Italian production maestro Crookers, aka Francesco “Phra” Barbaglia and Andrea “Bot” Fratangelo, formed in 2003 and first began remixing tracks by AC/DC, Armand Van Helden, and N.E.R.D. They achieved their big breakthrough in 2009 when they hooked up with U.S. rapper Kid Cudi on the U.K. number two hit “Day N’ Nite,” and after signing to Interscope a year later, they released Tons of Friends, a collaborative studio album featuring the likes of Kelis, Pitbull, and will.i.am. After returning to their underground roots with 2011’s more low-key Dr. Gonzo, Bot left the group to pursue a solo career, leaving Phra to carry on the Crookers name alone.
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Fake Blood is an alias used by DJ Touché, also half of The Black Ghosts (which Touché has remixed under the Fake Blood alias). His original productions included two major club hits, “Mars” and “Blood Splashing (Fake Blood Theme)”. In 2009, He released the “Fix Your Accent” EP, including the original tracks “The Dozens”, “I Think I Like It”, and “Fix Your Accent”. He has done remixes for Dan Le Sac, Armand van Helden, The Count & Sinden, UNKLE, Underworld and others.
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