Ahmad Larnes is one half of Berlin-based electronic R&B duo, Schwarz Dont Crack, and the man responsible for the impressive vocals. After moving to Berlin from NYC, Ahmad found his musical kindred spirit in Sebastian Kreis. Before too long the tongue-in-cheek musical outfit Schwarz Dont Crack was born and with it a fresh pop sound consisting of catchy melodies provided by Larnes and dancefloor-ready beats courtesy of Kreis.
For our eleventh Highsnobiety Mixtape, frontman Ahmad Larnes created a 48-minute mix that explores a variety of the duo’s influences – from Bilal to Aaliyah, James Blake to Frank Ocean. The compilation is a window into the SDC world, and of a combination of sounds from past and present which go a long way in illustrating how Schwarz Dont Crack created their sound. Enjoy.