Three-piece beat fiends Keys N Krates have found considerable stamina in their live dance shenanigans for 2013. Already relishing in the support of Annie Mac and donning their remix duties to the likes of Chris Lake and Steve Aoki’s “Boneless,” Alex Metric’s impending Ministry of Sound crossover “Safe With You” is the next vital piece of the puzzle for their prompt overhaul of the remix platform. At a time when trap and its likeminded sub-handles appears to have dimmed down on the European circuit, Keys N Krates refine the sound to a persuasive new medium. Fierce beats in motion and swinging in and out of the original’s infectious topline, the Canadian trio emerges with yet another notion that this is one hard-hitting outfit set to outrun the vast majority of their peers for the trail ahead. (more…)Posted by
Toronto-based producer Grandtheft has been making waves this year after releasing two huge remixes to “Tuna Melt” and “Sweet Nothing.” He’s back with another remix — this time to Keys N Krates original, creating a tribal drum pattern nicely contrasting the original trap version. The remix package will be out on June 11th featuring Lazerdisk Party Sex, Thugli and of course, Grandtheft. After his guest mix on Diplo & Friends, and his upcoming track “Deep” on Spinnin’ Records, Grandtheft looks to be having a big year.
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This week we are bringing listeners something a different with a live group taking on Axis for the first time. Toronto based Keys N Krates’ consists of Adam Tune on drums, synth-master David Matisse on keys, and Jr. Flo on turntables. 2013 is set to be a breakout year for the trio after releasing their EP Solow on Dim Mak Records and their single “Treat Me Right.” The group have started mixing rap and house tunes and are venturing into the trap world. Listen to Keys N Krates’ exclusive mix below and click after the break for the full tracklist.
Canadian trio Keys N Krates have been experimenting with forms of rap and electronica ever since 2008 and have recently found their niche in the dance music community. In 2013 their style leans toward trap on the spectrum of sound, but can be appreciated for it’s hip-hop influence and pure electro energy. That very sound comes to the forefront of their latest offering, “Treat Me Right,” available now via the ever expanding Dim Mak Records. KNK’s unique style doesn’t end at production — the trio has hit the road with Major Lazer, Pretty Lights, and will be boasting their mixing skills on our Axis radioshow this month.
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Trap is the most recent subgenre of dance music to emerge as divisive and controversial. While some people just don’t get it, we have to admit its grown on us. Keys n Krates’ remix of “Clique” has all the trappings of success. The trio twerk all over this remix with vocal stutters, a snare drum laced build, and syncopated percussion. Keys n Krates are giving the track away for free. Head here to redeem your copy.