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Exclusive Premiere: Kraak & Smaak – Just Wanna Be Loved (feat. Joi Cardwell)



Each year controversially named Dutch trio Kraak and Smaak seem to embark on a distinct project for 12 months. In 2011 it was the release of several fun singles that all got serious airplay, 2012 heralded an extensive tour of the European festival circuit with their live band in between releases on Solomun’s DIYnamic label, Sander Kleinenberg’s This Is imprint as well as releasing Mixed Feelings (a compilation of their remixes) on their own imprint Jalapeno.

So a busy few years then; but rather than rest on the laurels the guys dived straight back into the studio to record a new album with the opening track ‘The Future Is Yours becoming a locked in summer anthem, topping various charts across Europe and becoming a ubiquitous part of the Ibiza soundtrack. The outfit then followed this up the equally excellent  single ‘Good For The City’ featuring Sam Duckworth of Get Cape Wear Cape Fly fame and have now revealed a third effort from their acclaimed album ‘Chrome Waves’  in sharing the New York House themed ‘Just Wanna Be Loved’. Featuring the vocal talents of NY house mistress Joi Cardwell the track perfectly captures a sound sadly missing from the Big Apple since the Giuliani years.

From the classic sounds of her earlier releases as Joi & Jorio to the recently Maceo Plex rebooted ‘You’re Gonna Make me Love Somebody Else’ this is a singer with soul in her DNA and Kraak & Smaak allegedly knew they had something special as soon as she laid down the vocals. After one listen we were inclined to agree with them.

Check out this soul drenched number below.

Grahame Farmer

Grahame Farmer’s love affair with electronic music goes back to the mid-90s when he first began to venture into the UK’s beloved rave culture, finding himself interlaced with some of the country’s most seminal club spaces. A trip to dance music’s anointed holy ground of Ibiza in 1997 then cemented his sense of purpose and laid the foundations for what was to come over the next few decades of his marriage to the music industry.

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