Kraak & Smaak - The Future Is Yours


JAL150_High Res Kraak & Smaak are preparing for the release of their new studio album and have never been in better shape than they are now.  In 2011 Let’s Go Back was an enduring club staple and last year Hold back Love hit # 1 in the bestsellers of 2012 Charts.

In 2012 they headlined UK and European festivals with their live band, had releases on Solomun’s DIYnamic label and Sander Kleinenberg’s This Is label as well as releasing Mixed Feelings (a compilation of their remixes) on their home label Jalapeno and generally laying waste to every dancefloor they visited.

For 2013’s first offering the boys have teamed up again with Ben Westbeech to deliver a house bomb with a classic touch. When Westbeech is in full flow, his voice is as strong as any of the soul greats and with a cool classic production from K&S to work with it was a day and a night of house magic in the Kraakers Leiden studio.

Remixes come courtesy of fellow Dutchman Tom Trago whose techno version adds a deeper twist to the original. Londoners Futurizm put the bass in the place with a slo mo version that has been getting DJ’s twitchy since it was inadvertently debuted on Rinse FM in 2012.  Finally XLR8R fave Ambassadeurs delivers a leftfield bass twister that shows why he is one of the most hotly tipped producers of 2013.

SinglesFrank Cotela