Smitten

Smitten

Profile:
London Acid techno Label from Steve Smitten. Ran from Nov 1995 - Apr 2002. Current releases can be found under the label Smitten Is Dead, a remix project of 10 releases run through the Stay Up Forever Label Collective.
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Contact Info:
Smitten Is Dead
C/O SUF Collective
1c Darnley Rd
London
E9 6QH

e:mail stevesmitten@gmail.com
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
none Smitten Spring 99 Sampler  album cover Various Smitten Spring 99 Sampler(CDr, Promo, Smplr) Smitten none UK 1999 Sell This Version
ROUTEPILE001 Political Party Broadcast  album cover Various Political Party Broadcast(CD, Comp + CD, Mixed) Routemaster Records, Routemaster Records ROUTEPILE001 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 01 Confused / Serious Tangent  album cover Lochi vs. Immersion* Lochi vs. Immersion* - Confused / Serious Tangent SMT 01 UK 1995 Sell This Version
SMT 03 Squid EP  album cover Intellect 3000* Squid EP (EP) SMT 03 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SMT 04 Brainchaser  album cover EXP Project Brainchaser SMT 04 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SMT 05 Ballistic  album cover Ballistic Ballistic SMT 05 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SMT 06 Paroxysm  album cover Lochi Paroxysm SMT 06 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SMT 07 Prozac / Metholated  album cover Geezer Prozac / Metholated SMT 07 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SMT 08 Mad Cows On Acid / BSE  album cover DDR & The Geezer Mad Cows On Acid / BSE SMT 08 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 09 Slut Fuck / Butt Fuck  album cover Immersion* Slut Fuck / Butt Fuck SMT 09 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 10 System Test EP  album cover Chris Liberator System Test EP (EP) SMT 10 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 11 Is Vic There / Machine  album cover Kektex Vs Circog Kektex Vs Circog - Is Vic There / Machine(12") Smitten SMT 11 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 12 Can't Breathe  album cover Punk Floyd Can't Breathe(12") Smitten SMT 12 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 13 Unlucky For Some / Almost 16  album cover 13 Unlucky For Some / Almost 16(12") Smitten SMT 13 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 14 Obscured By Shit / We Are Punk  album cover Punk Floyd Obscured By Shit / We Are Punk SMT 14 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 15 Acilod / Generation F  album cover Baron Felch Acilod / Generation F SMT 15 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 16 The Long And Short Of It / Bubblerap  album cover Geezer The Long And Short Of It / Bubblerap(12") Smitten SMT 16 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 17 Implant / Freedom Fighter  album cover D.A.V.E. The Drummer Implant / Freedom Fighter SMT 17 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMT 18 Mardy Alan / Devil Maker  album cover Vibe Bar Rejects Mardy Alan / Devil Maker SMT 18 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 19 303 Power / So What Does It Mean  album cover Chris Liberator & The Geezer 303 Power / So What Does It Mean SMT 19 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 20 It's An Acid Thing  album cover Various It's An Acid Thing SMT 20 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 21 Fuck Goa / Detox  album cover Audio Pancake Fuck Goa / Detox SMT 21 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 22 Jaw 2 The Floor / Balloonism  album cover Balloonheads Jaw 2 The Floor / Balloonism SMT 22 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 23 Smack My Bloke Up / Squat Rock Part II  album cover Immersion* Smack My Bloke Up / Squat Rock Part II SMT 23 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 24 Strictly Underground  album cover D.A.V.E. The Drummer Strictly Underground SMT 24 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 25 Richy Harris Used My Daughter / Overload The Circuit  album cover Rowland The Bastard Richy Harris Used My Daughter / Overload The Circuit SMT 25 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 26 Techno Purists Suck On This / Test 4  album cover Chris Liberator Techno Purists Suck On This / Test 4(12") Smitten SMT 26 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 27 Out There / Mind Games  album cover Tarball & Lungbutter vs. Rowland The Bastard Tarball & Lungbutter vs. Rowland The Bastard - Out There / Mind Games(12") Smitten SMT 27 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMT 28 Dusthead 2000 / Tickling The Trout  album cover Geezer Dusthead 2000 / Tickling The Trout SMT 28 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMT 29 Get It Out / Stick It In  album cover Acid Perverts Get It Out / Stick It In SMT 29 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMT 30 Madness / Their Eyes  album cover DDR Madness / Their Eyes SMT 30 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMT 31 Disturbance / 70mph  album cover Vibe Bar Rejects Disturbance / 70mph SMT 31 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMT 32 13.5% Extra / Let It All Flow  album cover X Meets Y 13.5% Extra / Let It All Flow SMT 32 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMT 33 Our Shit Is Out There / Bad Day At Black Frog Creek  album cover Chris Liberator & The Geezer Our Shit Is Out There / Bad Day At Black Frog Creek SMT 33 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMT 34 Meltdown To The Millenium / El Lado B Ataka Denveto  album cover Audio Pancake Meltdown To The Millenium / El Lado B Ataka Denveto(12") Smitten SMT 34 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMT 35 Octagon / Melo's Late  album cover Speaker Pimps Octagon / Melo's Late SMT 35 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMT 36 Brown Nun / Harry's Delay  album cover Vibe Bar Rejects Brown Nun / Harry's Delay SMT 36 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMT 37 Floyd As Fuck For The Y2K / Opus PF  album cover Punk Floyd Floyd As Fuck For The Y2K / Opus PF SMT 37 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 38 Proper / What You Need  album cover Dave The Drummer* Proper / What You Need SMT 38 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 39 Acidextrous / Suspect Package  album cover Geezer Acidextrous / Suspect Package(12") Smitten SMT 39 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 40 Possession  album cover Ant Possession SMT 40 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 41 Stop The Rush / Cropduster  album cover Bodie & Doyle (2) Stop The Rush / Cropduster SMT 41 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 42 Nova / The Fifth Element  album cover Geezer & Android Geezer & Android - Nova / The Fifth Element(12") Smitten SMT 42 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 43 Had It With Blondes / Fri - Sun Non Stop  album cover Rowland The Bastard Had It With Blondes / Fri - Sun Non Stop(12") Smitten SMT 43 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 44 Mig Welder / Vodka Blindness  album cover Dexys Subway Runners vs Baron Felch Dexys Subway Runners vs Baron Felch - Mig Welder / Vodka Blindness(12") Smitten SMT 44 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 45 3 Day Illegal Rave Party From Hell / Comfortably Dumb  album cover Punk Floyd 3 Day Illegal Rave Party From Hell / Comfortably Dumb(12") Smitten SMT 45 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 46 Dig Your Own Grave E.P.  album cover D.A.V.E. The Drummer Dig Your Own Grave E.P. (EP) SMT 46 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SMT 47 Shaver / Splinter  album cover DDR Shaver / Splinter SMT 47 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMT 48 Shut Up / Buff  & Shine  album cover Geezer Shut Up / Buff & Shine(12") Smitten SMT 48 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMT 49 Find Me A Priest / Casing The Joint  album cover Speaker Pimps Find Me A Priest / Casing The Joint(12") Smitten SMT 49 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMT050 The Sound Of.... Smitten E.P.  album cover Various The Sound Of.... Smitten E.P.(2x12", EP) Smitten SMT050 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMT051 Men Of The 303 / Clean N Green  album cover Rasmus vs. Speaker Pimps Rasmus vs. Speaker Pimps - Men Of The 303 / Clean N Green(12") Smitten SMT051 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMT052 You Make Me Laugh / Destruction  album cover Rowland The Bastard You Make Me Laugh / Destruction(12") Smitten SMT052 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMT053 Strontium 90 / Durban Poison  album cover Ant & Nick Grater Strontium 90 / Durban Poison(12") Smitten SMT053 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMT054 Do You Mind Being Careful Where You Throw Your Rocks / Techno De Fuck  album cover Halidated Do You Mind Being Careful Where You Throw Your Rocks / Techno De Fuck(12") Smitten SMT054 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SMT055 Smell The Glove / Revenge Of The International Daytime Drinkers  album cover Scratch N Sniff Smell The Glove / Revenge Of The International Daytime Drinkers(12") Smitten SMT055 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SMT 56 One Million 909 Kick Drums / This Sound  album cover Chris Liberator One Million 909 Kick Drums / This Sound(12", W/Lbl) Smitten SMT 56 UK 2002 Sell This Version
SMTCD001 BITten  album cover Various BITten(CD, Comp) Smitten SMTCD001 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SMTCD 2 Purge  album cover Immersion* Purge(CD, Album) Smitten SMTCD 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMTCD003 Acid Felch  album cover Various Acid Felch(CD, Comp) Smitten, Smitten SMTCD003 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMTCD004 Have Landed  album cover Punk Floyd Have Landed(CD, Album) Smitten SMTCD004 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMTCD005 Contortions  album cover Various Contortions(CD, Comp) Smitten, Smitten, Smitten SMTCD005 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMTCD006 Things To Do In Devon When You're Dead  album cover Rowland The Bastard Things To Do In Devon When You're Dead(CD, Album) Smitten SMTCD006 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMTCD007 The Sound Of... Smitten Volume 1  album cover Aaron Liberator The Sound Of... Smitten Volume 1(CD, Mixed) Smitten SMTCD007 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMTLP 2 Purge  album cover Immersion* Purge SMTLP 2 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SMTLP 4 Have Landed  album cover Punk Floyd Have Landed SMTLP 4 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SMTLP 5 Contortions  album cover Various Contortions SMTLP 5 UK 1999 Sell This Version
SMTLP6 Things To Do In Devon When You're Dead  album cover Rowland The Bastard Things To Do In Devon When You're Dead SMTLP6 UK 2001 Sell This Version
SMTO 2 Kinky Acid / There's No Rush  album cover Immersion* / Lochi Immersion* / Lochi - Kinky Acid / There's No Rush(12") Smitten SMTO 2 UK 1996 Sell This Version
SRX 1 Mad Cows On Acid  album cover DDR & The Geezer Mad Cows On Acid(12") Smitten Remix SRX 1 UK 1997 Sell This Version
SRX 2 Prozac  album cover Geezer Prozac(12") Smitten Remix SRX 2 UK 1998 Sell This Version
SRX 3 Purge  album cover Lawrie Immersion Purge(12") Smitten Remix SRX 3 UK 1998 Sell This Version

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Handsonrecords.co.uk

Handsonrecords.co.uk

January 22, 2011
edited over 7 years ago
Another legendary label alongside the Stay Up Forever Collective that was born out of the free party London UK Acid Techno scene as is still getting hammered today. It was a great shame when this label came to an end and a lot of people were very sad to see it go. Saying that the label is still played widely in that scene to this day and is very sort after on vinyl.

It would be good to see all this stuff re-issued for the digital age but it is nice that its still only available for real vinyl purists
the_psychologist

the_psychologist

November 12, 2008
What can you say about this classic label...

Smitten pushed Acid Techno, heavy on the Techno. So you get lots of 303 leads, but also a lot of tunes that are closer to filthy Hard Techno similar to the stuff released on Infected, Cluster, etc.. Some of the very early releases sound like oldschool Acid Trance, so all in all this label is well diverse.

Smitten seemed to go into a bit of a rut from #9-11 and #13-15, but both periods of mediocrity were put to ends by some killer tracks ("Can't Breathe" and "The Long And Short Of It"). There were also some pretty weak tunes late in the run (ie "Men of the 303" and others that seemed to have weak production and perhaps were a bit too silly). Beyond those fallow releases, it's all good.

In particular, Smitten released a few killer LPs, including Purge, Contortions, and Dig Your Own Grave.

One of my favorite aspects of the label was always the logo and sturdy look of the releases. No frilly sleeves, just lovely pressings and quality all the way.

Some of the related labels (Remix, XS, SID) had some storming tracks, but the star here is the main label.

Fave releases for me will always be:

"Squid (Fucking Good Sex Mix)"
"Prozac" (remember pre-RAW Geezer?)
"BSE" (pure havoc)
"Can't Breathe" (chugging Acid Techno that helped introduce me)
"It's An Acid Thing" doublepack (good lord, this is quality)
"Detox" (maybe THE example of Geezer's dirt-filthiest Acid sound)
"Overload The Circuit" (Rowland's "Detox")
"Proper" (Huh? Drummer doing warm, funky Techno)
and
"Splinter" (one of DDR's best, pure stripped-down London Acid Techno that mixes like a beauty and never gets old)

Cheers to Steve for all the memories and ace music. This label has been missed since the day it ended.