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SMOOVE: First Class (2012) + ‘Call Up To Heaven’ remix free download

Need a funk/ soul/ disco/ latin / swing remix? Who you gonna call? That’s right – Smoove. For those not in the know, the Newcastle-based Smoove is the beat-making, bongo-playing half of critically and popularly acclaimed nu-funky-soul duo Smoove & Turrell – latterly of extensive Radio 2 airplay and Hollywood film synch fame. He’s also boss of northern jazz label Wass (home of

KRAAK & SMAAK: ‘Call Up To Heaven’ + video – 2011

I have read that Kraak & Smaak’s name is not a drugs-related gag but a reference to a Dutch proverb meaning ‘crunchy and tasty,’ which puts me in mind of those well-known English idioms ‘coke and dope’ and ‘speed and weed’ meaning, ‘are you taking the piss?’ and ‘I might not speak Dutch but that doesn’t mean I believe you,’ respectively. There’s no doubting ‘Call Up To Heaven’ on the other hand