DJ Smash

DJ Smash Discography

Albums

DJSCD1-1 DJ Smash Fat Jazzy Grooves - One, Two, & Three; Early Collection(CD, Album) New Breed DJSCD1-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
NBR 0045-2 DJ Smash The Party Platter(CD, Album) New Breed NBR 0045-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
DJS 1004-2 DJ Smash Fat Jazzy Grooves: Early Collection(CD) New Breed DJS 1004-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
CD 7243 5 26816 2 4V, 7243 5 26816 2 4V DJ Smash DJ Smash Presents Phonography(CD, Comp, Mixed, Promo) Blue Note, Blue Note CD 7243 5 26816 2 4V, 7243 5 26816 2 4V US 2001 Sell This Version
INS589-2 DJ Smash Recollection Vol. 1(CD) Instinct Records INS589-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
7243 5 40931 2 8 DJ Smash Phonography 2(CD, Mixed) Blue Note 7243 5 40931 2 8 US 2003 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MC Chi-Guy Featuring Axxx & Smash* MC Chi-Guy Featuring Axxx & Smash* - I'm Out Cold (Single) R&N Records US 1990 Sell This Version
DJ Smash Fat Jazzy Grooves One, Two, Three Early Collection New Breed US 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Smash Bluntz On Wax (Volume One) Peace Records (2) US 1994 Sell This Version
PNB 1003-1 DJ Smash Bluntz On Wax (Volume Two)(12") Peace Records (2) PNB 1003-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
DJS 001-1 DJ Smash Fat Jazzy Grooves One, Two, Three Early Collection(12", Par) New Breed DJS 001-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
DJS 002-1 DJ Smash Fat Jazzy Grooves One, Two, Three Early Collection(12", Par) New Breed DJS 002-1 US 1994 Sell This Version
DJ Smash Presents The Party Platter EP (EP) New Breed US 1995 Sell This Version
NBR 0036-1 DJ Smash DJ Smash Presents The Party Platter EP #2(12") New Breed NBR 0036-1 US 1995 Sell This Version
dcep-013 DJ Smash Jazzy Grooves Collection E.P.(12", EP) Disques Corde dcep-013 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
BJX:17 DJ Smash Cut & Run Edits(12") BSTRD Boots BJX:17 US 2013 Sell This Version

Compilations

NBR 0050-2 DJ Smash Bluntz On Wax Volumes 1 & 2(CD, Comp, Mixed) New Breed NBR 0050-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
dccd-013 DJ Smash Jazzy Grooves Collection(CD, Comp) Disques Corde dccd-013 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
dccd-031 DJ Smash Jazzy Grooves Collection Volume.2(CD, Comp) Disques Corde dccd-031 Japan 2013 Sell This Version

DJ Mixes

NBR 0022-2 DJ Smash New Breed Jumbo Pack Volume One(CD, Mixed) New Breed NBR 0022-2 US 1995 Sell This Version

Reviews

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downtown.music

downtown.music

May 9, 2005
edited over 11 years ago
I first met DJ Smash while working at the still-in-business Saint Mark's Sounds in the heart of NYC's East Village back in the mid 80's. Back then, "Sounds" was THEE place to find amazingly underpriced 12" singles of all genres. Local DJ's would bring their doubles, promos or just sell-off their old disco singles to get quick cash, and the store would flip them over for a few bucks. That's when we became friends, and I realized by working alongside this man that he was destined for greatness. Smash is SUCH a breath of fresh air in this ego centric, self-hyping jungle I call "The DJ Rat Race". He's low-key and super intelligent, he really knows and feels any kind of quality music from rock to funk to disco and electronica and back again. At the time, I was just starting to spin, and one night Smash shows up at one of my gigs at The Palladium with a bag of records and asked if he could play. Well to be honest I was intimidated by his obviously superior DJ and Turntablist skills, and feared that I'd be out of a job at the end of the night if the crowd and the managers heard him do his thing, so I politely declined in order to save my own ass and keep my job. I felt bad about it, but I'm sure we both knew "what time it is" and he was totally cool about it. I was also working at the legendary Save The Robots, and I wanted to make it up to him and get him to play there. I highly recommended him to the club's owners and asked him to audition, but he declined for more than a year. Finally, he played there and the rest is history. From my point of view it was the defining gig of his career, 'cuz "Robots" was one of the coolest, most eclectic after-hours parties in NYC at the time along with the Paradise Garage and The Loft. "Robots" gave Smash the kind of freedom to stretch out and play many styles of music as the mood and the crowd suited him. He's a DJ's DJ, and a gentleman and a scholar as well. He moved on to bigger and better things, including his own label and his involvement with Giant Step, and the rest is history. DJ Smash is a diamond in the rough in this world of over-hyped, egomaniacal, self-important wannabees with minimal programming skills. He can rock ANY crowd without pandering to the lowest common denominator. My hat's off to you Brother!

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