Sunset proudly brings you the return of the funkiest thing to come out of Holland since the Cannibus Cup, Dutch nufunk breaks heroes Kraak & Smaak. Last time, they sold out Elbo Room with just the 2 DJ set. This time they are bringing a 7-piece band to utterly demolish any preconceptions we might yet have about electronic dance music. Joining them for this engagement will be a legion of “double dutch” DJ tag teams representing some of the city’s leading dj crews including Space Cowboys, the Fringe, House of Lotus and SFVibe.
Kraak & Smaak, the Dutch breakbeat production trio, is heralded as one of Holland’s most important dance acts. Their organic breakbeats, full of brass stabs, guitar licks and a future-retro- phat-production-sound has drawn comparisons to Mark Rae and Thievery Corporation. Performing at over 120 headlines shows in Europe last year, Kraak & Smaak have been together for five years. Oscar de Jong is the main knob twiddler of K&S but also plays guitar. A member of multimedia turntable orchestra, “Polyvinyl Big Band”, Wim Plug has spun along side Portishead dj Andy Smith and Depth Charge’s Saul Kane. Mark Kneppers claims to have the largest record collection in all of Holland, from jazz to hip-hop and everything in between. As DJ Knuppelhout he has played at all the major venues from the Netherlands to Belgrade and mixed breaks for legendary Dutch label, Fresh Fruit, in 1997. Jalapeno Records and Kraak and Smaak have kick-started a scene that isn’t all about the fit-inducing breaks that you sometimes come across – their new album, Boogie Angst, fits everywhere. Its dance music to listen to, new music with old-school sounds, and funk for the next generation.
Official Website: http://www.sunsettickets.com/evinfo.php?eventid=23017&sid=
Added by L. Forager on March 4, 2008