Berlin-based Schwarz Dont Crack is the brainchild of US-born vocalist Ahmad Larnes and German producer Sebastian Kreis. Together they’re taking R’n’B to new heights, with a synth-driven sound that mixes deep, soulful lyrics with electronic beats.
For this week’s edition of HUGO Tracks, we met the duo at the legendary Hotel Zoo, a jewel in the crown of Berlin's cultural heritage, and a favorite amongst the Old Hollywood elite. The iconic hotel has just reopened following an extensive overhaul by designer Dayna Lee and brings together the flair of New York City with the classic elegance of a London townhouse.
This is exactly where we met A to speak with them about their life in Berlin, their music, and about working together as Schwarz Dont Crack. Check out the exclusive insights in the video below.
The track “Little Pieces” is from the duo’s self-titled EP, released earlier this year on the Nettwerk label. It’s available as an exclusive and limited-edition free download here on HUGO Tracks and, with a full album set for release later in the year, it acts as the perfect introduction to the Schwarz Dont Crack sound.