- WAD Magazine
- Live Performance 'Little Pieces'
- Live footage of 'All My Love' opening for Jessie Ware
- Interview with Style.de
- Charade Released with Kitsune
UK, France, and World Bookings:
GAS Territories (Germany, Austria, Switzerland) Bookings:
Neverland Music / Martin Schuhmacher
Schwarz Dont Crack’s music is truly inspired by a very pure and original RnB vibe, but given an edgy and modern twist. The songs dodge too much intellectualising in place of sensuality – airy lyrics flirting with deep, minimalistic yet melodic beats that almost force people to dance along – and that's precisely what Schwarz Dont Crack are aiming for.
The duo met in 2011 when singer/ songwriter Ahmad Larnes, moved from New York City to Berlin in search of great beats to match his vocal stylings. And in that directory of possibility called Craigslist, he found what he was looking for: the precise, but never overproduced beats of Sebastian Kreis, who had escaped the dullness of village life in Southern Germany to move to Berlin.
Bonding right away over their mutual love for nineties RnB and sharing a vision for that precise equation of words plus music, they immediately started working on their first track, 'Day By Day', the same day they were introduced. Their debut show as Schwarz Dont Crack followed shortly after at Fete de la Musique in Kreuzberg. Having played over 30 gigs in Berlin at prestigious venues such as Berghain, Arena, and Kantine, in 2013 the duo were given the opportunity to tour with UK artist Jessie Ware and also add some festival experience to their band resumé playing Melt! and Berlin Festival. With enthusiasm building the band had features on various blogs and magazines like Intro, Style.de and Interview Magazine.
Their first single, 'Charade',was released in October 2012 with Kitsuné Records. The song, a poetic examination of a girl's hidden identity which she only reveals once the sun goes down, is cinematic, haunting with a masterful chorus. With one more EP released scheduled this year with Kitsuné, the band will then move on to greener pastures with a new label home, and a scheduled LP release in 2015