Boomkat Product Review:
Hamburg/Paris-based house enclave Smallville offer a timely 'Ten Year' reminder of what they do and how they do it with a stack of exclusive tracks by Juniper, Smallpeople, L'Amour Fou (Move D & Benoit Bouquin) and Kornél Kovacs, a.o.
Part of an ongoing series of round-ups which began in 2011, this edition compiles the third and fourth parts together with a trio of select prompts from the first couple of volumes.
Highlights roll in deep from the keen electro-house shift of Juniper's 'Variations In Grey' thru the NYC-style slinky garage torque of 'Da'an' by L'Amour Fou, to the infectious vocal on Kovacs' 'Space Jam' and a delicious mix of smudged synth chords and Roland patter in Lawrence's 'Dawn 808'.
TBF tho, the whole thing's a dream for the deep and minimal house crowd.