Crookers x Riddim Commission new track ‘This Summer’ out now!

Crookers x Riddim Commission share new track ‘This Summer’

Crookers x Riddim Commission announce new single ‘This Summer’

Crookers new album “Sixteen Chapel” out today on Dim Mak

After smashing the through the Spring with his internationally acclaimed hit “I Just Can’t” feat. Jeremih, Dim Mak today unleashes Crookers’ (aka Phra) new artist album Sixteen Chapel…and it’s everything fans could have hoped for.

Sixteen Chapel includes 12 tracks and features collaborations with TJR, Zombie Nation, Antwon, STS and more. It’s a glitchy, fidgety electro house masterpiece with sprinkles of Hip-Hop and R&B that’s Crookers at his finest. For an in-depth look into how the album came together check out this track-by-track Phra created for Revolt.

Supported by the likes of Jack Ü, Oliver Heldens, Martin Garrix, Pete Tong, Laidback Luke, Annie Mac, SBCR aka the Bloody Beetroots and Dim Mak’s own Steve Aoki, among others, lead single “I Just Can’t” feat. Jeremih, is bonafide smash with an intense music video that was originally premiered by Pitchfork TV. Watch here as four couples’ lives intersect at a surreal existential crossroad, where honor, rage, love and greed all end up being different sides of the same coin.

Previously described by Pitchfork as “one of the more promising examples of an ongoing cross-pollination between the club and “the club,” Crookers remains one of the most prominent DJs working today. Achieving his first major success in 2008, Crookers’ remix of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N Nite” reached top 20 in 21 countries, top five in six different countries, and twice platinum in the United States. 2010 saw the release of Crookers’ debut album Tons of Friends, which featured an all-star lineup that included the likes of Miike Snow, Pitbull and Major Lazer. The 2011 follow up, Dr. Gonzo, proved to be another step forward for Phra, as he once again showcased his ability to produce catchy club beats without compromising his originality.

Crookers is available for interviews / album promos available by request

Crookers “I Just Can’t” feat. Jeremih (Remixes) out today + new album info

With a little over a month remaining until the release of his new album, Sixteen Chapel, Crookers presents a fresh set of remixes of his killer single “I Just Can’t” feat. Jeremih to tide over his fans. Out today on Dim Mak, Chris Lorenzo, Panic City, Stabber and Tazer each offer their own unique interpretation of the song which has been supported by the likes of Jack Ü, Oliver Heldens, Martin Garrix, Pete Tong and Dim Mak’s own Steve Aoki, among others. This marks the second set of remixes for the single, following the April release of reworks from GTA and Hybrid Theory. TJR’s remix is available here for free download.

In addition to “I Just Can’t” feat. Jeremih, Crookers new album (due out June 16th) features collaborations with TJR, Zombie Nation, Antwon, STS and more. It’s a glitchy electro house masterpiece with sprinkles of Hip-Hop and R&B to get your ass shaking all summer long.

Previously described by Pitchfork as “one of the more promising examples of an ongoing cross-pollination between the club and “the club,” Crookers remains one of the most prominent DJs working today. Achieving his first major success in 2008, Crookers’ remix of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N Nite” reached top 20 in 21 countries, top five in six different countries, and twice platinum in the United States. 2010 saw the release of Crookers’ debut album Tons of Friends, which featured an all-star lineup that included the likes of Miike Snow, Pitbull and Major Lazer. The 2011 follow up, Dr. Gonzo, proved to be another step forward for Phra, as he once again showcased his ability to produce catchy club beats without compromising his originality.

Crookers “I Just Can’t” out now on Dim Mak + North American Tour Dates

eavily supported by the likes of Jack Ü, Oliver Heldens, Martin Garrix, Pete Tong and Dim Mak’s own Steve Aoki, among others, Crookers “I Just Can’t” feat. Jeremih is poised to be one of the biggest dance music smashes of the summer. The playlist-friendly Radio Edit is available today on iTunes in the Americas, while the more DJ-friendly Original Mix has been bundled with two exciting reworks from GTA and Hybrid Theory for an exclusive Beatport release, also in the Americas.

In support of the single, Crookers hit the road for a North American tour that included featured slots on Dim Mak’s Miami and SXSW events, plus stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and Washington DC. The tour wraps up this month with remaining dates in Salt Lake City, San Diego, New York City and Boston.

Previously described by Pitchfork as “one of the more promising examples of an ongoing cross-pollination between the club and “the club,” Crookers remains one of the most prominent DJs working today. Achieving his first major success in 2008, Crookers’ remix of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N Nite” reached top 20 in 21 countries, top five in six different countries, and twice platinum in the United States. 2010 saw the release of Crookers’ debut album Tons of Friends, which featured an all-star lineup that included the likes of Miike Snow, Pitbull and Major Lazer. The 2011 follow up, Dr. Gonzo, proved to be another step forward for Phra, as he once again showcased his ability to produce catchy club beats without compromising his originality.

Don’t miss your first taste of the new Crookers album (due out later this Spring and featuring collaborations with TJR, Zombie Nation, Antwon, STS and more) with the irresistible single “I Just Can’t” feat. Jeremih – and be sure to experience Crookers in a city near you!

Crookers North American Tour – Remaining Dates
April 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Area 51
April 23 San Diego, CA @ Bassmnt
April 24 New York, NY @ Pacha
April 25 Boston, MA @ Prime

Crookers @ Miami Music Week 2015 – March 26

Crookers, aka Francesco ‘Phra’ Barbaglia, returns with his third artist album Sixteen Chapel, out on Dim Mak Records this spring. Recently revealing album tracks “Dangerous feat. Midnight” (premiered on THUMP here) and “Belly Button Tickler feat. Mr. MFN eXquire” (listen on SoundCloud here), Crookers continues to showcase his ability to create fearlessly innovative club tracks focused firmly on the dancefloor. After all, as Crookers tells THUMP, “The only thing I know how to do is have fun – I never take things too seriously.”

Stay tuned for more tracks from Sixteen Chapel to be unveiled, including features from Jeremih, TJR, Zombie Nation, Antwon, STS and more. Also catch Crookers as he hits North America this March and April (see dates below).

Previously described by Pitchfork as “one of the more promising examples of an ongoing cross-pollination between the club and “the club,” Crookers remains one of the most prominent DJs working today. Achieving his first major success in 2008, Crookers’ remix of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N Nite” reached top 20 in 21 countries, top 5 in 6 countries, and twice platinum in the United States. 2010 saw the release of Crookers’ debut album Tons of Friends, which featured an all-star lineup that included the likes of Miike Snow, Pitbull and Major Lazer. The 2011 follow up, Dr. Gonzo, proved to be another step forward for Phra, as he once again showcased his ability to produce catchy club beats without compromising his originality.

When he’s not busy performing for sold out crowds or working with some of the biggest names in music, Phra splits his time between his two record labels: Lucky Beard and Ciao Records. Looking for a way to explore the limits of his profession while working with his friends, what started as a passion project has turned into one of the best sources for underground music available. With artists such as Anubi, Digi and Stabber among the current active roster, all signs point to Lucky Beard and Ciao Records continuing to be industry leaders far into the future.

Crookers North America Tour Dates
March 11 Vancouver, BC @ Celebrities
March 12 Denver, CO @ Beta
March 18 Austin, TX @ SXSW
March 20 Seattle, WA @ Foundation
March 26 Miami, FL @ Dim Mak
March 26 Miami, FL @ HARD
March 27 Los Angeles, CA @ Exchange
March 28 San Francisco, CA @ Temple
April 10 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall
April 11 Chicago, IL @ Spybar
April 17 Salt Lake City, UT @ Area 51
April 23 San Diego, CA @ Bassmnt
April 24 New York, NY @ Pacha
April 25 Boston, MA @ Prime

Crookers signs to Dim Mak – New New Album “Sixteen Chapel” to be released in May

Dim Mak is excited to announce they’ve signed one of the most exciting albums of 2015 – Crookers’ Sixteen Chapel. Anchored by the massive single “I Just Can’t” feat. Jeremih (released April 14th), the album is an instant classic featuring collaborations with TJR, Zombie Nation, Antwon, STS and more.

“I’ve been a fan of Crookers since day one during the electro boom back in 2007. I’ve followed their releases from their remixes to the Knobbers EP and they’ve always made the most fresh future sounds to date. And now in 2015 I’m so pumped to be releasing what I think is the biggest record Phra has ever made. ‘I Just Can’t’ is going to blow people away.” – Dim Mak founder Steve Aoki says.

In support of the album, Crookers will hit the road for a North American tour including a featured slot on Dim Mak’s Miami event, plus stops in Los Angeles, Chicago, Austin for SXSW, New York City & more.

Previously described by Pitchfork as “one of the more promising examples of an ongoing cross-pollination between the club and “the club,” Crookers remains one of the most prominent DJs working today. Achieving his first major success in 2008, Crookers’ remix of Kid Cudi’s “Day ‘N Nite” reached top 20 in 21 countries, top five in six different countries, and twice platinum in the United States. 2010 saw the release of Crookers’ debut album Tons of Friends, which featured an all-star lineup that included the likes of Miike Snow, Pitbull and Major Lazer. The 2011 follow up, Dr. Gonzo, proved to be another step forward for Phra, as he once again showcased his ability to produce catchy club beats without compromising his originality.

Don’t miss your first taste of the new Crookers album (due out in May) with the irresistible single “I Just Can’t” feat. Jeremih when it’s released on April 14th. – and be sure to experience Crookers in a city near you!

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Crookers launches video for ‘Picture This’ + New album ‘Sixteen Chapel’ + London Ministry of Sound show

Crookers announces a brand new single ‘Picture This’ from the highly anticipated forthcoming album, ‘Sixteen Chapel’ through Ciao Records this November.

‘Picture This’ features long time collaborators and fellow label mates Dilligas. Combining nicely with Phra’s own impeccable productions, Dilligas bring their unique brand of upfront hybrid electro house to the fore. Phra explains, “Picture this. When we finished making ‘Picture This’ the track reminded us of Switch’s remix of Radioclit’s ‘Divine Gosa’, which is one of my favourite remixes ever. Picture this; we burst out laughing. I played ‘Picture This’ over two thousand times to my fans and picture this… They all went mental. The ‘Picture This’ video follows on from the ‘Able To Maximize’ video and ‘Picture This’ will also follow on to my next single when ‘Picture This’ comes to an end. Picture this.”

Continuing on the theme of twisted fantasy as seen in the video for ‘Able To Maximize’, Crookers has once again roped in the talents of London based alternative animators, Plastic Horse, whose dreamlike imagery is the perfect accompaniment for the track.

Phra’s previous releases, ‘Get Excited’, ‘Able To Maximize’, ‘Ghetto Guetta’ and ‘Heavy’ went back to the old school formula that gave Crookers its imitable sound and racked up tens of thousands of plays on Sound Cloud.

Crookers remix of Kid Cudi’s ‘Day ‘N Nite’ reached #2 on the UK sales chart and Crookers’ debut album, ‘Tons of Friends’ featured an all-star lineup that included Miike Snow, Pitbull and Major Lazer. Not one to rest on his laurels, Phra is putting together the finishing touches to his next album planned for release later this year.

Tour dates:
27th Sept: Ministry Of Sound, London, UK
18th Oct: L’Entrepôt, Bordeaux, France
24th Oct: Avalon, Los Angeles, CA, USA
21st Nov – 25th Nov: It’s The Ship, Asia
29th Nov: Stereosonic, Sydney Showground, Sydney, AUS
20th Nov: Stereosonic, Claremonth Showgrounds, Perth, AUS
5th Dec: Stereosonic, Adelaide Showgrounds, Adelaide, AUS
6th Dec: Stereosonic, RNA Showgrounds, RNA, Brisbane, AUS
7th Dec: Stereosonic, Melbourne Showgrounds, Melbourne, AUS