These guys don’t need an introduction, because if you haven’t heard of Crookers then I’m going to have to ask where you’ve had your head buried this year.
After seeing them play at Field Day last Saturday my absolute adoration of them has been confirmed. Crookers are definitely my artists of 2008 so far and I simply cannot imagine that changing.
Last month they signed to label Mad Decent and on July 29th they released their E.P “Il Buono, Il Brutto e Il Cattivo”. For those who don’t know Il Buono is Diplo, Il Brutto is Phra and Il Cattivo is Bot.
After hearing some of the tracks in their hour long set at Field Day, I finally purchased the E.P this morning. (You too can do the same at Beatport for a barginous £5.96) And it has not disappointed. It even went down well before 9am and that can only be a good thing right?
Track listing of the E.P is as follows:
1. Il Brutto (Original Mix)
2. Il Brutto (Bloody Beetroots Il Bruttissimo Remix)
3. Il Cattivo
4. Il Buono
As a little taster here’s a sneaky little download for you (my favourite track on the E.P)
And as an extra special treat here is a simply marvellous mixtape that Crookers own Phra apparently put together whilst on a train from Stresa to Bern. My geography is awful, so I don’t know where either of those places are. But I know that this mixtape is quite super.
CROOKERS – BIG MONEY COMIN’
BART B MORE – BINGO PLAYERS (DIPLO REMIX)
MIA – XR2 (BOY 8-BIT EDIT)
BOY 8-BIT – THE SUSPENSE IS KILLING ME (DTL MIX)
CROOKERS – IL BUONO
DUKE DUMONT – HOY
COBRA KRAMES – WHATEVER SHE SAID
BUSTA RHYMES – I GOT BASS
BENGA – 26 BASSLINE
RUSKO – HAMMERTIME
DJ Q – YOU WOT (WIDE BOYS MIX)
OUTHERE BROTHERS – ENJOY (CROOKERS WORK IN PROGRESS MIX)
ALPHABEAT – BOYFRIEND (BLOODY BEETROOTS MIX)
MADERA LIMPIA – LOCO (DANIEL HAAKSMAN MIX)
Enjoy, I did.