Smoove 2013

Smoove

Style: Funk, Hip Hop, Disco, Mash Up, Soul

 

Smoove hails from Newcastle Upon Tyne and is now well established as a Producer, International DJ, Live performer, Re-mixer and label boss. He is also part of the successful collaboration Smoove & Turrell.  Acid Jazz Records founder and DJ legend Eddie Piller quoted Smoove as “simply one of the best DJs I‘v ever heard, in fact not many DJs are mixing old and new styles as fresh and skilled as Smoove.”


Style in five words:
Funk, soul, hip hop, disco 

Genres that struck me first:
Funk, soul, rap 

Most influential artists:
The Pharcyde , Pete Rock , Ramsey Lewis , Quincy Jones , Main Source , James Brown 

My three most successful tracks/remixes:
Smoove – I’m A Man 
Smoove – Big Love 
Smoove & Turrell – Slowdown 

Greatest moment of my career:
Playing live at Transmusicales Festival France 

What makes a DJ a DJ?
Someone who can read the crowd and be as eclectic as possible 

My favourite embarrassing tune:
I’m every woman- Chaka Khan 

Weirdest thing that happened on tour:
Getting into the wrong taxi in Russia – we only realised after we had already drove 2 hours in the wrong direction to the airport . The driver then proceeded to drive best part of the rest of the journey in reverse gear at high speed trying to avoid the traffic jams in order to catch our flight … We missed our flight all the same! 

MP3 – VINYL: Why?
Both !

Shouts to the clubs & promoters
Anatoly Ice in Russia
Kraftwerk Club Switzerland
Craig Charles at BBC6
Trevor at Jalapeño Records
Ema Nosurak our manager 

 

Music and further information on Smoove / Smoove & Turrell here:

Smoove&Turell-official website
Facebook
Youtube
Soundcloud
last.fm

 

Photo by Tim Schnetgoeke /www.schnetgoeke.com

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