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"I'mma do what I want, whatever,
I'mma rage 'til the dawn, all-nighter,
Don't hold your breath, you know I'll sleep when I am dead!
I live for the night, I live for the lights,
I live for the high 'til I'm free falling..."

Krewella is an Electronic Music trio turned duo from Chicago. The members consist of sisters Yasmine and Jahan Yousaf as vocalists and songwriters. Before 2014, Kris Trindl, a.k.a. "Rain Man", produced for Krewella, but he had resigned & sued the sisters after fears that they and their management were phasing him out of the group.

Their musical style during Rain Man's era drew upon dubstep, moombahton, and house while post-Rain Man, their musical style has verged more towards trap as well as dubstep.

Krewella's Discography

Albums & Extended Plays

  • Play Hard EP (2012)
  • Play Harder (Remix EP) (2012)
  • Get Wet (2013)
  • Ammunition EP (2016)
  • New World EP - Part 1 (2017)
  • Zero (2020)

Non-EP/Album Singles

  • Life of the Party (feat. S-Preme) (2011)
  • Strobelights (2011)
  • Say Goodbye (2014)
  • Somewhere to Run (2015)
  • New World (2017)
  • Angels Cry (2017)
  • Alibi (2018)

Krewella provides examples of:

  • Audience Participation Song: "Alive" and "Can't Control Myself" are the most frequent.
  • Intercourse with You: Most, if not all of their songs from Play Hard are all about sex. "Come & Get It!", "One Minute", "Alive", "Feel Me", their vocal edit of Knife Party's "Fire Hive" just to name a few.
  • Lesser Star: Rain Man zigzagged this - while he composed the beats and usually stayed at the table mixing during live shows, he was still a bit behind Yasmine and Jahan in terms of being recognized as a band member.
  • Lighter and Softer: "Alive", "Human", Troll Mix Volume Three, "Can't Forget You", "Be There" and to an extent "Team".
  • Loudness War: Get Wet particularly seems to suffer.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Yasmine and Jahan both invoke a lot of this, especially in the video for "Alive", which was described by one YouTube commenter as "porn [that] has great music".
  • Mood Whiplash: Somewhat. Yasmine and Jahan's voices mixed with dirty bass style of dubstep is jarring, yet work well.
  • Precision F-Strike: "Play Hard", "Feel Me", "Life of the Party", "Live for the Night", "We Go Down", "Dancing with the Devil", "Ring of Fire", "Beggars".
  • Xtreme Kool Letterz