Krewella

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Krewella
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Krewella in Indiana (May 2012)
Background information
Origin Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Genres EDM, electro house, progressive house, dubstep, drum and bass, dance-pop, hardstyle, techno, trap
Years active 2007–present
Labels Columbia Records, Monstercat
Associated acts Adventure Club, Gareth Emery, Darren Styles, Hardwell, Fall Out Boy, Seven Lions, Candyland, Pegboard Nerds, Sunset & Camden, Headhunterz, Skrillex, Travis Barker
Website www.krewella.com
Members Jahan Yousaf
Yasmine Yousaf
Past members Kris "Rain Man" Trindl

Krewella is an American electronic dance music duo from Chicago, Illinois, that formed in 2007.[1] The duo consists of sisters Jahan Yousaf and Yasmine Yousaf.[1] Originally a trio, their third member and producer Kristopher "Rain Man" Trindl was allegedly forced out of the group in 2014.[2] Their EP, Play Hard was released on June 18, 2012 exclusively on Beatport followed by an iTunes release on June 26, 2012.[3] Their debut album, Get Wet, was released on September 24, 2013 on iTunes.[4] Their musical style draws upon house, dubstep, hardstyle, techno and drum and bass.

Krewella is managed by Jake Udell and Nathan Lim of TH3RD BRAIN Management.[5]

Musical career[edit]

Krewella, formed in 2007, consisted of songwriting/vocalist sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf along with producer Kris "Rain Man" Trindl.[6] The three met as students at Glenbrook North High School.[7] Their music is a blend of self-produced electro house and dubstep, with influences of many other EDM styles. All three members of the group have "6-8-10" tattoos to commemorate June 8, 2010, the day when the three agreed to give up their careers, schooling, and any other intentions for their lives, to dedicate all of their time to the trio's joint music career.[8] In June 2012, Krewella released their EP Play Hard. The album rose to #1 on Billboard’s Dance Radio Airplay[9] chart and the single placed on the Pop Radio Airplay charts.[10]

Krewella has headlined at EDM festivals around the globe including Ultra Music Festival,[11] Electric Daisy Carnival,[12] Stereosonic,[13] Spring Awakening[14] and Paradiso festival. These live performances earned the 2012 International Dance Music Award for “Best Breakthrough Artist.”[15]

After their performance at Ultra Music Festival 2013, Billboard declared that "Krewella is going to be huge!" [5] Their debut album "Get Wet," charted in the Top 10 of Billboard's Hot 200 in its first week.[16] Krewella teamed up with producer group Cash Cash to make their sophomore single "Live For The Night."[17]

In January 2014, Krewella partnered with EDM lifestyle brand Electric Family to produce a collaboration bracelet for which 100% of the proceeds are donated to Dance For Paralysis. The partnership has raised over $10,000,000 as of February 2014.

In September 2014, it was announced that Trindl was no longer part of Krewella. Trindl is subsequently suing the sisters for $5 million, claiming that he was unfairly "thrown out" of the group.[2] The Yousaf sisters countersued, claiming Trindl had drug and alcohol problems, "pretended to DJ" onstage, and ultimately resigned from the group. [18]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

  • Jahan Yousaf (born August 27, 1989)[19][20]
  • Yasmine Yousaf (born February 18, 1992)[19][21]

Past[edit]

  • Kris "Rain Man" Trindl (born December 16, 1987)[19][22]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
Dance
CAN AUS[23]
Get Wet 8 1 14 45

Extended plays[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
200
US
Dance
US
Digital
US
Indie
US
Heat
Play Hard 6 10
Play Harder
  • Released: 10 December 2012[25]
  • Label: Krewella Music, LLC.
  • Formats: CD, digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US AUS BEL (FL) BEL
(WA)
CAN FR NED
2013 "Alive" 32 74 72 50 159 81 Get Wet
"Live for the Night" 100 87 96
"Enjoy the Ride" 84
"Legacy"
(vs. Nicky Romero)
44 Non-album single

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"United Kids of the World" 2013 Headhunterz N/A
"Lights & Thunder" 2014 Gareth Emery Drive
"Set Yourself Free" Tiësto A Town Called Paradise

Mixes[edit]

Release date Mix details
5 December 2012 Troll Mix, Vol. 1: F*** Finals Edition[26]
28 January 2013 Troll Mix, Vol. 2: Road to Ultra[27]
13 February 2013 Troll Mix, Vol. 3: Makeout Edition[28]
1 May 2013 Troll Mix, Vol. 4: Get Ripped or Die Trying[29]
2 October 2013 Troll Mix, Vol. 5: Get Wet Edition[30]
31 October 2013 Troll Mix, Vol. 6: Trick or Troll Edition[31]
8 December 2013 Troll Mix, Vol. 7: Jingle Troll Rock[32]
30 December 2013 Troll Mix, Vol. 8: Happy Krew Year'[33]
14 February 2014 Troll Mix, Vol. 9: Just the Tip'[34]
4 March 2014 Troll Mix, Vol. 10: Pre-Game Edition'[35]
8 April 2014 Troll Mix, Vol. 11: Road to Coachella'[36]
1 May 2014 Troll Mix, Vol. 12: To 150 BPM and Beyond'[37]
12 June 2014 Troll Mix, Vol. 13: Sex on the Dance Floor'[38]

Music videos[edit]

Release date Song Director
8 February 2012 "Killin' It"[39] Laine Kelly
26 June 2012 "Alive" (Daytona Beach Live Video)[40] Miles Evert
16 August 2012 "Feel Me"[41]
18 December 2012 "Alive"[42] Bryan Schlam
18 December 2012 "Alive (Pegboard Nerds Remix)"[43]
1 August 2013 "Live For The Night" Aggressive
25 October 2013 "Legacy"[44] Kyle Padilla
26 November 2013 "United Kids of the World"[45] Robby Starbuck
22 January 2014 "Human"[46] Miles Evert
6 March 2014 "Enjoy the Ride" K Tanch
26 March 2014 "Party Monster"[47] Laine Kelly

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b www.chicagotribune.com
  2. ^ a b "EDM Superstars Krewella Mired In Legal Mess Involving DJ's Newfound Sobriety". Hollywood Reporter. September 30, 2014. Retrieved September 30, 2014. 
  3. ^ www.musikbeats.com
  4. ^ [1]
  5. ^ a b http://www.billboard.com/biz/articles/news/digital-and-mobile/4334347/how-krewella-leveraged-its-social-strategy-into-a
  6. ^ http://news.beatport.com/blog/2012/06/20/introducing-krewella/
  7. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/edm-superstars-krewella-mired-legal-736687
  8. ^ http://news.iheart.com/articles/trending-465498/tattoo-stories-with-krewella-11605761/
  9. ^ http://www.billboard.com/charts/2013-03-09/hot-dance-airplay
  10. ^ http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop-shop/1554983/pop-shop-picks-pistol-annies-krewella-betty-who-more
  11. ^ http://ultramusicfestival.com/artists/krewella
  12. ^ http://electricdaisycarnival.com/archive/edc_2012/Orlando/artist.php?id=262
  13. ^ http://www.stereosonic.com.au/artists/krewella/
  14. ^ http://www.springawakeningfestival.com/news/view/spring-awakening-music-festival-announces-final-lineup
  15. ^ http://wintermusicconference.com/events/idmas/
  16. ^ http://www.msopr.com/press-releases/krewella-debut-top-10-on-billboard-200-with-get-wet-for-columbia-records/
  17. ^ http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/03/23/on-the-verge-cash-cash-banks-on-edm-fans/6502093/
  18. ^ http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/edm-superstars-krewella-claim-kris-751167
  19. ^ a b c http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2013-06-13/entertainment/chi-ott-krewella-20130613_1_jahan-dance-music-spring-awakening-festival
  20. ^ https://twitter.com/KrewellaJahan/status/369997871296172032
  21. ^ https://twitter.com/KrewellaJahan/status/303415012142247936
  22. ^ https://twitter.com/CollegeEDM/status/280461098682040320
  23. ^ Australian chart positions for Krewella:
  24. ^ "Purchase Play Hard (EP) on Beatport". Beatport.com. 18 June 2012. Retrieved 18 June 2012. 
  25. ^ "Purchase Play Harder (EP) on Beatport". Beatport.com. 10 December 2012. Retrieved 10 December 2012. 
  26. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 1: F*** Finals Edition". SoundCloud.com. 5 December 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2012. 
  27. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 2: Road to Ultra". SoundCloud.com. 28 January 2013. Retrieved 28 January 2013. 
  28. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 3: Makeout Edition". SoundCloud.com. 13 February 2013. Retrieved 13 February 2013. 
  29. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 4: Get Ripped or Die Trying". SoundCloud.com. 1 May 2013. Retrieved 1 May 2013. 
  30. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 5: Get Wet Edition". SoundCloud.com. 2 October 2013. Retrieved 2 October 2013. 
  31. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 6: Trick or Troll Edition". SoundCloud.com. 31 October 2013. Retrieved 31 October 2013. 
  32. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 7: Jingle Troll Rock". SoundCloud.com. 8 December 2013. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  33. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 8: Happy Krew Year". SoundCloud.com. 30 December 2013. Retrieved 30 December 2013. 
  34. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 9: Just The Tip". SoundCloud.com. 13 February 2014. Retrieved 13 February 2014. 
  35. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 10: Pre-Game Edition". SoundCloud.com. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  36. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 11: Road To Coachella". SoundCloud.com. 8 April 2014. Retrieved 8 April 2014. 
  37. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 12: To 150 BPM and Beyond". SoundCloud.com. 1 May 2014. Retrieved 1 May 2014. 
  38. ^ "Troll Mix, Vol. 13: Sex On The Dance Floor". SoundCloud.com. 12 June 2014. Retrieved 12 June 2014. 
  39. ^ "Watch "Killin' It" music video on YouTube". YouTube.com. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 8 February 2012. 
  40. ^ "Watch "Alive" music video on YouTube". YouTube.com. 26 June 2012. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  41. ^ "Watch "Feel Me" music video on YouTube". YouTube.com. 16 August 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012. 
  42. ^ "Watch "Alive" music video on YouTube". YouTube.com. 18 December 2012. Retrieved 18 December 2012. 
  43. ^ "Watch "Alive [Pegboard Nerds Remix]" music video on BryanSchlam.com". Bryan Schlam. 27 January 2013. Retrieved 27 January 2013. 
  44. ^ "Go Behind The Scenes Of The "Legacy" Music Video – Part 1". 
  45. ^ "Billboard United Kids of the World". 
  46. ^ "This Song Is Sick". 
  47. ^ "This Song Is Sick". 

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