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"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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Fieber Records
posted a comment on Fieber Records. about 1 month ago
Are any details known on this label? Who ran it, from where? Leandro Gamez? He's not german, but the label had a german email address.
T.S. Monk - Bon Bon Vie (Gimme The Good Life)
posted a review of T.S. Monk - Bon Bon Vie (Gimme The Good Life). 2 months ago
"Stay free of his love" was in heavy rotation by Ron Hardy at the Muzic Box in Chicago. Lovely stomper that stood the test of time. Strange there is no US version on 12"?!
posted a review that has since been deleted. 2 months ago
Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express
posted a comment on Kraftwerk - Trans Europa Express. 2 months ago
Nicky Siano told the story that Steve Rubell got him fired from Studio 54 for playing "Trans Europa Express" in full length during a regular night. ("Oh not THAT Song!")
Audiopath - Now And Forever EP
submitted Audiopath - Now And Forever EP. 3 months ago
Matthieu Faubourg - Modern Music For Dreamers
submitted Matthieu Faubourg - Modern Music For Dreamers. 3 months ago
Rocky And Diesel* - Journeys By DJ Volume 7
posted a review of Rocky And Diesel* - Journeys By DJ Volume 7. 3 months ago
While this mix CD contains hit after hit blended quite well it's not really a good DJ mix I would say. The mix starts thumping and deep, then it gets discofied, then even industrial and back to happy house in a jiffy. At least the first half of these... See full review
Larry Levan
posted a comment on Larry Levan. 3 months ago
There already is a movie about that: The Godfather Of Disco. Check it out, it's very nice. Not to be confused with Disco Godfather though!
Claude VonStroke
posted a comment on Claude VonStroke. 4 months ago
what is this comment about a shitstorm that passed unnoticed? it doesn't refer to his music, does it?
Peter Godwin - Emotional Disguise
posted a comment on Peter Godwin - Emotional Disguise. 4 months ago
Brilliant story, thanks for sharing. It was a staple at The Saint and Fire Island Pines too, got played for years, mostly during warmup or morning hours, by Shaun Buchanan e.g.
posted a comment on Omaha Sheriff. 6 months ago
it would be really nice if you could add it to the database. I am curious what it sounds like and why it was unsuccessful.
Colonel Abrams - Music Is The Answer
posted a review of Colonel Abrams - Music Is The Answer. 6 months ago
This is neither Disco nor House Music. It's Garage, or "Club" as the Paradise Garage regulars called it. It has all the elements of House Music very clearly though.

This sound evolved from the music scene built around the Garage and the Zanzibar club... See full review
Fabulous (2) - Get Fucked By Fabulous
submitted Fabulous (2) - Get Fucked By Fabulous. 8 months ago
Platzdasch & Dix - Facet EP
submitted Platzdasch & Dix - Facet EP. 8 months ago
submitted Red Hook Dreams - Your Love / Jammin'. 8 months ago
Don Williams - Detroit Black EP
posted a review of Don Williams - Detroit Black EP. 9 months ago
A Berghain set starting with "Orderly Chaos." Priceless. Timeless Synth Techno that indeed sounds like Detroit, and like Basic Channel / Maurizio, too. Great composition, very emotional.
Brian Harden - Play Time
submitted Brian Harden - Play Time. 10 months ago
posted a comment on Omaha Sheriff. about 1 year ago
Tony Visconti mentions in his autobiograhpy that there is a second album... Any chance to come accross this or reissue it?
Blondie - Parallel Lines
posted a comment on Blondie - Parallel Lines. about 1 year ago
Does anyone know if this is remastered or not? There are remasters on spotify, and this is probably not the original mixdown?!
Move D - House Grooves Vol. 1
submitted Move D - House Grooves Vol. 1. about 1 year ago
Mark Broom - Payback EP
posted a review of Mark Broom - Payback EP. about 1 year 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...
Smokin Beats - One Fine Day / Make Love Until The Remix Come
posted a review of Smokin Beats - One Fine Day / Make Love Until The Remix Come. about 1 year 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...
Acoustic High-End Research - Strada Professional SE Vol.1
posted a comment on Acoustic High-End Research - Strada Professional SE Vol.1. about 1 year ago
I hardly think so. I think it comes from a generic fx compilation like the Wilhelm Scream...
White Door - Windows
posted a comment on White Door - Windows. about 1 year ago
it's because I heard a Cosmic recording by Baldelli or the likes and he played it at 45.
Jens-Paul Wollenberg & Wahdi Al Ehana - Razzia Im Paradies
submitted Jens-Paul Wollenberg & Wahdi Al Ehana - Razzia Im Paradies. about 1 year ago
Move D - House Grooves Vol. 1
submitted Move D - House Grooves Vol. 1. about 1 year ago
Move D - House Grooves Vol. 1
submitted Move D - House Grooves Vol. 1. about 1 year ago
Veneer (3) - Walking To Isaville
submitted Veneer (3) - Walking To Isaville. about 1 year ago
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Andre Schmid* - Andre 4
posted a comment on Andre Schmid* - Andre 4. about 1 year ago
...a matter of Taste. Play this in a club and you'll see.
Andre Schmid* - Andre 4
posted a review of Andre Schmid* - Andre 4. about 1 year 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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Luke Slater - 92-94
posted a comment on Luke Slater - 92-94. over 2 years 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...
Luke Slater - X-Tront Vol. 2
posted a comment on Luke Slater - X-Tront Vol. 2. over 2 years 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...
Various - Free Love Vol. 1 - Charity Compilation For Kitkat Club By Disco Bizarre
submitted Various - Free Love Vol. 1 - Charity Compilation For Kitkat Club By Disco Bizarre. over 2 years ago
submitted Sakis (3) & Son Groupe Dynamic-Systeme - Lov'Amour. over 2 years ago
Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP
posted a comment on Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP. over 2 years 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."
Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP
posted a comment on Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP. over 2 years ago
yeah of course it's only my opinion. Do you love every record on Discogs? Should we just make positive reviews?
Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP
posted a review of Jay Daniel - Scorpio Rising EP. over 2 years 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
DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark - Session 4
posted a review of DJ Antoine vs. Mad Mark - Session 4. over 2 years ago
Great sampler. A side samples "Dalida - Americana", B1 "Jimmy Bo Horne - Spank." These tunes are more than just a few chopped up samples.
DJ Smur - Littlebitty EP
submitted DJ Smur - Littlebitty EP. over 2 years ago
Orlando Detroit Connection - 1000 Miles Ahead
submitted Orlando Detroit Connection - 1000 Miles Ahead. over 2 years ago
Mixmaster - Volume 2
posted a comment on Mixmaster - Volume 2. over 2 years 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?
Mystery (2) - Hold On To This Moment
posted a review of Mystery (2) - Hold On To This Moment. over 2 years 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?
Laura Pallas & The Reputations (2) - Skiing In The Snow
posted a review of Laura Pallas & The Reputations (2) - Skiing In The Snow. over 2 years 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.
Any Trouble - Touch And Go
posted a review of Any Trouble - Touch And Go. over 2 years 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
Whirlwind - Full Time Thing (Between Dusk And Dawn)
posted a review of Whirlwind - Full Time Thing (Between Dusk And Dawn). over 2 years 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
Lorraine Johnson - The More I Get, The More I Want
posted a comment on Lorraine Johnson - The More I Get, The More I Want . over 2 years ago
Could it be this is illegit? I don't think prelude does any reissues at the moment, do they?