Politics Of Dancing brings together two strong ﬁgures of the Parisian night club scene, Producers and Djs S.M.A.L.L and PACO. They run Politics Of Dancing Records and P.O.D CROSS, a collaborations and featuring imprint.
Paco spent his childhood in Africa where his early musical discoveries were originally inﬂuenced by Funk, Soul, and African music. At the age of ﬁfteen he moved back to France and over the years started to get involved in the underground dance music scene. After a few years spent promoting and playing records in the french Capital, he eventually originated the monthly “Open House” parties with Lorenzo Buitoni that gathered an audience of 1500 dancers under a carefully curated blend of Deep House, Techno and Disco.
Aside with Paco is David Matarasso, who runs by the name of S.M.A.L.L. amongst his piers. David got the bug for House Music back in 2000 when living in California, as he was resident DJ on Z90, a well known Hip Hop Radio Station in San Diego. He returned to France with an intricate mix of Hip Hop, Deep House and minimal ﬂavored Funk in mind, with the aim to ignite the Dance ﬂoors of the Capital. S.M.A.L.L. soon became a name to be seen as a resident and guest in Paris’s most sought after House Music joints. As their paths often crossed in record shops, clubs and behind the decks, it appeared clear to them that this unconditional love for all genres of Black Music, and a common appetite for digging records would lead them to combine their dj skills as a team.
From that point, Politics of Dancing originated and they naturally found their way to the Studio. Their complicity and hours spent behind the decks lead the duo to perfect their already natural skills of entertaining the crowd, and slowly the Parisian duo started gaining a bigger audience. Now, their productions on Politics Of Dancing Records and P.O.D CROSS, delight the dance ﬂoors worldwide, in the hands of the likes of Apollonia or Ricardo Villalobos to name but a few. Their motivations behind P.O.D Records and P.OD CROSS are to be able to have an old school black music vibe shaped in a very subtle and modern blend of Deep & House music. Mixing some forgotten inﬂuences, loops and drums into relevant club music, perpetuating the legacy of Larry Levan & Grandmaster Flash into modern House music. In one night, these two long time friends are capable of transporting you from the funkiest Chicago classic to the deepest underground House track. Together, they easily can turn any audience into fulﬁlled clubbers, making no compromises.