Hamburg, Germany's Smallville has good reason to be excited: The beloved imprint, an offshoot of the record store of the same name, is in the midst of marking a full ten years of deep beats, surviving a decade that saw worldwide economic collapse and changes to the music business that made label life harder than ever. Of course, a few good things happened as well—for one, plenty of great house music was released, and a ton of it ended up on the little super-label. With an emphasis on dreamy, low-key, yet spacious four-to-the-floor material—and a roster that includes Move D, Benjamin Brunn, Lawrence, Christopher Rau, Thomas Melchoir and Bruno Pronsato, among many other notables—Smallville's rarely taken a wrong turn over its long lifetime. The label will be releasing an anniversary compilation, 10 Years—Smallville Ways, in September—but why wait till then to celebrate, especially when a crew of Smallville stalwarts have bestowed such a groovy set upon us? 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. Oh, and look out for a new Smallville imprint, the aptly named Fuck Reality, coming your way soon.
01 Theo Parrish “Shadow Dancing"
02 Smallpeople “Unreleased'
03 Jonas Palzer “Salt Shores" (Royer remix)
04 Moomin “Room 207"
05 Laguna Ladies “Egyptian Bag" (Moomin remix)
06 Francis Inferno Orchestra “Unreleased"
07 Smallpeople & TV.Out “Unreleased"
08 Berg “Montag"
09 Osunlade “Night Of Music"
10 Mike “Oi Van Voi"
11 Groove Magnifique “De Da"
12 Christopher Rau “A People See"
13 Nick Holder “Get Away"
14 Maus & Stolle “Adore
15 Berg “Melodien"