The Dutch producer trio consisting of Oscar de Jong, Mark Kneppers and Wim Plug released their first album 'Boogie Angst' in 2005 and things immediately took off with Europe and the US all hungry for the Kraak & Smaak sound.
Performing both as DJs and with a full live band, quickly turned out to be a musical phenomenon on the Dutch club and festival circuit, leading to invitations to play at Europe’s s biggest festivals and renowned US festivals like SXSW, Coachella, Miami's WMC and New York's CMJ, a month-long Australia tour and remix duties for Jamiroquai among others.
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 Kraak & Smaak.
The acclaimed UK dance magazine IDJ labelled K&S as a “Must see live act”, together with big guns such as Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy. The band subsequently performed at Glastonbury in the UK, Lowlands in the Netherlands and Europe's biggest festival, Sziget.
The Summer 2017 release of “Juicy Fruit Remixed”, with input from Eli Escobar, Fouk, Purple Disco Machine, Moods and Thatmanmonkz among others, also gave a new fresh outlook on the tracks by producers they admire, and effectively rounded off the album campaign to give way to work on new material: the balearic-vibed ‘Hendo’ single was subsequently picked up by the well-known Exploited label, while the track ‘Scorched’ made waves for globally renowned Spinnin’ Records. Furthermore, recent remix work involved UK soul man Omar, upcoming Australian band Parcels and French wunderkind Roman Kouder.
Finally, for Spring 2018, a single with LA disco don Luxxury is in the works for Future Disco, plus a mix compilation is set up for Toolroom’s Poolside Disco series. Furthermore, the guys are frantically working on new material to be released later on this year.