Steinhoff & Hammouda With Dionne

“Touch, Jus Ed Remix”

SMALLVILLE13 scanZoom inLabelSmallville
Cat. No.SMALLVILLE13
FormatEXCL12"A
Orders fromThu, 30 Apr 2009
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Review

When Jus- Ed played his legendary 5 hours DJ-Set in Hamburg in February 2008 it was the beginning of the Underground Quality - Smallville - Connection. Bridgeport, Hamburg, Paris, Berlin: One Love and deephouse at it’s best. At that night in Hamburg, Jus- Ed deeply fell in love with Steinhoff & Hammouda’s “You Are” (Smallville06), to be played at the Underground Quality radio show almost every wednesday. So the Real House Daddy from Bridgeport created a lovely floating version of that tune-can you feel it! In the meantime Julius Steinhoff and Abdeslam Hammouda found themselves back in studio with Hamburg’s newcomer Dionne, who also works at smallville record shop, to produce a couple of superb flavoured Housetunes for the upcoming Dial sublabel Laid- and a first sweet anthem for this UQ/Smallville release that is….

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2000 And One (100% Pure): “very nice deep touch indeed. emotional chords which i like. nice one”

3 Channels (Crosstown Rebels): “yeah! i like "touch" thx voitek catzndogz”

Afrilounge (Coinnaisseur): “loving both tracks...will play!!!”

Agnes (Sthlm Audio): “Really dig the original, raw, simple & hypnotic, my shit really...”

Argy (These Days): “Both mixes are really pretty...Smallville is picking up! thanks”

Benny Rodrigues (Beasone): “yeah, nice honest grooves for the deeper floors, i love it! in fact i love everything about smallville! :-)”

Brett Johnson (Classic/Resopal: “Pretty decent deep house, i like the original the best.... although Jus-ed's mix is interesting" ”

Brothers Vibe (Mixx): “Smokin'! Great mixes - Full support!”

D'julz (Intacto): “touch is superb. will chart”

Dave Ellesmere (Intacto): “the original is really nice will play it for sure”

Dj Koze: “steinhoff & hammouda with dionne ist meine momentane lieblingsplatte. Wunderbar kraftvoll und doch deep.... charts!”

Dplay (Drumpoet Community): “next bomb from smallville... love the jus ed remix...killer groove!”

Efdemin (Dial): “MY NEW NUMBER ONE!!!!”

Efdemin (Dial): “BOMB. Original and REMIX are classics. ”

Einzelkind (Kindisch): “deep stuff. i like !!”

Federico Molinari (Oslo): “i really like the original mix!”

Gruber & Nürnberg (8bit/ Liebe: “Thanks for this strong release! "Touch" is a really nice deep house track and we'll play it for sure! Hamburg rules ;o) See you at Smallville...”

Hot Chip: “Two more lovely tracks from Smallville”

Jacob Jusley (Fabric): “the first track on the ep is the best for me!" ”

Jeremy P. Caulfield (Dumb Unit: “The original is perfect ! Perfect Beat .. i wish it were a hat because if it were it would fit perfectly and i would wear it everyday. Alas it is not a hat , and i cannot wear it . but I will play it ..”

Jimpster (Freerange): “Smallville are totally banging it at the moment. this is yet another brilliant release with the original being my fave and choice for playing out. nice one!”

Jose Belo (bloop, Dance Club M: “leave it to smallville to keep deep house music going forward! absolutely stunning ep this one. love the way the beats are deepened in the mix on the original, leaving the piano to do most of the work. jus-ed takes it if not deeper at least as deep. quality.”

Kabale und Liebe (Remote Area): “touch is quite nice”

Karotte (CocoonGreat Stuff): “das original ist toll!!! großartige platte mal wieder aus hamburg.”

Kasper (Cyclical Tracks): “incredible!!! like all Smallville, deep and sweet. Love both cuts. Thanks a lot!”

Langenberg (Drumpoet Community: “super smallville ! i really like both tracks - full points !”

Lauhaus (Remote Area): “touch is great. nice chunky beats. thanx.”

Lodown Magazine: “Love the subtlety. 'Touch' will be the winner when played after 7am...”

Magaret Dygas (Perlon): “i luv it!!thank you :)”

Markus Fix (Cecille): “touch is really nice track, love it..."”

Men In Trees (Audio Parish): “nice deep house. I will try both mixes. Thank you”

Michael Melchner (Cargo): “I like the original! thanks”

mnmlssg.blogspot.com: “lovely sounds. very happy these guys have another release. yet another stunning release from smallville." ”

Oleg Poliakov (Circus Company): “well, thx to share you new dawn ! ,) great release, i like both versions, will play & chart thx”

Osunlade: “jus-ed uq...very nice, moody and deep all at once”

Philip Sherbourne: “very nice stuff... i like the kind of toy-keyboard quality on the original, sort of funny and fake but also a little melancholy... cool!”

Phly (wordandsound): “groovy sophisticated stuff, love it”

randomcircuits.com: “Excellent. I love the piano on "Touch" & how it sets the tone very nicely. A real deep house track. Jus-Ed's remix of "You Are" is a sparse house track packed full of tight rhythms, tighter melodies, and fired up grooves. Will do a full review closer to release date.”

randomcircuits.com: “How do you follow a bona fide classic? This is the question that must have had Julius Steinhoff and Peter Kersten (aka Lawrence) scratching their heads after the success of STL’s “Silent State”. Or maybe not, as Smallville has always been about doing things quietly, paying little attention to hype and concentrating on going their own way. And so it is with Steinhoff and Hammouda (with input from best buddy Dionne)’s “Touch”, an understated deep house record that only reveals its true depths after a few spins. An insistent and expectant piano vamp trundles away for a good few minutes, while a slightly woody bass drum reminiscent of Theo Parrish thumps underneath. So far, so solid, but when the Beach Boys-esque “doo-doos” come in, you realise that this is quite the early morning gem with its subtle (and subtly addictive) arrangement. Track Mode, with an art-pop twist, this is a refreshing cocktail just in time for the long hot summer nights. The flipside makes the US house connection explicit, with a Jus-Ed remix. The Connecticut DJ has achieved the same trick this year as Move D in 2008, releasing a deluge of records with no let up in quality control. Underground Quality indeed, and his remix of “You Are” (previously heard on Smallville 6) is just the sort of floaty but bumping house that Ed likes to play every Wednesday on his My House Your House radio show. Playing it cool, playing it right: it takes guts for a label to follow a hit in such a nonchalant manner, but Smallville have succeeded with aplomb. Oh, and further props for the Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy reference on the cover!”

Raresh (Arpiar): “lovely & smooth & deep tracks ! :)”

Rene Breitbarth (Treibstoff): “yeah”

Resoe (Baum): “Absolutely love this release, both tracks are super, but touch is my favourite. In the box for sure!!!”

Richard Carnes Resident Adviso: “Both tracks here are killer: the Jus-Ed mix an a lush downbeat tip and "Touch" which is primed for late night grooving. Gorgeous sounds.”

Robert Dietz (Cecille): “touch is the one for me. very hypnotic...”

Ronan Fitzgerald: “loved these guys last record and this is ace too, definitely going to play this especially the original mix. keep sharing the dawn!”

Ryan Elliott (Spectral): “Loving Touch, thanks!”

Sascha Dive (Deep Vibes): “nice warmup stuff.”

Sebo K (Mobilee): “superb release! will play and chart!”

Shur-I-Kan (Freerange): “deep & abstract. Touch is cool thanks.”

Solomun (Diynamic): “wunderbare warme nummer!! tausend dank”

Soultourist (Drumpoet Communit: “original is great, gonna play 4 sure”

Stacey Pullen (Balance): “nice deep house groove that really hypnotic. will support”

Sven Tasnadi (Oh!Yeah): “great ep from julius...like it!”

Tiefschwarz: “good”

Will Saul (Aus Music): “Love both mixes of this....full support from me. W”

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