Krewella

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Krewella
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Krewella in Indiana (May 2012)
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
Website www.krewella.com
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.

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] 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]

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 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]

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.

Members[edit]

Name Members and details
Krewella
  • Jahan Yousaf - DJ, vocals, writer [19][20]
  • Yasmine Yousaf - DJ, vocals, FX music controllers, writer [19][21]
  • Kris "Rain Man" Trindl - production, FX music controllers (2007-2014) [19][22]
Krewella LIVE
  • Jahan Yousaf - DJ, vocals
  • Yasmine Yousaf - DJ, vocals, FX music controllers
  • Frank Zummo - drums (2015–present) [23]
  • Max Bernstein - guitar, synths (2015–present) [24]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US
Dance
AUS[25] CAN
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
US US
Dance
US
Dig.
US
Ind.
US
Heat.
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.

Singles[edit]

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
US AUS BEL CAN FR NED
"Killin' It" 2012 Get Wet
"Come & Get It"
"Alive" 2013 32 72 50 159 81
"Live for the Night" 100 87 96
"Enjoy the Ride" 84 69
"Legacy"
(vs. Nicky Romero)
44 Non-album singles
"Party Monster"
"Say Goodbye" 2014 TBA
"Somewhere to Run" 2015
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

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 N/A
"United Kids of the World" 2013 Headhunterz
"Lights & Thunder" 2014 Gareth Emery Drive
"Set Yourself Free" Tiësto A Town Called Paradise

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
"Legacy"
(vs. Nicky Romero)
Kyle Padilla
"Human" 2014 Miles Evert
"Enjoy the Ride" K Tanch
"Party Monster" Laine Kelly
"Somewhere to Run" 2015 Kristopher Trindl

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

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. ^ http://edm.com/articles/2015-03-27/krewella-live-band-debut-1
  24. ^ http://edm.com/articles/2015-06-04/krewella-beyond-the-beats
  25. ^ Australian chart positions for Krewella:

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