Crookers is the musical project of Italian DJ/producer, Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia.
Crookers was originally a duo consisting of Phra and fellow producer Bot, who worked together from 2003-2012. 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 alias Crookers, 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 huge single's being released on his forthcoming 'Sixteen Chapel' album due to be released in November 2014. 'Heavy' followed 'Ghetto Guetta' as the 2nd single off the album. There were remixes from Hybrid Theory, Donovans and Sharkslayer & First Gift which racked up over 100,000 plays collectively on Soundcloud. Following that, Crookers then released Able To Maximize via Ciao Recs with remixes from Chuckie (DJ), franskild, Mao Ra Sun, Digi and Suck Fake collectively racking up for 200,000 plays on Soundcloud. Phra then released 'Get Excited ft STS' for free via his social media. During this time, Phra conjured up the artistic masterminds Plastic Horse to put their spin on the music video's 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 looking to drop in February 2015.Continue reading at Wikipedia... Wikipedia content provided under the terms of the Creative Commons BY-SA license