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Hear Crookers’ Wild, Churning House on ‘Able To Maximize’

Italian DJ releases single via his own Ciao Records imprint

picture-18690-1389387999Puja Patel // May 7, 2014

Italian DJ duo Crookers whittled down from two house-loving producers to one back in 2012. Now the remaining member Francesco “Phra” Barbaglia creates aggressive, sample-heavy dance tracks for his own Ciao Records imprint. A few months ago the DJ released “Ghetto Guetta,” a comical friendly jab at one of EDM’s favorite superstar house DJs, and the humor remains on his newest one-off single. “Able To Maximize” is a clanky cluttering of samples —purring clicks, frantic whistles, and metalic keys— over a heavy, stomping house track. The track ping-pongs around a theme with the beat, taking on a new, slightly-altered form every few measures, as a voice looms above the chaos with the producer’s driving message: “You want to be able to maximize.”