Just got wind of some sad news in the EDM culture world: Apparently the Italian DJ/production combo Crookers (Bot & Phra) have decided that they will no longer work together. Bot will allegedly be pursuing a new direction, while Phra will be continuing on as Crookers. Bot issued the statement below:
“After having worked together for more than 8 years now, the time has arrived to start exploring different directions.”
Bot and Phra had been working together since 2003, originally pairing up over a shared love of hip-hop, house and the emerging skewed, bass heavy sounds pioneered by Switch in the UK and Diplo in the US. Their first release was “End 2 End” in 2006, and the two songs that made them known was “Love to Edit” in 2007 and “Knobbers” in 2008. Remixes done for Kid Cudi, The Chemical Brothers, U2, Moby and more rose the Crookers’ status to the top.
They will be missed as a duo, but according to their recently released statement exciting times are yet to come and both can’t wait to show what’s in store for the future.
“We want to thank all our fans for supporting us from day one! Don’t be sad though, a new chapter is about to being.”