus to axe on wax and his return to tieffrequent records monosoul is coming back to s4aw, too... monosoul s signature sound is still there and yet has changed a bit. more bouncing basslines, more deepness and more synth textures... on remix credits we ve got atlanta s very own byron the aquarius. 2016 was an exceptionally good year for him in the biz with releases on wild oats, sound signature, etc. in 2017 he will totally go big with his unique, deep - no frills jazzy impro style. so we re more than happy with his own chord jams making up a top notch remix. what s left to be said well like michael brody put it: nothing is more important than friendship. not money, not fame, not death. crew love is true love!
-christos mavridis is a many of many guises. he s done an ep on - house is ok , some tech house on noir music, kindisch or get physical and right now he s preparing a tier-1 techno career...for s4aw he delivers a dancefloor-heavy house music ep showing of
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 befor
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.
for the second chapter in the smile for a while story, label heads daniel and david call on a veritable host of frankfurt-based producers, with the ffm vol. 2 ep one thats very much deserving of its vinyl release.
the brother s leeb are releasing their first limited, vinyl only e.p. on smile for a while. now, who are those guys? one of the bros - dj eb-clectic - helped building germany s hip hop scene during the late 1980s and 1990s in frankfurt / main, but also did some chicago house tunes with deskee and gene farris on force inc. in the 1990s, as well. this brother is a real keeper! the other bro - leander janik - is in his mid 20s and quite an avid home composer on his little roland synthie. he s a long term member of the s4aw crew, and has shared a studio with all the other guys. needless to say the brothers are hell of a dj duo, too...
nice price deal !!! smile for a while has recently moved to berlin and calls for jana falcon, a local, emerging house music producer . -falling (again boy)- is an intricate fusion of garage and house textures, it s a sultry, catchy tune with stunning spoken-word vocals and a bed of fuzzy beats that give it a really contemporary gloss. things then go off in another direction with the brilliantly named, -contemplation of inadequacy-. this one is crafted on another hypnotic tip, drawing the listener in with another bevy of atmospheric vocals and a bassline that s pure fire. in -petrias house- jana goes for a more upfront house sound. simmering piano keys lend this one a sun-soaked flourish, precisely the tonic for the fast-approaching summer. the release closes with a thoroughly banging remix by we play house man, dynamodyse. a tune that s thoroughly engaging and is sure to get your head in
ltd to 225 copies , the smile for a while crew turn to italian producer andrew soul for their latest transmission, resulting in a loud and proud record of house music histrionics tapping into an old-skool sensibility. soul enlists hard ton for vocal duties on the a side tracks, which range from the emotionally charged deep house depth charge -sweet love- to the grinding dirtiness of -take me higher-. on the b side, nico lahs gets to work on -sweet love- and turns it into an irresistibly funky shuffler with plenty of new jersey garage flavour rubbed into its bones. -your breath- then rounds the ep off with a freaky cut perfect for the after party
sebastian maschat a.k.a. stoneage kid has been around in the house music scene for about 15 years now: cult stoner house with extra produktionen , drummer in erlend oye s whitest boy alive and numerous other projects. stoneage kid is an hardware / mpc based act, with own vocals and a very distinctive electro pop aesthetique. his first ep on smile for a while creally sounds like captain comatose meeting isolee in some purple haze panic room. you ll find melancholic drum machine jams, some serious synths, lotsa vocoder and a lot of bassline-bumping. phillip lauer delivers a refreshingly cheesy remix with god singing solo and the holy ghost on drums just as expected. hang on to a dream is quite a special tune, written and sung by german indie veteran otto von bismarck. this remix version is really something for intimate connoiseurs of both pop and house music.