Smoove - Dead Men's Shirts

Smoove is a producer of breakbeat and electronic music signed to Acid Jazz. Smoove has been on the scene for a while, as part of Ultragroove, Ashbrooke Allstars and producing for Rubberneck and remixing many well-known and lesser-known artists. In 1995 he created his first solo-tracks for the soundtrack to “sprung” (an extreme sports video), of which the track "He Won’t Get Far" was released as a single. In 2000 a cd with his old material was passed to the owner of Acid Jazz, reulting in his first release; Dead Men’s Shirts in 2004.

1. Man With Two Watches
2. Coming Back
3. Big Balls
4. Revolution Will Be Televised
5. Brownest Eyes
6. Jacks Creation
7. All This Love That I'm Giving
8. As If
9. Woman
10. 4 Real
11. Faraway
12. Words
13. Ceefax

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acidjazzy said...

SpankyMonkey said...

thanks - i think you're already out underscovering me - time to take those vinyls off the wall (they make good deco) and see whether I can post a pleaser or two

kakamatyi said...

love them!

Anonymous said...

thanks jazzy :D

What is Acid Jazz?

Acid jazz (also known as club jazz) is a musical genre that combines elements of soul music, funk, disco, particularly looping beats and modal harmony. It developed over the 1980s and 1990s and could be seen as tacking the sound of jazz-funk onto electronic dance/pop music.

The compositions of groups such as The Brand New Heavies and Incognito often feature chord structures usually associated with Jazz music. The Heavies in particular were known in their early years for beginning their songs as catchy pop and rapidly steering them into jazz territory before "resolving" the composition and thus not losing any pop listeners but successfully "exposing" them to jazz elements in "baby steps".

The acid jazz "movement" is also seen as a "revival" of jazz-funk or jazz fusion or soul jazz by leading DJs such as Norman Jay or Gilles Peterson or Patrick Forge, also known as "rare groove crate diggers".