Smoke City

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English band that blended acid jazz and trip hop, borrowing from Brazilian styles such as samba and bossa nova.
They are best known for their single "Underwater Love", which was a major hit in 1997, after being used in a Levi's television advertisement.
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Albums

FR CS 20330 Smoke City - Flying Away album art Smoke City Flying Away (Album) Jive FR CS 20330 Malaysia 1997 Sell This Version
9221842 Smoke City - Heroes Of Nature album art Smoke City Heroes Of Nature (Album) Cutting Edge 9221842 UK 2001 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

JIVE T 425 Smoke City - Mr. Gorgeous (And Miss Curvaceous) album art Smoke City Mr. Gorgeous (And Miss Curvaceous) (Maxi, Single) Virgin JIVE T 425 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
RITA 002 Smoke City - Underwater Love album art Smoke City Underwater Love (Single, Maxi) Jive, Jive RITA 002 UK 1996 Sell This Version
7243 8 94775 2 8 Smoke City - Aguas De Março - Joga Bossa album art Smoke City Aguas De Março - Joga Bossa (Single) Jive 7243 8 94775 2 8 Netherlands 1997 Sell This Version
JBV 377 Smoke City - Mr Gorgeous / Bitter Sweet Symphony album art Smoke City / The Verve Smoke City / The Verve - Mr Gorgeous / Bitter Sweet Symphony(7", Promo) Virgin JBV 377 Italy 1997 Sell This Version
JIVE T 447, INT 0518256 Smoke City - With You album art Smoke City With You (Maxi) Jive JIVE T 447, INT 0518256 Europe 1997 Sell This Version
SC NUM T 001 Smoke City - Numbers (D.J. Spiller Remixes) album art Smoke City Numbers (D.J. Spiller Remixes)(12") Jive SC NUM T 001 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
JBV 374 Smoke City - Underwater Love (Radio Edit) / Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good) album art Smoke City / Skunk Anansie Smoke City / Skunk Anansie - Underwater Love (Radio Edit) / Hedonism (Just Because You Feel Good)(7", Promo) Virgin JBV 374 Italy 1999 Sell This Version
HUM008 Smoke City - Jug / Hawaii album art Smoke City / Christ and Brown Smoke City / Christ and Brown - Jug / Hawaii Humble Records HUM008 UK 2000 Sell This Version
9252380 P Smoke City - What It Was album art Smoke City What It Was(12", Promo) Jive 9252380 P UK 2001 Sell This Version
SCT 1P Smoke City Dark Walk / Devil Mood(12", Promo) Not On Label SCT 1P UK Unknown Sell This Version

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TheAlex_1

TheAlex_1

August 26, 2003
One of my favorite bands. Flying Away was their first, Heroes of nature their second. Flying Away was re-released in 2001 after much acclaim. This is really a cult band too, but the inclusion of Underwater Love on many compilations in the early 2000-2002 and late 90's as well as a Levi's ad in Europe saw them reach a new audience.

Very talented musicians. Mark Brown's other project KV:5 is taking on steam. Nina Miranda is perhaps the most known member commercially, and works with many producers and Dj's and has had many guest spots. But Christian Franck is perhaps the core, coming from a rich music background, he's a terrific guitar player and musician/producer. He hails on the group Batu as well as Da Lata.

In fact you can see all members of Smoke City working with "Da Lata" (not to be confused with the Da Lata of Brazilian underground singer Fernanda Abrue). at some point in time in some way. If you like Smoke City, definitely check out Da Lata's "Songs from the Tin" and "Remix" project, as well as Smoke City's sophomore release: "Heroes of Nature".
adamdodici

adamdodici

April 25, 2001
edited over 20 years ago
Smoke City is a good band with some Brazillian influences. Their song "With You" is a great chillout track and appears on the Hed Kandi compilation "Serve Chilled".

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