Following Boys Noize's turn on 2008's I Love Techno mix, I Love Techno 2009 features the talents and tastes of insanely-hot Italian DJ duo, Crookers. The hot fuss surrounding Crookers is about to reach fever pitch. Already the hippest act in dance circles, they will soon unleash their debut album on the world and things are expected to go mad for the two men from Milan. Their remix of Kid Cudi's "Day 'N' Nite" reached number two in the UK and is now riding high on the U.S. airplay charts. Their already huge body of work has attracted the attention of big names such as Kanye West and Will. I. Am who have become fans and collaborators. Dolce & Gabbana recently used their U2 "Get Your Boots On" remix for the catwalk and their MySpace page is getting more traffic than Coldplay's. Crookers started in 2003 when DJs Phra and Bot met and paired up over a shared love of hip-hop, house and the emerging skewed, bass-heavy sounds pioneered by Switch in the UK and Diplo in the States, and also of quality house like Moodymann and Theo Parrish. It's from these combined influences that Crookers derive their hybrid sound. Their first release End 2 End, was released in 2006, but it was with the Knobbers EP, for their current label Southern Fried, when they really made an impact. There's footage on YouTube of their appearance at I Love Techno in 2008, with 10,000 people singing the riff to "Knobbers." Crookers usher in 2009's I Love Techno at the Flanders Expo in Ghent with an incredible mix of tracks by Zomby, Harvard Bass, Fever Ray, Osborne, Untold, Jahcoozi, Oliver $, Photek, Jesse Rose, Nadastrom, Brodinski & Mumdance, Nic Sarno, Metronomy, Micachu, Jack Beats, Ku-Bo, Noob & Brodinski, Deepgroove, Emvee, Rustie, Zinc, and Skream.