In the past few days, as word came that Kris Trindl, better known as Rain Man, is suing his former Krewella bandmates for $5 Million dollars for allegedly forcing him out of the group, there have been a lot of negative comments both in the media and from the EDM community on social media accusing Jahan and Yasmine Yousaf of being solely motivated by money and claiming that they have no talent of their own, using an onslaught of derogatory language in doing so.
The fact is, apart from Krewella, their management and those closest to them, no one knows what really happened and whether Kris was “kicked out” or, if as the girls claim he resigned on his own. Our purpose here is not to take sides, nor to discredit Rain Man who produced many of the trios biggest hits such as Alive and Killin It, but to show that Jahan and Yasmine deserve credit in their own right.
To do so we’d like to share some tracks that feature, the vocals, and songwriting of Jahan and Yasmine, in collaboration with producers other than Rain Man. Despite what many claim, the girls are perfectly adept behind the decks, even delivering an amazing and impromptu Drum n’ Bass set at the Bass Pod stage of this year’s EDC Las Vegas. They’ve worked very hard at their craft, and have endured a grueling touring schedule that included as many as 3 shows per day delivering performances that were always full of energy, and more often than not took a lot of time to interact with fans post-show. They were the public personalities of Krewella, and along with their management team developed a fan-base that went far beyond the appeal of their music.
It remains to be seen if Krewella can continue exist after this split. In the eyes of many they stood for unity, and these events will certainly be very damaging to that image. What is certain, is that all three members are talented, and they ALL deserve credit for their success as a group.
Live for the Night – Produced by Cash Cash
Rise & Fall – Produced by Adventure Club
Lights & Thunder – Produced by Gareth Emery
Finally, we’d like to leave you with an impromptu piano/singing session Yasmine shared with her fans:
Written By: Damien Boulat – 10/02/2014