HUSHconcerts and SanFranDisco present
Kraak & Smaak LIVE
Anthony Mansfield, Motion Potion, Proof, Popgang DJ's
Sat, May 20, 2017
9:30 pmThe Great Northern
$21.50 - $25.00
This event is 21 and over
SAN FRANDISCO PRESENTS
an incredible evening of cutting edge disco
KRAAK & SMAAK
(full live band set - Boogie Angst - Holland)
DJ Sets by
ANTHONY MANSFIELD, MOTION POTION, PROOF
POPGANG DJ's: BBJ & DJ DAD
PINK MAMMOTH DJ's: GRAVITY & JONATHAN WILL
SATURDAY, MAY 20
THE GREAT NORTHERN
119 Utah St @ Alameda, San Francisco. 9:30pm doors, 21+
worldwide in 2005, the boys' act has steadily grown into a well-respected force in today's
international club and festival scene.
The first time the live band was put together and played was a one-off to promote the
producers’ album. But after that show premiered in Amsterdam, with its energetic mix of
funk, disco and house, plus a heavy dose of rock 'n roll attitude, the reaction convinced
the band to embark on a follow up tour in the Netherlands.
Their set-up, combining the club sound of their releases with live musicians and
vocalists, turned out to be a musical phenomenon on the Dutch circuit, leading to
invitations to play at Europe’s festivals and renowned USA hotspots 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 K&S. The acclaimed UK
dance magazine IDJ labelled K&S as a “Must see live act”, together with big guns as the
Chemical Brothers, Moby and The Prodigy. The band subsequently performed at the 'holy
grail of festivals' Glastonbury in the UK, Lowlands in the Netherlands and again 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 explicit support came from
US Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton, who describes K&S as ‘Amy Winehouse meets Moby’.
Even Kanye West declared himself a fan! And to top things off, the European Border
Breakers Award (EBBA) is won, together with none other than Adele.
In the following years, the upward trend of K&S is continued and solidified with the
albums 'Electric Hustle' (2011) and 'Chrome Waves' (2013). A grueling schedule of
international touring includes career highlight shows at Detroit Movement, Sziget,
Glastonbury and Exit, and key single releases in this period include “Let’s Go Back” which
features a superb vocal from the sadly departed Romanthony, The Future Is Yours”
(which 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” - an instant club hit that went on to be licensed for release on Axtone Records.
New remix work comes through for Moby, Aretha Franklin, Chromatics, and Royksopp,
and 2015 sees a one-off single release on Spinnin’ Records.
The current, 5th, album Juicy Fruit, released last Summer, has seen the boys returning to
the more organic sound of their debut record. As usual it contains some heavyweight
collaborations, including Americans Mayer Hawthorne and Eric Biddiness, and
Australians Parcels and Cleopold to name just a few. In the US, initial support comes
from KCRW (Top Tune #1 for ‘Hands of Time’) and a #2 position in the USA’s College
radio CMJ / RPM charts for I’Don’t Know Why’ .
Anthony hit the West Coast running in 2001, joining his old friend DJ M3 as resident DJ and co-promoter of the infamous Green Gorilla Lounge in a string of successful weekly club nights, true seat-of-your-pants underground parties, and blown- out monthly events across the Bay Area, with some of the city’ s and world’ s best names in dance music. Anthony has left his mark on Burning Man for the last decade as well, at the Space Lounge, Green Gorilla, and Disco Knights sound camps, with a trail of exhausted dancers and party people in the wake of his many epic sets on the Playa.
The Great Northern
119 Utah St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103