VINYL RELEASES

TOP SMILE RECORDS 3 x 7 inch issue:

2017 had only just begun as the Swiss digikal empire strikes back with three brandnew 45’s, featuring Speng Bond, Koa Aloy & S’Kaya on the microphone. Each 7 inch comes with tune and version, packed in those sweet, comic style retro sleeves.

All songs and riddims are produced by Icky Top as High Smile HiFi continues to unleash top notch digital productions on Top Smile Records.

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‚Babylon‘ by UK veteran Speng Bond, supposedly recorded with a 5£-micro in his garage, is a powerful vintage dancehall piece. Speng rides the riddim in his nonchalantly and smooth style, which he showcased already on many live stages and soundsystem events troughout Europe. We recently did a show with him in Germany and welcome the man on our roster for live shows.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR012
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile HiFi feat. Speng Bond – ‚Babylon‘
B: High Smile HiFi – ‚Version‘

Release:  January 2017

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‚Tell Dem Again‘ is a tune we really wanted to put out on 7“ as this is the perfect example of how we work. The riddim was initially one of our free riddims, which we put out on soundcloud. After a few weeks, our Hawaiian friend Koa Aloy recorded the tune over it and sent it back to us and we instantly fell in love with it. It’s the very first release on wax for the singer and it’s also the first official release to arise from our free riddims. These free riddims prove to be a vital part of our strategy to aquire new talented singers like Koa Aloy.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR013
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile HiFi feat. Koa Aloy – ‚Tell Dem Again‘
B: High Smile HiFi – ‚Version‘

Release:  January 2017

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The third 7 inch marks the fourth release from S’Kaya on Top Smile Records. With the tune called ‚Hardworker‘, the French singer describes the life of a reggae artist not being able to live from his musical works and explains us, why he still has a job. He describes a couple of encounters with his boss, some experiences everyone can relate to. Lyrics with meaning and a personal touch, on a sweet digi riddim that make us feel like back in the golden years of digital reggae.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR014
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile HiFi feat. S’Kaya – ‚Hardworker‘
B: High Smile HiFi – ‚Version‘

Release: January 2017

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TOP SMILE RECORDS 2 x 7 inch issue:

After releasing 8 different 7 inch vinyls in 2014/15 – the Swiss digital dons are back with two brandnew 45´s, styled with a different colored label artwork and packed in some kick-ass vintage looking sleeves. The crew collaborated with Jamaican lengend Derrick Parker, Little Jordee from Digikal Youths outta Hawaii and French deejay sensation S’Kaya to complete this heavyweight production in a truly international stylee. Each singer emphasises a different element of Reggae music and brings a completely unique vibe to the riddim.

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With a name like High Smile HiFi, it could only be a matter of time until the crew would come up with a Ganja tune. ‚Highest Grade‘ featuring Derrick Parker hits the nail on the head. His unique voice adds a sweet flavour to the already tough riddim. Derrick has been in the music business for slightly more than two decades, known from over 80 (!!) vinyl releases so far. He brought us hits like ‹Samfie Love›, ‹Cool it off› and many more. ‚Highest Grade‘ marks his first release on Top Smile Records, more to come for sure. ‚Lyrics Designer‘ on the flipside reminds us of the good old rub-a-dub 80´s as Little Jordee rides the riddim inna pure deejay-style. He is a member of the Hawaiian crew called ‹Digikal Youths›, where he normally partners Tuli Ranks on the microphone. The vocals have been mixed by Sean Kim at Jahtomics studio in Maui, another member of Digikal Youths. Watch out for these young cats as they both have a superb style and will surely attract listeners from all over the world.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR010
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile Hifi feat. Derrick Parker – ‘Highest Grade’
B: High Smile Hifi feat. Little Jordee – ‘Lyric Designer’

Release: April 6th, 2016

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The second 7 inch comes with S’Kaya on the a-side and the riddim track on the b-side. In ‚Tell the Youths‘, S’Kaya puts the spotlight on the hard living conditions in the Ghetto and advises the Youths to choose a better way for their life´s. Lyrics with a strong message and a personal touch, in his very own, distinctive style.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR011
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile Hifi feat. S’Kaya – ‘Tell the Youths’
B: Version
Release: April 6th, 2016

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TOP SMILE RECORDS 3 x 7 inch issue:

Top Smile Records and reggaefever.ch strike again with the third batch of three 7 inch vinyls from High Smile HiFi. After releasing 5 different 7″ singles in 2014, the Swiss production team is back with their first 3 releases for 2015. The artists featured on these 3 singles are ‚the usual suspects‘, Tenna Star, Ras Negus I, Little Harry & S’Kaya, known from their 2014 releases on the Top Smile label.

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On ‚Right Now‘, Tenna Star denounces the grievance of todays society and ask for Jah’s helping hand to solve the problems of mankind. On ‚Family‘, Ras Negus I calls for familiar togetherness and remind us of our parental responsibility for our chlidren, since they are our future. Once again two excellent conscious tunes on a riddim that will make you stomp your feet.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR007
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile HiFi feat. Tenna Star – ‚Right Now‘
B: High Smile HiFi feat. Ras Negus I – ‚Family‘

Release:  May 2015

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‚No Friend A Dem‘ marks Little Harry’s second tune on the label and is accompanied by a vintage looking music video, filmed in Jamaica by Harry’s wife, daughter and son. The riddim comes in a old skool, 80’s style dancehall fashion and ‚The Youngest Veteran‘, tells us who his friends are and who not.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR008
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile HiFi feat. Little Harry – ‚No Friend A Dem‘
B: High Smile HiFi – ‚Version‘

Release:  May 2015

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On the third production, S’Kaya shows us his versatile deejay skills and delivers a hommage to the early deejay toasters of Jamaican dancehall music. The tune is called ‚Deejay Livication‘, another vintage sounding rockers production we’d typically expect from High Smile HiFi.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR009
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile HiFi feat. S’Kaya – ‚Deejay Livication‘
B: High Smile HiFi – ‚Version‘

Release: May 2015

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TOP SMILE RECORDS 3 x 7 inch issue:

Top Smile Records and reggaefever.ch are back with the second batch of three 7 inch vinyls from High Smile Hifi. All three 7 inch singles are produced in the same modern and yet vintage digital style that we know from High Smile HiFi`s previous productions and this batch here definately makes appetite for more…

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The Switzerland based production combo has teamed up with Birmingham/UK residents Tenna Star and Ras Negus I, who delivered two excellent conscious tunes on the riddim called Soundkilla. On ‹Be Smart›, Tenna Star give us guidance to withstand the babylon system and encourages the listener to waste no more time and make a start for a better tomorrow. Ras Negus I delivers a similar message on ‹Seeking a way out› : To break free from babylon system. Two great tunes on a great riddim from two outstanding singers!

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR004
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile HiFi feat. Tenna Star – ‚Be smart‘
B: High Smile HiFi feat. Tenna Star – ‚Be smart remix‘

Release:  Nov. 2014

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR005
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile HiFi feat. Ras Negus I – ‚Seeking a way out‘
B: High Smile HiFi – ‚Version‘

Release:  Nov. 2014

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For the third 7 inch, the crew has worked with Jamaican reggae legend Little Harry. No further introduction needed as I would say. The powerful digikal production is called ‹Hard Life› and comes with a Yamaha CS-01 bassline. On this one, Little Harry aka The Youngest Veteran, give us an insight of the hard life people living down in Jamaica and heˊs deejaying about the daily struggle to survive. After so many years in the game, heˊs still standing strong and delivers also a positive message.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR006
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile HiFi feat. Little Harry- ‚Hard Life‘
B: High Smile HiFi – ‚Version‘

Release: Nov. 2014

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TOP SMILE RECORDS 2 x 7 inch issue:

Top Smile Records proudly presents the first series of 2 x 7 inch from the ’new in town‘ digital reggae production team called High Smile Hifi outta Switzerland. After two years of hard work in the studio, the crew is more than happy to come up with their very first double vinyl release ever. For these two brand new vinyl exclusive releases, High Smile Hifi has teamed up with upcoming French singer S’Kaya and UK based veteran deejay Speng Bond.

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‚My Story‘ kicks off with a catchy bassline in a classic MT-40 rockers style and S’Kaya sings about his affection for his honey. The versatile singer rides the riddim in a classic lovers fashion, resulting in one of his sweatest tunes.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR002
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile Hifi feat. S’Kaya – ‘My Story’
B: Version
Release: June 2nd, 2014

 

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‚Dilly Dally‘ captures Speng Bond’s veteran DJ style on a vintage sounding production aiming to sound just like back in the 80’s. The heavy bass production is destined to mash up the dance and so is the version on the flipside.

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Label: Top Smile Records

Catalogue No: TSR003
Format: 7″ Vinyl (45 rpm)

A: High Smile Hifi feat. Speng Bond – ‘Dilly Dally’
B: Version
Release: June 2nd, 2014

 

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P+C 2014 by Top Smile Records, Info: topsmile-records [at] gmx.ch
Distribution Partner: www.reggaefever.ch