Cover by TJ Norris
Marc Smith

Untitled 16


1 - Hindsight feat. Kevin Knapp
2 - Ya Feel Me?

Marc Smith's Untitled 16 fears no house with chunky rhythmic swing and emotional chord progressions. These two tracks drench your ears in vintage shimmer and pulse over focused dancefloor provocation. Think Nu Space Disco without the lethargic pace.

Hindsight is a full, lush mix of melodies and swing that makes no small use of the vocals of one of the most in-demand vocalists in techno and house today: Kevin Knapp. A simple, emotional falsetto melody in the spirit of Odyssey, Imagination and Shalamar (or dare we say Earth, Wind & Fire and Kool & the Gang?) asks "How did I ever see you were for me? ...But the problem isn't me." Love in conflict – isn't this the stuff dance classics are made from?

Painted from the same palette of spacious vintage synths and shuffling beats, Ya Feel Me? brings a touch more of the Tech with a tight kick-to-clap punch. Snips of male vox play hide-and-seek with swirling, shifting melodies that echo and drift into the ether.


Peter Kruder (Kruder & Dorfmeister / G-Stone / Peace Orchestra)
Rating: 4/5 - Like both tracks. Will play this.

Mathias Schaffhäuser (Ware)
Rating: 4/5 - cool tracks, i like these euphoric vocals in Hindsight and the KRAFTWERK like synth in YA FEEL.....

Luciano (Cadenza)
Rating: 4/5

Laurent Garnier (F Communications)
Rating: 4 - Great deepness

Tyree Cooper (Groove Baby / Supa Dupa / Ovum / DJ International)
I like "Ya Feel Me" because its a nice track to start with at six in the morning and the crowd is still waking up.....Nice Job

Robert Owens (Compost / Poker Flat / Trax)
Rating: 4/5 - nice vibe


Perc (Perctrax / Kompakt / Drumcode)
Rating: 4/5 - Classic sounding house music, I like it.


Nikola Baytala (KONTROL / Tweekin Records / Stompy)
Rating: 5/5 - marc smith is one the finest producers the west coast has to call our own ! he really delivers a fresh techy sound on "YA FEEL ME" ... killer song structure and beats !!! will support


Omid 16b (SexOnWax / Alola)
Rating: 4 - cool


Aubrey (Solid Groove / Textures / Dark)
Rating: 4/5 - Ya feel me is very deep, great selection of noises... thanks alot


Pablo Bolivar (Regular / AvantRoots)
Rating: 4/5 - top class production, first clas deep, will play , thanx!


Fra Soler (DJ Fra) (Nitsa Club / Kompakt)
Rating: 5/5 - Fantastic 12". Full support!


Chris Fortier (Fade / Field Trip)
Rating: 4/5 - fucking nice


Danny Ward (Dubble D / Moodymanc / 2020:Vision)
Rating: 4/5 - wonderful vocal!!!


Deepchild (Trapez / Anabatic / Resopal)
Thick n rich. Nice!


Roy England (Make Mistakes)
Rating: 4/5 - Marc Smith comes correct with a solid 2 tracker of sexy deep house grooves. Both of these are going in the crate. Sexy! I would love to get Kevin Knapp in my studio, his vocals on Hindsight are the illness!


Rob Grega (Still Rob G) (Om Records A&R / Endup / Mighty / Mezzanine)
Rating: 5/5 - YES!!! MORE PLEASE!!


Q-Burns Abstract Message (EIGHT-TRACKS / Eighth Dimension / Invisible Airwaves Radio Show)
Rating: 4/5 - "Hindsight" is ridiculously good. Already used this track in this month's Invisible Airwaves radio show.


DJ Tomas (KUSF 90. 3 FM (San Francisco) / XLR8R / ForwardEver Blog / Umoja HiFi)
Rating: 4/5 - Nice build up and atmospheric production on these tracks. The vocals are subtle and fit the mix nicely and add a bit of soul. These will both go down nicely for club play. Top notch.


CheckPoint Charlie (MyCuppaT Blog / My House Your House Radio)
Rating: 4/5 - The vocal on Hindsight mixed with the spacey melody - amazing! I'm going to have to pitch my set down a little to work it in, but it will be well worth it. A real quality tune. Ya Feel Me is also a cracker - deep chugger with a foundation shaking bassline. Both going straight into my more eclectic sets. Thanks


Nacho Marco (Loudeast / Om Records / Pacha Recordings / Lazy Days)
Rating: 5/5 - Hindsight is amazing!


Chris Udoh (Tigerhook)
Rating: 5/5 - Lovely & Deep , I will be playing !!


Elie Eidelman (DJ Humus) (Sweat Lodge Radio / Dirt Crew Records / JackOff)
Rating: 4/5 - nice one. chunky is the right word!


Sven Jacobsen (ZYX Music / Nova Radio)
Rating: 5/5 - what an awesome deepflight

Andrew Duke (Cognition Audioworks Mixshow / Various Press)
Rating: 4/5 - Outer-space dance. :) Love this!


Clint Stewart (Auralism)
Amazing ep!! Absolutely love Hindsight! Will play heavily for a really long time. Great vocals by Kevin also. This one is never gonna get old. Also loving Ya Feel Me for sure. Great ep, really amazing work from Marc.


Spesh (Loöq / Qoöl)
ya feel me is hot stuff! will be playing this in my next long set... friday.
hindsight is musically brilliant, but too deep i think for most all of my sets. still, i'm keeping this one in the tickler file ;-)


Dave Twomey (Tr_nch)
Ya feel me is super hot... full support!

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