Interview: The Crookers @ Berlin Festival


The Crookers have become huge in the international electro scene. Producers and business men, impeccable sense of marketing and style, here they come at the Berlin Festival where their banging electro sound fits the bill next to Major Lazer, Simian Mobile Disco, Modeselektor and a tone of other live shows you don’t want to miss…Nadia says and Vamparela did an interview with them. Read on and find out more!

LSD: Are you guys happy to be back in town for the Berlin Festival?

Very happy, we love the city and are excited to be back and practice some german.

LSD: Quick thoughts on the festival/lineup itself? Favorite artists you wanna see during the festival?

I’m looking forward to have the chance to catch some artists we like for the first time. I’m thinking of Metronomy, Grimes and Nicolas Jaar in particular, but really, there are a lot of good acts and also friends performing.

 LSD: Will your set be more oriented towards your personal tracks or remixes?

I don’t see a big difference between the two. Even when we do a remix we feel it as our song, it’s like the author of the original borrows you some pieces to build the track but in the end it pretty much becomes our track. We are currently working on a bunch of those and on completely original tracks too, so expect a lot of new Crookers material.

LSD: Do you have more fun producing your own tracks or remixing other tracks?

It’s almost the same, for the above reasons. When we are free to work in any direction we want, doing a remix is as fun and creative as doing an original track.

LSD: Any special plans in Berlin, or are you just passing by? Where are you headed next? Near-future plans music-wise or personal?

As usual we will try to meet the friends we have there, have some good food and good times. After the festival it we’ll continue touring around Europe and then the US in the fall. Music-wise it’s an exciting moment, because of new tracks in the making but also because after the summer we will start our own label, Ciao Recordings. It’s something we are mainly doing for fun, to have an easy output for our music and for the young kids we think are talented, no world dominations plans (for now), just good music.

Check out their latest LP:

and their remix work: