Getting locked down by the most solid of grooves, we are treated to tight bass and intricate stabs before getting lead to the anthemic breakdown. The most unusual samples are used to create the uplifting vibe, nostalgia fills the air as the breakdown unfolds, and a haunting vocal urges us to believe before we are thrown back in to the pit.
Men of the moment, Pleasurekraft, turn the original mix upside down and drive it to warped territory with their signature sample mangling and bigger-than-huge production, while wacky percussion and menacing sub bass add to the bouncy mayhem.
Release date: Dec 12, 2011
Every so often, a group comes along which shakes the entire dance scene from its very roots with a style so unique, and a sound so intoxicating, that it influences scores of imitators, and inspires a new generation of producers. Pleasurekraft is exactly such a group.
The brainchild of Kaveh Soroush and Kalle Ronngardh, Pleasurekraft was born in the summer of 2009. Having had their very first track played by Pete Tong on his Essential Selection, and then doing remixes for Chymera, and John Acquaviva’s Definitive imprint, Pleasurekraft became a new name to keep an eye on.
Fast forward to the spring of 2010, and the year’s biggest smash hit, Pleasurekraft’s ”Tarantula” was released. Being hailed by everyone as the year’s biggest track, the critics and fans are already hailing pleasurekraft as the year’s most original tech house act. On the heels of “Tarantula”, Pleasurekraft are working harder than ever. While dance music trends come and go, those who stick to a singular vision and belief in the music they consistently produce are always left standing when the fads have long gone. Pleasurekraft is exactly such a group.
They will be making their debut appearance in Australia and will be playing alongside Hernan Cattaneo, DJ PP and Evil Nine in Perth for the Big City Nights Festival (27/10/2011 @ Shape Bar). We got up close with Kaveh and spoke to him about what Pleasurekraft is all about and also about their upcoming tour down under.
Q: Who is Pleasurekraft??
A: Kaveh & Kalle’s baby (immaculately conceived of course)
Q: What is Pleasurekraft??
A: A simultaneously visceral and cerebral experience induced only by the seductive, deep, groove heavy, underground techno inspired music that you hear the kids listening to .. – Common side effects include: unrelenting head bobbing giving way to complete surrender to physical movement commonly referred to as ‘dancing’.
Q: Where is Pleasurekraft??
A: In your CD/tape deck/vinyl/mp3/neighborhood Club/Lounge – anywhere where organically inspired synthetic music lurks, ready to jump in your skin and make you move! However, the most concentrated “red spots” have appeared to be in 2 distinct locations – Stockholm, Sweden, and Miami, Florida.
Q: When is Pleasurekraft??
Q: Why is Pleasurekraft??
More questions will be answered when we speak up close with Kalle and Kaveh about their immaculately conceived baby and their upcoming Australia Tour. If you wanna ask them something then drop a line in the comments.
Format:B – Country Girl
Jamie Woon – Lady Luck (ID Remix)
Sneaky Sound System – We Love (Pleasurekraft Dub)
The Beatles – Come Together (Lisboa & Luthier Remix)
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Pleasurekraft – Satyr Song
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Pleasurekraft – Carny (Rainer Weichhold & Heartik Theatre Remix)
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