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
submitted The Klubb Kidz - Don't Want To Hurt You (Remastered). 22 days ago
posted a comment on Miskate. 26 days ago
Does anyone know what happened to her after 2008? Seems she disappeared somehow...
submitted Various - Mr Bongo Record Club Volume Two. 27 days ago
posted a comment on Monosoul - Beyond Skin-Deep EP. 28 days ago
thanks, feel free to check out the bonus remix, digital exclusive:
posted a comment on Ode. about 1 month ago
the medal should moreover go to the ones cutting these records: schnittstelle.
posted a comment on Janis Featuring Anshie - Never There EP. about 1 month ago
thanks... but why you just give it 2 stars then?!
submitted Monosoul - Beyond Skin-Deep EP. 2 months ago
posted a comment on Fragma - Toca's Miracle. 2 months ago
Begun the clone war has.

Let's see what's next. I'm curious...
posted a comment on David Bowie - The Collaborator: The Legendary Broadcasts. 2 months ago
so why is this not blocked from marketplace but the CD version is?
posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Hardcore Edits 1. 2 months ago
youn know damn well that the original artists are A) not there anymore and/or B) it's impossible to release such tunes nowadays with all the transparency on samples, bootlegging, etc.
posted a comment on Roxy Music - Manifesto. 2 months ago
my version has white labels with back-to-front texts in very light gray. strange... anyone else seen this before?! Matrix No. is 2344 129 S2 = 2 32 0. It does not have "Strawberry" etched.
submitted Unknown Artist - Büchsenöffner Vol. 5. 4 months ago
submitted Johannes Albert - Cottbus. 4 months ago
posted a review of Holger Flinsch - Der Zehnte Juli. 4 months ago
Really awesome, versatile compilation of Techno & Tech House tunes with Soul. especially the D side is just plain amazing. D1 is a devastating but still minimalistic 8 a.m. Techno floorfiller while D2 is an amazing piece of Synth-Techno straight from the ... See full review
posted a review of X-Rated Angels - Earthling. 4 months ago
really cool & underrated Techno record. A side is a nice slice of Heiko Laux-ish Space Techno. B1 is a minimalistic Techno jam and B2 is a devastating Tek bomb that will move any floor.
submitted Various - Spring Collection 2013. 4 months ago
submitted Michael Lovatt - Attractor. 4 months ago
submitted Various - 5 Years Of ALiVE Part One. 4 months ago
submitted Mock & Toof - Temporary Echoes. 4 months ago
submitted Alex Dolby - Nefesis. 4 months ago
submitted Detroit Grand Pubahs - BUttFUnkula And The Remixes From Earth. 4 months ago
submitted Various - EPM Selected Vol. 2. 4 months ago
submitted Fairmont - Velora EP. 4 months ago
submitted Mr. Ho (2) - The Inflated EP. 4 months ago
posted a review of Frank Martiniq - Adriano. 4 months ago
lol, "against his will he holds back"

The Adriano Remix by Michael Mayer is one of the most timeless & forward thinking House / Techno tunes of the early Noughties that is unsurpassed up until today. At the time it was kind of a novelty though. ... See full review
posted a review of Monika Kruse Im Voodooamt* - Voodoo. 4 months ago
This record has aged really well. The title tune is a subtle piece of hypnotic Tribal Techno with some smooth grooves. Not the heavy shit one would expect from a german 1998 Techno record. With "Screw Driver" the name's the game. Mega-deep acid lines ... See full review
submitted Cubenx - Wait & See. 4 months ago
submitted Margot - France 2 EP. 4 months ago
submitted Zombie Disco Squad - Classic Through The Eyes Of:. 4 months ago
submitted Various - It's Electric - A Choice Of Unmixed Electronic Tools. 4 months ago
submitted Lance D.* - Knights Of Xenu. 4 months ago
posted a review of Tilman - Transmission. 4 months ago
I'm lost for words with this one. Great production style, advanced percussions, carefully mastered and arranged for effective club use. A wide range of styles, almost like a mini LP ranging from Disco House to Acid excursions that sounds like Surgeon ... See full review
posted a review of Dib Cochran & The Earwigs - Oh Baby. 4 months ago
this is a bootleg, isn't it? Seems unlikely Bell records was resurrected all of a sudden...

Anyway, great piece of music, maybe the best Bolan ever did.
posted a review of Various - The Italo Disco Collection. 4 months ago
This is a nice, quite well-sorted compilation of Italo Disco tunes. As it's 4 tunes per side volume level is only partially suitable for club use though. It actually contains the majority of Italo tunes that charted on German Top 30. That of course makes ... See full review
posted a review of Pampa Records. 4 months ago
So has Pampa switched to digital only now? Kinda sad...
posted a review of J.P. Ramazani & Kass Kass - Danger. 4 months ago
I'm not a super expert in this genre but amongst the various late 80s / early 90s drummachine-driven Soukous recordings "Keteke" is one of the most uplifting and versatile ones. One to make you smile for a while - or even a bit longer...

Lokassa Ya ... See full review
posted a review of The Source Feat. Candi Staton - You Got The Love (The Remixes). 4 months ago
Nice remix package + you get the acapella. B2 and especially B1 perfectly hit the spot looking at the current Italo House revival. Even though it's totally not Italian. A1 has the best sound quality and is likeable too. A tad bit commercial though but ... See full review
posted a comment on Unknown Artist - Hardcore Edits 1. 4 months ago
so you're the big hero that had this release removed and probably got the bootlegger in trouble? It's friggin ridiculous given the fact that House Music, D&B, etc. was always built on illicit samples, mashups, cover versions, etc. Everyone doing what you ... See full review
posted a review of Jesus Gonsev - Unlimited Sky EP. 4 months ago
One of the big revelations of 2017 so far. Great tunes, deep to the max with jazzy solos, epic arrangements and a real classic House Music feeling. Must have!
submitted Kristian Heikkila - Kombinations. 5 months ago
submitted Sunshine Jones - Bélle Âme Électronique. 5 months ago
submitted Ramon Tapia - Ramon Tapia Presents Strictly Rhythms Vol.6. 5 months ago
submitted Kawatin - K-Truck. 5 months ago
submitted NAOME - NAOME. 5 months ago
submitted Axel Bartsch - Experiment Musik. 5 months ago
submitted Luke Abbott - Trans Forest Alignment. 5 months ago
submitted Martin Dawson - Sunday Smoking. 5 months ago
posted a review of The Woodentops - Why Why Why. 5 months ago
It really wasn't a wise decision to press 21 minutes on one side. B1 is really the best mix on here and it would have deserved a whole 45 side.

Great revamps of THE Balearic Classic!
posted a review of Public Passion - Flash In The Night. 5 months ago
For me this will be the best italo Disco anthem ever. Even the most cynical guys won't be able to keep their hands down and their eyes dry if you drop this near the end of a great night. What's also awesome about this record is how it's mastered: ... See full review
posted a comment on Shinichi Atobe - From The Heart, It's A Start, A Work Of Art. 5 months ago
Gee, released less than 4 weeks ago, now sold out and for sale here for 35 bucks++

As if that wasn't forseeable... Even more crazy that it's downloadable at itunes, etc. What will I do now? exactly, download 2 or 3 tunes I like and spend 2 bucks instead ... See full review