Kraak & Smaak

Style: House, Disco


Since the Dutch producers trio Kraak & Smaak released their first album in 2005, their live band – with drums, bass guitar, keys, dj and a male and female vocalist –has grown into a steady and well-respected force in today’s international club and festival scene, whether the dance, jazz, rock or pop one.

Style in five words:
Deep house, disco, funk, kraak & smaak

Genres that struck us first:
New wave, hip hop, early house & techno

Most influential artists:
Carl Craig, Arthur Russell, Gil Scott-Heron (and loads more)

Our three most successful DJ mixes:
Check out our dj mixes and Keep on Searching podcasts on Soundcloud, and decide for yourself!

Greatest moment of our career:
Moments actually: People singing along to our Kraak & Smaak tunes. How cool is that?

What makes a DJ a DJ?
Let people enjoy themselves on the music you selected, but always keep an open mind to the crowd and be flexibly creative if necessary.

Our favourite embarrassing tune:
Da Hool – Meet her at the love parade

Weirdest thing that happened on tour:
Going to a Moodymann disco afterparty at a fully functioning roller skate rink after our dj set at the Detroit Movement Festival.

The former because of practical dj reasons, the latter as genuine black wax lovers and collectors. But we’re thinking about doing special vinyl-only sets again, just like the old days!

Shouts to the clubs & promoters / recent favourite gigs:
Ku de Ta, Bali
Bussey Building, Peckham, London
Wanderlust, Paris
Mucha Lucha, Sarajevo
Le Bain at the Standard Hotel, New York


More information and music:

Kraak&Smaak-official website


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