Monday Feature: Krewella

Everyone knows Mondays suck…so I’ll start this post with a joke!

Two aliens are transmitting signals from their home world to Earth, in order to establish contact with the human race. The first alien asks, “Did they get our message?” The other one responds, “Well, yes, but they called it dubstep and started dancing to it.”

Har har! Oh, that one kills me. But let’s be real, dubstep is becoming one of the hottest musical genres for high school and college-aged kids. Problem is, with this popularity comes approximately 2847294 basement DJs who think that all they need is Pro Tools, and knowledge of how to make a “bass wobble,” in order to create their own professional dubstep tracks. Thus, it’s hard to wade through all of the amateur producers to find talented, experienced artists.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have done your homework for you. Allow me to introduce you to an up-and-coming electronic/dubstep group that truly does the genre justice.

Krewella, based out of Chicago, IL, consists of producer “Rain Man” (real name: Kris Trindl), and sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf. While Rain Man is taking care of the crisp beats and dirty drops, one sister throws in rapped vocals, and the other one sings. The result: a fast and furious wall of sound that will make even the most stiff-kneed gentleman want to shake his booty.

The group released their debut EP, Play Hard, on June 18th of this year through Beatport, a popular online DJ music store. It was subsequently released on June 26th through iTunes. The EP shot to the top of Beatport’s charts on release, and peaked at #5 on iTunes’ dance charts. Krewella rose to fame when their video for “Killin’ It,” a track off Play Hard, hit the interwebs in early 2012. The group transformed this popularity into an extensive tour across the US that’s going on until the end of the year.

On November 24th, they will travel to Australia to perform multiple days during Stereosonic, a popular electronic music festival. To give you an idea of the festival’s musical caliber, Tiesto, Avicii, Bassnectar, Flux Pavillion, Calvin Harris and Infected Mushroom will also be performing.

Alright, enough of me building these guys up…here’s a taste of what Krewella has to offer. But please, do this humble blogger one more favor: don’t watch the videos on any quality setting below 720p. It just doesn’t do the music justice.

Killin’ It:

Feel Me:

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