The Funky Dutch Trio Kraak & Smaak Announce West Coast Dates And Release Remix Package

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The Funky Dutch Trio Kraak & Smaak Announce West Coast Live Dates This May

Plus Release Remix Package For
“How We Gonna Stop The Time”

“The perfect mid-day pick-me-up for those of you who might still be dragging ass, and if you needed something else to brighten your day, check out this piece of news: K&S are hitting the U.S. this May.”
Do Androids Dance

 

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Fresh from their latest round of US shows at SXSW festival and ahead of their US tour in May / June, Kraak & Smaak keep up the pressure from their Chrome Waves album with another stellar remix package on their collaboration “How We Gonna Stop The Time” with electronic soul man Stee Downes. The full single and remix package will be available for purchase April 28th on Beatport and will be available on all other platforms May 12th.

If you are new to Kraak & Smaak, the DJ supergroups’s acclaimed live shows and DJ sets have brought them to the mainstages of the world’s most renowned festivals and clubs from We Love Space to Glastonbury, Coachella and now SXSW. Their last album Electric Hustle hit Number 1 on Los Angeles tastemaker station KCRW’s album chart, Number 1 on CMJ’s College radio chart and their hit “Squeeze Me” released on Ultra Records earned them their debut TV live performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live. After igniting audiences dancing shoes around the world they are taking to the states for a series of shows and festivals.

Kraak & Smaak will be touring Chrome Waves throughout the summer ahead of a Chrome Waves remixed album release. Tickets are on sale now for their performance at The Roxy Theater in Los Angeles on May 21st, you can purchase them here. See the rest of the tour dates below.

KRAAK & SMAAK WEST COAST TOUR DATES

May 17th // Joshua Tree Festival // Joshua Tree, CA
(tickets available here)
May 21st // Roxy Theater // Los Angeles, CA
(tickets available here)
May 23rd // 1UP // Denver, CO
(tickets available here)
May 24th // Lighting In A Bottle Festival // Bradley, CA
(tickets available here)

Remixes on the Jalapeno release come courtesy of Brazilian producer Fabo, who twists Stee’s vocals into a deeper, darker mix and Monitor 66 whose balearic bass version has already found favour with tastemaker channel Majestic Casual.

LISTEN TO THE FABO REMIX HERE

MONITOR 66 PREMIERS ON MAJESTIC CASUAL
LISTEN TO THE MONITOR 66 REMIX HERE

Juno chart destroyer Valique completes the Jalapeno package with his tasteful disco version however those of a livelier persuasion, keep your ears open for a more uptempo house mix by NEW_ID which has been licensed exclusively for release by Axwell’s Axtone label.

VALIQUE REMIX PREMIERES ON DO ANDROIDS DANCE
LISTEN TO THE VALIQUE REMIX HERE
Kraak & Smaak is:
Mark Kneppers, Wim Plug, and Oscar de Jong
“A long running Dutch trio, Kraak & Smaak are living proof that the Netherlands’ dance scene extends far beyond the relentless tempos of Gabba. New single ‘The Future Is Yours’ bares all the trio’s trademarks, with plenty of pop melodies running through their house sound.”
– Clash magazine

“Kraak & Smaak are an act notorious for making some of the most interesting and intricate
indie dance / nu disco at the time.”
– Dancing Astronaut

“I’ve been impressed with K&S’s recent work, particularly the brilliant Golden Girls remix which for me is one of the tunes of the year 2013.”
– Mixmag

“The funky dutch trio focus largely on uplifting club hooks for their latest vocal – strewn outing including a soulful turn from Ben Westbeech on the future is yours.”
– DJ Mag

More about Kraak & Smaak:

The dynamic dutch trio have had listeners fending for their funky tunes and soulful melodies for some time now. Publications such as Dancing Astronaut, DJ Mag, and Mixmag have caught the Kraak & Smaak bug and they can’t get enough. “I’ve been impressed with K&S’s recent work, particularly the brilliant Golden Girls remix which for me is one of the tunes of the year 2013,” says Duncan Dick – Deputy Editor of Mixmag. Hot off the heels of their electric series of performances at SXSW they are invading the west coast with four dates this May.

Their latest full length release Chrome Waves, take listeners on a cosmic journey, straddling the perfect line between mellow and danceable. Chrome Waves in an ultra glossy 11 track record that will leave you feeling blissed-out, nostalgic and entertained throughout. As Dancing Astronaut puts it so well, “Like a classier Disclosure or an under-marketed Daft Punk, the trio makes you want to reinvest your musical fantasies in the full-length platform. So many have tried it for 2013, but with these Dutch trailblazers behind the wheel, the whole process feels ever so genuine. Kraak & Smaak have found a way to give modern dance music unprecedented soul, spirit and compositional substance.”
Album cover by Jacob Escobedo – artist for The Shins, Vampire Weekend & Broken Bells.
KRAAK & SMAAK – CHROME WAVES TRACKLIST
1. The Future Is Yours
2. How We Gonna Stop The Time (feat. Stee Downes)
3. Good For The City (feat. Sam Duckworth)
4. The Upper Hand (feat. Capitol A)
5. Love Inflation (feat. Janne Schra)
6. Your Body
7. Where You Been
8. F.A.M.E. (feat. Retro Stefson)
9. Just Wanna Be Loved (feat. Joi Cardwell)
10. Don’t Let People (feat. Berenice Van Leer)
11. Back Again (feat. John Turrell)

CHROME WAVES Out Now Via Jalapeno Records
LISTEN TO CHROME WAVES HERE
ALBUM OUT ONLINE & ITUNES

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