At just 22 years old, Kolja’s not exactly the stereotypical producer of current times. His affinity to Funk, Soul, Disco & Jazz Rock brought him to study drums at a decent German university, even though the real glory days of Disco preceded his birth.
His passion for electronic music is part of a Gerstenberg family tradition. Breast-fed Rhythm & Grooves galore, Kolja's dad was touring with legendary Trance live act ‘Afrotrance’ during the early 1990s; releasing on R&S, Harthouse, etc. And guess what? he was the percussionist, performing in legendary clubs like ‘Dorian Gray’ or OMEN in Frankfurt.
Now Kolja's ready to take over and let the drums roll. The Smile for a While guys came across him via soundcloud and instantly liked his unique style of House Music, combining complex drumming with oldschool samples and crazy arrangements. One of both the label & Kolija’s biggest hero’s loved the tracks as well - namely Move D. Between his everlasting, world-wide tour routine he managed to squeeze in a bass line monster of a remix – the first he's done in two years!
released January 11, 2016
All tracks written & produced by Kolja Gerstenberg.
Track 2 remixed by David Moufang
Tracks 1, 3 & 4 mixed by Daniel Nentwig
copyright: David Tzschentke, smile for a while