The Hometown Heroes: Krewella [Spring Awakening Music Festival Artist Spotlight]

Name: KrewellaKrewella-750x500
Who: Jahan Yousaf, Yasmine Yousaf & Rain Man aka Kris Trindl
Origin: Chicago, Illinois (represent)
Genres: Dubstep, Progressive House, Electro House, Drum and Bass, Synthpop
Labels: Columbia (Sony) Records, Krewella Music, LCC., Blanco y Negro, Monstercat
Upcoming Shows: Ultra Korea, Dew Tour (Ocean City, MD), Dover International Speedway, MASSV Music Festival, Electric Love, Veld Music Festival
SAMF Info: Sunday | 5:30 – 6:30 | Da Main Stage 1
We wanted to preface this post by stating that our overt bias for this group had absolutely nothing to do with the decision to create this entry. To be honest, of all the artists who will be in attendance at SAMF, Krewella has the potential to put on one of the sickest shows.

Why you ask? Cool your jets dude, we’re about to tell you.

Krewella brings something to their sets that most EDM artists can’t provide. That is, LIVE VOCALS. Upon the group conception in 2007, production brainchild Kris Trindl realized something quite important. Instead of whoring the vocal pieces to outside artists, why not just sequester two amazing resident vocalists as part of the group? Well, he did exactly that.

The Yousaf Sisters, Jahan and Yasmine, are more than just vocalists. They are songwriters as well. Now that is the ideal recipe for a live show: The Rain Man laying down those sick beats, while two sexy ladies back him up with cherubic vocal styling. The trio of artists actually met at a frat party of all places. Who would have thought that the chick you were trying to nail would actually be your bandmate. Weird, huh?

This group out of the West Loop has been making tsunami-sized waves in the scene since the release of their first hit ‘Killin’ It’ in early 2012. Since then, a whirlwind of fame and popularity has ensued, precipitating in many forms. Most notably – headlining at music festivals such as Ultra and Electric Daisy Carnival.

The Krew would like to point one thing out to their audience though. They feel as if they have been “pigeon-holed” with their generic classification as Dubstep. Kris notes that “people like to put us in a box, but we just like good music….if it’s between 100 BPM to 170 BPM, we’ll figure out a way to make it work and have a good time with it.”

Can’t ask for much more than that.

These Chi-Town heroes have taken a solemn vow that they constantly strive to uphold – “Making you wet…one song at a time.” Well it would seem as if this trio has succeeded, because we here at Rager Onions are fully saturated with Krewella’s love potions. And we were just hoping to spread some of this sodden mess with you this weekend.

Haha, gross.


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