CAMO & KROOKED - AUCKLAND
. Studio The Venue, Auckland
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Camo & Krooked
Saturday 29th SeptemberStudio Venue, Auckland
The Camo & Krooked takeover continues to permeate every corner of the electronic music landscape as they take their unique sound to uncharted pastures. in June 2017 the Austrian music-producer A-listers presented the most critical releases of their career…
After three long years of the deepest studio craft they’ve ever committed to, Camo (Reini) & Krooked (Markus) unveiled their most startling, detailed and singular body of work yet – ‘MOSAIK’.
Their fourth album since emerging in 2007, ‘MOSAIK’ is a pivotal document that elevates Camo & Krooked’s creative credentials, vision and technique to brave new levels. The result of years of studio hibernation, studying vintage analogue instruments, honing their instantly distinctive signature, songwriting skills and, in Markus’s case, even finding their own singing voice, ‘MOSAIK’ galvanizes the duo’s position as one of the most exciting, unique, innovative and in-demand acts in electronic music.
This career-defining chapter of their ever-evolving journey began in November 2016 with the critically-received two-track release: ‘IF I COULD / EMBER’. Released on their own Mosaik Musik imprint (a label they run mutually with Ram and BMG), these were the first fresh sounds from the duo since 2013 and were heralded as instant classics. Carefully and cleverly balancing the signature the duo have gradually grafted and crafted since day one with hints that they’d evolved once again, the release lit the fuse for an explosive wave of milestones and moments that rumble to this day…
Sparks began flying in February 2017 with the first of two key releases: First their premiership iced-soul remix of Noisia’s remarkable ‘THE ENTANGLED’. Then another teaser for MOSAIK – the dusty sunset soul of ‘GOOD TIMES BAD TIMES’ and the delicate, dreamy soft focus stepper ‘HONESTY’ (which Markus/Krooked sings himself). These major releases were backed up by an impeccable, detail-rich Essential Mix for BBC Radio 1 and a non-stop run of headline dates throughout the year including key events such as Let It Roll, Tomorrowland, Dour, We Are FSTVL, National Drum & Bass Awards, Fabric, Hospitality, Foundry, Detonate, Noisia Invites and their own festival Nuforms, Austria’s only drum & bass two-day festival which they personally curate.