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Crookers - Dr Gonzo

Let's talk about the Crookers’ album, "Dr. Gonzo" that has been released under Southern Fried some weeks ago. Phra and Bot (Crookers) describe it with the Italian word "accrocchio," that in English can be translated as a "kludge". A kludge is a quick-and-dirty solution, a clumsy, yet effective, way to solve a problem, using parts that are cobbled together. This new album is a combination of completely unrelated and random ideas that came together to produce a different kind of dance music. Just as one might expect, the barrier to a new sound has been broken on Planet Crookers.

TRACKLISTING – CROOKERS – DR GONZO


Dr.Gonzo has it all. The usual suspects are there: house, hip hop and techno, but they are infused with dance hall, Middle Eastern music, steel drums, classic hardcore squeal, whiny violins filtered through synths, and a clear reference to early 90's euro dance creates something unexpected.

"Hummus" a track that wonderfully encapsulates the collaboration of Crookers, Hudson Mohawke and Carli (Savage Skulls) is an unusual tribute to the best beach bangers in the history of music. Imagine "Show me Love" if Robin S were a schizo. Then, another psychotic track, "Bust 'Em Up" (feat. Savage Skulls), that together with "Springer" (feat, Neoteric & Wax Motif), exemplifies what Robin Murray recently wrote in Clash, "the latest release from the Crookers has a cartoon-like energy which is difficult not to be hooked by." Try to resist-you'll find yourself a sweaty but happy loser.

The core of the Crookers club music philosophy is again the base of this album: a good dance track should be as fun to listen to as it was to produce (there's no better example than "That Laughin Track" feat. Style of Eye & Carli). This is club music that takes risks, and the result pays off in a big way. In fact, the Crookers' blasphemous structures have won the respect of some of the most influential personalities in modern electronic music: Annie Mac, Sinden, Annie (the legendary Nightingale), Greg James, Huw Stephens, Rob Da Bank, Jaymo & Andy George, Andi Durrant and Eddy Temple-Morris, among others.

Dr. Gonzo features some distinguished collaborations: Carli and the Savage Skulls, two of the best producers of the Italian scene a.k.a. His Majesty Andre and Lazy Ants, the French Bobmo and the Scottish Hudson Mohawke, along with many others. In particular, the collaboration with Hudson came from his surprise with people crowd-surfing at his sets when he would play "Dr. Gonzo Anthem" a well-tested "Crookers effect" that has been proven true at their concerts around the world.

PLUS D'INFOS
http://www.crookers.net
http://www.southernfriedrcords.com
http://www.youtube.com/user/crookersdotnet?feature=watch
http://www.facebook.com/crookers
http://soundcloud.com/crookers-net
http://twitter.com/#!/crookersdotnet

 
Written by Dj Aroy
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