Dancefloor-friendly Italian production boss Crookers’ remix of the bright, UK chart-topping synthpop anthem King by Years & Years is a bumping and breaking soulful house jam. Crookers himself states that this was to be an official release from Interscope/Polydor, but that “everybody involved forgot about this remix,” which he believes [...]
I Just Can’t, the Jeremih-featuring lead single from Italian club crusher Crookers‘ upcoming album Sixteen Chapel, gets splashed with a fresh coat of paint by Miami-based DJ/production duo GTA (pictured). Featuring dubby UK wobbles, funky vibes, and synths bold enough for mainstage play, GTA’s remix is sun-kissed beach meets underground [...]
Basement Jaxx‘ era-defining, radio-dominating Where’s Your Head At gets a bassy club house rework courtesy of Crookers. A project dating back to 2003, Crookers (Francesco “Phra” Barbaglia, pictured) is still preceded by the wildly successful original from 2001, crafted by an act he says has influenced his music “since forever.” Crookers [...]
Skrillex and a few of his OWSLA fambam flip Yogi and Pusha T‘s Burial in three very different fashions. While Sonny might’ve caught the music world unprepared for his latest remix EP when it appeared without warning on iTunes, his tendency to remix his buddies’ boisterous bass cuts makes his inclusion in the Burial remixes less surprise [...]
Okay, so WTF did we just watch? Italian producer/DJ Francesco “Phra” Barbaglia, aka Crookers, has always been a bit “out there,” but the new video to his latest Ciao Records track, Able To Maximize, is definitely his weirdest release yet. The video, created by London-based animation studio Plastic Horse, is about one tab short of a [...]
The time has come for Ghetto Guetta to be unleashed. After much anticipation, Crookers drops what may be his most anticipated work yet. This blaster is on target to blow minds. Highlighted by a drop that leads into booming drums and snare, Ghetto Guetta is a product fit for dancefloors everywhere. The Ghetto Guetta EP also includes [...]
Exclusive Free DL: Kodiak Collective pres. That Looks Vol. 1
Jul 23 2013
BY Josh Bennett
Up-and-coming label/management company/event promoters Kodiak Collective have gotten their hands on some lesser-known gems from artists such as Candyland, Nom De Strip, Bro Safari, Bart B More, Savoy, Dodge & Fuski, Zedd, and Eats Everything, and we’re offering the entire package as an exclusive free download. If you like bass, electro, [...]
Electro had a big surge in the past few years with the rise of fidget and Dutch house, but it was nothing like what we saw in 2011. Maybe it was the natural progression of 4/4 beats alongside the booming dubstep, or the boom that dance music is getting in the US, but it doesn’t really matter. Not only did 2011 rock for electro music, [...]
The long awaited second artist album from Crookers is finally here! The Italian duo fell quiet for the longest time ever since they exploded on the scene a few years ago. If the name Crookers doesn’t mean much to you anymore, be prepared to change your mind with Dr. Gonzo–and no, I don’t think they were thinking of Gonzo, the muppet from [...]
New York City is preparing for the third installment of Made Event’s Electric Zoo Festival, and a horde of EDM fans are giddy with excitement. Boasting one of the most diverse lineups of any festival, EZ promises to be one of the biggest EDM events of the year. Let’s take a closer look at what we can expect on Labor Day Weekend.
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