Smoove - on Acid Jazz Records
Smoove started DJ-ing professionally in 1990 where he began working in local clubs and bars within the North East of England.
In 1991 Smoove started making his own dance music fusing hip hop with jazz, funk and soul. He named the project “Ashbrooke Allstars” and signed his first record deal with East West Records reaching number 16 in the national dance charts.
From 1992 Smoove hosted his own radio show ‘The Ultravibe ‘on Wear fm for two years playing soul, jazz, funk and hip hop.
Big Life records then signed smoove to re-mix Digital Underground’s ‘No Nose Job’ which picked up various day time air play on “Radio One”.
In the year 1998 Smoove recorded music for “Sprung video”, an extreme sport video magazine, from which there was a world wide response via e- mail.
This success prompted Smoove to release his own first solo single “He Won’t Get Far” on the Atomic Hi Fi label.
Smoove is currently signed to Acid Jazz Records and has released a number of tracks including the new single “The Revolution Will Be Televised” which reached number 23 in the Beats And Breaks Chart.
A follow up single “Coming Back” and a debut album ”Dead Men’s Shirts” is due soon to be released later this year.
Smoove has just recently finished a re-mix for “Dynamo Productions” (Andy Smith of Portishead fame) which is also due for release on the Australian label “Invada Records”.
Another of Smoove’s project’s is that of “Rubberneck”, a lively four piece Funk Rap Rubber-Band, with a hint of some kind of wild Jazz, in which Smoove plays a cartoon like front man. Rubberneck were formed in the year 2000 and continue to gig all over the U.K.
Smoove’s DJ-ing career has now expanded and his work now takes him around the U.K and to various European countries, e.g. (France, Germany, Italy and Lithuania).