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As of late, the dance music industry seems to really be taking notice of the burgeoning live electronica trio, Keys N Krates, that has become a regular here on GDD™. With a new single, “Treat Me Right,” due out on March 5th via Dim Mak Records and a guest mix feature on Annie Nightingale’s BBC Radio 1 show just last week, it is clear that 2013 is shaping up to be one of Keys N Krates‘ most productive years to date. Check out their stunning, trap-tinged mix below and watch the behind-the-scenes video of a live rehearsal for “Treat Me Right” after the jump.
Last week, the Toronto-based live trap maestros, Keys N Krates, released their well-crafted Lucid Dreams EP presented by Dim Mak and Trap-A-Holics. The trio never fails to impress with perfect musical execution showcasing their distinctive style that features a bass heavy, melody-driven sound that is typically accented with an unforgettable vocal hook. Check out Lucid Dreams EP to hear some new KNK material, “Dreamyness” and “You’re So Good,” and also to revisit some older gems. Additionally, have a listen to their “Clique” remix after the jump and keep your eyes peeled for their “Treat Me Right” single to be released via Dim Mak Records.
Keys N Krates continue to innovate and display their prowess with a brand new original that is one their best tracks yet. The infectious vocal is immediately introduced with subtle chords, then lush pads quickly brighten the mood and lead into a drop where all of the sounds seamlessly combine over some fancy beat-work. They even take it one step further by kicking up the BPM in the latter half of the track making for an energetic dance party vibe. They’ve done it again in typical Keys N Krates fashion, and it’s all for your enjoyment.
One of my favorite groups in the trap music realm, Keys N Krates, have revitalized Zedd‘s once progressive house tune, “Follow You Down,” in bass heavy Southern hip-hop fashion. By taking a few elements from the original track, dropping the BPM, and applying their own originative flare and sound, they’ve successfully crafted a stellar floor filler remix.
Keys N Krates have quite the schedule ahead of them as they will be embarking on a Winter tour starting November 1st running through December 31st. Also, they’ve been working diligently on a new EP that is set to drop in the new year. Listen/Download this remix, see if they’re playing in a city near you, and be on the look out for announcements about their new EP!
We’ve had the pleasure of premiering several Keys n Krates tracks in the past, and today, we’re keeping it going, but in a different sense. The one and only Keys N Krates DJ, Flowinsky, has put together a hot 30-minute mix of his current favorite trap. Not only does it have Flowinsky’s precise and tasteful selections, but it also contains a demo version of a new Keys N Krates track on their upcoming EP. Do yourself a favor and get your weekend started early with this mix below and see the tracklist after the jump.
You probably know Keys N Krates from their consistently awesome remixes, but you may not have seen how they actually perform and operate as a live band. Above is a video of them rehearsing their own rendition of “Promises,” and as you can see, they not only have a turntablist with a sample pad, but also a drummer and keyboardist. The trio relies on their live cohesion to keep you on your toes and entertained. There is no substitute for a live band.
The Toronto trap trio, Keys N Krates, seem to always out do themselves remix after remix. Their latest effort is this excellent remix of Adventure Club, and of course they deliver a huge tune that takes their blend of styles into a fresh direction. As per usual, just about everything is on point and well done, from the drums to synths and everything in between. Hear how Keys N Krates are continuing to innovate and grab the free download below. Also, be sure to ♥ on The Hype Machine!
On June 1st, Keys N Krates played an opening set for the legendary Bassnectar at one of America’s finest amphitheatres, Red Rocks in Colorado. The Tram 17 Productions team put together an awesome video for the special show, capturing all of the energy and madness that Keys N Krates are known to generate. It has been a huge summer for the trio, and it’s about to get much bigger with upcoming dates including Sonar Festival in Barcelona, Forcastle Festival, Shambhala Festival, Osheaga Festival, Evolve Festival, and the Brooklyn Bowl. Check out the video credits and see if they’re playing in a city near you after the jump.