Move D & Benjamin Brunn – Let’s Call It A Day [SMALLVILLELP13]

Smallville Records reissues Move D (David Moufang) and Benjamin Brunn’s 2006 collaborative album, “Let’s Call It A Day” released on BineMusic. This is a complete piece built from seven sections, each one is a microcosm of unique textures, depth, ambience, emotions, programming, looping and melodic rules; Together they are a homogenous creation, a symphony that culminate in dance music experiencing elevation. The way Moufang and Brunn fuse different genres together without committing to any musical doctrine, makes them appear prophetic. However, it is in no sense a retrospect feeling; even at the time it was clear that the perceptions, experience, vision, and delicacy of this album were outstanding.

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Move D & Benjamin Brunn – Let’s Call It A Day [SMALLVILLELP13]

Smallpeople – Afterglow [SMALLVILLELP12]

It’s been seven years since Smallpeople’s debut album, ‘Salty Days’. In the time since, much has changed in the world of dance music, yet the Hamburg duo have remained dedicated to their unapologetically reassuring vision of house music as-a-whole. With ‘Afterglow’ we get a record carved directly from the hearts and record collections of two individuals whose understanding of dance music appears to be some sort of blissful second-nature.

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Smallpeople – Afterglow [SMALLVILLELP12]

L’amour Fou – Dujuan [SMALLVILLE052]

Due to thyphoon Dujuan, Move D and his friends Benoit Bouquin & Marco Wollenberg were trapped in the studio for a few days, when David visited Taipei in 2015 to play Corner Club. All the flights to and from the island were cancelled during the storm, so the three had some extended studio- and red-wine sessions. Looking back from now- these were all worth it and the best thing that could happen- 3 hazy and timeless cuts from the eye of Dujuan.

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L’amour Fou – Dujuan [SMALLVILLE052]

VA – Psychic Advisor [SMALLVILLE049]

Psychic Advisor, is a worldwide affair: mysterious Makybee Diva from Down Under, Snad – hailing from Chicago, L’amour Fou on B1- the project of Move D and his friendsf rom Taipeh (Benoit and Marco), plus Arnaldo closing down the compilation on B2. You might consider this record as a clubnight from start to finish. There is everything from slow euphoria to crystaline deepness, from shake-moments to different states of a sweet dream, but it all fits as if it was bound together.

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VA – Psychic Advisor [SMALLVILLE049]

Smallpeople – Crystal Fandango [SMALLVILLE048]

Smallpeople doing the Crystal Fandango. After a little while, Just and Julius are back on wax with a fresh three-tracker, that was well tested on the road by some close friends for quite a while- and it was about time to put out this groover right in time for the summer.

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Smallpeople – Crystal Fandango [SMALLVILLE048]

Christopher Rau – Yamato [SMALLVILLE047]

Christopher Rau is one of Smallville’s steady mainstays, with “Yamato” he is delivering four tracks, that perfectly describe the seductive cosmos of Smallville’s sound. There is nods to the past as well as a paved way to a timeless future. Carefully evolving melody, voices and something caressing from somewhere far away- but within your heart in just a moment. It’s bubbling and telling stories from the inside but it’s still targeted straight to a dancefloor- dedicated to the sweetest ones of the world.

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Christopher Rau – Yamato [SMALLVILLE047]

Moomin – A Minor Thought [SMALLVILLELP011]

The ocean- the infinity, the beauty, the colour, the sound: a truly seductive place. With the sound of ocean waves Smallville’s beloved artist Moomin invites us to enter his second full length album “A Minor Thought”. A selection of wonderful tracks initiate some exciting house music moments at our favorite clubs, improved at Panorama Bar, Robert Johnson and of course the Golden Pudel among many others.. Engaged with a fantastic collection of analogue synths and drum machines, Moomin is always on a hunt of the most delicate samples.

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Moomin – A Minor Thought [SMALLVILLELP011]

VA – Smallville Ways: 10 Years [SMALLVILLECD010]

VARIOUS - Smallville Ways: 10 Years

This year, Smallville Records is celebrating a decade in the game with the Smallville Ways compilation.

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VA – Smallville Ways: 10 Years [SMALLVILLECD010]

Moomin – Fuck Reality 02 [FR002]

The second release on the Fuck Reality label comes from Smallville regular Moomin, aka German producer Sebastian Genz. While flipsides “Room 207” and “Right On” are as deep, woozy, starry and twinkling as you’d expect from the long-established deep house producer, it’s A-side “You Are Sweet Sweet” that will undoubtedly attract most attention. It’s effectively an unofficial remix of Candi Staton’s dancefloor anthem “You Got The Love”, with the legendary vocalist’s iconic vocal riding a chunky, organic deep house cut big on rolling, disco-influenced percussion, chiming melodies and rich chords.

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Moomin – Fuck Reality 02 [FR002]

STL – Simply Positive [SMALLVILLE043]

STL - Simply Positive

Stephan ‘STL’ Laubner’s new release on Smallville Records features two deep house tracks.Opener “Heaven’s Vape” (we chuckled, at least) peppering a rubbery, low-end groove with tuneful synthesizers and glistening electronics. There’s a similar love-of-life demonstrated on flipside “Joy Operator”, with winding synth motifs, lazy synth-strings and tumbling electronics draped over a notably bullish, forthright groove. Both tracks are typical of Smallville’s output, but rather less obtuse than Laubner’s usual fare.

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STL – Simply Positive [SMALLVILLE043]

Arnaldo – Your Favourite Colour Is Green Yet You Dress In Black [SMALLVILLE042]

Arnaldo drops his first EP for Smallville for three years. This is a wonderfully fluid delight, with all three tracks offering a near perfect balance of lolloping grooves, glassy-eyed melodies and eyes-shut chords. A-side “Moving On” sets the tone, layering dreamy pads and cascading melodies atop a shuffling groove. He gets a little more forthright on the cymbal-heavy deep house pump of “Never Used To Be Better”, before calming things down with the heavenly throb, woozy spoken vocal samples and cyclical melodies of “Million Mile Love”.

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Arnaldo – Your Favourite Colour Is Green Yet You Dress In Black [SMALLVILLE042]

Lawrence – Manhattan [SMALLVILLE041]

Two years after his In A Rush EP, Lawrence is back on Smallville with another release dedicated to the island of lunacy and love: Manhattan. Approved by visionary dancers from all around the globe, Smallville41 presents three enthusiastic tracks- the pulsating tech-jazz ballad ‘Nowhere Is A Place’, the title track featuring Ghostly Internationals most wanted Heathered Pearls and a particular forward stepping bouncer sending greetings from Sten.

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Lawrence – Manhattan [SMALLVILLE041]

Jacques Bon – Two Hearts [SMALLVILLE039]

In addition to the odd collaboration with Chrissy Rau and Nicolas Villebrun, the wonderfully named Jacques Bon is a long term affiliate of Smallville Records, holding things down in Paris for the Hamburg operation. Having contributed a rather tasty lopsided jacker to the label’s Thirtyfive Ways compilation last year, afull EP for Smallville is long overdue and the four tracks on this Two Hearts 12″ will leave fans of the Hamburg operation wanting much more. Bon can do dreamy and sumptuous, as on opening track “Jasmine’s Dream,” or deep and contemplative (“Sunday Evening”) whilst the B Side demonstrates the Parisian is fully geared to produce tracks calibrated for mid set detonation. “The Sails” is as perfect an example of musically rich gliding deep house as you will find right now.

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Jacques Bon – Two Hearts [SMALLVILLE039]

Julius Steinhoff – Flocking Behaviour [SMALLVILLELP009]

Half of the dynamic duo Smallpeople, founder and one of the steersmen behind Hamburgs Smallville empire as well as a producer and DJ in his own right, Steinhoff’s debut album comes on his own label. A romantic concept of house music that is at times utopian, the album gathers eight tracks that evoke late nights, hazy mornings and walks on thin air.

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Julius Steinhoff – Flocking Behaviour [SMALLVILLELP009]

Steven Tang – Leaving The Physical World [SMALLVILLE038]

Steven Tang returns to Smallville Records for a follow up entitled Leaving The Physical World. Building on the masterful approach to deep house seen on Disconnect to Connect, the Hong Kong native delivers three nuanced productions that show the skills he’s been honing for many years. The percussive bump and complex chord arrangement of the title track are finely complemented by the searching shamanic house of “Mystic Ritual” and melancholic soundscape of “Reality We Make”.

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Steven Tang – Leaving The Physical World [SMALLVILLE038]

Christopher Rau – Mehris Mood [SMALLVILLE037]

Christopher Rau strikes back with another Smallville episode of dreams that money can buy. After a couple of diverse releases lately on Office, Dérive and Junk-Yard Collections, he proves his unique exposure to deeply diving with the machines again on Smallville. Christopher Rau’s aural works feel like an outer world’s embrace, an analog kiss from the beyond. Here it is the soundtrack made for our favorite places to escape reality: a magic club, a deepest dream.

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Christopher Rau – Mehris Mood [SMALLVILLE037]

Steven Tang – Disconnect To Connect [SMALLVILLELP007]

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“Every producers dream is to one day complete and release a full length album. After a string of well received 12inch singles on my own label, Emphasis Recordings, and most recently, on labels like Aesthetic Audio, Machining Dreams, Syncrophone, and Dolly, I thought now is the time to start realizing that dream of the full length album.”

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Steven Tang – Disconnect To Connect [SMALLVILLELP007]