Delano Smith - Live/DJ

Delano Smith (Mixmode, Sushitech)

Delano Smith - Live/DJ

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15 FEB 2014 CRACK MAGAZINE: SUSHITECH LABEL NIGHT REVIEW >

13 JAN 2014 RA NEWS: DELANO SMITH ENTERS TWILIGHT >

12 JUN 2013 secretsundaze IS A TOP PICK FROM RA's GUIDE TO OFF SONAR EVENTS >

07 JUN 2013 IBIZA-VOICE: OFF WEEK, SONAR BARCELONA >

23 MAY 2013 WANTED IN ROME: DELANO SMITH NAMED AS ONE OF THE BEST DJ'S IN TO >

24 MAR 2013 Delano Smith: LWE Podcast 121 + Interview >

06 MAR 2013 Beat Unity Radio Show| Guestmix: Delano Smith >

06 MAR 2013 Trace A Line Podcast: Delano Smith (TAL105) >

04 MAR 2013 In Conversation... With Delano Smith >

22 NOV 2012 John Jastszebski "Work EP" w/ Delano Smith remix >

15 NOV 2012 Juno: Delano Smith's tops the Deep House charts >

30 OCT 2012 Melbourne Deepcast Feature: Delano Smith >

19 OCT 2012 RA: Delano Smith debuts in Australia >

05 OCT 2012 DELANO SMITH FOR MUNO.PL INTERVIEW >

05 OCT 2012 Juno: Carl Craig and Mike Huckaby remix Delano Smith >

31 AUG 2012 A Night With: Seth Troxler's 8 Picks >

23 JUL 2012 Soundwall Podcast #110: Delano Smith >

28 JUN 2012 Real Tone Newsletter: Questions for Delano Smith >

16 MAY 2012 Delano Smith Mixes Little White Earbuds Podcast. 121 >

07 FEB 2012 secretsundaze first radio show on Strongroom Alive >

21 DEC 2011 Delano Smith will release a new album called An Odyssey >

14 OCT 2011 Wbeeza - Bagwag EP tops DJ charts >

07 OCT 2011 Delano Smith's Apparel Music Podcast >

19 SEP 2011 Official Video For Gavin Herlihy - Krypton Factor (Delano's Deep >

12 SEP 2011 Keep It Deep review Makam Reconstructed >

01 SEP 2011 Delano track included in Cocoon Recording's Green and Blue CD >

20 JUL 2011 Chez & Delano on Lawrence's new Cocoon CD >

17 JUL 2011 Delano Smith - Light Shades Of Detroit EP on Sushitech >

06 JUL 2011 Cassy features Delano Smith on Mixmag CD >

05 JUL 2011 Watch: Delano Smith @ Bassculture, Rex Club >

04 JUL 2011 RA review Delano Smith - Krypton Faktor EP >

26 MAY 2011 Delano Smith's Detroit Double Drop >

18 APR 2011 Brothers' Vibe hosts Delano Smith in Brooklyn >

22 FEB 2011 Delano Smith adds a Detroit twist remix to Lauhaus' new EP >

19 OCT 2010 Sushitech: 'Tessera Remixes' EP with Chez Damier & Delano Smith >

04 OCT 2010 RA Podcast: Detroit Beatdown >

28 JUN 2010 RELEASE REVIEW: Patrick Specke - The Antman (Delano Smith Remix) >

28 MAY 2010 RA Single Review: Norm Talley - Cosmic Waves w/Delano Smith Remi >

13 MAY 2010 secretsundaze in Paris 14th May >

01 APR 2010 Delano Smith's April Beatport Chart >

31 MAR 2010 New remix from Delano Smith >

05 MAR 2010 Label of the Month: Third Ear feat Wbeeza and Delano Smith >

30 DEC 2009 Pulse Radio Interview: WBeeza and Delano Smith >

03 MAR 2009 Resident Advisor Under the gun: Delano Smith >

Delano Smith (Mixmode, Sushitech)

Agent: Ben

Born in Chicago and raised on Detroit's West side, Delano Smith represents one of the last of a rare group of Detroit’s first house DJs. Perhaps it was the juvenile absorption of the sights and sounds around him during his first 5 years in the Windy City coupled with his experience during the new DJ craze of his high school years in Detroit that influenced Delano the most or maybe it is simply that enigmatic link between music people in Chicago and Detroit, known to insiders as the I94 Connection. Regardless of the reason for his natural ear for the deep and groovy, Delano can lay claim to a legacy that most Detroit jocks cannot. When performing outside of his native city, Delano's unique sets highlight the fact that his skills were forged in an era before the rigid lines of house and techno genres appeared.

His attention to programming sets that are kinetic, emotional and educational are met with a delivery of the highest class. Having been one of the original young guns personally mentored by Motown’s 1st DJ, Ken Collier, he displays skills entirely unique to this group. Having cut his teeth in a time when an aspiring DJ had to live off his wits to make the cut, his dynamic skill set has made him the real Detroit head's secret favorite. Smith's extended hiatus later in his DJ years was ended spectacularly when the Detroit Beatdown project again highlighted his talent. Teamed with Mike ‘Agent X' Clark and Norm Talley, the crew began to spread the word of Detroit to fresh audiences, in demand globally and touching down at renowned clubs such as London's Fabric en route.

On the production front, Delano stands head and shoulders above the rest in crafting alluring, forward thinking and highly danceable grooves. His productions on Third Ear, Sushitech and Still Music have taken up crate spaces with jocks looking to add the perfect blend of soul and energy to their sets. With his own imprint Mixmode debuting in 2003, it continues to release selectively soulful dance floor gems. Both behind the decks and in the studio, Delano's genre boundary defying vision of working a floor is a direct link to the beginnings of the DJ in Detroit, maintaining his integrity today, his hunger shows little sign of abating.

Quotes:

"Delano - Watching you play brings back so many memories!. I used to go listen to you long before I ever wanted to become a DJ. At the YWCA, Downstairs Pub with Ken. I'm following you. Keep it comin'!." - Jeff Mills

"Without Delano there would be no Derrick". - Derrick May

"Delano is the first and last of Detroit." - Chez Damier

DJ Set

1 x Allen&Heath Xone 92 (not 62) or Pioneer DJM 900 or Nexus.

2 x Pioneer CDJ 2000's or 950's and they MUST be connected by an long enough sized WORKING Ethernet link cable to set the decks on each side of the technics, otherwise on cdj stands 

Extra Ethernet cables

2 x Technics SL 1200/1210's on EACH side of the mixer

Extra set of turntable needles

2 x High quality monitor speakers (levels of which can be changed by the DJ) placed left and right of the DJ
High quality soundsystem.  Two monitors are preferable but if the booth only has one it must be placed on the right of the DJ.

High Quality Soundsystem

 

Releases:

2013 - Delano Smith - Precipice E.P. [Mixmode Recordings]

2012 - Delano Smith - Pariter Reconstructed [Pariter]

2012 - Delano Smith - Hot 'n' Funky [Still Music Us]

2012 - Delano Smith - An Odyssey [Sushitech]

2011 - Delano Smith - Wires [Cocoon]

2011 - VA - We Get By With A Little Help Part 2 (Time Is Right) [House Is The Cure]

2011 - Delano Smith - Light Shades Of Detroit [Sushitech]

2011 - Delano Smith - Dark Shades Of Detroit [Sushitech]

2011 - Delano Smith & Gavin Herlihy - Krypton Faktor [Apparel Music]

2011 - Delano Smith - Direct Drive [MM009]

2010 - Delano Smith - I Fly [Kolour Recordings Digital]

2009 - Delano Smith - The Smith Hall Project [Undertones]

2009 - Delano Smith - Midnite EP [Third Ear Recordings]

2009 - Delano Smith - Deep Fundamentals [Mixmode Recordings]

2009 - Delano Smith - Constellation / Detroit 2-Step [Sushitech]

2008 - Delano Smith - You Were There [Kolour Recordings Digital]

2008 - Delano Smith - The Source Volume 16 - Beautiful [The Source]

2008 - Delano Smith - The Rock [Mixmode Recordings]

2008 - Delano Smith - The Insomnia EP [Mixmode Recordings]

2008 - Delano Smith - Third Ear Recordings [Sunrise EP]

2007 - Delano Smith - Mixmode Recordings [The Thesis EP]

2006 - Delano Smith - A Stillwise WMC 2006 Warm Up - A Message From The DJ [Still Music]

2005 - Delano Smith - A Message For The DJ [Still Music]

2005 - DJ Mode - The Love For Music EP [Stilove4music US]

2004 - Delano Smith - Soul Edge EP 2 - Magic Water [Still Music]

2003 - Delano Smith - Sensuality [Mixmode Recordings]

2003 - Delano Smith - Feel This [Mixmode Recordings]

2001 - Delano Smith - Third Ear Recordings - Detroit Beatdown Volume 1 [Metropolis]

 

Remixes:

2014 - Kerri Chandler - Sunday Sunlight (Delano Smith remix) [Apollonia]

2013 - Steve O'Sullivan - Where's Burt (Delano Smith Reconstruction) [Sushitech]

2012 - Norm Talley - Cosmic Waves (Delano Smith's Panorama Bar Edit)

2012 - Shonky - La Velour (Delano Smith Remix) [Real Tone] 

2011 - Delano Smith - Ancestors [murmur]

2011 - Eman & Doc Link - Vocalease (Delano Smith Remix) [Liberate]

2011 - Makam - Family Reunion (Reconstructed by Delano Smith) [Sushitech]

2011 - Daniel Solar - Dirtiest Clean (Delano Smith's Dirty Dub) [Undertones]

2011 - Harly & Muscle - Stone Peach (Delano Smith Remix) [Soulstar]

2011 - Lauhaus - Baobab (Delano Smith Remix) [Bangbang!]

2011 - Tomson Ft Diamondancer - Tap The Core (Delano Smith Vocal & Instrumental Remix) [Development Music]

2011 - Gavin Herlihy - Krypton Faktor (Delano's Deep Mix) [Apparel Music]

2010 - Leonel Castillo - Stone Peach (Delano Smith Remix) [Peppermint Jam]

2010 - Sona - You Were There (Delano Smith Dub) [Kolour Recordings Digital]

2010 - Patrick Specks - Antham (Delano Smith Remix) [Hello?Repeat]

2010 - Norm Talley - Cosmic Waves (Delano Smith Remix) [Pariter]

2010 - John Crockett / Stephen L feat Hector Davila - Vida Verde (Delano Smith Remix) [Centric Music]

2010 - Various - You Were There (Delano Smith Dub) [Vinyl Perspectives]

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