Fri July 10 – the Bussey building/CLF Art Cafe proudly presents a one-off special featuring leading / pioneering Dutch producers, live artists and DJs KRAAK & SMAAK [DJ Set] + MOODS hosting a BOOGIE ANGST Label takeover. BOOGIE ANGST a UK/NL-based collective of funk aficionados here to bring the joyful audio pain in the membrane and positive eclectic soul to the floor. http://www.residentadvisor.net/event.aspx?720662
KRAAK & SMAAK
Since the Dutch producers trio Kraak & Smaak released their first album ‘Boogie Angst’ in the UK, the Netherlands, the USA and Japan in 2005, the boys’ live band has grown into a steady and well-respected force in today’s international club and festival scene.
Initially the live band is put together solely as a one-off promotional tool for their first album. But with that premiering show in Amsterdam, with its energetic mix of funk, disco and house, plus a heavy dosis of rock ‘n roll attitude, it impressed people so much that they quickly decide to embark on a follow up by organizing a first club tour in the Netherlands.
Their set-up, combining the fat club sound of their releases with live musicians and male and female vocalists, turns out to be a totally unheard of musical phenomenon in the Dutch club and festival circuit at the time, leading to invitations to play at Holland’s biggest festival, Pinkpop, and support slots for UK superstar dance act Faithless in enormodomes in the Netherlands and Belgium.
Full Bio here: http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/kraaksmaak/biography
At this point in time, the Kraak & Smaak has grown into a renowned international crossover live act that will tear apart many a club or festival, whether a dance, jazz , rock or pop one. So no faceless laptop act that seems so abundant nowadays in the dance scene, but an accessible yet uncompromising, full-fledged live band with drums, bass guitar, keys, dj and a male and female vocalist, matched up with their distinctive clubsound and their rock band stage attitude.
Kraak & Smaak joined by Boogie Angst Label signee & Dutch Electronica Hero MOODS. Check his latest EP Fusing tight hip hop production styles with warm analogue electronica which brought Moods to the attention of key tastemakers like Majestic Casual and him remixing the likes of Jordan Rakei, Kraak & Smaak and Catching Flies.
Event runs 10pm – 5am with Entry set at Â£5/7/10 Adv from RA or Â£10 OTD.
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