Thursday, January 7, 2010

Mishka | Crookers Keep Watch Vol. XV

Here is volume 15 of the "Keep Watch" series. This time around DJ/Producing tandem
Crookers provide the refreshing 43:43 continous track offered as another free
download through Mishka NYC.

"Crookers started in 2003 when two DJ’s, nick-named Phra and Bot, met over a shared love of hip hop, house and the emerging skewed, bass heavy sounds pioneered by Switch in the UK and Diplo in the States. “We decided to call ourselves Crookers to describe what we do. To make beats and tracks that are not straight up, that are twisted or crooked.” Though they both grew up listening to a lot of hip hop; Beastie Boys, Tribe Called Quest, Madlib and J Dilla. It’s from these combined influences that Crookers derive their hybrid sound. Being based in Milan, away from London where the bassline scene initially thrived, meant they could hone their own musical identity." - MishkaNYC

The thing that initially caught by eye was the artwork. Mishka and Crookers remixed the cover of The Crookers upcoming album "Tons of Friends". The artwork, in signature Mishka colorway and style, also turned up on a limited edition tee that is available in black and white through the online store and at The Mishka Flaship at 350 Broadway in Brooklyn for $28.

(via. MishkaNYC)