Posts Tagged ‘Keys N Krates’

January 28, 2018

Our love affair with Canadian trap and bass trio Keys N Krates stretches back a very long time to the project’s inception. They’re without a doubt still a favorite of ours in this arena of hip hop and electronica, and our every experience with them live has been nothing short of exhilarating. The Juno award winning trio return with a finely nuanced, moody haunting new track named My Night, featuring New Jersey’s 070 Shake on guest vocals. It’s a fluid and mellow track compared to some of Keys N Krates’ past hits, but it’s just as powerful and moving a listen, taut yet pilose, cinematic yet twilight soothing. My Night will be on Keys N Krates long awaited debut album Cura, arriving February 2nd on Dim Mak. It’s been a long time coming for this devout Keys N Krates fan, but we don’t have too much longer to wait now. Stream/download My Night, here.

January 31, 2017

I’m not going to lie, I’m more than kind of proud that prolific trap and bass producer KRANE (fka KRNE) hails from right here in the Bay. The Oakland based talent continues to collaborate with other amazing artists by linking up with Toronto’s Keys N Krates on vigorous shuddering, tense quivering Right Here. The song is a dream collaboration for this fan of both these projects’ heavy heaving, intense gripping soundscapes. KRANE and Keys N Krate have crafted a sublimely spasmodic melodic trap and future bass dazzler, and it’s a sexy scintillating thrill ride that repeatedly ruptures with searing energy and grit. Right Here is out now on iTunes via Dim Mak.

August 10, 2016

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August 9, 2016

To be honest, I noticed that this track was floating around over the weekend while I was running around 10 plus hours a day tiring myself out at Outside Lands Music Festival, and it was the song I was most greatly looking forward to checking out once I found a moment to treat my ears to the tune. Worlds collide as CHVRCHES’ Bury It, featuring Paramore’s Haley Williams, gets the Keys N Krates treatment on a magnificent remix. The Toronto trap and electronic outfit turns the Scottish electropop band’s single into a grandly atmospheric electronic opus. Gone are the filthy drops and whomping bass we’re usually accustomed to from one of my favorite trap projects. Keys N Krates gives us a wide expanse of surprisingly slick and cinematic trap, and it’s a transcendental experience. 

June 21, 2016

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June 20, 2016

KRNE is without a doubt one of my favorite rising trap producers of the moment, and I’m also immensely proud that he comes from Oakland, right here in the Bay. When I first caught wind that his new track would be a remix of another favorite trap act of mine, Toronto’s Keys N Krates, I was ecstatic! I knew this track would be a burning inferno of fierceness even before I first listened to it. KRNE gives Keys N Krates’ I Know U a whomping glorious, future bass wavey makeover. The epic dramatic remix is heroic and resolute, the soundtrack for some untold legend or saga. The details of that story are irrelevant, all that matters is this magnificent sojourn that KRNE so vividly takes us on with his remix. His I Know U remix is part of Midnight Mass EP (The Remixes), just released on Dim Mak and available via iTunes.

June 18, 2016

Today, Toronto’s Keys N Krates, one of my favorite electronic and trap acts, released a music video for their massive banger, Nothing But Space, featuring vocals by Aqui. The song is just such a magnificent anthem. There’s no avoiding it, this is a requisite re-share. Keys N Krates have been giving us some dark whomping tunes for several years now, but they’ve never been more mellifluous cinematic than on this jam. It’s all very What So Not and Flume, and I’m not one to complain as I get caught in this web of sharp snares, whirring synths, and rambunctious bass. Nothing But Space comes from Keys N Krates’ Midnight Mass EP, out now on iTunes. You can also stream the inferno of a fierce song off Soundcloud, below.

January 8, 2016

Toronto’s Keys N Krates is still one of my favorite trap acts, as they’ve been for over two years now. Every time I catch them live, they murder their set, resulting in the most lit and exuberant crowds I’ve witnessed at shows. Keys N Krates sure made my day extra spectacular when they dropped new song Nothing But Space this morning, a slow builder of a majestic anthem featuring stirring vocals by Aqui. Nothing But Space is perhaps one of Keys N Krates most melodically cinematic offerings. The trio doesn’t go as hard as they do on some of my other favorite tracks, but Nothing But Space’s fine nuances and restrained beauty gives us ample room to breath and bountiful time to brood. Nothing But Space comes from Keys N Krates’ Midnite Mass EP, due out January 15th and available to pre-order on iTunes.

November 11, 2015

Guess who else dropped a new must share track today? My favorite trap and electronic act from Toronto, Keys N Krates! But in all seriousness, when is a Keys N Krates jam NOT a must share? And when is a Keys N Krates show not off the hook? I’ve caught these guys various times in varying venues and cities over the past couple years, and they still hold the throne for some of the wildest crowd moving sets I’ve experienced. Without further ado, raise your fists and get ready to rage to new single U Already Know, the third single from their upcoming EP, Midnite Mass. It’s a slamming fun track, with an exuberance that reminds me of old happy hardcore tracks from the rave days of yore. Midnight Mass arrives January 15th via Dim Mak.

September 25, 2015

Naderi’s remix of trap wizards Keys N Krates’ Katy B featuring Save Me opens with near operatic and regal majesty, carrying a sweeping mystique that breaks open into gut wrenching, heart pounding percussion. The producer from Sydney has crafted an epic anthem, due for release October 2nd on Dim Mak as part of the Save Me Remixes EP. This is a theatrical, expansive future bass and trap interpretation of Keys N Krates’ filthier beats that combines perfectly with Katy B’s siren like voice.