The second EP on Crookers‘ new imprint, Ciao Recs, has been released today, and it comes from London-based duo, Louis Benoit — two producers (Unitz + Arc 88) that had previously worked individually before coming together and producing the Clark Kent EP, which Crookers just couldn’t pass up. The title track brings back memories of the glory days of Electro in 2008 — wonky, crunched-out synth leads matched with thumping, relentless bass — while the B-side “What’s Your Angle?” incorporates a Progressive build-up before dropping a deep, bassline that pummels into the Techno realm. Support already in from Boys Noize, Riton, Crookers, and more. Pick it up on Beatport.
This Friday at CONTROL will be the first LA club headline gig that Crookers has done as a solo act. After Phra + Bot split late last year, Phra has maintained the Crookers moniker — already releasing new material on his brand new label, Ciao Recs. Supporting the Italian stallion will be GDD™ favorites GTA, Valentino Khan, Fyor, and a late night set from GDD’s own, Burn Unit.
Please email names to RSVP@gottadancedirty.com to be on our discount guestlist for the evening. All names must be submitted by 5:30PM on Friday.
VERSUS was our humble weekly event @ The Central in Santa Monica, CA over the past 2 years. We’re sad to have it come to an end, but we sent it off proper with a biblical b2b set from Skrillex x Congorock x Crookers x 12th Planet, along with Doorly and our very own Bones. We thank everyone for all the memories, never forget what we’ve built.
After an amicable split in late 2012, Bot (ex Crookers) took to the studio to start a new chapter in his musical career; aiming his production sights at a new futuristic Techno sound. 11 brand new originals came of this self-inflicted studio lockdown, including a handful of new collaborations with Astronomar, TAI, David Heartbreak, and more. He’s put together a 24-minute teaser to give us all a taste of the new side of Bot, and it’s brilliant. Bot’s first release will be out this March on Mad Decent.
This Friday, GDD™ fav, Congorock, will be headlining CONTROL at the Avalon in Hollywood, so we’ve teamed up with him to give away 5 pairs of tickets to the show along with 5 brand new Congorock Ts, modeled by Rocco in the image above.
After Rocco joined in on the unbelievable B2B2B2B set last week along with Skrillex, Crookers, and 12th Planet at our final VERSUS event, we’ve been looking forward to hearing some of the unreleased jams that he laid down to the intimate crowd on a big scale — the Avalon scale.
Enter to win via the Punchtab application below, and make sure to share on social media channels for a higher chance to win! The 5 winners will be notified by email on Friday at 5PM. Continue Reading
After a tremendous amount of entries and careful judging for our Crookers “Trillex” Remix contest, we’re happy to announce the winners who stood atop the rest and we’re favored by Fool’s Gold, Neoteric, and Phra from Crookers himself…
Congratulations to Autofish from Kiev, Ukraine! You will be receiving a Fool’s Gold limited edition pair of AIAIAI TMA-1 DJ headphones and a Fool’s Gold Prize pack! You will be contacted shortly
RUNNERS UP:W4RD, Sleepy Tom
Our runners up W4RD from DC and Sleepy Tom from Vancouver also served up some solid remixes, and will receive Fool’s Gold Tees + Stickers! You will receive an email soon as well.
HARD Day of the Dead in Los Angeles is rapidly approaching, and we’ve put together a quick Q&A for HARD artists to answer each day this week to preview their sets at the festival on Saturday. First up, we have Phra of the newly separated Crookers, who will be playing his first solo show in LA since the breakup. If you haven’t already, make sure you pick up your tickets to HARD now! Continue Reading
We have finally reached the most sought-after day of the week, and what better than receiving a handful of great new mixes fit for the soundtrack of your weekend. October mixes are plentiful as Mighty Mouse, TheFatRat, Aeroplane, and Drop Out Orchestra all deliver their own unique brand of dance music. Also, Crookers address their breakup with an appropriate “Don’t be sad” mix.