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Crookers is the musical project of Italian DJ and producer, Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia.

Crookers was originally a duo consisting of Phra and fellow producer Bot, who worked together from 2003 to 2012. When the two artists met, both were trying to branch out of their genre and explore dance music. Their first collaboration worked. Phra said, "It felt natural to team up, seeing that we had the same musical tastes... which isn't that easy here in Milan."

On October 19, 2012, it was announced that Bot had left the group to pursue a new direction and that Phra would carry on the Crookers name as a solo project.

Since then, "Phra" has produced the song "Ghetto Guetta" under the Crookers allias, the song was published on Phra's own label Ciao Recs under licence to the Be Yourself Catalog as well as OWSLA. Phra has stormed 2014 with singles being released from his forthcoming 'Sixteen Chapel' album. 'Heavy' followed 'Ghetto Guetta' as the 2nd single off the album. There were remixes from Hybrid Theory, Donovans and Sharkslayer & First Gift. Following that, Crookers then released Able To Maximize via Ciao Recs with remixes from Chuckie, franskild, Mao Ra Sun, Digi and Suck Fake. Phra then released 'Get Excited ft STS' for free via his social media. During this time, Phra asked the group Plastic Horse to put their spin on the music videos for Able To Maximize and Picture This.

Crookers' track Picture This was released via Ciao Recs on 9th Sept and his new album 'Sixteen Chapel' is scheduled to be released in February 2015.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 The Slutty Fringe Selection: Vol 2 Crookers 1
2009 Put Your Hands on Me Crookers 1
2010 Tons of Friends Crookers 2
2010 Tons of Remixes Crookers 1
2011 Dr Gonzo Crookers 2
2015 Sixteen Chapel Crookers 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008 ONELOVE 08 Sound Machine Matt Nugent / Grant Smillie / Crookers 1
2012 From Then Until Now Crookers 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2007 Aguas De Parco Crookers 1
2008 Day 'n' Nite Kid Cudi vs. Crookers 8
2009 Put Your Hands on Me Crookers feat. Kardinal Offishall & Carla Marie 1
2009 No Security Crookers 1
2010 Remedy Crookers feat. Miike Snow 1
2010 Royal T (Riva Starr Remixes) Crookers 1
2010 Royal T Crookers 2
2010 Cooler Couleur Crookers feat. YELLE 1
2011 Hummus Crookers 2
2012 That Laughing Track Crookers with Style of Eye & Carli 1
2012 Bowser Crookers 1
2013 Ghetto Guetta Crookers 1
2014 Heavy Crookers 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 End 2 End Crookers 1
2007 Funk Mundial #3 Crookers 2
2007 Massive EP Crookers 1
2007 Timberland Boots Crookers / The Bloody Beetroots 1
2008 E.P.istola Crookers 2
2008 Mad Kidz EP Crookers 1
2009 What Up Y'all Crookers 1
2011 Bust Em Up Crookers 1
2013 GIGA A GO GO Crookers 1
Limonare Crookers 1

EP + Remix

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2013 Crookers Remixed, Part 1 (Bangers) Crookers 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2008-06-21: The Essential Mix: BBC Radio 1, London, UK Crookers 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 We Love Animals (Tom Staar Remix) Crookers 1

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