Pre-order of Boogie Angst Edition One. You get 13 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
releases January 20, 2017
£7.99GBP or more
Cassette + Digital Album
Includes digital pre-order of Boogie Angst Edition One.
You get 13 tracks now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
It’s been two years since Dutch dance dons Kraak & Smaak hand-stamped their first vinyl release on their newly formed imprint - Boogie Angst.
Named after the debut album that launched their careers, the label has since grown to house some of the finest electronic acts around and allowed the trio to discover and promote new artists that excite them from far and wide. Now with the label counting acts hailing from New Zealand, Germany, USA and France in addition to their native Holland their mission to find the best new music has become a truly global endeavour.
As they approach their twentieth release it feels right to celebrate the riches of talent they have – and so Boogie Angst Edition One is a showcase of the finest tracks thus far alongside brand new exclusives from forthcoming releases.
Featuring all manner of dancefloor bangers and electronica treats from the likes of Moods, Snacks, Fouk, Les Loups and of course Kraak & Smaak, there’s something for everyone in this collection...
Straight away Meeka Kates - You Got Me (Les Loups remix) gets things underway in style as the German production team injects a nu disco pace and funk into the American’s original slow jam.
Snacks are hot property right now with their releases regularly featuring in the dance charts and selling out vinyl runs. We Want Love is the perfect example as to why - a grooving, percussive and inherently danceable track with a modern sound that blends electronica, house and electro funk expertly.
A brand new exclusive up next with Roman Kouder & Regards Coupables channeling sweet retro vibes on their track Mystery. Exciting stuff from the label new boys – keep your eyes and ears peeled for more from them going forward!
The Parachute was a downtempo revelation from Feiertag getting support all over and making it into the Bandcamp Weekly feature amongst other coverage. This track saw the multi-talented producer and percussionist teaming up with one of Hollands hottest vocal talents - Tessa Rose Jackson for this slice of beautiful electronica.
Kraak & Smaak’s first signing to the label - Moods has now released 3 EPs on Boogie Angst and seems to turn every mix into gold with his production chops. How I Feel (feat. Sam Wills) was strongly supported on BBC radio by the likes of Mistajam, DJ Target and Jamz Supernova – take a listen and you’ll hear exactly why!
Youngsters L’Enfant show off their psychedelic dance tendencies with the hypnotic track – Change taken from their bumper 7 track masterpiece of an EP – fear of… Effortlessly blending a 7 piece live band setup to create electronica with a twist of soul and pop these guys are definitely ones to watch going forward.
Dance music’s hottest duo- Fouk have a strong remix game. This time round they give Kraak & Smaak – Way Back Home (feat. Ivar) a sprinkle of their magic and once again it works wonders on a track that has been living in the dance charts for the best part of a whole year now.
Jeffrey James’ soulful falsetto vocals are the perfect partner for Saux on their single - Loving You More. If chilled out House beats with a honey dripped topline are your thing then look no further…
The first track that drew mainstream attention to Rotterdam based beatmaker - Moods was undoubtedly Love Is Real. It’s a masterclass in hip hop production a la J Dilla. Beefy drums and jazzy chords have made heads nod and arms wave no end since this release from his debut Sincere EP (which unsurprisingly sold out in no time on vinyl!)
Regular Kraak & Smaak collaborator Ivar takes the lead on Snacks - Get Me High and it’s a musical match that doesn’t fail to impress! Popping disco bass, vintage synths stabs, Fender Rhodes flourishes and liberal helpings of cowbell make the perfect accompaniment to Ivar’s catchy vocal melodies.
Boogie Angst keep it in the family on this one. After generously lending his vocals on the latest Kraak & Smaak album this time Meeka Kates gets a helping hand from Knight One (handling production duties) on the bouncing - Don’t Let Me Go. So catchy and infectious you’ll be humming it for weeks…
Winning multiple plays from KCRW’s flagship show ‘Morning becomes Eclectic’ L’Enfant - Imperfection was the top dog at radio from their fear of… EP. With its brooding analog synths conjuring up memories of College and S U R V I V E alongside haunting vocals that will transport you to another world. And another exclusive to finish things off from Feiertag who takes us on a sentimental trip hop inspired journey with the delicate and relaxed track – Family. Harp, mellow synths and his trademark percussive flourishes create the perfect way to end this well balanced collection.