Kraak & Smaak

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Jalapeño Records

DJ Mark and Singer Berenice as Kraak & Smaak Soundsystem at the Marktkantine in Amsterdam

Kraak & Smaaks’s new single I’ll be loving you feat. Ivar

Kraak Smaak Soundsystem from Nijmegen NL

Kraak & Smaak compiled & mixed Toolrooms Poolside compilation

2018
OCT 31 - Luxor Live, Arnheim (NL)
OCT 27 - Si Lounge, Bucharest (RO)
OCT 20 - Sugarfactory, Amsterdam (NL)
OCT 19 - Earth @ Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (NL)
SEP 09 - Jazz Cafe, London (UK)
JUN 23 - Nisomnia Festival, Nis (RS)
JUN 17 - Yinyang Festival, Tianying (CN)
JUN 17 - House am Meer Festival, Büsum (DE)
JUN 16 - Bar Rouge, Shanghai (CN)
JUN 15 - Oil Club, Shenzhen (CN)
JUN 10 - DOK, Amsterdam (NL)
JUN 09 - Modern Sky Lab, Kunming (CN)
JUN 08 - Echobay, Chongqin (CN)
JUN 02 - Dot, Groningen (NL)
APR 18 - Komono, Amsterdam (NL)
APR 26 - Canvas, Amsterdam (NL)
MAR 30 - Bird, Rotterdam (NL)
FEB 10 - Lux, Nijmengen (NL)
FEB 08 - Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam (NL)
FEB 03 - Monarch, San Francesico (US)
FEB 02 - Union, Los Angeles (US)
FEB 01 - Chop Shop, Chicago (US)
JAN 26 - C'mon everybody, New York (US)
JAN 19 - Bang Bang, San Diego (US)
JAN 19 - Wolters, Groningen (NL)
JAN 17 - Eurosonic (US)

2017
DEC 29 - Lux Fragil, Lisbon (PT)
DEC 16 - Kokoo Klub, Lodz (PL) Soundsystem
DEC 15 - Marktkantine, Amsterdam (NL) Soundsystem
DEC 10 - Majestic, Bratislava (SL)
DEC 09 - Tsarsky, Kiev (UA) DJ-Set
DEC 09 - Akvarium, Budapest (HU)
DEC 08 - Form Space, Cluj, (RO)
DEC 01 - Shoreditch Platform, London (UK) DJ-Set
NOV 16 - DFDS Nederland, IJmuiden (NL) DJ-Set
OCT 18 – Boogie Angst & WILDE Agency ADE Takeover, De Bajes, Amsterdam (NL) Soundsystem
OCT 20 – Tuschinski Pathé Theatre, Amsterdam (NL) Soundsystem
OCT 28 – Dot, Gronningen (NL)
SEP 15 – Salon Amador, Medellin (MX) DJ-Set
SEP 23 – Terraza Antigua, Hermosillo (MX) DJ-Set
AUG 26 – UBK Beack, Kiev (UA) DJ-Set
AUG 25 – The Roastery, Odessa (UA) DJ-Set
AUG 19 - The Standard, Los Angeles (US) Soundsystem
AUG 12 - Lakedance Festival, Eindhoven (NL) Soundsystem
AUG 04 - Eva Klein, Bodrum (TK) Soundsystem
JUL 15 - A Day at the Park, Amsterdam (NL) Soundsystem
JUL 08 - WILDE Boat @ Berlin, Beats & Boats (DE) DJ-Set
JUL 07 - Chalet, Berlin (DE) DJ-Set
JUL 02 - Wish Outdoor, Lieshout (NL) DJ-Set
JUN 30 - Bird, Rotterdam (NL) Vinyl-Set
JUN 25 - Glastonbury Festival, Glastonbury (UK)
JUN 10 - Pokoe Festival, Middelburg (NL)
MAY 27 - House of Yes, New York (US) DJ-Set
MAY 26 - Coda, Philadelphia (US) DJ-Set
MAY 24 - Pink Garter Theatre, Jackson-Wyoming (US)
MAY 22 - Barboza, Seattle (US)
MAY 20 - The Great Nothern, San Francisco (US)
MAY 18 - The Regent, Los Angeles (US)
MAY 18 - 15th Annual Spring Joshua Tree Music Festival, Joshua Tree (US)
MAY 13 - Canva, Amsterdam (NL)
MAY 12 - Het Burgerweeshuis, Deventer (NL)
APR 30 - Mojo Club, Hamburg (DE) DJ-Set
APR 29 - Muziekgieterij, Maastricht (NL)
APR 22 - Patronaat, Haarlem (NL)
APR 21 - 't Beest, Goes (NL)
APR 15 - XJazz @ Pixel, Ankara (TK)
APR 14 - XJazz @ Klein, Istanbul (TK)
APR 07 - Vera, Groningen (NL)
APR 01 - Effenaar, Eindhooven (NL)
MAR 24 - Camden Assembly, London (UK)
MAR 18 - WILDE Showcase @ Razzmatazz, Barcelona (ES) Soundsystem
MAR 11 - Terem, Budapest (HU) Soundsystem
FEB 24 - Nu Spirit Club, Bratislava (SL)
FEB 17 - Goya Social Club, Madrid (ES) DJ-Set
FEB 03 - Annabel, Rotterdam (NL)
FEB 03 - Mystic Valley Festival, Nakhon (TH) DJ-Set
JAN 26 - Tivoli Vredenburg, Utrecht (NL)

Kraak & Smaak Biography

Kraak & Smaak have just released their fifth album “Juicy Fruit” in June 2016 with a launch party at Paradiso in Amsterdam ahead of a summer of touring in support of their new record. As usual the album contains some heavyweight collaborations including Mayer Hawthorne, Eric Biddines, Parcels and Cleopold to name just a few.

The Dutch trio of producers released their first album ‘Boogie Angst’ in 2005 and things immediately took off with Europe and the US all hungry for the Kraak & Smaak sound.

The band first played live together as a one-off to promote their debut album. But after that show premiered in Amsterdam, with its energetic mix of funk, disco and house, plus a heavy dose of attitude, the reaction convinced the band to embark on a follow up tour of Holland.

Their set-up, combining the club sound of their releases with a serious crew of live musicians and two lead singers, turned out to be a musical phenomenon on the Dutch club and festival circuit, leading to invitations to play at Europe’s s biggest festivals and renowned US festivals like SXSW, Coachella, Miami’s WMC and New York’s CMJ.

The second album ‘Plastic People’ dropped in 2008, and off that album, the hit single ‘Squeeze Me‘, made for an even more rapid international rise of Kraak & Smaak. The acclaimed UK dance magazine IDJ labelled K&S as a “Must see live act”, together with big guns such as Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy. The band subsequently performed at Glastonbury in the UK, Lowlands in the Netherlands and Europe’s biggest festival, Sziget.

During a five-week live tour across the USA they performed at Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show on ABC television and further mainstream support came from the unlikely source of US Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton. Even Kanye West declared himself a fan after seeing Squeeze Me’s ground breaking video! To top things off, they won the European Border Breakers Award (EBBA), the same year as a then emerging Adele.

In the following years, the upward trend of K&S continued with the release of the albums ‘Electric Hustle’ (2011) and ‘Chrome Waves’ (2013) alongside a gruelling schedule of international touring including career highlight shows at Detroit Movement, Sziget, Glastonbury and Exit. Key single releases included “Let’s Go Back” which featured a superb vocal from the sadly departed Romanthony which when remixed by then rising star Solomun became an absolute anthem of the deep house scene. “The Future Is Yours” saw the band hook up a second time with Ben Westbeech who at the time was hitting the top of the charts under his Breach guise and the soulful “How We Gonna Stop The Time” with Stee Downes was an instant club hit that went on to be licensed for release on Axtone Records. Moreover, new remix work cam through for Moby, Aretha Franklin, Chromatics, and Royksopp.

In 2015 Kraak & Smaak started planning their fifth album Juicy Fruit. After a run of single releases on acclaimed dance labels like Spinnin’ and Axtone they wanted a return to the organic sound of their debut and with their new album they have certainly achieved it with full support from Holland’s biggest public radio station NPO Radio 2 and in the USA with being California’s Top Tune #1 radio station KCRW (Hands of Time feat. ALXNDR London) and a #2 position in the College radio charts CMJ / RPM chart.

 

Kraak & Smaak - Squeeze me

Kraak & Smaak ft. Keyhole - "All I Want is You"

Kraak & Smaak - Alone With You (feat. Cleopold) [Official Video]

Kraak & Smaak - Juicy Fruit - The Remixes

Kraak & Smaak Spring 2017 Dj Mix