Smily’s featured New Release

Hello all you wonderful music lovers. You are in for such a treat, because today I am able to present to you the newly released track produced by John Lutchman.

Before I share this track I want to tell you a bit of background so you can relate to the beauty of this moment and this track.

Before I started my own blog years ago I used to write articles for other blogs now and then. One of the first articles I ever wrote was a small list of tracks of producers who I had heard on SoundCloud where when I heard their music it touched my heart and soul in a way where it made me feel this is a producer to watch out for in the future. John Lutchman was one of them and one I felt strongly about.

To me it’s been exciting watching him work so hard towards his goals and making it so far. He plays many shows in New York and Austin and has grown to a whole new level of skills. He’s reached great success and I was beyond honored when John shared the track he made with me and asked for my feedback.

I always enjoy getting to hear a track someone worked hard on and put their heart and soul into, it’s something special and I treasure it whenever this happens. When I heard John’s track the melody and sound hit me so hard!

I love the vibe of this song so much, the melody is lovely and the first time I heard it I just didn’t want it to end. And it moved me, really moved me. Tears were streaming down my face even though it’s not a sad melody. His music touched my heart and soul. There are many talented producers out there, but not many can translate feelings into music. It’s a special talent only a few people have. John is one of them.

John has worked EXTREMELY hard over the years and hasn’t always gotten the breaks he deserves in my eyes, but he doesn’t complain and keeps working hard with a positive attitude.

I’d like to ask all of you in our lovely music community to now all get together and show John how much we appreciate people like him that love the music as much as us. I’d like to ask you to carefully listen to this track and see how it moves YOUR soul and then share it with your friends. And then give John Lutchman a follow on Twitter reach out to him and tell him not to ever give up because we need his music in this world.

His Twitter isย @John_Lutchman

And now (drumroll)

A masterpiece ๐ŸŽถ๐Ÿ”Š๐Ÿ’•


Smily’s Great classics part 1

Hello all you lovely people๐Ÿ’—โค

Playlists, playlists playlists. Even if you know me just a little you know I can’t get enough of them. I make playlists at least weekly but sometimes even daily ๐Ÿ˜‹. I have them for different years, moods, genres, seasons etc etc etc. And I never ever have enough. I keep making more of them and I just love love love to share them with all of you so that you can enjoy them with me.

Not too long ago I was browsing and listening to some classic tracks on Spotify and whenever I do this it then makes me think of more and more classic tracks that I love and are still so great to listen to.

So I’ve decided I’m going to do a series of small playlists with classic tracks. I am keeping them small to makeย  it easier to share them and talk about the tracks a bit.

This the first one in the series. Please enjoy and look forward to more in the future. Some of which I’d like to involve all of you in too. I’ll put up a tweet occasionally asking for your input on a favorite classic and then I’ll include the ones I enjoy as well in the future playlists.

Here’s the first 10 tracks ๐Ÿ˜™

1) Moby – God Moving over the face of the Waters

Moby is a genius when it comes to music in my book. I especially favor the older tunes because the melodies are beautiful and original. This is one that lets my mind drift away. Such a lovely track.

2) DJ Jean – The Launch

Anyone that is into any kind of Dance Music in the Netherlands probably knows this track or should know it ๐Ÿ˜‰ย  It is recognized worldwideย  and I love the sound of it. There’s many remixes done of this track but the original is my favorite.

3) Enigma – Return to Innocence

A very unique sound that I haven’t heard anyone else make. It’s that new agy sound from back in the day. Dreamy and with a lovely message ๐Ÿ˜

4) Ian can Dahl – Castles in the Sky

This sing makes me happy. I don’t know how else to express it. The sound and singing along with it makes my heart feel happy ๐Ÿ’– so I had to add this!

5) SNAP! – Rythm is a Dancer

Lovely beats and strong vocals and when you listen to it you hear it’s older by the style. To this day this gets thrown in to live sets and most people know and sing with it. Good Vibes ๐Ÿ’™

6) Mauro Picotto – Komodo

This is a classic that has a melody and beat that still gets me every time I hear it. Goosebump music ๐Ÿ˜

7) Guru Josh Project, Klaas Gerling – Infinity 2008 Klaas Remix

To me this deserves a spot in the classics list that I love. I remember when this remix came out and I played it to death on repeat. Still turn it up when it comes on ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽท

8) Gigi D’Agostino – L’Amour Toujours

This song oh this song ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŽถ๐ŸŽถ the best the melody the song to sing along with. A favorite of mine always โค

9) Lasgo – Something

I don’t know how big Lasgo was in USA but in Europe Lasgo was played a LOT. I like this singer her voice was my favorite and this is one of my favorite tracks of theirs ๐Ÿ˜„

10) Grooveyard – Mary Go Wild

An underground track turned famous. And it deserves all the attention it got. It’s beautiful and original. Nothing like it and I love it.


Below is my playlist, please follow and listen and let me know your thoughts ๐ŸŒˆ๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŽถ

Much love to all of you!

Smily ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’œ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒˆ

Smily’s featured track

Hello all you wonderful music lovers ๐Ÿ˜„

๐Ÿ’–ย As you all know I have a wide range in taste of music and today I am bringing you another featured track that’s something different from my usual dance and electronic tracks.

Melanie from JV agency reached out to me a few weeks ago to let me know about a new track she’d like me to consider for a featured track article. You may follow her @RogoffPublicity

I listened to the track and enjoyed it as a nice unique sound so I am glad to accept and share this track with all of you.

About the Artist by the Artist

FAULKNER are a bicoastal mono-genre band. An unfinished demo of their song “NY Anthem” fell into the hands of RZA, the Wu-Tang Clan mastermind & captured his interest, leading to their first major collaboration. As a result of their collaboration, โ€œNY Anthemโ€ is heard at the New York Yankees home games and US Open.

The upcoming album is an intense and emotive listening experience for all of โ€œthe rebels and the misfitsโ€ out there. The result is a stunning mix of stories and sounds with contributions from producers RZA, JP Bowersock (The Strokes) and Mark Needham (The Killers), recorded at Rick Rubinโ€™s Shangri La Studio and East-West.

About the track by the Artist
ย “The inspiration behind โ€˜Hot Streakโ€™ is that magic moment of feeling untouchable like Nicky Barnes. Where for an hour the whole world falls into your hands and everything you touch turns to gold. โ€˜Hot Streakโ€™ defines our live show energy seamlessly following our collaborations with RZA and Royce Da 5โ€™9โ€. This is the first song we started off as a production duo with an infinite abelian melody on top of a pulsating uptempo rhythm.โ€
– Lucas Asher (Lead Singer)
About the track by Smily
This was the first time I did not work or speak directly to the artist which felt a bit different to me.
Speaking with their representative was also pleasant, Melanie is a kind person that loves music and is passionate about what she does. ๐Ÿ˜Š
I realize though that I like the feeling of speaking with the artist directly as well, so you get to know them a bit and get a good feeling of where the music came from.
Maybe this is why when I read the description of the track by the artist I did not at all get that vibe from this track.
When I listened to it it took me to the music I love from the 80’s that feel good music but with a fresh new twist.
It makes me think of loyalty to your friends, having their back whether they do well in life or not.
But there’s to show you we can all enjoy music and get something different from it.ย  So what is your feeling when you listen to this track? Let me know I’m curious to find out!
Here’s the track
ย If you enjoy itย  give them a follow @faulknermusic
Until next time my darlings
Much love,
Smily ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’œ

Smily’s featured Track

Hello Sunshine’s ๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒž

It’s that time again for another one of my featured tracks. Today’s track is by Richard van Dongen from the Netherlands.ย  I’ve gotten to know him on Twitter and he always is happy to share tracks and ask for feedback. First let’s hear from the artist.

About the artist by the artist

Hi I’m Richard van Dongen and my alias is Rico Garcia. I have been active in the Music industry for 25 years. I am not tied to one genre and produce clubhouse, trance, Techno, indiepop,electro etc. I have been an active DJ for 17 years. I’ve had the honor to work with great names like Funkerman,Tiรซsto,Mental Theo and more. I constantly busy myself with finding new talent to work with and creating projects for live artists and studio performers.

About the track by the artist

The song Blue Sky is the second track working with vocalist Lorraine Gray who I found on Soundcloud. This track is a timeless lovely Summer track.

I appreciate it for it’s simplicity and lovely vocals, work all can identify with. I’m also excited to announce this track will be added to the game app Beatfever. I hope you’ll enjoy my track.

Cheers and thx Rich..xx

About the track by Smily

This is one of those easy to listen to songs filled with Good Vibes. The kind you happily listen and dance to with family and friends while bbqing on the beach. Filled with happy summer vibes. To me it’s a nice tropical dance tune with lovely vocals.

So now it’s your turn to listen and see what you think. Oh and give the artists a follow too ๐Ÿ˜„ย @richvdongen andย @lglorraine

Here’s the track!

What’s your opinion? Please let me know here or on Twitter.

Much love to you all

Smily ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’™