Kraak and Smaak's last release Electric Hustle was well, ok; like a supermarket curry, it was pleasant enough for the most part but a little bland. Certainly given the wealth of innovative, boldly ambitious and just plain weird avenues that dance music has been exploring in the last couple of years, there was almost nothing about it to suggest that it would be followed by a project as grandiose (At least in conception) as Mixed & Unmixed Feelings.
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Being honest, the omens weren't good. Aside from the obvious nudge-wink implications of their name, that Kraak and Smaak were actually a trio of Dutchmen seemed to have musical portents of either a head crushing gabber experience or hyper extended cartoon techno . la mode, but instead of reflecting these common denominators, we're big enough to admit that Electric Hustle is in fact a record of genuine pedigree.
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'Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)' arrives in April.
The two awards have made for a great 72nd birthday present for the country music icon.