Smithmonger a.k.a. Paul Smith is working from a studio in Battersea, London with an intensity that ensures a busy release and remixes schedule and some notable and impressive DJ engagements.
Recent highlights include an offer and acceptance of a monthly radio show on Ministry Of Sound and a monsterous 12" release on Supercharged records in Brighton to an enormous buzz and numerous European and domestic DJ engagements.
Originally a professional trumpet player, Paul decided to pursue electronic music in all guises and has worked with the cream of London underground to produce some fantastic and evil productions (mostly breakbeat) over the last five years.
The last three years highlights include two massive TCR releases, a release on Loaded Records, a big 12" on Hooj’s sub label Safety in Numbers (5 weeks in Judge Jules’ Top 10 on Radio 1), three 12" releases on Bushwacka’s Oblong (one of these is featured on James Lavelle’s ‘Barcelona’ Global Underground mix). A release on 10Kilo (‘Seen it All Before’) which debuted at No. 1 in the breaks Chart and 18 in the Buzz chart.
Smithmonger produced a wicked house release on Matthew B’s Oblong called ‘Get it Oun’ with huge support from Carl Cox (No. 3 in May 2004 chart), Lee Buridge and Dave Mothersole (Kiss FM).
Smithmonger’s 2004 bootleg of the Propeller Heads tune ‘Take California’ received official approval from the Propeller Heads as a remix.
With all this going on Paul found time to co-write an album of songs with his group ‘Unity’ and signed an ep to Ben Watt’s (Everything but the Girl) storming house label ’Buzz’n Fly’ last September.
So weather its grinding electro of fat rolling breaks or chunky, funky house, you can be assured that Paul Smithmonger will be providing it for the kids on the dance floor for years to come.