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
Recent Activity
posted a comment on Omaha Sheriff. 10 days ago
Tony Visconti mentions in his autobiograhpy that there is a second album... Any chance to come accross this or reissue it?
posted a comment on Blondie - Parallel Lines. 13 days ago
Does anyone know if this is remastered or not? There are remasters on spotify, and this is probably not the original mixdown?!
submitted Move D - House Grooves Vol. 1. about 1 month ago
posted a review of Mark Broom - Payback EP. 2 months ago
rock-solid hypno-Techno. Great, timeless compositions, floating somewhere out in space, between 135 and 138 bpm. A2 and B1 are the picks on here...
posted a review of Smokin Beats - One Fine Day / Make Love Until The Remix Come. 3 months ago
"One fine day" is an all-time secret weapon. Sentimental pads / flutes, jazzy keys and a perfect build up... Perfect last tune for any club situation. Very sentimental, very hard to top in a b2b situation...
posted a comment on Acoustic High-End Research - Strada Professional SE Vol.1. 3 months ago
I hardly think so. I think it comes from a generic fx compilation like the Wilhelm Scream...
posted a comment on White Door - Windows. 4 months ago
it's because I heard a Cosmic recording by Baldelli or the likes and he played it at 45.
submitted Jens-Paul Wollenberg & Wahdi Al Ehana - Razzia Im Paradies. 5 months ago
submitted Move D - House Grooves Vol. 1. 6 months ago
submitted Move D - House Grooves Vol. 1. 6 months ago
submitted Veneer (3) - Walking To Isaville. 8 months ago
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posted a comment on Andre Schmid* - Andre 4. 10 months ago
...a matter of Taste. Play this in a club and you'll see.
posted a review of Andre Schmid* - Andre 4. 10 months ago
Sounds like a blueprint to any ItaloJohnson record, no?! Anyway, total bomb, always works any floor, no matter what time or situation...
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posted a review that has since been deleted. 11 months ago
posted a comment on Luke Slater - 92-94. about 1 year ago
Why is "Mauve Violin" aka "Moave Violin" a different track on the "92...94" compilation than on the CD? Was it mislabelled? And on which 12" do both tracks actually show up? I'm confused...
posted a comment on Luke Slater - X-Tront Vol. 2. about 1 year ago
Why is "Mauve Violin" aka "Moave Violin" a different track on the "92...94" compilation than on the CD? Was it mislabelled? And on which 12" do both tracks actually show up? I'm confused...
submitted Various - Free Love Vol. 1 - Charity Compilation For Kitkat Club By Disco Bizarre. about 1 year ago
submitted Sakis (3) & Son Groupe Dynamic-Systeme - Lov'Amour. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP. about 1 year ago
I apologize sincerely if I have hurt your feelings. Maybe the internet isn't a good place for you if you get offended that easily. And maybe you didn't read "I loved it when it came out."
posted a comment on Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP. about 1 year ago
yeah of course it's only my opinion. Do you love every record on Discogs? Should we just make positive reviews?
posted a review of Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP. about 1 year ago
Seven Years later this is just a dead release. Doesn't sound good, tunes don't fit together. Neither a party starter nor a peak time hit in there. It's not even filler material anymore. kinda sad, this artist started out so well and then... Totally... See full review
posted a review of DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark - Session 4. about 1 year ago
Great sampler. A side samples "Dalida - Americana", B1 "Jimmy Bo Horne - Spank." These tunes are more than just a few chopped up samples.
submitted DJ Smur - Littlebitty EP. about 1 year ago
submitted Orlando Detroit Connection - 1000 Miles Ahead. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Mixmaster - Volume 2. about 1 year ago
There must be a number 3, see this for reference. Does anyone know the story behind all this? Is it original versions or cover versions?
posted a review of Mystery (2) - Hold On To This Moment. about 1 year ago
Great, underrated work here by Denis Lepage of Kat Mandu and Jonathan B. Wright. Mixed by Bobby DJ. Late Disco gem, really an anthem, played at "The Saint"... I've read Jonathan is the singer, but this sounds more like a woman? Does anyone know more?
posted a review of Laura Pallas & The Reputations (2) - Skiing In The Snow. about 1 year ago
Wow, Ian levine. Did you really have to do this? Make this Northern Soul oddity a cheap Hi-NRG embarrassment? Good god, this is really bad.
posted a review of Any Trouble - Touch And Go. about 1 year ago
An evergreen record of gay parties in NYC. Sleazy morning music to the core, touching heart and soul. The band is british, and this song was engineered by Disco veteran Harvey Goldberg, produced by David Kershenbaum of Duran Duran and Joe Jackson... See full review
posted a review of Whirlwind - Full Time Thing (Between Dusk And Dawn). about 1 year ago
Probably some of the sweetest strings ever on a Disco record. Progressive arrangement, complex harmony structure, arranged by Aram Schefrin who is responsible for the big hits of DC La Rue and even arranged strings for Lou Reed.

Would be nice to... See full review
posted a comment on Lorraine Johnson - The More I Get, The More I Want . about 1 year ago
Could it be this is illegit? I don't think prelude does any reissues at the moment, do they?
posted a review of Holt '45 - Ain't Got Time / Hot Love. about 1 year ago
You can clearly hear classic Motown vibes on that one. No wonder because it was arranged by David Van De Pitte who arranged Marvin Gaye's "What's Going On" LP, as well as "If you really want me" by Stevie Wonder or "Nathan Jones" by The... See full review
posted a review of Stoneage Kid - Into Depravity EP. about 1 year ago
There's an instrumental Lauer remix in the digital package that found no room on the 12". Tracks were all produced with analog eqipment in Berlin, in the studio of Whitest Boy Alive veterans Daniel Nentwig (keys) and Sebastian maschat (drums). This... See full review
posted a review of Phoenix - If I Ever Feel Better. about 1 year ago
Funny that the Buffalo Bunch remix is called underrated. You really couldn't get away from hearing this in 2000/01. Everyone and his dog played it. Great definition of the term remix though.
posted a comment on Carte Blanche (8) - Get Up Get On Your Feet. about 1 year ago
actually the B side also sounds very much like a cover version of "Jesse Green - Nice and Slow", doesn't it?
posted a review of Leon & Mary Russell - Rainbow In Your Eyes / Love's Supposed To Be That Way. about 1 year ago
A Warren Gluck morning music tune at "The Saint" in the 80s. Brilliant intro, flamboyant vocals and crazy arrangement, really lovely!
posted a review of Holly Oas - He's A Rebel. about 1 year ago
Played at The Saint Black party 1984. Even though it's a nice cover version / re-interpretation this is still much too cheesy...
posted a review of Eddie Kendricks - He's A Friend. about 1 year ago
Absolute bomb tune. Played by Roy Thode at the Ice Palace / Fire Island. A cult classic back at the time. Yet the last Top 40 hit of Eddie Kendricks. After the LP of the same name came out he left Motown and never became really successful again.
submitted Son Of Lee - Son Of Lee Edits. about 1 year ago
posted a comment on Danny Wagner* - The Kindred Soul Of Danny Wagner. about 1 year ago
So was "This thing called love" an Album only track or is the 7" just not on Discogs?
posted a comment on Billy Griffin - Hold Me Tighter In The Rain. about 1 year ago
is this the 3:40 or the 5:29 version of "hold me tighter..."? Can anyone find out?
submitted Bruni Pagán* - Just Bruni. about 1 year ago
posted a review of Bruni Pagán* - Lovers / Late For Love. about 1 year ago
One of my alltime favourite Boogie / Disco tunes. Incredible groove, lyrics and vocals sweet like honey and that certain underground feel that made Larry Levan, Roy Thode and the likes play it... One of the best Disco love songs ever! ("Lovers")
posted a review of Girls Of The Internet. about 1 year ago
speaking frankly one of the freshest producers that came up during the last few years. refreshing sampling technique, honed for the dancefloors, banging shit that should make Moodymann blush!
posted a review of De-De-Mo - 'Cause I Need You 'Cause I Love You. about 1 year ago
Wow, unbelieveable what made its way onto vinyl back in the days. This sounds like it's been done in 5 minutes and the singer has never sung any song before. He's unable to hit or hold one single tone.
posted a comment on Michal Turtle* - Are You Psychic?. about 1 year ago
in fact as it's longer than 12 minutes it might have made sense to switch to 33rpm for some (minor!) loss of loudness and bass.
posted a review of Kofi And The Lovetones* - Countdown. about 1 year ago
Like so many Levine HiNRG tunes - a remake of a stone cold Northern Soul classic. The Tempos – (Countdown) Here I Come, written by Bobby Sanders. Yes it's cheesy but it still has enough of the original's charme to make up a standout tune in any... See full review
posted a comment on Dennis Parker - Like An Eagle = Como Un Aguila. about 1 year ago
usually these spanish titles never point to a spanish version, they're only a translation of the track title for spanish customers.