Krewella – “Play Hard” EP


“Killin It” is not a term to be taken lightly, but one act that has the potential to do exactly that in 2012 is Chicago’s based trio, Krewella. Bursting onto the scene with their video for “Killin It” this Spring, made several thousand EDM fans take notice. Listeners proceeded to bum rush their Facebook page to learn more about them. Jahan & Yasmine Yousef helms the beautiful vocals, and Kris Trindl aka ‘Rainman,’ helps blend those vocals with his stunning production skills. Their sound is new, different, and bloody amazing to experience aurally.

Speaking of bloody, “Krewella” have put together an amazing remix of Knife Party’s Fire Hive
(available for download below). After having this awesome remix on repeat on my IPod for the last few weeks, I was wondering when I would have the pleasure of hearing more from them. Today I heard the great news that a new 6 track EP entitled “Play Hard” is set to drop on June 18th via Beatport.

While Krewella’s first single was a dubstep track, the EP also will include progressive house and moombahton as well. “We get pigeonholed into it a lot, but only one of the tracks on our EP is actually dubstep,” says Trindl. “People like to put us in a box, but we just like good music….if it’s between 100BPM to 170 BPM we’ll figure out a way to make it work and have a good time with it,” the producer and DJ says. “We just make the music that we love.

Track listing for KREWELLA’s Play Hard is:
1. Play Hard
2. Killin’ It
3. Can’t Control Myself
4. Alive
5. One Minute
6. Feel Me (bonus track)

Krewella will also be hitting a city near you this Summer, ranging from small venues to one of the biggest festivals of the year, NYCs Electric Zoo in September. Do yourself a favor and see these guys live, their energy is unparalleled.

KREWELLA’s North American tour dates include:
Sat 6/9 St. Louis, MO Pulse Festival
Sun 6/17 Chicago, IL Spring Awakening
Thu 7/19 Minneapolis, MN Global Dance Festival
Fri 7/20 Red Rocks, CO Global Dance Festival
Sat 7/21 Kansas City, MO Global Dance Festival
Sat 8/4 Toronto, ON Veld Festival
Sat 8/11 Cincinnati, OH Fountain Square
Sun 9/2 New York, NY Electric Zoo

Here is a snippet of the title track off the EP to “wet” your appetite: