Let’s talk house, more specifically deep house. It’s a kind of music that prides itself on evolving melodies and a subtleness that leave you feeling downright sexy as you sway back and forth to its intrinsic sensuality. We got some boys over in Hamburg that are doing it right and they’re called Smallpeople. Consisting of Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlefeld (AKA Dionne), the duo are owners of the Smallville Records label and record store. Smallville has been making a name for itself as one of the most premiere deep house imprints with diverse releases from artists like STL, Thomas Melchior, and Move D. I digress, let’s pivot back to the subjects at hand.
Smallpeople are disappointing nobody with their sumptuous debut full-length, Salty Days. The LP is extremely deep with an epicurean kind of sound that for some might be a little too chill but for the attentive listener is a treat of quirky samples and dreamy synths. You will find yourself blissed out as you aurally roam through this expertly crafted “head nodding-music”. I would give the whole album a listen to as each track is a journey within itself (most tracks clock in at over 7 minutes long). For those of you who are not disposed with free time here are some of my favorites, one of which I know bird lovers (ie Laura of Miami) are going to LOOOOOOVE ;-)
By Laurence “Pucho” Henriquez