Crookers - Sixteen Chapel


From R’n’B to Ghetto-House, from Trip-Hop to Minimal Techno 'Sixteen Chapel' is an audio diary that tells the complete story of CROOKERS over the years!

'Sixteen Chapel' is Crookers third studio album, featuring I Just Can’t’ the forthcoming single with Def Jams’ own Jeremih (recent UK Top 5 / Billboard Top 10 platinum single ‘Don’t Tell Em’ feat. YG) and collaborations with bounce king TJR, Zombie Nation and rap influences from Bay Area’s Antwon and Mr MF eXquire. 'Sixteen Chapel' is as much fun to listen to as it is to DJ, as exciting to dance to as it is intense to contemplate: a weird, fun, eerie roller coaster of sounds that will take you through the different levels of Crookers reality!

Crookers aka Francesco "Phra" Barbaglia elaborates, “With this record I tried to take a time-machine into my past, into 2006, and project that moment into an alternative future, to re-conceive what directions my work would have taken in an alternative life. It is filled with collaborations because that is the Crookers way. The greatest thing about music is collaboration, especially when it is spontaneous and it arises from real admiration and respect.

With support for the album coming from club tastemakers including Jack U (Skrillex & Diplo), Annie Mac, Laidback Luke, Pete Tong, Martin Garrix, Oliver Heldens, B.Traits, Shift K3Y, Danny Howard, Sander van Doorn, Aston Shuffle, an Australian national Stereosonic tour, a US sell out club run and a handful of European dates done plus the ever growing popularity of Phra’s own label imprint Ciao Recs, its hard to imagine this year will be quiet for this Italian mastermind. But the most exciting moment surely starts right here, with this, the release of ‘Sixteen Chapel’.


1. 1+1=1 (Intro) 2. Picture This (Feat Dilligas) 3. Able To Maximize 4. I Just Can't (Feat Jeremih) 5. Micio Micio (Skit) 6. Heavy 7. Belly Button Tickler (Feat Mr MFN eXquire) 8. Dangerous (Feat Midnight) 9. 128bpm 10. Strokin' (Feat TJR & Antwon) 11. Mark It Up (Feat Beldina) 12. WTP 13. Get Excited (Feat STS) 14. Sgeddo (Feat Zombie Nation) 15. Eyes Eyes Baby (Skit)