0035. Krewella – Get Wet [2013]

Krewella_Get_Wet_Artwork_with_PA_Logo

This is by far one of the best dubstep albums out there right now.  And it’s actually not all dubstep.  Some of it’s more pop, some of it’s more electro-house, but it’s all fantastic.  For my first DJ Mix, actually, I used three Krewella tracks.  One was from this album, the two others were remixes of other artists’ songs.  Those remixes were like entirely different tracks, though.  Perhaps because they added lyrics where there were none before.

This is the first Krewella track I ever heard.  Hope it kicks your ass like it did mine:

Cool shit, right?  No?  Well, fuck you then.

Wikipedia Says:

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 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

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]

Members

Current

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

Past

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

Discography

Albums

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

Extended plays

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

Singles

List of singles as lead artist, 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
“Killin’ It” 2012 Get Wet
“Rise & Fall”
(with Adventure Club)
Non-album singles
“Rise & Fall” (Krewella Remix)
(with Adventure Club)
Alive 2013 32 74 72 50 159 81 Get Wet
“Alive” (Hardwell Remix) Non-album single
“Live for the Night” 100 87 96 Get Wet
“Legacy”
(vs. Nicky Romero)
44 Non-album singles
“Party Monster”
“United Kids of the World”
(with Headhunterz)
“United Kids of the World” (Project 46 Remix)
(with Headhunterz)
2014
“Legacy” (Mike Candys Edit)
(vs. Nicky Romero)
“Enjoy the Ride” 84 Get Wet
“Lights & Thunder”
(with Gareth Emery)
Non-album singles
“Lights & Thunder” (Omnia Remix)
(with Gareth Emery)
“Say Goodbye”

Guest appearances

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
“Set Yourself Free” 2014 Tiësto A Town Called Paradise

Mixes

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

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
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