Kraak & Smaak
The Dutch producer trio Kraak & Smaak have made a global impact with their full live band and dj sets over the years. Having toured extensively in the USA, Australia and all across Europe they are a natural fit for almost any small and big festival around the world, be it dance, electronic, jazz, funk or mainstream pop ones: Glastonbury, Detroit EMF, Ultra Music Festival, Space, Bestival, Coachella, Lowlands, Sziget, Exit and Good Vibrations in Australia are only just a few names out of a long list.
After 'Electric Hustle' (2011) and 'Mixed Feelings' (2012), the 'album-a-year' tradition has been kept alive with the release of 'Chrome Waves', the brand new album, this October, with a sold-out ADE launch show in Amsterdam's Melkweg club. The album is again packed with guest vocalists, with newcomers Sam Duckworth (Get Cape Wear Cape Fly), Stee Downes, Joi Cardwell, Capitol A, Retro Stefson and Berenice van Leer, alongside earlier friends Ben Westbeech, Janne Schra and John Turrell.
Earlier this year, the first album-related single 'The Future is Yours' earned the boys licensing deals in South-Africa, Italy and Australia.
The second one, 'Good For The City', recently hit the Hypem top 10 and seems to be a serious pop chart contender for the coming time with its UK indie nu disco feel.
Besides the international pop and dance chart success of 'Squeeze Me' in 2008, Kraak & Smaak have had a recent string of Beatport chart successes with the tracks 'Runnin', 'Let's Go Back' feat. Romanthony and 'Hold Back Love' feat Lex Empress, with the impact of the latter two songs enhanced even further by the widely acclaimed, played and compiled Solomun and Lovebirds remixes. K&S are confident however that they will be able to impress fans all around the world in 2013 yet again, with the new material ahead and their always solid live show and dj sets.