Saturday, 5th October 2013
Villa Nightclub, 187 Stirling Street, Perth, WA
Oh, Milan - Crookers. Saturday 5 October. Villa. A Giga A Go Go; you know it!
For the longest time, only B's ruled Italian dance music - Benny Benassi, Bloody Beetroots. But since dropping THAT remix of Day 'N Nite (Kid Cudi), it's all coming up Crookers. Straight outta Milan, the Crookers style was characterised perfectly in 2007 on the release of one hell of an overpowering mixtape: street style, rap, house, fidget.
In 2008 Crookers' range choice goes off with 'Day 'n' Nite', a remix of, at the time unknown, Kid Cudi. The hit enters the U.K. charts at 2# (giving way to Lady Gaga) and guarantees Crookers a place in world's dance Hall of Fame. They are asked to remix for Armand Van Helden and Chemical Brothers. Interscope's Jimmy Iovine asks them to remix U2, followed by Britney Spears and Lady Gaga & Beyonce who beg Crookers to lay a hand on 'Telephone' (didn't know that one, did you?!).
Finally in 2010 the album, 'Tons of Friends'. As the title recites it summons up Crookers' friends: Kelis, Wil I Am, Roisin Murphy, Soul Wax, Major Lazer, Sepultura's Igor Cavalera, Rye Rye and many others. Tons if Friends has Crookers mix at every musical latitude: house, dubstep, reggae, rap and melodic grime. And consistently since - powerhouse release after powerhouse release, including the album Dr Gonzo (Mad Decent) in 2011, and tracks 'Bowser' (Fools Gold), 'From Then Until Now' (Southern Fried Records) and Giga A Go Go (Ciao Records).
Supported by: Tapehead, DNGRFLD, Mo'Fly
First Release GA: $25+bf from Moshtix