Switzerland's grooviest motorik duo, Klaus Johann Grobe, will soon be back with new album Spagat Der Liebe (out May 5 on Trouble in Mind) which takes their tropikrautia* sound into new areas. The band have just released the second single from the album, "Geschichten aus Erster Hand," which adds a little flute to their patented killer basslines and fat analog synth riffs. The video, directed by Fornax Void, hands the mic over to various karaoke singers while the band, faces blurred, lay down the groove. Watch below.

Klaus Johann Grobe also have made an "erotic house mix" featuring Moebius, Loose Joints, Gichy Dan and more. It's excellent and you can stream that below as well.

It won't be long before KJG's first-ever U.S. tour gets under way, with a visit to Levitation in Austin and two BrooklynVegan-presented shows in NYC: May 11 at Cake Shop (openers TBA) and May 12 at Shea Stadium with Grooms and Operator. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.

More dates have been added since our last post and those are listed, along with the new video and a stream of first single "Wo Sind," that mix and some other KJG groovers, below.


Klaus Johann Grobe's "Erotic House Mix" tracklist
01. Guten Tag (G. Boneschi)
02. Graham De Wilde – Clouds
03. Brian Bennett – Sky Quake
04. Psi – Only The Beginning
05. Kurt Maloo – Giant Lady
06. Release Music Orchestra – Mestaloggo
07. Rinder & Lewis – Willie And The Hand Jive
08. Moebius – Urth
09. Cerrone – Supernature
10. Patrick Cowley – Invasion
11. Loose Joints – Is It All Over My Face
12. Gichy Dan’s Beachwood – On A Day Like Today (Todd Terje Edit)
13. Don Ray – My Desire
14. Marta Acuna – Dance, Dance, Dance
15. Cassiano Onda – Coco Soul

Klaus Johann Grobe - 2016 Tour Dates
Apr 15 m4music Zurich, Switzerland
Apr 26 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Apr 27 Outland Ballroom Springfield, MO
Apr 28 Opolis Norman, OK
Apr 29 Levitation Festival Austin, TX
May 02 529 Atlanta, GA
May 03 Haymarket Louisville, KY
May 04 Ace of Cups Columbus, OH
May 05 UFO Detroit, MI
May 06 MOTR Pub Cincinnati, OH
May 07 Psych Fest Milwaukee, WI
May 08 Now That's Class Cleveland, OH
May 09 Kung Fu Necktie Philadelphia, PA
May 10 Lilypad Cambridge, MA
May 11 Cake Shop New York, NY
May 12 Shea Stadium Brooklyn, NY
May 19 Merlin Stuttgart, Germany
May 20 Schon Schön Mainz, Germany
May 21 Ilses Erika Leipzig, Germany
May 22 Milla Munich, Germany
May 23 Café Wagner Jena, Germany
May 24 Musikbunker Aachen, Germany
May 25 Tsunami Club Cologne, Germany
May 27 Molotow Hamburg, Germany
May 28 Berghain Kantine Berlin, Germany
Jul 14 Gurten Festival Bern, Switzerland

*Yes, I made that word up.

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