Crookers is the musical moniker for DJ/producer Francesco “Phra” Barbaglia. Hailing from Italy, Crookers was originally a duo with Andrea “Bot” Fratangelo until their split in 2012. They dominated the scene with their infectious brand of bass-heavy, fidgety electro house music back in the day. What blew them up onto the global scene was the massive success of their Kid Cudi remix of Day ‘N’ Nite.

Much more recently remaining Crookers member Phra, has joined the Defected family with a departure from the signature sounds that framed their early days and into some delicious nuanced house grooves. While some things have changed, collaboration has remained as a core element of his new creations. With the end result being beautiful tracks like ‘A Place in My Heart’ featuring Kym Mazelle, we aren’t complaining!

Crookers was a massive crowd favourite and highlight at Defected in the House Croatia. You wont want to miss him in Sydney playing alongside Franky Rizardo & Dennis Ferrer. Use the code ‘MPIRE’ on Moshtix for discounted tickets to Defected in the House Sydney!