Fool’s Gold Radio is back with their 23rd installment, mixed by Fool’s Gold co-founder Nick Catchdubs. One of many things that this “tastemaker label” excels in is its keen ability to create masterfully mixed sets with incredible assortments of innovative sounds. But what else would you expect from a business run by a couple of the best technical DJ’s out there? Nick starts this episode with the recently released “Radio Stereo” by Fool’s Gold’s own Duck Sauce. He quickly shifts gears into electro mode with various tunes by Nom De Strip, GTA and Crookers. Nick keeps the energy high at the halfway point with some hip-hop and twerk music with the help of Grandtheft & Smalltown DJ’s. Finishing off this saga, he dishes out a great selection of up beat dance club tunes, including those by Lxury and Feed Me & Crystal Fighters.Posted by
DILLIGAS gives the fidget house treatment to Crookers latest original output “Ghetto Guetta.” A track that was spastic and wild enough on its own, DILLIGAS’s approach plays into the big room bass music style that its title so eloquently mocks before laying waste to speaker systems in a hail of spastic effects and schizophrenic bass lines. Released via OWSLA, this twitch-heavy and flail-friendly track is bound to make a comfortable home inside your earholes — don’t even try to fight it.Posted by
Among the the infectious back catalogue of Chris Lake’s Rising Music imprint, few have come close to emulating the consistent streak of North American trailblazer TJR. Past the heat of Beatport chart-topper “What’s Up Suckaz” and a 120-bpm reimagining of Drake’s recent album assets, Crookers and Will Sparks revisit 2012’s “Ode To Oi” to further its extensive shelf life amid the labels shinning roster. Crooker’s scatty lead emphasis fits the bill with seamless and welcomingly ungroomed style, leaving Will Sparks to thicken the plot with a fuzzy yet mechanically tuned electro rendition of TJR’s infectious original. The West Coast bounce may not have needed much in the way of fine tuning, but between the seams of this European / Australian intervention lies a welcome reawakening of one of the earlier warning signs of TJR’s industrious rise.
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Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. This week, we feature gems from A-Trak, Nic Fanciulli, Brodinski, and more.
The melancholic collaboration between Deadmau5 and Imogen Heap is an > album title goes here < staple. The pair set to extend the creative vision of releasing “Telemiscommunications” by offering a competition to search for budding animators to create the video. 20 individuals were selected to work in their own style and medium within each part of the animation process. Today at noon EST, deadmau5 and Imogen Heap will be hosting a Google+ Hangout to talk about their collaboration and the unique process behind creating the music video. At the end of the broadcast they will premiere the final video for the first time here.
In addition, the “Telemiscommunications” remix package has also been released today and will feature Crookers, Copy Paste Soul, John Roman and Kölsch, each of whom takes the track for a unique spin through the remix wash. Crookers reimagines Imogen’s vocals with fierce techno beats, Copy Paste Soul take a deep house approach with a bubbling bassline. Kompakt artist, Kölsch’s rendition hypnotizes with rhythmic bass while John Roman’s strips the mix back with tribal drum beats.
Tune in at Noon EST via Deadmau5′s YouTube channel.Posted by
Hosted by Jay-Z’s Roc Nation and UK-based management group Three Six Zero, the second annual benefit concert for the Children’s Orthopedic Center in West Hollywood will be headlined by everyone’s favorite rodent, Deadmau5. The post-Grammy afterparty sold out last year, raising over $150,000 when Joel performed alongside Rihanna and Calvin Harris, and hopes to do the same in 2013, on February 10th. This year the mau5 is headlining alongside Crookers and Nero with more artists yet to be announced.
Tickets for the event are $264 and available now via Live Nation. For those with a little bit more money to spend, VIP Diamond tickets can be purchased for $564 dollars and will include an open bar, access to the “Diamond Lounge,” limited edition swag, and additional amenities.
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Yesterday marked a somber day for electronic music, as Phra and Bot of Crookers announced that they will no longer be working together as a group. While Phra will continue to work under the moniker of Crookers, Bot has decided to pursue other avenues: “After having worked together for more than 8 years now, the time has arrived to start exploring different directions,” Bot said. It is safe to say that Crookers have been been one of the most influential electronic acts of the last ten years, and thus their decision to go separate ways has left many fans heartbroken. Countless artists and fans payed tribute to the duo via Twitter, including A-Trak who wrote: “Big up @crookers.net @bot106 @phrappuccino - soundtrack to an era.”
In the wake of the unfortunate news, Phra has composed a free “Don’t Be Sad” mix. The blistering, electro house mix is an attempt at reassuring fans that despite Bot’s absence, Crookers will continue on. Download “Don’t Be Sad” for free and make sure to leave some heartfelt words for both Phra and Bot. A separation of this magnitude doesn’t happen often. Click past the break for the mix and a full tracklist. (more…)Posted by
Hard Events, the organizer that brought us Haunted Mansion in years past, has announced stage lineups for its inaugural Day of the Dead celebration. The event, which will take place on November 3rd features hard-hitting acts like Justice (live), Major Lazer, Zeds Dead, Knife Party, Crookers and Soul Clap, among others. It promises to knock your socks off “like no other Hard event before” with an enhanced production and four stages that will keep your eardrums fully engaged at all times. Hard-goers and music enthusiasts are also being treated to some pre-party mix tapes from select performers. Tickets are on sale now. Click past the break to check out the full stage lineups.
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything! (more…)Posted by
The Crookers duo return to the production front on A-Trak’s Fool’s Gold label for the first time in two years with the Bowser EP. The three track installment features everything from acid house to techno, and a fusion of hip-hop and house. Crookers have built their reputation on not conforming to a certain sound and always testing their boundaries. This release is no different. Whether it be rocking out at festivals worldwide, or creating their own unique style of electronic music, Crookers always leaves us wanting more. Check out the new EP below.
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