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Okay first off the popular information – This Friday Crookers are playing at Theaterfabrik in munich alongside Birdy Nam Nam, the Acid Kids and myself. That alone should be way enough to set any roof on fire, but i wanna dig a bit deeper in the subject, focus more on the Crookers, who they are, what they have done and all the things they have moved in the past 2 years.
Musically the first part is gonna include a couple of Crookers Mashups & remixes, the 2nd one – their most prolific classics and the third one is gonna be their latest material.
Well first off they are among the biggest names there are right now(think Justice, Basement Jaxx, Boys Noize, etc). They single handedly put italy back on the map – nobody forgets the boot – but musically it has been asleep for at least 20 years. They put the cool back in the otherwise forbidden word “techno”, mixed it with crunk and let’s say “ghetto” (i know it sounds corny but euroheads know what i’m talking about). The guys are a bunch of hip hop heads that produced the kind of electronic sound that made them become the go-to-guys for rave anthems. Somehow their sound was even appealing to all the big record industry players – that all of a sudden wanted to to be produced by them (Black eyed peas etc). In general they somehow were among the first ons to start that hiphop-rave hybrid thats the new global phenomenon. They became a household name and actually famous via the blog world – among the first ones. next part tomorrow: Their releases.
15 Pages of crookers on hype machine – that alone says it all! – and over 100.000 fans on facebook.
Here is a link to the track “SBombers” they put up on their site in celebration of their 100.000th facebook fan.
Listen to these tunes here:
a Crookers mashup incorporating – major lazer – bingo players – la roux and diplo:[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/rouxdiplobingoplayers.mp3]
their infamous Busy P (Ed Banger) “to protect and entertain” (Crookers Rmx)[audio:http://www.chromemusic.de/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Busy-P-To-Protect-And-Entertain-Crookers-Remix.mp3]