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SMOOVE can boast a career in the music industry that dates back almost two decades. A man of many talents he is not only the producer & driving force behind Smoove and Turrell but his passion and love of music has guided him onto a path that includes international DJ, label boss, Re-mixer & live performer.
Smoove’s integrity & originality was spotted by legend Eddie Piller (Acid Jazz Records) in 2005 when he signed Smoove to release his first solo record “Dead Men’s Shirts” and after the success of the singles “Coming Back” & The Revolution Will be Televised” both Smoove and Eddie realised a follow up was on the cards. “Gravy” was released in 2007 with the now B-Boy classic “I’m a man” featured in its list of classic dance floor fillers.
Not happy with just producing music Smoove started his highly successful “Mash Up” label Wack Records in 2006. Rocking club charts all over the globe with “Big Love” & “Quality Soul” to name a few.
In 2009 Smoove & Turrell released their first album “Antique Soul” on Jalapeno Records, gaining support and mainstream play list action for “I Can’t Give You Up” & the northern soul stomper “Beggarman”. Never the kind of man to quit on a good thing, Smoove then went on to produce S&T’s most successful album to date “Eccentric Audio”. Hits “Slowdown”, “Hard Work” & Gabriel were all play listed on national radio stations across the world including BBC Radio 2 & BBC Radio 6.
As a remix artist Smoove’s recent hall of fame boasts artists as varied as Africa Bambaataa, The New Master Sounds, Bahama Soul Club, The Third Degree, Brenda Boykin, The JuJu Orchestra and Dutch superstars Kraak & Smaak. Available on his 2012 remix album “First Class”.
2014 saw Smoove complete the third S&T album “Broken Toys”. What is in store for this album we can only wait and see? But with plays from the likes of Gilles Peterson and reviews topping every thing that had gone before, things are definitely looking good for the man named “Smoove”
Acid Jazz Records founder and DJ legend Eddie Piller calls Smoove, „simply one of the best DJs he ever heard. And in fact not many DJs are mixing ‘old’ and ‘new’ styles as fresh and skilled as Smoove.“