"After having worked together for more than 8 years now, the time has arrived to start exploring different directions. We want to thank all our fans for supporting us from day one! Don't be sad though, a new chapter is about to begin."
Since forming in 2003, Andrea "Bot" Fratangelo and Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia have gifted their fans with some of the most memorable electro bangers of the last decade. Early hits like "Knobbers" of 2008 are still played at festivals and in clubs all across the globe, and nobody will ever forget the words to "Day N Nite," the epic collaboration with Kid Cudi. They have worked with and remixed the likes of Miike Snow, The Chemical Brothers, Brodinski, and even Snoop Dogg. After five award-winning LPs, Bot has decided to move in a new direction, while Phra will continue solo under the Crookers name. To ease the fans' heartache, Phra released the following statement and mix this morning:
I know... yesterday was a sad day! That's why I woke up this morning and I started to do this mix to make u feel a 'lil bit better. It's called "don't be sad" cause my grandmama used to say to me "don't be sad" when I was a sad-child (but she used to say to me in Italian).
The mix is full of new stuff, from friend producers and a LOOT of new CROOKERS music (or music from New Crookers).
I'll see u in the next gigs and party with u like stupid as usual. For now is all! Hope u'll enjoy this mix and that this gonna makes u feel better.
Phra / Crookers"
It is unknown what this will mean for the duo's upcoming shows, like Hard's Halloween event, Day of the Dead. But one thing is for sure: this new mix is bumpin'! Enjoy! With love (and a little sadness), A xx
Crookers – Trillex (Fools Gold)
Slap In The Bass – Indian Legends (No Brainer Records)
Proxy – Shut Up (Sound of Stereo Remix)
A-Trak & Zinc – Like The Dancefloor feat. Natalie Storm (Shadow Child Remix)
Skitzofrenix & Jeff Doubleu – Bassline
Van Toth – Bath Salts
Crookers – A GoGo *our pretty soon
Chuckie feat. Junxter Jack – Make some noise (Crookers rmx) *out pretty pretty soon
Crookers – Giga
Stabber – S4LM4 (LuckyBeard Rec)
10 Hermitude – Hyperparadise (Ta-ku Remix)
Crookers feat. STS – Get excited
Anubi – Enfant terrible (soon LuckyBeard Rec)
Tyga Ft.Honey Cocaine – King Company