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Krewella at the Ultra Music Festival in 2013
Background information
Origin Northbrook, 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, Dash Berlin, Zedd, Lost Kings
Members Jahan Yousaf
Yasmine Yousaf
Past members Kris "Rain Man" Trindl

Krewella is an American electronic dance music duo from Northbrook, 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 resigned 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. Their single 'Party Monster' has become a meme on Vine Japan, with Japanese girls and young women doing sexually suggestive dances to the beat.

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


2007-13: Formation, Career Beginnings, Play Hard, and Get Wet.[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 December 2011 Monstercat signed Krewella, "Killin' It." was Krewella's first original song released by a label. Monstercat promoted Krewella with social media campaigns and partnered with EDM YouTube promotional channels for a larger platform. 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 performing at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway in 2012.

Krewella has headlined at EDM festivals around the globe including Ultra Music Festival,[11] Electric Daisy Carnival,[12] Stereosonic,[13] Spring Awakening,[14] Sunburn Festival 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]

2014-Present: Lawsuit, Trindl's departure, Somewhere to Run, and Upcoming third EP[edit]

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.[citation needed]

In September 2014, it was announced that Trindl is 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]

On November 24, 2014 Krewella released their first single without "Rain Man" called "Say Goodbye." The track was about the loss of a member and the lawsuit against the Yousaf sisters.

On March 23, 2015 Krewella released "Somewhere to Run" which was produced by Pegboard Nerds and others. Pegboard Nerds have also hinted that Krewella have a new song called "Louder Than Bombs", suspected to be released in 2015.

Krewella released "Troll mix Vol. 14 - Return of the Trolls" on August 15, 2015. The first of the troll mixes in which ex-member Rain Man has not been a part of. The hour long mix features a new ID from the sisters. The unnamed track is assumed to be called "Surrender the Throne" based on its lyrical content. The title of the troll mix references the time span in which Troll mix 13 and 14 were released. It also included a new remix of their single Somewhere to Run.[19]

In August, 2015 it was announced that Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf had settled the lawsuit with Kris Tindl, and the ordeal was over. The result of the trial was not announced to the public. [20]

Krewella are currently working on a new Extended Play, in which they intend to complete in time for a 2016 tour. [21]

The sisters were featured on the single "Love Song to the Earth" alongside; Paul McCartney, Jon Bon Jovi, Sheryl Crow, Fergie, Colbie Caillat, Natasha Bedingfield, Leona Lewis, Sean Paul, Johnny Rzeznik, Angeliuqe Kidjo, Kelsea Ballerini, Nicole Scherzinger, Christina Grimmie, Victoria Justice and Q'orianka Kilcher[22]



Krewella in 2012.

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Get Wet 8 1 45 14
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
Play Hard
  • Released: 18 June 2012
  • Label: Krewella Music, LLC.
  • Formats: CD, digital download
6 10
Play Harder
  • Released: 10 December 2012
  • Label: Krewella Music, LLC.
  • Formats: CD, digital download
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


As lead artist[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
"Killin' It" 2012 Play Hard / Get Wet
"Alive" 32 22 50 159 81
"Come & Get It" Play Harder / Get Wet
"Live for the Night" 2013 100 87 96 Get Wet
"Enjoy the Ride" 84 19
(vs. Nicky Romero)
44 Non-album singles
"Party Monster" 2014
"Say Goodbye"
"Somewhere to Run" 2015

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
"Rise & Fall" 2012 Adventure Club none
"United Kids of the World" 2013 Headhunterz
"Lights & Thunder" 2014 Gareth Emery Drive
"Set Yourself Free" Tiësto A Town Called Paradise

DJ Mixes[edit]

Troll Mixes

  • 2012 Troll Radio Vol. 1: Fuck Finals
  • 2013 Troll Radio Vol. 2: Road To Ultra
  • 2013 Troll Radio Vol. 3: Makeout Edition
  • 2013 Troll Radio Vol. 4: Get Ripped Or Die Trying
  • 2013 Troll Radio Vol. 5: Get Wet
  • 2013 Troll Radio Vol. 6: Trick or Troll
  • 2013 Troll Radio Vol. 7: Jingle Troll Rock
  • 2013 Troll Radio Vol. 8: Happy Krew Year
  • 2014 Troll Radio Vol. 9: Just The Tip Valentine's Edition
  • 2014 Troll Radio Vol. 10: Pre-game Edition
  • 2014 Troll Radio Vol. 11: Road to Coachella
  • 2014 Troll Radio Vol. 12: To 150 BPM & Beyond
  • 2014 Troll Radio Vol. 13: Sex On The Dance Floor[30]
  • 2015 Troll Mix Vol. 14: Return Of The Trolls[31]

Music videos[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of music videos as lead artist, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"Killin' It" 2012 Laine Kelly
"Feel Me" Miles Evert
"Alive" Bryan Schlam
"Live For The Night" 2013 Aggressive
(vs. Nicky Romero)
Kyle Padilla
"Human" 2014 Miles Evert
"Enjoy the Ride" K Tanch
"Party Monster" Laine Kelly
"Somewhere to Run" 2015 Rory Kramer

As featured artist[edit]

List of music videos as featured artist, showing year released and directors
Title Year Director(s)
"United Kids of the World"
(Headhunterz featuring Krewella)
2013 Robby Starbuck


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