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I Don't Know Why (feat. Mayer Hawthorne)

by Kraak & Smaak

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Dutch electro boogie dons Kraak & Smaak drop the debut single from their upcoming album - Juicy Fruit, and what better way to announce their return than this outstanding collaboration with Grammy-nominated soul royalty - Mayer Hawthorne.

It’s a true meeting of minds which is exactly what you’d expect with these two acts and their reputations. ‘I Don’t Know Why’ sees Kraak & Smaak throw down the gauntlet in a popping boogie track with the Tuxedo frontman delivering his signature sweet and catchy soul melodies over the top.

And if that wasn’t enough to satiate the appetite there is also a full on disco rework from funk aficionado and crate digger extraordinaire – Kon. Providing more evidence backing up Gilles Peterson’s claim he is king of the edit/rework, Kon’s remix is a tasteful and grooving take on the original that is built for the club. It sounds so authentic and classy you’d be forgiven for thinking it’s one he dug out of a crate...

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released May 6, 2016

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Kraak & Smaak Leiden, Netherlands

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