citius altius fortius

"Putting a roomful of people in the moment. Amazing them, surprising them, challenging, even confusing them; pushing, electrifying, loving them; carrying them with you towards a better place. Shaking the dull daylight out of their bones, waking them into their other life."
(Paradise Garage and the Lost Art of DJ'ing)
Bill Brewster,Frank Broughton (Strut/Nuphonic Records), 2002

I am running the "Smile for a while" label. Send me Demos if you like: david[at]smileforawhile[.]de
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posted a review of Monarch - Forever Slammin' / I'll Be Right There. 4 days ago
A great release that has been growing on me over the years. The B side is my fave while A2 is cool too. On the flip, it's really hard to decide which is the best mix. Every one stands for its own but only unfolds its full magic if you play it out ... See full review
posted a comment on Groove. 7 days ago
lol, you gotta be joking. So you're telling me having 10...15 entries at the "Freude am tanzen"or "Klang" label make sense? At the top of the page, before all the regular releases that are ACTUAL releases on this label, whereas these CDs aren't? That's ... See full review
posted a comment on Koto - Jabdah. 7 days ago
i have this German MEMIX 047 version but track lengths are like on regular italian release?!
posted a comment on Phase 1 - Memories. 8 days ago
the pressing is absolutely perfect, also mastered very well! You shouldn't miss that one!
posted a comment on Carol Douglas - Doctor's Orders / I Want To Stay With You. 10 days ago
Does anyone know if this was really unavailable on 12" before 1989? I am asking because this was played at "The Saint" and/or "Ice Palace" and in the recordings it really doesn't sound like an LP being played...
posted a review of Velvette (2) - Nothing Worse Than Being Alone. 20 days ago
Cover version of e Ad-Lib's Northern Soul hit. For me one of the sweetest and most beautiful Hi NRG tunes. And it's still pumping anyway. The refrain is a little whack though.

Played at "The Saint" / NYC a lot, obviously.

If anyone comes across a CD ... See full review
posted a review of Superbowl - Forever And A Day. 22 days ago
For me the classic version is the B side. Much better composition in my view.
submitted DJ Duke Presents Inner Soul Featuring E. Scot* - I'm In Need 4 U. 23 days ago
posted a review of Stelee - Up* - Waiting For You. 26 days ago
Jackin' piece of club music, a lot more banging and pushing then most of the Italo Disco stuff out there. Amazing floorfiller!
posted a review of RuPaul - A Shade Shady (Now Prance). 26 days ago
The Wild Pitch mix of that one is a real banger. RuPauls vocals are cut-up and layered above each other in a dramatic way, creating a magnetic build-up. Yet all this is broken down to the real core elements in a break and built up again. Secret Weapon!
posted a comment on True Example - Love Is Finally Coming My Way / As Long As You Love Me. about 1 month ago
So can anyone tell if this 5:35 version is the Walter Gibbons Mix? Because in reality the Walter mix has approx. 6:18 minutes and the "regular" mix approx. 4:42. Is it possible they just mixed up track lengths? Because on the 1999 version they have been ... See full review
posted a comment on Teri De Sario* - Nada De Alejara De Ti (Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You). about 1 month ago
Can anyone help if this is really a Spanish language version or is it just titled spanish but all the same as the other versions?
posted a comment on Teri Desario - The Stuff Dreams Are Made Of / Ain't Nothing Gonna Keep Me From You. about 1 month ago
This 07:33 version of "Ain't nothin'" seems to be longer than all others. Can anyone tell anything about the actual difference, or is the length incorrect?
posted a review of Liquid Gold - Substitute. about 1 month ago
Incredibly funky tune. A killer groove that just won't stop... Still those 70s style Disco string arrangements, but pounding Boogie beats rooted in Funk and R&B. The vocals are not bad for a pop group either. This 12" is a real bargain. Played by Roy ... See full review
posted a review of Liquid - Culture. 3 months ago
"Mist" is my favourite on here, hidden tune on the CD version. A real banger where you have pounding tribal beats and a hypnotic bassline on top of soothing voices and soft piano & synth sequences... It's these contrasts that make this tune a masterpiece.
posted a comment on Khruangbin - Christmas Time Is Here. 3 months ago
How can I distinguish between the American and the UK version without opening the shrinkwrap? ;)
posted a review of Lhasa - The Attic. 3 months ago
To understand where 'The Attic' came from, we have to go back to one of my oldest memories: watching Der Phantastische Film on German tv. The movies that left the deepest marks on me were the ones that zoomed in on the possible bad sides of technology ... See full review
posted a review of Memphis (3) - Around The World / Lost Lands. 4 months ago
essential reissue. carefully remastered. both tunes are sick morning hour dancefloor fillers, real bombs! Cannot praise this record enough!
posted a comment on Oracy - Family Day. 4 months ago
lol, this record is already 12 years old and it still gets played often. Many productions from the 90s now sound awfully shitty and cheap, THAT'S the reality, dude.
posted a comment on Oracy - Family Day. 4 months ago
this is really a disrespectful comment. it's one thing to find a record boring. it's whole another to pour shit over somebody's artistic work.
posted a review of Marian Gold - United. 4 months ago
Any idea for which tune this is so expensive and why? 125 bucks for a CD?!
posted a review of Various - Ride The Underground. 4 months ago
The first Mix on here is really effin great in every aspect! Like a tl;dr for everyone who wants to know how UK Garage came into existence and what it sounded like in the beginning. Really an amazing history lesson by one of the Top 5 UK House / Garage ... See full review
posted a comment on Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Achtung! D.A.F. & Company. 4 months ago
I love it too. do you know which one it is?! It could be a razormaid mix, but the one on here has 7:35 length?!
posted a review of Stripper™ - Consciousness Proliferation. 4 months ago
Wow, what a jam! The "Back 2 93 Mix" is such a magnificent, beautiful work of art... It seems like "the last record" has been invented just for this tune. I can't get enough of this one...
posted a comment on Have A Nice day. 5 months ago
Does anyone know if those guys are on bandcamp or anything? Can't seem to find anything...
posted a review of User (4) - 06. 5 months ago
The C side and D2 of this double pack are irresistible. Loop techno at its finest. Pounding beats, funky basslines and a jackin percussion arrangement.
posted a review of Hugo LX - The Diary / The Sanctuary. 5 months ago
"Never had" is my favourite on here. Summer vibes all along, an irresistible groove, beautiful vocals, nicely put. Advanced drumming, excellent mixdown. What more can you ask for in a proper House track in 2018?
posted a comment on Various - Voguing & The House Ballroom Scene Of New York City 1976-96 Volume Two. 5 months ago
Does anyone know if these are remastered versions? Would be lovely....
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posted a comment on Trio Ternura - A Gira / Last Tango In Paris. 5 months ago
has been done already by Mr. Mendel. I prefer the original version though.
posted a review of Billy Frazier - The Mind Blower (Finally Got His Mind Blown). 6 months ago
I gotta disagree with the negative rating below. This is a great tune, really innovative and unique but still very well crafted. Happy vibes through and through and it works really well on the floor...
posted a review of Various - Tinder Tapes. 6 months ago
A1 is a mystic masterpiece of synthesizer madness und advanced drum programming. Really crazy stuff, but still very floor friendly.
posted a comment on Herbert* - Herbert Complete. 6 months ago
thanks. so Derrick licensed this to someone? hard to believe but apparently true ;)
posted a review of Boof - The Hydrangeas Whisper. 6 months ago
"Birgit Boogie" is such a nice piece of Disco dancing stuff. Really light-hearted but well crafted.

"Pete found his Z" was maybe named "Pete found his K" before?! Anyway, a real crazy bomb track that can save lives. Carl Cox even recommended that as a ... See full review
posted a review of Preslav - Watch Your Step. 6 months ago
The LadyMonix Remix is really a great piece of jackin House Music. A true floorfiller for any time of the night.
posted a review of Shlomi Aber - Chicago Days / Detroit Nights. 6 months ago
B and C side are surprisingly great, jacking House tunes with a Tek-edge. Really great in any House or Techno set to get people moving on the floor...
posted a review of Mr. Ho (2) - The Inflated EP. 6 months ago
this is a friggin' great release, especially the Nick Harris Remix. Slammin tek-edge House Music, really tier-1 stuff! a shame this doesn#t seem to exist on wax...
posted a comment on Inner Life - Ain't No Mountain High Enough / Make It Last Forever. 6 months ago
Does anyone know why this Version of "Ain't no mountain high enough" was shortened from 10:28 (as on the original "Garage Version") down to 9:15? makes no sense and it's a pity, given the remastering by Tom Moulton.
submitted Johannes Albert - Plus 1. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Andrés / Mike Grant - Moods & Grooves Classics v1. 7 months ago
I find the Mr. G remix has a real bad sound quality. sounds like a 128 kbps mp3. If you play it in the club you never really end up playing it because it ALWAYS sounds worse than the record before.
posted a comment on Mike Grant - How Long Must I Continue.... 7 months ago
I would really love to know the source of the horn sample in the Mr. G mix. Someone said Frank Sinatra?! Sounds more like a movie soundtrack to me.
posted a comment on Charanga '76* - Good Times (Como Vamos A Gozar) / C/U/B/A Is Cuba. 7 months ago
Re: "CUBA" - Does anyone know the songs featured in the small medley from 1:52 to 2:55? (I think it's a medley?!)
posted a comment on Pocho Pérez - Green & Yellow. 7 months ago
so this was really the first release of Jorge Ben's Zazueira? Hard to believe... I cannot find anything earlier though.
posted a review of Charanga 76 - We Are Family (Somos Familia) / My Forbidden Love (Mi Amor Prohibido). 7 months ago
Seriously the best version of "my forbidden lover." The mesmerizing guitar jams, the sugarcoated vocals, the breakdowns,... I like this a lot more than the original. It's a shame there's not more spanish language Disco jams like this. Pure dancefloor ... See full review
posted a comment on Charanga '76* - Good Times (Como Vamos A Gozar). 7 months ago
I think nobody recognized on here that the main composition basis of this is "Bounce, Skate, Rock & Roll" by Vaughan Mason & Crew - so this is in fact a mashup, not a cover version.
posted a comment on Oliver Hacke. 7 months ago
Does anyone know what happened to him or why he stopped making music? Strange, after just 6 years.
posted a comment on Prosumer - Panorama Bar 03. 8 months ago
Dioes anyone know if track #4 got ever released? it's amazing stuff all along...
posted a comment on Studio Nova Feat. Sommer Trella - The Music's All I Know. 8 months ago
I now found out the sample is "Candi Staton - When you wake up tomorrow", but how did they do it? amazing result!
posted a comment on Richard F. - The Blue Dice Project EP. 8 months ago
I don't understand that logic, I am sorry?! ten words
posted a comment on James Mason - I Want Your Love. 8 months ago
funny how 80% of all House records list this record as recommendation on Discogs... It's cool but honestly not that kind of mega hit it's supposed to be if almost all other House records point to it.