Artist info

Genre

Electronic, Hip Hop, Indie, Pop


Website

www.jamescrooksmusic.com

Bio

James Crooks is a new producer from Australia, and, if you expect him to sound like everyone else from the country right now, you'll be pleasantly surprised here. ’Hillydilly’

The team at Liberation Music are thrilled to welcome James Crooks to their musical fold.

The music career of James Crooks first kicked off in the passenger seat of his father’s car, drumming along with his hands on the dash to the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Phil Collins, and INXS. From here he learned to play guitar, bass, and drums by the age of 17, and developed a love for hip-hop music and DJ’ing – collaborating and performing with local artists in his home town of Newcastle.

With sights set much higher, James Crooks has since gone on to produce, record, and tour under various monikers with some of the most accomplished in the industry, including RÜFÜS, HEALTH, SAFIA, Thelma Plum and Tigertown.

2017 now sees James Crooks release his new single ‘Not Going Away’, which features the delicate pop vocal of Kate Martin.

‘Not Going Away’ is a powerhouse alternative-pop tune harnessing elements of electronic genres and pop undertones, that complement Kate’s unique vocal. Not only does Kate feature on the ‘Not Going Away’, she is also a co-writer on the track. James Crooks explains the partnership:

“I first met Kate through a close friend of mine, and was instantly a fan. Originally we organised to record a topline together, however once the session was done, I showed her a different track which she immediately connected with. Something clicked between us creatively and ‘Not Going Away’ was born. I remember us laughing at how organic everything was!”

“The song is about 2 people being connected that are always there for each other, no matter what the circumstances are.”

Review

Review by Tommy Faith Tommy Faith

14 Oct 2017

Triple J
40

This has deviated kilometers off the original route but it's none-the-less very well produced. Nice ones crooksy

This has deviated kilometers off the original route but it's none-the-less very well produced. Nice ones crooksy

Review

Review of Naturally (feat. Paige IV) by JAMES CROOKS Richard Kingsmill

03 Dec 2015

Triple J
40

Paige IV is a mysterious Melbourne singer who has popped up with L D R U recently as well. She's well supported here too by Crooks excellent arrangement. Love the jungle drums. Especially.

Paige IV is a mysterious Melbourne singer who has popped up with L D R U recently as well. She's well supported here too by Crooks excellent arrangement. Love the jungle drums. Especially.

Review

Review of Naturally (feat. Paige IV) by JAMES CROOKS Bridget Hustwaite

27 Oct 2015

Triple J
40

This is a quality alt-pop tune, really dig the variation in tempo and Paige IV's soulful tones throughout. Pretty sharp production, a strong debut offering!

This is a quality alt-pop tune, really dig the variation in tempo and Paige IV's soulful tones throughout. Pretty sharp production, a strong debut offering!