Tours

Keys N Krates Kick off North American Tour, Release ‘Every Nite’ EP



October 15th, 2014

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Tired of the same one-man DJ performances that blast a recycled playlist of the same Soundcloud mix you heard a month ago? Craving the blend of sound and energy of live performances? Electronic hybrid jam group Keys ‘N Krates avoids the former while providing the latter.
The Toronto trio – composed of drummer Adam Tune, Keyboard/Synth master David Matisse, and Greg Dawson (aka DJ Jr Flo) – continues to rise in popularity thanks to the group’s fusion of turntablism-meets-live-band performance; it’s an electronic experience that is truly their own. Founded in 2007, Keys N Krates have gained rising notoriety as the world’s first “trap band” thanks to recent hits like “Dum Dee Dum” and “Treat Me Right.”

 

 

This euphoric blend of warped treble synth samples overlain on hard-hitting trap beats has garnered support from major electronic artists like Diplo, Steve Aoki, Flosstradamus, TNGHT, as well as earned the group a record deal with Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. The trio’s live production talent include mash-ups of Diplo and Bassnectar, alternative rock samples from classic tracks like The Verge’s “Bittersweet Symphony” infused with the rap of Kanye West, and original productions. This seemless blend breaks genre boundaries, and taken Keys N Krates to festival stages at TomorrowWorld, Electric Zoo, Ultra, Electric Forest, and Lollapalooza.
Their 2014 fall tour, titled Every Nite, kicked off mere weeks ago preempting the September 23rd release the similarly titled Every Nite EP. The album has already jumped up the charts joining the ranks of Bassnectar, Disclosure, Porter Robinson, and Chromeo as one of the top 20 electronic albums in the iTunes marketplace. The six track album mixes trap influence with deep house, hip hop, and chopped samples into audio compilation that is sure to make heads roll whether front row at a live performance or at home plugged into headphones.

 

 

Alongside Keys N Krates will be fellow Canadian duo Thugli and West Coast trap team gLAdiator, ensuring an energetic and evolving set of performances. The Northeast is fortunate enough to have six tour stops dates to catch one of Keys N Krates’ distinct performances. Unsure about whether this tour is worth it? Read about MASS EDMC’s life resetting experience at Keys N Krates at Electric Forest 2013.

 

 

(10/26) Sun: Town Ballroom, Buffalo

(10/28) Tue: Westcott Theatre, Syrcause

(10/29) Wed: District N9ne, Philly

(10/30) Thu: Middle East, Cambridge

(10/31) Fri: Levels Nightclub, State College

(11/5) Wed: Rex Theatre, Pittsburgh

 

 

 

Written by Contributor Seth Hiravy. Find him on Twitter here.



A hybrid child of the 203 & 860, Seth would save up any allowance money he had and raid the dance section of his local CD store for anything with a 4X4 beat. By high school, he organized his area’s first electronic event. While this proved to be a disaster, he wrote a killer college acceptance letter about it - thus a music journalist was born. Today he continues to document from behind the keyboard. When he’s not searching for the perfect emoji or making festival posters/totems, he enjoys long walks into parallel universes, pulling off shameless dance moves, and leading the fight against kids from CT who feel wearing cowboy hats is okay.