Play Hard EP
While this EP dropped almost a year ago, it’s only in the last few months that they’ve finally had the mainstream spotlight aimed at them, and Krewella’s playing hard with all that attention. The gays will immediately be drawn to the name (c’mon, it’s phonetic Cruella), but it’s the sound that really appeals. An amalgamation of dubstep, electro, house and rock, Krewella’s sound takes from everything awesome and filters it through a pop sensibility, yielding a candy-sweet product. Ke$ha-level vocal production, dynamically varying sonic atmospheres and instantly obsess-able melodies merge in a 6-track EP that feels like a full length. The Chicago trio, composed of sisters Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf and producer Kris “Rain Man” Trindl, got their start in the warehouses of the underground rave scene and are now topping the Billboard chart with their runaway single “Alive.” Look for them on their recently extended “Get Wet or Die Trying” tour and the follow-up remix EP Play Harder.