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 review of Memphis (3) - Around The World / Lost Lands. about 12 hours 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. 1 day 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. 2 days 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. 3 days 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 days 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. 12 days 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. 18 days 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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. about 1 month 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). 2 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. 2 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. 2 months ago
thanks. so Derrick licensed this to someone? hard to believe but apparently true ;)
posted a review of Boof - The Hydrangeas Whisper. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 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. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Andrés / Mike Grant - Moods & Grooves Classics v1. 2 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.... 2 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. 2 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. 3 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). 3 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). 3 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. 3 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. 4 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. 4 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. 4 months ago
I don't understand that logic, I am sorry?! ten words
posted a comment on James Mason - I Want Your Love. 4 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.
posted a review of Pépe (2) - Futurepresent. 5 months ago
Great release! "Futurepresent" is a genuine hands-in-the-air Jam for every dancefloor situation. Optimistic, positive music, I love it!
posted a comment on Herbert* - Herbert Complete. 5 months ago
does anyone know where "Got To Be Movin (On The Dancefloor)" was issued first?
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posted a comment on Various - DJ Sampler - Vol. 1. 5 months ago
Does anyone know the sample sources to the vocal & Disco strings on A2? Unsung classic!
posted a comment on Kluster - Magic Of Music / Music Down. 5 months ago
Does anyone know the sample on here? I think I never heard it before...
posted a comment on Lord Echo - Thinking Of You 7" (Edit). 5 months ago
that was clear. I was talking about this version, it sounds like authentical Reggae Disco stuff during the late 70s...
posted a comment on Vincent Haliburton* - Send It Out To The Universe E.P.. 6 months ago
doesn't seem so, after 18 months?! I guess the reissue is off?
posted a review of Lord Echo - Thinking Of You 7" (Edit). 6 months ago
wow, if this one doesn't need a repress, what else does? Can't believe this was done in 2012? Sounds genuinely 70s...
posted a comment on Fabio Monesi - The Deeper Side Of London EP Part.1. 6 months ago
the explanation for this lies in the credits: "Mastered By – Fabio Monesi"
posted a review of Xpansions - Elevation. 6 months ago
So why is this version so expansive and the other totally cheap? Does anyone know? Any sample that got deleted on later versions?
posted a review of DJ Q - San Frandisco / My Kinda House. 6 months ago
Does anyone know the sample in "San Frandisco"? Friggin great, sublime Disco House, still playable like hell!
posted a comment on Various - SNFW004. 6 months ago
true. like the others on SNFW too. it's really too bad they have this deliberate sicko sound quality.
submitted Cassius Ft. Pharrell Williams - Go Up (Kolja Gerstenberg Remixes). 7 months ago
posted a review of Kenflow - Diablo Incognito. 7 months ago
Jesus, what happened here? Which celebrity DJ played this? This used to be a 1 € trashbin record for ages. I used to play B1 at times in some classic Techno sets, it's a cool tune. However... these prices? sheeesh...
submitted San Laurentino - The Garden Of The Hesperides. 7 months ago
posted a comment on Marva King - Want Me. 7 months ago
Does anyone know the source of the sample for this one?