Crookers Break Up

Crookers Break Up
After nearly a decade of delivering bass-rumbling house tracks and remixes, Italy-bred dance duo Crookers are splitting up. The dissolution of the partnership between Andrea "Bot" Fratangelo and Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia was announced through the band's website.

"After having worked together for more than 8 years now, the time has arrived to start exploring different directions." Fratangelo said in the statement. "Don't be sad though, a new chapter is about to begin."

Interestingly, the split doesn't mean the end for the Crookers brand. The post explains that Bot is leaving the project to focus on something new, while Barbaglia will continue making music under the Crookers label.

Since 2003, the pair issued a number of singles that teamed them with artists like Kardinal Offishall, Pitbull, Kelis and Hudson Mohawke. Their last LP was 2011's Dr. Gonzo. The pair's remixing skills also yielded a hit in 2009 via their club-geared take on Kid Cudi's "Day 'n' Nite."

Thanks to FACT for the tip.