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Krampfhaft

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Krampfhaft hails from Utrecht. His name means something like "convulsive,"
which fits his erratic, constantly moving tracks to a tee. The producer,
known to friends as Joris van Grunsen, debuted on the label Saturate
Records with the "Brightly Colored Candy Teardrops" EP, a title which
describes it as well as anything ever will. He also released the fantastic
7" "Spit Thunder," on which he layered bold synths over speed-addled drums
and syrup-drenched vocals. It was a hint to where he'd go in the near
future, mincing 8-bit with futurist sound design and all kinds of alien
structures. But it was on his first release for Rwina, the freshly-baked
Makin' Magic EP, where Krampfhaft's genius really comes to light, as he
incorporates footwork influences in a manner much smoother than many of
his cohorts. On tracks like "I Needed You", he takes the hyperactivity of
his debut and turns it into hyper-focus, laser-guided footwork
destruction, and on the EP's title track he constructs a megalomaniac
synth eruption complete with overblown pronouncements of grandiosity.

Releases:

Brightly Colored Candy Teardrops EP - Saturate! Racords - 2010
Spit Thunder EP - Saturate! Records 2011
Makin' Magic EP - Rwina Records 2011
First Threshold EP - Rwina Records 2012
Before We Leave (Album) Rwina Records - scheduled for release in march 2014

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