THROWBACK THURSDAY PLAYLIST #4 CROOKERS “PARA DE GRAçINHA” FT. MC LEKADecember 22nd, 2016
Quite likely in the top five of the best selling tracks on Man Recordings of all time, “Para De Graçinha” ft. MC Leka emerged at a moment when Crookers were still two unknown young producers from Milan. It was the MySpace days, and when Daniel Haaksman accidentally landed on their page discovering on their MySpace music player that they sampled Mr. Catra from his “Rio Baile Funk Favela Booty Beats” compilation for their debut “Aguas De Março” single, he knew these guys were a force to reckon with. The Funk Mundial release by Crookers became a club staple and lay the blue print for the fusion of baile funk lyrics mixed with electro beats. Promptly, half a year after their Man Rec debut, Crookers exploded on the international scene with a stream of hot, rowdy fidget house remixes that eventually landed them a world hit: Their version of Kid Cudi´s “Day + Night”, which wasn´t originally even comissioned by Fool´s Gold but first circulated as a bootleg mix (and wasn´t released on the original single release of “Day + Night”).