Smallpeople

“Salty Days”

SMALLVILLELP05 scanZoom inLabelSmallville
Cat. No.SMALLVILLELP05
FormatEXCL2LPA
Orders fromMon, 18 Jun 2012
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Review

It would be a waltz to call “Salty Days” just a treaty of deep house. But it is much more than just that. The co-owners of Hamburg’s most gentle record store and label Smallville - Just von Ahlefeld and Julius Steinhoff aka Smallpeople (please see Discogs for ramifactions and further reference) - wouldn’t be the romanticists they are, if it would be that simple. The debut album of these two young lads with baseball hats not only honours and delves into a sound that already peaked some fifteen years ago, it also hones and elevates it, without ever falling into the Reynoldsmania trap (please see Retromania for further reference) or being old gold retold. And this is all oh-so-clear from the very start: the fine flutes of “When It’s There” go straight to your heart and they do so without any self-mockery or hipster smiles as much as the gasping 303-sounds, chirping birds and healing DX-like bass sounds a few tracks later do. “Salty Days” - an allusion not to grim times, but to a certain member’s adoration for the crystalline mineral - is blessed with a coherence that isn’t samey, with tradition that isn’t leaden and a feeling that is pure. A tough goal admittedly, but the duo succeeds bravely and most of all classily. Like a distillate of US-American innovations and the European backfire on it, the Smallpeople tell their personal love story and jump to their own conclusions. Aptly titled, “Move With Your Vision” and “Black Ice” both concentrate form and content of this album: house music that knows its roots, past and classicism, but is made with the minds and means of today. In the nineties there was the saying that it’s impossible to create an album consisting of house music and house music only (those dreary downbeat experiments still haunt us to this day). “Salty Days” is an ideality that belies that statement. Smallpeople - big sounds.Devotedly,Gerd Janson. The 2x12ö LP comes in a Gatefold Cover with a 4-page LP Booklet by Stefan Marx.

SMALLVILLELP05 in the media

Axel Boman: “what a great great great album!!!!! ”

DJ Feedback: “ DJ Dub

DJ Dub

top class!

Mark Henning

really liking this.. can't wait to play some of them out.

Journalist: Michel Leuffen (Groove, Prinz, Piranha)

BESTE! GANZ toll... already addicted!!!

Chris Duckenfield

Pretty orthodox, but still managing to sound fresh and creative - good work !

youANDme

great music! thx a lot!

Dairmount

Quality & pure vibes all over this. Great inspiration Julius & Dionne!

Tiger Stripes

Super nice album. Will def spin.

Todd Bodine

"And You And You" ... what a big tune!!! I love it. I love the whole album.

Ralf Kollmann

great compilation! perfect tunes for the summer.... thanks

Anthony Collins

spledid album

Mihalis Safras

smoothness!

thanks

Raresh

super nice album . thanks

Radio - Calin aka Catastrophic [Tunnel FM - Sweden]

Great album this one! Some great tracks from here will be supported by Tunnel FM ;)

Falko Brocksieper

"black ice" was one of my fav releases of 2011 -- and now the album sounds brilliant! looking forward to listen in-depth.. thanks!

Sergey a.m. (Propaganda Moscow)

very good job!

Radio - Triangle Fm // Laurent N.

DOPE !!!
Massive Album here : I'm really fan of it.
Will play & ALL MY SUPPORT !!!

Mutlu (Bar25)

Soooooo awesome.

Sven Tasnadi

Wow!!! A realy great Album from Julius And Just.I really like it.Its inspires me.hope it is a succsessfull release.well done.
Full Support.

Adultnapper

beautiful grooves throughout. great work.

Radio - NOICE! - Harry Ruffner

still one of my favorite labels that no one knows about. and this is a great Album. well done Smallville.

Radio - Docepulgadas (Spain)

interesting ep..!!

Robbie Akbal

oh my god this is so beautiful.... so lovely stuff here... perfect for the sumer!

Beaner

love smallpeople.

Vincent Lemieux

Great album. Can't wait to take a better listen in the car. Thanks for the promo!

Good Guy Mikesh

tolles album

Blog - Resident Advisor

Thanks.

Benna Schneider

loving this album - simply amazing!

Catz 'n Dogz

another amazing album, I love Smallville !!

Kabale Und Liebe

nice stuff here
nice album

Fred P

One word Amazing.... Yes!!!!

Patrick Chardronnet

love it! beautiful music!! all tracks!!!

Philip Sherburne

Lots of great stuff here -- "Down Over Me" is my fave so far. Downloading to give it a proper listen.

Radio E-Volution / Tim Jones

And you and you! = LOVE!

Franck Roger

always support , dope stufff

Santiago Salazar

"And you And you" and "Say What You Want To Say" are masterpiece's.

Radio - pulseradio.net // Australia

Quickly scanned through. Sounds great and really looking forwards to checking this out in full!

Luca Bacchetti

Great music!! I'm a huge fan of Smallville. "Move With Your Vision" is going to be one of my summer anthems! Thanks!

Estroe

Great, I love it!!

Magazine - Groove (Philipp W.)

great work.

Philogresz

classy work

Sebastian Herre

This CD is a masterpiece, my favourite Album for this year so far!

Tristen

SWEEEEEEET! Thanks ;)
Salty Days is awesome. Say What You Want To Say... nice journey!

Blog - littlewhiteearbuds.com

Thanks, will make available to LWE staff for potential review.

Audision - Tobias Schmid

Have to dig deeper in the next weeks but support will be for sure. "Black Ice" is in my case ever since...

Jimpster

Big fan of all the Smallpeople productions so far and I can't wait to get properly stuck into this new LP. Sounding perfect on first quick listen!

Lars Behrenroth

THANK YOU!
GRAND

Nooncat

very nice! thx!

Arnaud Le Texier

Superb!!! Love all the tracks ;-)

Shinedoe

Downloaded for a good listen!

Minimono

really nice..
very warm sounds!
thanks for that
Fabio

tINI

thanks.

Andre Galuzzi

still loving black ice. thanks!

Men In Trees

Yeah!!! Quality. Full Support!!!

Hrdvsion

lovely thanks very much!

Radio - TwenFm 88.4 FM // Berlin

Always good !! Full Support.

Chris Carrier

nice LP

Richie Hawtin

download for r hawtin

Radio - BayrischerRundfunk/BR - Philipp Laier

Deeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeep as fuck! Love it!

Alland Byallo

Wow. Stunning work from Smallpeople. But that's really no surprise, is it? Beautiful album. These guys know deep!

Radio - Altroverso (DJ Misk)

playlist and support in altroverso radio

Deep'a

pure deepness ,thanks!

Afrilounge

This promo saved my day! i'am playing Black Ice since it came out last year. Loving the deep & raw smoothness of the tracks. this album is a great listening trip and a better club experience aswell!! full support!!

MS Elbe

ich kann mich nicht entscheiden welchen track ich besser finden soll... ein sehr gelunges gesamtwerk der hamburger jungs... danke i love! ???

Radio - Nighflight Fritz/RBB (Nadine Kreuzahler)

super! super! super! das w├╝rd ich am liebsten als Dauerschleife in meiner Sendung spielen!

Axel Bartsch

some nice tunes i have to listen to more carefully.

Alexander Maier

this is a 10outof10. thank smallville for delivering so much great music!

Radio - The Freaks Radio Show (Greece)

Amazing work. Smallpeople do it again. The album is really really good. All the tracks are beatifull

Radio - Diversions, CHRY.FM Toronto

well crafted release overall - especially like the deep floaty groove of And You And You!

Gruber & N├╝rnberg

Awesome Album!!! Will play and listen for a long time... for sure!!! Perfect... thanks!!!

Reynold

move with your vision. Great release overall... quality :)

M.A.N.D.Y.

will download.
thank you for good music!

Patrick Zigon

Love it!

Federico Molinari

nice album!

Marko Nastic

full support ! tnx !

Nicolas Duvoisin

love it! thanks for this pepite !

Larsson

Hard to choose a fav..all good!!!!Great Album..big up!!!Thanks

Loco Dice

Great Compilation !!!!

Oskar Offermann

great great music boys! L O V E !

Mathias Mesteno

Wonderful album! Support from here

Seuil

really nice album ! thx a lot , cheers

Claude VonStroke

DL for VonStroke

Ekkohaus

A really nice album indeed, thanx...Ekko

Justin Field

loony tunes !

Magda

Download for Magda

Radio - Milos Fedor (Radio FM Bratislava)

great album.

soultourist

many thanks, i really love this shit!!

Mihai Popoviciu

fine album, i like most of the tracks!

Simon Beeston

Some great jams! Thanks. Will play.

Anton Zap

enjoying Beauclair, great album. thanks for sharing.

Kasper

Always sooo nice and soooo deep from this guys. Amazing!!!!!!!!!!

Rampa

salty days is super nice!
will palyyy

Dario Zenker

Amazing Album! Lovely.

Superpitcher

so sweet !

Nyra

Solid Stuff :)

voices-records.de

great longplayer featuring some fantastic tracks, from club to those sunday afternoon vibes, a must have....full support

Reboot

so great i like black ice but all tracks super. full support !

 

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