Crookers‘ “Heavy” has been on serious rotation since Phra unleashed it last month. Aptly named, the single due out March 23rd hits some lower than low spots, with an undeniable, eclectic Crookers bounce and NSFW second build. Prior to the release, Crookers has called upon Parisian producer, Donovans, for a remix of the bass-heavy tune, and he’s stuck with the #HEAVY vibe while adding some new flavor in as well. This isn’t the first time Crookers and Donovans have linked up either, as you might remember Donovans reworked Crookers’ “Hummus” back in 2011 for the Mad Decent release. Have a listen to the new one below. √+
Coming off the Ignant EP on Mad Decent and official remixes for Felix Cartal and Major Lazer, Swedish young gun The Reef has offered up a huge free heater in his version of Pusha T’s “Numbers On The Board.” Supported already by the likes of Diplo, Crookers and Astronomar, The Reef pushes the boundaries of genre labels creating a massive new sound for the club and even festival circuit. This one goes from hip hop to a hurricane and the download even includes a version with a 88-128bpm transition with Pusha T’s first verse. DJs and fans alike will be all over this…
Crookers‘ Ciao Recs revealed its third release yesterday from Italian duo, Dilligas, who have put together a 2-track EP titled Loud in which Crookers collaborates on the title track. ‘Loud’ is an interesting mix of a Big Room anthem with a classic Crookers bounce, and the B-side “Slow Things Down” is literally all over the place with its BPM change-ups and wonky leads. Support already in from Diplo, Rustie, Craze, and of course, Crookers. Preview the EP below and pick it up on Beatport.
Crookers has kicked off his new MiniMix series just in time for summer, and after premiering Volume 1 with Billboard two weeks ago, he’s back already with another pumping half-hour featuring tunes from Kingdom, Justin Martin, Skream, and more. Crookers once again proves himself to be a true mixmaster…
In celebration of launch of their new record label Main Course, Neoteric, BOT (the ex-Crooker) and Astronomar have bundled up 3 releases that they have awaited until today to premiere for FREE on their soundcloud. The first slab features solo EPs from both Astronomar and Bot, and then a collaborative single release called “Ghettobox” (which is the first of their SNACKS giveaway series). These tracks are hot and heavy for the club, so don’t sleep on these weapons – support our boys and the rise of a great new label!
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.
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