Slamming, jacking, sweating, pumping, thumping, EXPLODING… yep, must be Crookers.
The Italian DJ/production duo has been synonymous with all manner of intense dancefloor activity over the past few years, crafting absolutely massive (and massively influential) original tracks, along with remixes for some of the biggest names in pop. The Crookers’ version of Kid Cudi’s “Day N Nite” snowballed from an underground club must-have to an international smash hit – so we’re obviously, undeniably proud to present this follow-up Fool’s Gold release.
The stacked “What Up Y’all” EP features the first official release of the title track (now properly mixed and mastered, with a shouted hook from Izza Kizza) as well as a hyperactive juke remix of Crookers’ anthem “Knobbers” by DJ Gant-Man, and two incredible takes on the follow-up Cudi collab “Embrace The Martian” courtesy of UK beat maestro Seiji – a crunching, hard-hitting “booty mix” and a squelchy acid version that take the dreamy original to two new heights. Take a listen to the acid mix right now at RCRD LBL.
You can also snag the dub version at Seiji’s blog. Grab these now and brace yourself for whatever the Crooks are cooking up next on their debut LP, coming soon.
As you might have read on ze Rolling Stone, Kid Sister is hitting the road next month in support of her long awaited debut Ultraviolet (in stores 11/17) and new single “Right Hand Hi” (which, if you haven’t copped yet, you can grab here thanks to our friends at RCRD LBL). Whoo!
Album tracklisting, production credits and tour dates after the jump. Read More
Grab the new Chromeo jam “Night By Night” for free over at Green Label Sound. Guitar solos! More on the way, including remixes by Skream and Siriusmo. Don’t forget to cop the guys’ new DJ Kicks compilation, and check them on a handful of upcoming live dates before they hit the studio full-time to finish LP #3 – including a big night in NYC October 16th with a live show at Irving Plaza followed by a DJ gig (supported by some FG friends) at Webster Hall.
Head over to The Fader blog for Cubic Zirconia’s moody acid remix (or cover? It’s different when you’re a band….) of Kid Cudi’s “Make Her Say.” It’s the fourth in a series of FG commissioned mixes of the tune alongside Afrojack, Nadastrom and Sammy Bananas. There’s one more in the chamber too, but we’re holding on to that one for a sec…
You can also grab the CZ mix in this new zip of tracks from the band that they’re calling the Ready To Slide EP, which also includes a hardcore track (featuring drummer Sammy Siegler from Youth Of Today and a bunch of other NYHC staples – Congorock, you listening?) and a “Moments In Love”-sampling cut that’s become a CZ live staple, along with some other odds n ends.
Check for Greenmoney’s debut EP out on Fool’s Gold soon. Also be sure to tune in to their weekly Brooklyn Radio show for insanely fresh jams from London and beyond. This week they’ve even got an exclusive Trackademicks remix of Zero 7!
Sammy Bananas is overseas for some Euro gigs this week, check the full info after the jump including two shows in France tonight and tomorrow (the latter alongside homies Craze & Klever!) followed by UK and Italy gigs.
If that’s not enough Banana action for you, check out his awesome midtempo remix of Kid Cudi’s “Make Her Say” (originally posted at Gotta Dance Dirty).
Before I get into it, let me just say that my favorite shit this week is Killer Mike’s Underground Atlanta compilation. It’s a two-disc behemoth and all 30+ tracks can’t be winners, but the majority of them are, and the best ones (Pill, Travis Porter, Trillville, Da Backwudz, and of course Mike himself) make for one of my favorite records this year. You can get it on vinyl too!
Ok, onto the links. Switching it up from one-off tunes this week to talk projects from DJ Boogie Boy, Fashawn & Alchemist, Dubstep LA, J Futuristic, and Trick Daddy. Now lets burn some CDs! Read More