HUSHconcerts and SanFranDisco present
Kraak & Smaak LIVE- TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR!
Anthony Mansfield, Motion Potion, Proof, Popgang DJ's
119 Utah St.
San Francisco, CA, 94103
This event is 21 and over
Kraak & Smaak
Since the Dutch trio of producers Kraak & Smaak released their first album 'Boogie Angst'
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 Mansfield has been on a 20-year journey through the world of psychedelic dance music ever since attending the now-legendary full moon massives of San Francisco’ s Wicked Crew in the early 90’ s. Anthony spent the rest of the decade in New York, spreading the gospel of deep house across the Empire State with a late- night radio show, his 8-year-running weekly, and the countless underground parties that gave birth to his own crew, HectorWorks Soundsystem. After an exhausting and debaucherous 2-year run as GM, talent booker, and resident DJ at upstate’ s largest live music venue, The Odyssey, Anthony was ready to return to San Francisco.
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.
MoPo is a master craftsman and his building material is the world’s most precious commodity: TIME. Consider yourself fortunate If you get a chance catch a Motion Potion DJ set these days. An enormous amount of thought, planning, and scheming has to occur to make them happen. MoPo approaches his shows like a college professor, or a football coach, putting hours of preparation and thought into exactly who will be listening, and how exactly to reach into their souls. Every set is different, and each can unfold in hundreds of different ways, and this intense focus on preparation makes him so versatile, so intense, and so much damn fun. These are “DJ sets” in the classic sense, unfolding like poems with every song a word and every mix or drop a bit of punctuation. Once known as the “DJ for people who hate DJ’s” it would be more accurate to say that this is the DJ for those who love live music.
Marky Enriquez aka proof is one of the West Coast elite, throwing game-changing events and spinning coast-to-coast with the hottest selections. As one of the original members of Massive Selector, a San Francisco-based collective of artists, DJs, and entrepreneurs, proof produces acclaimed events such as Wonder-Full: A Tribute to the Wonders of Stevie, Soul Slam: Prince and Michael Jackson, and SFNY. Heavily influenced by funk, soul, disco, hip-hop, and house, proof's sound definitely caters to the dancefloor. His mixes, known for their global flavor and crossing genres seamlessly, have created quite a buzz with music lovers. Proof has played alongside internationally known artists such as ?uestlove, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Gilles Peterson, DJ Spinna, Bobbito Garcia, Peanut Butter Wolf, Dam-Funk, Prefuse 73, Flying Lotus and countless others. You can catch proof at Sweater Funk, the Citys only party dedicated to boogie funk and modern soul on original wax at The Knockout every Sunday night.
$21.5 - $25
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
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