Under his artist name Smight, Herbert Berkley first appeared on record shelves in 2002 and was an early founder of the Harmonious Discord label. With past tracks on an impressive menagerie of labels like Confi-dance, Acute, Pangea, and Chris Fortier’s Fade Records, as well as multiple appearances in HD’s Discordian Dreaming series, there has been anticipation for Smight’s full length release. Two Equels One certainly delivers, with a diverse assemblage of sounds characterized by sweeping electronics, progressive arrangements, hypnotic, floor-primed rhythms, and an ambitious musical outlook. Based in a lively house music foundation, these cuts touch on tech-house, downtempo, and Italo stylings with even some cinematic soundscapes wrapped around the steady four-on-the-floor beats. Deep synthesis woven in captivating melody is the name of the game and Smight is a master player. Exceptional quality abounds, providing another notable edition in the Harmonious Discord catalog.
Nick Warren - “What an amazing release!”
Jelo (Bugeyedrecords) - “‘Above The Clouds’ is my favorite of the pack but much of this is very good. Old school vibes with some fresh sounds … I’m in.”
Tini Tun (We Are Here / Fade) - “Cool stuff!”
Spesh (Loöq Records / Jondi & Spesh) - “I really like the vibe here. ‘Mammon’ and ‘Caldo De Amor’ are both excellent!”
DJ Craig C (Peace Bisquit / Pound Boys) - “I’m all about ‘Nervous’ … that track is hot!”
Joey Silvero (Distant People) - “Blissful summer sounds.”
Cheets (Global Dance Sessions) - “Great package. That ‘Caldo De Amor’ track is real strong for me.”
Corbin Dooley (Electric Feel Radio Show) - “This varied set has a sound for many moods.”
Bobi (Global Movement Radio Show) - “An amazing release! Deep and atmospheric chords and dreamy moods throughout all the tracks.”
QuestionmarQ (Red FM, Ireland) - “Great to hear such a diverse soundscape of music. I’m really liking ‘Mammon’ a lot.”
Available now on Beatport.