NICE+SMOOTH HOUSE MUSIC - BREEZY BEATS + SUNNY BREAKS Canadian label NICE+SMOOTH continues its legacy of top-notch releases with this hot collection of new, exclusive and rare tracks from its growing roster of world-class dj's and artists. Drawing on the theme of "Breezy Beats and Sunny Breaks", the mixed-cd features a wide variety of lush, deep and summery tunes.
Pure stylin' tracks are the order of the day, from the worldwide smash-hit of Roy Davis Jr.'s "Cherish" (from last years critically acclaimed 'Water For Thirsty Children' album), to the much sought after Directions remix of Kinder Atom's "Ladies", to the pop-house beauty that is Teknostep & Shine's "No Turning Back" (featuring Perfecto/Vinyl Syndicate/Hustlin Beats chanteuse extraordinaire Jenna Andersen.) Suzana Da Camara
New signings to the label are well represented here, with fresh tracks from many artists who will be releasing full-length cd's on NICE+SMOOTH in 2005 including:
Jordan Fields - The American house and downtempo icon previously signed to Mo'Wax (new album entitled "2084" due late summer)
Sol Azul - Toronto's breakbeat bossa junglist sensation (self-titled debut album in June)
Mossyrock - Philly-based psychedelic organic house & breaks crew (debut album due in mid- summer "The Zero to One Sessions")
1. Teknostep - Beaches 2. Jordan Fields featuring R-Diva - Heaven
3. Heiki vs. Teknostep - Clean water
4. Roy Davis Jr. - Cherish
5. Kinder Atom - Ladies (Directions Soft Mix)
6. Dj Shine - Fish
7. Heiki - Motorstab
8. Teknostep vs DJ Shine featuring Jenna Andersen - No Turning Back
9. Sol Azu - Paixão 10. Mossyrock - Pissjug
11. DJ Shine - First Snow 12. Kinder Atom - Sangria
13. Suzana Da Camara - Meu Amor
Discoid Magazine - Italy
Sound Barriers / David Colkett July 2005
V. A. >> Breezy Beats >> (NICE + SMOOTH)
This promo 12” contains tracks from Teknostep, DJ Shine and Heiki. A1 is DJ Shine Vs. Teknostep Feat. Jenna Andersen “No Turning Back” which is a very pleasant house single with the lovely vocal from Jenna over some clean beats and cool key work. A2 sees Teknostep with “Beaches” which is a soft house beat with some atmospheric pads and a sax riff over the top that creates the right hook. Flip things over and on B1 we find Heiki & Teknostep with “Clean Water” which is a funky house number that borrows heavily from some disco tracks from the past and finally B2 sees Heiki alone with “Motorstab” which is a funk taste of his forthcoming album. A nice release from this collection of talented artists.
various artists - nice + smooth house music: breezy beats and sunny breaks
canada's best electronic label keeps the vibes and grooves coming. and they are best at it when they are working compilations to the bone! the latest installment of beach and daytime party atmospherics is called "nice+smooth house music: breezy beats + sunny break". long title, but it says everything. top notch, deep dance and vibe tracks grace us from well known names like roy davis jr., jordan fields, sol azul, dj shine and a very cool kinder atom remix of "ladies" that the crowd will swoon too. overall this is a very welcome cd and label to challenge the hed kandis and om compilations out there. pick this one up take it to the beach and get lost in the coolest coolection of grooves you have heard yet.
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