Filed under: Features, Scene Around Town, XCLUS!VES | Tags: crookers, dj, electro, Features, house, Kid Cudi, live, live video, MSTRKRFT, nyc, trashy, webster hall
If you haven’t heard the Day n’ Night remix by Crookers you probably have been living under a rock for the past few months. I found out about these Italian DJs in early 2008 from some European friends and their popularity has grown exponentially since then. Although they’re famous for the Kid Cudi Day n’ Night remix, all of their remixes and original songs are sick. I’ve missed every live show over the past year since NYC is a long mid-week trip for a techno show, but finally caught them Friday night at Webster Hall. I can definitely say this: it was 100% worth it.
I got to Webster Hall about ten minutes before Crookers went on and caught the end of the opening djs, who aren’t worth mentioning. I was never really able to tell the difference between live dj sets, but after seeing Crookers, this has changed. There was really no comparison between anyone’s live set, including famous DJs MSTRKRFT’s, and Crooker’s. The energy from the crowd was unparalleled and the two djs played a stellar set. It was clear that Day n’ Night was the crowd favorite, even though the rest of the set was incredible. Every person in the room danced the entire time. As the set ended, all 1400 fans were sad to see them go.
Congorock, another DJ gaining steam in the electro world, went on after Crookers. Most people left before he even walked on stage (maybe because they only cared about Crookers, but maybe because it was already 3:30am). Webster Hall is sometimes full of trashy club-goers and sketchy electro-lovers, but it was well worth it to see this incredible duo.