Smallpeople

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Smallpeople (Julius Steinhoff & Dionne) are the founders of Smallville label & record store in Hamburg.

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Smallville Labelnight / Village Underground / London
01.04.2017
Superstition / The Black Swan / Bristol
06.04.2017
Down by the Lake / Freiburg
Tanz in den Mai / Odonien / Cologne
Peckham Rye Music Festival / Rooftop D / London
10.06.2017
Her Damit / Berlin
Paradise City Festival / Castle of Ribaucourt / Brabant
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Upcoming release from Smallpeople

Upcoming release from Smallpeople
26.09.2016

News from Fuck Reality:
This little sublabe from SMALLVILLE RECORDS will release in a few weeks Fuck Reality 04 with TV.OUT & Smallpeople - Sailor Desperados / incl Borrowed Identity Rework.
You can check out the snippets through the this link.

Already out since a few weeks is:
Frantzvaag - Fuck Reality 03
https://soundcloud.com/fuck-reality-1/sets/fuck-reality-4

26.09.2016

News from Fuck Reality:
This little sublabe from SMALLVILLE RECORDS will release in a few weeks Fuck Reality 04 with TV.OUT & Smallpeople - Sailor Desperados / incl Borrowed Identity Rework.
You can check out the...

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Upcoming release from Smallpeople
26.09.2016

News from Fuck Reality:
This little sublabe from SMALLVILLE RECORDS will release in a few weeks Fuck Reality 04 with TV.OUT & Smallpeople - Sailor Desperados / incl Borrowed Identity Rework.
You can check out the snippets through the this link.

Already out since a few weeks is:
Frantzvaag - Fuck Reality 03
https://soundcloud.com/fuck-reality-1/sets/fuck-reality-4

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Smallpeople & Moomin release a new record

Smallpeople & Moomin release a new record
08.09.2016

Smallpeople & Moomin just released Closer 07 - Secret Elevator
Get your copy here before it's too late.

08.09.2016

Smallpeople & Moomin just released Closer 07 - Secret Elevator
Get your copy here before it's too late.

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Smallpeople & Moomin release a new record
08.09.2016

Smallpeople & Moomin just released Closer 07 - Secret Elevator
Get your copy here before it's too late.

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Smallpeople and Moomin will release a record on Closer

Smallpeople and Moomin will release a record on Closer
13.07.2016

Smallpeople & Moomin's "Secret Elevator" on Closer Records will be released end of august. And it's a beautiful EP you will need for your record collection.

TRACKLISTING:
A1. Lack of lighters
B1. Secret elevator
B2. Soup of the day
Distributed by Diamonds and Pearls

Listen to the snippets on soundcloud.

13.07.2016

Smallpeople & Moomin's "Secret Elevator" on Closer Records will be released end of august. And it's a beautiful EP you will need for your record collection.

TRACKLISTING:
A1. Lack of lighters
B1. Secret elevator...

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Smallpeople and Moomin will release a record on Closer
13.07.2016

Smallpeople & Moomin's "Secret Elevator" on Closer Records will be released end of august. And it's a beautiful EP you will need for your record collection.

TRACKLISTING:
A1. Lack of lighters
B1. Secret elevator
B2. Soup of the day
Distributed by Diamonds and Pearls

Listen to the snippets on soundcloud.

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Smallpeople will release "Crystal Fandango" in a few...

Smallpeople will release "Crystal Fandango" in a few weeks
16.06.2016

Check out here the snippets to this great EP.
Presales: 10.06.2016
Releasedate: 08.07.2016

16.06.2016

Check out here the snippets to this great EP.
Presales: 10.06.2016
Releasedate: 08.07.2016

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Smallpeople will release "Crystal Fandango" in a few weeks
16.06.2016

Check out here the snippets to this great EP.
Presales: 10.06.2016
Releasedate: 08.07.2016

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Isolée, Lawrence and Smallpeople releasing on Hafendisko

Isolée, Lawrence and Smallpeople releasing on Hafendisko
21.03.2016

Get your copy of the album "hamburg elektronisch 3" with various artists here

21.03.2016

Get your copy of the album "hamburg elektronisch 3" with various artists here

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Isolée, Lawrence and Smallpeople releasing on Hafendisko
21.03.2016

Get your copy of the album "hamburg elektronisch 3" with various artists here

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10 Crucial Tracks From Smallville, Germany’s Coolest Little Label

10 Crucial Tracks From Smallville, Germany’s Coolest Little Label
09.10.2015

Read here full article on Pitchfork.

09.10.2015

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10 Crucial Tracks From Smallville, Germany’s Coolest Little Label
09.10.2015

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Smallville CD 10

Smallville CD 10
01.10.2015

V.A. - 10 Years - Smallville Ways out now. More infos here

01.10.2015

V.A. - 10 Years - Smallville Ways out now. More infos here

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Smallville CD 10
01.10.2015

V.A. - 10 Years - Smallville Ways out now. More infos here

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Smallpeople head on US mini-tour

Smallpeople head on US mini-tour
25.09.2015

Touring to celebrate Smallville's ten-year anniversary, the duo are confirmed for San Francisco, Brooklyn and Chicago in October. Read

25.09.2015

Touring to celebrate Smallville's ten-year anniversary, the duo are confirmed for San Francisco, Brooklyn and Chicago in October. Read

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Smallpeople head on US mini-tour
25.09.2015

Touring to celebrate Smallville's ten-year anniversary, the duo are confirmed for San Francisco, Brooklyn and Chicago in October. Read

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XLR8R Podcast Extra: Moomin B2B Smallpeople

XLR8R Podcast Extra: Moomin B2B Smallpeople
29.07.2015

This mix come courtesy of label founders Dionne and Julius Steinhoff, together known as Smallpeople, and Moomin, who also happens to have his second album coming out on Smallville soon—and it's an spine-tingling beauty, needless to say.

Listen to the podcast here.

29.07.2015

This mix come courtesy of label founders Dionne and Julius Steinhoff, together known as Smallpeople, and Moomin, who also happens to have his second album coming out on Smallville soon—and it's an spine-tingling beauty, needless to say...

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XLR8R Podcast Extra: Moomin B2B Smallpeople
29.07.2015

This mix come courtesy of label founders Dionne and Julius Steinhoff, together known as Smallpeople, and Moomin, who also happens to have his second album coming out on Smallville soon—and it's an spine-tingling beauty, needless to say.

Listen to the podcast here.

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Westbam classic gets reissued and remixed

Westbam classic gets reissued and remixed
19.02.2015

Smallpeople and Gerd Janson have been tapped to remix the 2002 cut.

A new label called Fuck Reality will reissue Westbam's "Oldschool Baby (Piano Mix)" with remixes from Smallpeople and Gerd Janson.

Several versions of "Oldschool Baby" were released in 2002, but the "Piano Mix" is the best known. Physical copies of the track, which features vocals from Nena Kerner, are extremely rare, making it one of the most sought-after Westbam cuts ever produced. The German was a key player in the rise of Berlin techno (he organised the first Berlin Mayday rave, and frequently played at seminal venues UFO and E-Werk), and though he remains fairly detached from the city's club circuit today, Westbam's influence over electronic music in Germany remains.

The forthcoming package features a remastered version of "Oldschool Baby (Piano Mix)", along with reworks from Smallpeople and Gerd Janson. Samples are streaming here.

Via Resident Advisor

19.02.2015

Smallpeople and Gerd Janson have been tapped to remix the 2002 cut.

A new label called Fuck Reality will reissue Westbam's "Oldschool Baby (Piano Mix)" with remixes from Smallpeople and Gerd Janson.

Several versions of "...

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Westbam classic gets reissued and remixed
19.02.2015

Smallpeople and Gerd Janson have been tapped to remix the 2002 cut.

A new label called Fuck Reality will reissue Westbam's "Oldschool Baby (Piano Mix)" with remixes from Smallpeople and Gerd Janson.

Several versions of "Oldschool Baby" were released in 2002, but the "Piano Mix" is the best known. Physical copies of the track, which features vocals from Nena Kerner, are extremely rare, making it one of the most sought-after Westbam cuts ever produced. The German was a key player in the rise of Berlin techno (he organised the first Berlin Mayday rave, and frequently played at seminal venues UFO and E-Werk), and though he remains fairly detached from the city's club circuit today, Westbam's influence over electronic music in Germany remains.

The forthcoming package features a remastered version of "Oldschool Baby (Piano Mix)", along with reworks from Smallpeople and Gerd Janson. Samples are streaming here.

Via Resident Advisor

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Smallpeople releases EP on Smallville

Smallpeople releases EP on Smallville
08.01.2015

Smallpeople will release their next record through Smallville next February.

Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlefeld, AKA Dionne, are two of the minds behind the Hamburg label. They released their first album together, Salty Days, back in 2012, followed by 2013's In The Jungle EP on Running Back, which was their last full release (a track on Frank Music this year notwithstanding). Lowrider Anarchy sees them return to home territory, and it also marks the label's first release of 2015—Smallville's tenth anniversary. Judging from the clips, it sees von Ahlefeld and Steinhoff in as dreamy form as ever.

Tracklist
A1 Blissful Limbo
B1 Lowrider Anarchy
B2 Lazy Lama Legend

Smallville will release Lowrider Anarchy on February 2nd, 2015.

Pre-listen to the release here.

Via Resident Advisor.

08.01.2015

Smallpeople will release their next record through Smallville next February.

Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlefeld, AKA Dionne, are two of the minds behind the Hamburg label. They released their first album together, Salty Days...

Read more
Smallpeople releases EP on Smallville
08.01.2015

Smallpeople will release their next record through Smallville next February.

Julius Steinhoff and Just von Ahlefeld, AKA Dionne, are two of the minds behind the Hamburg label. They released their first album together, Salty Days, back in 2012, followed by 2013's In The Jungle EP on Running Back, which was their last full release (a track on Frank Music this year notwithstanding). Lowrider Anarchy sees them return to home territory, and it also marks the label's first release of 2015—Smallville's tenth anniversary. Judging from the clips, it sees von Ahlefeld and Steinhoff in as dreamy form as ever.

Tracklist
A1 Blissful Limbo
B1 Lowrider Anarchy
B2 Lazy Lama Legend

Smallville will release Lowrider Anarchy on February 2nd, 2015.

Pre-listen to the release here.

Via Resident Advisor.

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Inverted Audio show Julius Steinhoff some love

Inverted Audio show Julius Steinhoff some love
22.07.2014

"Steinhoff invites us to imagine a new time for togetherness and perceive things from a different perspective: managing to petrify past, future and present of house music in one time to experiment, invoking our earthly joys as ‘the creatures of a moment’ as Rousseau once wrote. With this record, Steinhoff raises the bar and delivers one of the benchmark album releases of the year."

Read the full review of Steinhoff's debut album 'Flocking Behaviour' here.

22.07.2014

"Steinhoff invites us to imagine a new time for togetherness and perceive things from a different perspective: managing to petrify past, future and present of house music in one time to experiment, invoking our earthly joys as ‘the...

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Inverted Audio show Julius Steinhoff some love
22.07.2014

"Steinhoff invites us to imagine a new time for togetherness and perceive things from a different perspective: managing to petrify past, future and present of house music in one time to experiment, invoking our earthly joys as ‘the creatures of a moment’ as Rousseau once wrote. With this record, Steinhoff raises the bar and delivers one of the benchmark album releases of the year."

Read the full review of Steinhoff's debut album 'Flocking Behaviour' here.

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Julius Steinhoff presents Flocking Behaviour

Julius Steinhoff presents Flocking Behaviour
15.05.2014

Smallville Records co-founder Julius Steinhoff will release his debut album, 'Flocking Behaviour', in July.

Steinhoff helped launch the Smallville record shop in Hamburg in 2005. Since then he's overseen Smallville's evolution into a celebrated record label (they also opened a second shop, in Paris, in 2007). To date he's released solo EPs on his own label as well as Live At Robert Johnson, White and Geography Records, becoming synonymous with subtle, considered deep house along the way. He's also one half of Smallpeople alongside Just Von Ahlefeld—the pair released an album called 'Salty Days' in 2012.

A press release written by Gerd Janson says 'Flocking Behaviour' is "rooted in the elegiac variety of the big three (New York, Chicago & Detroit) and a romantic concept of house music that is at times utopian." Janson adds that the album amounts to "one man's love letter to his musical passion."

The record will see release on double-vinyl, CD and digital formats. The CD version comes with a 12-page booklet by Stefan Marx, the artist behind Smallville's iconic sleeves.

You can listen to a 17-minute long sampler for 'Flocking Behaviour' on SoundCloud.

Tracklist
A1 Cheetah Nights
A2 Under A Waterfall
B1 Treehouse
B2 All The Things You Are
C1 Flocking Behaviour
C2 Sun And Stars
D1 Hey You
D2 Where Days Begin

Smallville will release 'Flocking Behaviour' in July 2014.

Via Resident Advisor.

15.05.2014

Smallville Records co-founder Julius Steinhoff will release his debut album, 'Flocking Behaviour', in July.

Steinhoff helped launch the Smallville record shop in Hamburg in 2005. Since then he's overseen Smallville's evolution...

Read more
Julius Steinhoff presents Flocking Behaviour
15.05.2014

Smallville Records co-founder Julius Steinhoff will release his debut album, 'Flocking Behaviour', in July.

Steinhoff helped launch the Smallville record shop in Hamburg in 2005. Since then he's overseen Smallville's evolution into a celebrated record label (they also opened a second shop, in Paris, in 2007). To date he's released solo EPs on his own label as well as Live At Robert Johnson, White and Geography Records, becoming synonymous with subtle, considered deep house along the way. He's also one half of Smallpeople alongside Just Von Ahlefeld—the pair released an album called 'Salty Days' in 2012.

A press release written by Gerd Janson says 'Flocking Behaviour' is "rooted in the elegiac variety of the big three (New York, Chicago & Detroit) and a romantic concept of house music that is at times utopian." Janson adds that the album amounts to "one man's love letter to his musical passion."

The record will see release on double-vinyl, CD and digital formats. The CD version comes with a 12-page booklet by Stefan Marx, the artist behind Smallville's iconic sleeves.

You can listen to a 17-minute long sampler for 'Flocking Behaviour' on SoundCloud.

Tracklist
A1 Cheetah Nights
A2 Under A Waterfall
B1 Treehouse
B2 All The Things You Are
C1 Flocking Behaviour
C2 Sun And Stars
D1 Hey You
D2 Where Days Begin

Smallville will release 'Flocking Behaviour' in July 2014.

Via Resident Advisor.

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Smallville turns nine with parties in Berlin and Hamburg

Smallville turns nine with parties in Berlin and Hamburg
01.05.2014

Smallville will celebrate nine years with parties in Berlin and Hamburg next month.

With its status as one of one of Germany's best-known deep house imprints, it's easy to forget that Smallville's origins are in a Hamburg record store (the label didn't come along until 2006.) The upcoming celebrations will commemorate the store's nine years of operation, and will take place in Berlin and Hamburg on May 3rd and 9th, respectively. The Berlin leg will go down across Stattbad in conjunction with local promoter Odd Fantastic, with Keith Worthy, Phillip Lauer and Smallpeople in one room, and Morphosis, Helena Hauff and Fiedel in the other. The Hamburg session will take place at Mojo, and feature a live set from Genius of Time and DJ appearances from hometown favourites Lawrence and Smallpeople.

Via Resident Advisor.

01.05.2014

Smallville will celebrate nine years with parties in Berlin and Hamburg next month.

With its status as one of one of Germany's best-known deep house imprints, it's easy to forget that Smallville's origins are in a Hamburg record...

Read more
Smallville turns nine with parties in Berlin and Hamburg
01.05.2014

Smallville will celebrate nine years with parties in Berlin and Hamburg next month.

With its status as one of one of Germany's best-known deep house imprints, it's easy to forget that Smallville's origins are in a Hamburg record store (the label didn't come along until 2006.) The upcoming celebrations will commemorate the store's nine years of operation, and will take place in Berlin and Hamburg on May 3rd and 9th, respectively. The Berlin leg will go down across Stattbad in conjunction with local promoter Odd Fantastic, with Keith Worthy, Phillip Lauer and Smallpeople in one room, and Morphosis, Helena Hauff and Fiedel in the other. The Hamburg session will take place at Mojo, and feature a live set from Genius of Time and DJ appearances from hometown favourites Lawrence and Smallpeople.

Via Resident Advisor.

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Smallpeople goes to Australia

Smallpeople goes to Australia
27.11.2013

Smallpeople will return to Australia in a few days, where they will play a handful of shows.

Catch them here:
29.11: Mercat Basement, Melbourne
30.11: Sugar, Adelaide
01.12: Bondi Surf Club, Sydney
07.12: Subsonic Festival, Baring Tops National Forest

27.11.2013

Smallpeople will return to Australia in a few days, where they will play a handful of shows.

Catch them here:
29.11: Mercat Basement, Melbourne
30.11:...

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Smallpeople goes to Australia
27.11.2013

Smallpeople will return to Australia in a few days, where they will play a handful of shows.

Catch them here:
29.11: Mercat Basement, Melbourne
30.11: Sugar, Adelaide
01.12: Bondi Surf Club, Sydney
07.12: Subsonic Festival, Baring Tops National Forest

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IA speaks to Smallpeople

IA speaks to Smallpeople
21.11.2013

Smallpeople recorded a podcast and did an interview with the Inverted Audio-blog. They talk about everything from touring to being located in Hamburg and naturally about the future of their label, Smallville.

Check the interview + mix here.

21.11.2013

Smallpeople recorded a podcast and did an interview with the Inverted Audio-blog. They talk about everything from touring to being located in Hamburg and naturally about the future of their label, Smallville.

...

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IA speaks to Smallpeople
21.11.2013

Smallpeople recorded a podcast and did an interview with the Inverted Audio-blog. They talk about everything from touring to being located in Hamburg and naturally about the future of their label, Smallville.

Check the interview + mix here.

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Smallpeople did a Smallville-only mix for Carhartt

Smallpeople did a Smallville-only mix for Carhartt
01.10.2013

Smallpeople were asked to do a Smallville-only mix for Carhartt Radio. The mix features tracks from Move D, Lowtec, Christopher Rau, Moomin, Lawrence, Smallpeople themselves and many others.

Check the radioshow here.
Or listen to the recording on Soundcloud here.

01.10.2013

Smallpeople were asked to do a Smallville-only mix for Carhartt Radio. The mix features tracks from Move D, Lowtec, Christopher Rau, Moomin, Lawrence, Smallpeople themselves and many others.

...

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Smallpeople did a Smallville-only mix for Carhartt
01.10.2013

Smallpeople were asked to do a Smallville-only mix for Carhartt Radio. The mix features tracks from Move D, Lowtec, Christopher Rau, Moomin, Lawrence, Smallpeople themselves and many others.

Check the radioshow here.
Or listen to the recording on Soundcloud here.

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Julius Steinhoff releases at Live At Robert Johnson

Julius Steinhoff releases at Live At Robert Johnson
02.09.2013

One half of Smallpeople, Julius Steinhoff, is about to release his debut EP for Live At Robert Johnson.

A leading member of Hamburg's Smallville Records and one half of the critically-acclaimed and party-proof Smallpeople, Steinhoff delivers three tracks that nicely bend the rules of deep house, meander the maze of trance-hypnotism, cold-forge metallic drums and push bass lines into the abyss. A record that owes as much to Larry Heard's way of thinking, as it does to white rooms and probably subconsciously to James Holden's art of playing records. Built for eternity.

The release will be out on October 21. 2013.

Pre-listen to "You Collect Secrets EP" here.

02.09.2013

One half of Smallpeople, Julius Steinhoff, is about to release his debut EP for Live At Robert Johnson.

A leading member of Hamburg's Smallville Records and one half of the critically-acclaimed and party-proof Smallpeople,...

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Julius Steinhoff releases at Live At Robert Johnson
02.09.2013

One half of Smallpeople, Julius Steinhoff, is about to release his debut EP for Live At Robert Johnson.

A leading member of Hamburg's Smallville Records and one half of the critically-acclaimed and party-proof Smallpeople, Steinhoff delivers three tracks that nicely bend the rules of deep house, meander the maze of trance-hypnotism, cold-forge metallic drums and push bass lines into the abyss. A record that owes as much to Larry Heard's way of thinking, as it does to white rooms and probably subconsciously to James Holden's art of playing records. Built for eternity.

The release will be out on October 21. 2013.

Pre-listen to "You Collect Secrets EP" here.

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Smallpeople are #10 on Resident Advisors internet mixes of 2012!

Smallpeople are #10 on Resident Advisors internet mixes of 2012!
11.03.2013

Smallpeople are Resident Advisors #18 top album 2012 and #10 top internet mix of 2012!
Their mix for Little White Earbuds focusses not only on the well known sound of Smallville Records, but also on more out-of-reach records, like ones of Omar-S and Glenn Underground.

RA Poll: Top 20 albums of 2012
RA Poll: Top 30 mixes/compilations of 2012
Listen to the mix!

11.03.2013

Smallpeople are Resident Advisors #18 top album 2012 and #10 top internet mix of 2012!
Their mix for Little White Earbuds focusses not only on the well known sound of Smallville Records, but also on more out-of-reach records, like...

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Smallpeople are #10 on Resident Advisors internet mixes of 2012!
11.03.2013

Smallpeople are Resident Advisors #18 top album 2012 and #10 top internet mix of 2012!
Their mix for Little White Earbuds focusses not only on the well known sound of Smallville Records, but also on more out-of-reach records, like ones of Omar-S and Glenn Underground.

RA Poll: Top 20 albums of 2012
RA Poll: Top 30 mixes/compilations of 2012
Listen to the mix!

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Smallpeople "In The Jungle EP" out now!

Smallpeople "In The Jungle EP" out now!
26.02.2013

Smallpeoples new EP "In The Jungle" is out now on Gerd Jansons imprint Running Back!

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26.02.2013

Smallpeoples new EP "In The Jungle" is out now on Gerd Jansons imprint Running Back!

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Smallpeople "In The Jungle EP" out now!
26.02.2013

Smallpeoples new EP "In The Jungle" is out now on Gerd Jansons imprint Running Back!

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New Smallpeople Podcast and interview for Melbourne Deepcast!

New Smallpeople Podcast and interview for Melbourne Deepcast!
25.02.2013

In addition to their australian tour in march, Smallpeople have recorded a mix for Melbourne Deepcast. They also got interviewed, talking about their newest EP and the future of Smallville Records.

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Listen!

25.02.2013

In addition to their australian tour in march, Smallpeople have recorded a mix for Melbourne Deepcast. They also got interviewed, talking about their newest EP and the future of Smallville Records.

...

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New Smallpeople Podcast and interview for Melbourne Deepcast!
25.02.2013

In addition to their australian tour in march, Smallpeople have recorded a mix for Melbourne Deepcast. They also got interviewed, talking about their newest EP and the future of Smallville Records.

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Smallpeople @ Trouw Amsterdam

Smallpeople @ Trouw Amsterdam
14.11.2012

Smallpeople played at Trouw Amsterdam on easter sunday, and luckily, their set was recorded - with this amazing 2,5 hr set they filled Trouw with love, energy, soul and much more.

Listen!

14.11.2012

Smallpeople played at Trouw Amsterdam on easter sunday, and luckily, their set was recorded - with this amazing 2,5 hr set they filled Trouw with love, energy, soul and much more.

...

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Smallpeople @ Trouw Amsterdam
14.11.2012

Smallpeople played at Trouw Amsterdam on easter sunday, and luckily, their set was recorded - with this amazing 2,5 hr set they filled Trouw with love, energy, soul and much more.

Listen!

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