A1. Kraak & Smaak – I'll Be Loving You feat. IVAR
A2. E. Live - Got Me Good
A3. Feiertag - Bunraku feat. David Harks
A4. Snacks - Daydream
B1. I Gemin & Castanea - Fall In Love
B2. Vhyce - Duran Duran feat. Yves Paquet (Luvless Remix)
B3. Kerem Akdag - I'm Young
But here we are and as with the first, the second installment once again sees the label’s heads – Kraak & Smaak, hand-picking their favourite tracks from the catalogue to display the wide array of talent they have unearthed and developed in their stable.
Highlights from the catalogue include offerings from the inimitable producer Moods, who is fresh from releasing his debut album ‘Zoom Out’ and collaborating with rap behemoth Logic and Brainfeeder’s Georgia Anne Muldrow. German/New Zealand combo – Snacks, take things down nice and slow with the lazy ‘Daydreaming’ while multi-instrumentalist/producer Feiertag (Chillhop Records, Majestic Casual) contributes a couple of strong collaborations, one with Davd Harks and a brand new track with Dutch vocalist Esther Veen. Digging further other familiar label names Meeka Kates, and of course Kraak & Smaak are all present and correct providing the goods. However, this is not just a ‘best of’ compilation. There are also seven great exclusive tracks in there too...
UK Pop/Disco upstarts Patawawa contribute buzzing party track ‘Wires’, Russian duo - I Gemin & Castanea get in on the act with some mellow yet driven House beats. While Turkey’s Kerem Akdag’s jazz infused productions have been championed by heavyweights including Osunlade, Henry Wu and Detroit Swindle – his creation ‘I’m Young’ sits perfectly on the compilation with its jazzy swaggering beats.
A Band Called Success hail from New Zealand and provide some leftfield NInjatune-esque vibes with a sweet blend of samples and downtempo beats. Already a respected name in the House scene with releases on Razor N’ Tape, producer - Luvless. brings some of his club skills to the party. And last but not least Oakland native E.Live gives his synths a workout and flexes his funk and boogie chops on the awesome ‘Got Me Good’.
Once again it’s a truly diverse collection from a global crew of creators spanning Nu Disco, Neo-Soul, Funk, House, Hip Hop, Chillout and Pop to really showcase that what this label is about – great electronic music irrespective of genre or geography.