Wednesday, May 11, 2022
On WEDNESDAY, MAY 18th, STUNNA presents another special installment of 'THE GREENROOM' on BASSDRIVE radio. During this week's session, STUNNA welcomes DJ and SMOOTH N GROOVE RECORDS co-label manager CLEN to the program for an exclusive guest mix.
Located just north of WASHINGTON, D.C., CLEN found a love of music at an early age, quickly finding an affinity for electronic music (DRUM AND BASS, TRANCE, CHILL, BREAKS, and more) through his teenage years. Fate would find him having a run-in with the melodic/liquid/classic atmospheric side of DRUM AND BASS and he began to dedicate his musical time devoted to the scene. Beginning in his early 20s, he started creating his weekly mixes "FRESH OFF THE DECKS," which eventually lead to the creation of SMOOTH N GROOVE RECORDS with ChRiStAL. A few years on now, he is finding just as much passion and enjoyment for music as ever, continuing to progress SMOOTH N GROOVE RECORDS with his label partner, supporting new talent, and witnessing the progression of the genre.
A few words from the man himself...
"The past few years have been quite a musical journey of its own as many things simultaneously are happening both with music and my own tastes. For one, the amount of talent new and old that is being pushed and progressed is absolutely incredible. Veterans of the scene are doing better than ever, and every day there is a new talent that is astonishing. Additionally, the amount of knowledge, technology, and well-known producers providing their experience to others on a wide format continues to push the scene onwards and upwards. Nowadays, you can really feel the influence of both a lighter touch and darker side in many tunes. For example, you can hear a real LIQUID track with some darker breaks throughout the track. Not only that, but other genres seem to be crossroading more and more. On SMOOTH N GROOVE RECORDS, we're continuing to see how we can better support the artists we've been signing including touching the vinyl side of things, and we're always on the lookout for new artists. I think one of the best things I've enjoyed about mixing or doing the SMOOTH N GROOVE podcasts, music-wise, is working with the integration of both lighter and darker tracks to create an experience, a story of sorts, for the listeners. ChRiStAL and I are continuing to work every day on the label, as we have a new SoulStructure + Friends vs SOUL DEEP vs SMOOTH N GROOVE event in the UK in JUNE, new vinyl lined up and on the way, 'HIDDEN IN THE CRATES VOL. 4' compilation under development, merchandise coming, the new BANDCAMP page up, and also an ever-growing and evolving lineup of talented producers. Shouts to all the fans and everyone involved on all levels of the music."
Please join us as CLEN presents a guset set crafted especially for this session. Tune in!
*For more information on CLEN, visit:
• CLEN on Soundcloud
**For more info on SMOOTH N GROOVE RECORDS, visit:
• SNG on Soundcloud
• SNG on Bandcamp
• SNG on Facebook
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