Statement by Yahan and Yasmine:
There are two sides to every story, and the Truth is somewhere in the middle. W’ll have to see how the story unfolds.
I never fully bought in into the whole Krewella spell. After a few hit singles, it was clear their music wasn’t my cup of tea. Having ex-pop-goes-punk fan-kids headbanging at shows to their music was never going to sit right with me. However, I would be foolish not to give this Chicago Based EDM Band credit for helping put Chicago in the minds of young EDM enthusiasts all over the country – if not the globe. Their storybook road to fame and stardom is a good one, but with now a few legal hiccups along the way.
This is not the first lawsuit that the group has had to overcome. The only difference is that after the dust settles, Krewella as we know it might not be Krewella anymore. It will just be a sister act.
To summarize the lawsuit (INCLUDED BELOW, taken from hollywoodreporter.com)
Between March 2012 and March of 2013, during a very busy touring schedule (140 shows), Kris Trindle aka Rainman handled the pressures of the spotlight and group pressure to tour by turning to the bottle. After seeking treatment for alcoholism in a 30 day rehab program, he optimistically rejoined the group only to have Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf try to have an intervention for the new “depressed” Rainman. Rainman claims he is not depressed but just not partying anymore as he is trying to stay sober. One very specific accusation in the lawsuit is that Rainman believes he is being pushed out of the group because the Yousaf sisters feel they can find someone else to produce their music for cheaper than the going rate 1/3 of their income, which has always been split evenly among the band members.
This is only a piece of the pie. Feel free to read the entire 18 page document below for all of the legal details.
Deadmau5 has made it obvious that he has chosen a side by voicing his opinion on twitter. His choice might be affected by the fact that that his legal team is defending Rainman.
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After a short but wild Friday (August 29th) night at union Park for North Coast Music Festival I traveled with a few WhySoChi members to check out the Portage Theater, a new EDM hosting venue in Chicago, for a coast after party. After getting settled and checking out the place (which has a great sound system by the way) we were ushered passed the stage into a nicely hidden green room. There we found some familiar faces including our friend Jai Sephora aka Animale.
After a drink, some chit chat and meeting his agent and manager, a crew member enounced ”where is the press?!” Instinctively a few friendly fingers pointed my way. “Do it on the fly” cheers ensued. Below is what I came up with spare of the moment. Hope it gives you some insight to who I think is a very talented local DJ,
1.“You have had a really busy year. You have come out with some great singles and performed at EDC Chicago last year. Is there anything that we should know about within the next 12 months?”
“Yeah, absolutely. We also just dropped a Borgeous remix so we will have a free download. We also have an Oliver Heldens remix we have been sitting on so that should be coming out within the next couple of months as well. I have an EP I am working on. A lot of new music and hopefully more gigs as well.”
“The one thing I notice is that most crowds are all the same as far as if they’re going to come out to see you. The internet makes it so that you don’t have to be from a certain city to know what people’s songs are or what they’re going to play. There’s a lot of love everywhere. It doesn’t matter where you are from.”
“I don’t have anyone directly that I am collaborating with. However, I am working with Trentino on a new track and had a release with David Hopperman not too long ago that was on Big & Dirty. I am trying to focus a lot on branding myself without being stuck to too many other people.”
“I just want more people to know my music and experience my live shows. I’ve been doing this 10 years now and I am very comfortable with DJing and so I want more people to come out. My motto has always been to aim as high as you possibly can and if you come up short, you are still above everybody else. For example, my goals are obviously to play Ultra Music Festival and hopefully headline one day but the goals are high obviously. ”
“Be safe and have fun. Live it up. Life is short. You should never be unhappy doing anything. Whatever makes you happy – DO IT”
6.“What is with that port-a-potty video?”
“Well I like to have a lot of fun and I was really drunk. I had just gotten a GoPro and I wanted to make the best of my new GoPro. Plus, how many DJs have you seen go to a port-a-potty. I am probably the first and the last.”
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