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Monday, Jul 23 2012 | 14:45 Buy this now at GoodToGo (B2B)

Kraak & SmaakKraak & Smaak present “Mixed Feelings” – a collection of brand new tracks, remixed highlights from their Electric Hustle album and the cream of the remixes and collaborations they have worked on. The Dutch boys have been on a continuous upward curve since they first broke out of Leiden with their debut album Boogie Angst and have never looked back since, playing massive shows at the cream of the worlds festivals from Glastonbury to Detroit Movement and DJ’ing at the world’s best clubs.

In 2011 they released their third studio album “Electric Hustle” and the effects of that release are still rippling right now. “Dynamite” from that album was a # 1 radio record in the US, Let’s Go Back was in Mixmag and DJ Mag’s singles of the year and is still holding its position in the Beatport deep house chart 6 months after its release. New single “Built For Love” is grabbing attention in all the right places and their collaboration with fellow Dutchman Sander Kleinenberg has been a massive club record.

“Mixed Feelings” includes the killer remixes from “Electric Hustle” by Solomun, Lovebirds and Psychemagik as well as an album exclusive remix by Max Sedgley of the K&S track “Forget About You” featuring the legendary soul man Lee Fields on vocals.

The boys have been slaying dancefloors with their club facing Kraak Beats series and three of those bombs are also included before the album finishes with the Kraakers anthemic remix of Moby’s “The Day”.

Wim Plug, Mark Kneppers and Oscar De Jong are the studio core of Kraak & Smaak. After originally bonding over a slavish devotion to vinyl and a love for classic funk records they went on to record “Boogie Angst” their debut album. Picked up in the UK by Radio 1 and in LA by KCRW the band quickly picked up fans especially in the Los Angeles TV and Film community. This led to their music being used in hospital chick show Greys Anatomy leading in turn to widespread use in other films and shows.

Kraak & Smaak’s second album “Plastic People” spawned their biggest hit to date “Squeeze Me”. It sold over 80,000 copies in the US, was used there in a major TV ad for download service Rhapsody, brought in celeb and music industry fans as Perez Hilton and Kanye West and earned the band a live performance at ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Show. It also marked a change from the out and out boogie funk of the first album to a deeper more electronic sound and led to a world tour taking in the cream of the worlds festivals including Glastonbury, Big Chill and Bestival in the UK, Lowlands in Holland, Coachella, Ultra Music Festival and Detroit Movement in the US and many others around Europe.

www.kraaksmaak.com

Tracklisting:

CD1 (Mixed Feelings)

01. Kraak & Smaak – No More Crying
02. Kraak & Smaak feat. Sebastian – Dynamite – Kraak & Smaak’s Boogie Funk Version
03. Kraak & Smaak – Runnin’
04. Kraak & Smaak – Built For Love – Psychemagik Remix
05. Kraak & Smaak – Hold Back Love – Lovebirds Remix
06. Analog People In A Digital World feat. Ben Onono – Brassaholics (On The Floor) Kraak & Smaak Remix
07. Kraak & Smaak – This Feeling
08. Kraak & Smaak feat. Lee Fields – Forget About You – Max Sedgley Remix
09. Sander Kleinenberg feat. Ryan Starr – Chemically – Kraak & Smaak Remix
10. Sander Kleinenberg & Kraak & Smaak feat. Ursula Rucker – The Journey
11. Kraak & Smaak feat. Romanthony – Let’s Go Back – Solomun Remix
12. Smoove & Turrell – In Deep – Kraak & Smaak Remix
13. Moby – The Day – Kraak & Smaak Remix

CD2 (Un-Mixed Feelings)

01. Kraak & Smaak – No More Crying
02. Kraak & Smaak – Runnin’
03. Kraak & Smaak – Built For Love – Psychemagik Remix
04. Kraak & Smaak – Hold Back Love – Lovebirds Remix
05. Analog People In A Digital World feat. Ben Onono – Brassaholics (On The Floor) Kraak & Smaak Remix
06. Kraak & Smaak – This Feeling
07. Kraak & Smaak feat. Lee Fields – Forget About You – Max Sedgley Remix
08. Sander Kleinenberg feat. Ryan Starr – Chemically – Kraak & Smaak Remix
09. Kraak & Smaak feat. Romanthony – Let’s Go Back – Solomun Remix
10. Smoove & Turrell – In Deep – Kraak & Smaak Remix
11. Moby – The Day – Kraak & Smaak Remix

The Mix CD Kraak & SmaakMixed Feelings” (Jalapeno) is going to be released July 27, 2012.

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