Released: Jun 2012
Hamburg's Smallville label has a distinct sound. It's deep house distilled, with liquid pianos drizzled over artfully stripped-down drum machines, and you get the sense that the label's artists like to push their sound forward one miniscule variation at a time. So it stands to reason that Smallpeople, featuring label co-founders Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlefeld, would come with a hyper-distilled essence of the in-house sound. There are just enough skulking riffs to engage the brain in these hushed, hypnotic club tracks, which otherwise go down as easy as a nightcap, or morning coffee.