Saw this group at a Ultra after party at Mekka this year and have been a fan since. They play a mix of hip hop, trap, and glitch hop style stuff. Plus I’m always more of a fan when you include live instruments on stage. This trio has instruments and steeze on stage to make them a dope package. Check out the new trap anthem they released called “Dum Dee Dum” as a preview for their new album coming out on DimMak called SoLow. This track isn’t my favorite but you can imagine it would be hype with some live instruments on stage.
Check them on tour if they stop by your area:
DATE CITY VENUE Mon 7/8 Quebec City, QC Le Festival d’été de Québec at Imperial de Québec Fri 7/19 Antigonish, NS Evolve Festival Wed 7/31 Chicago, IL Vic Theatre Fri 8/2 Chicago, IL Lollapalooza at Grant Park Sat 8/3 Los Angeles, CA Hard Summer at Los Angeles State Historic Park Sun 8/4 Kelowna, BC Centre of Gravity Festival at City Park Sun 8/11 Somerset, WI Summerset Music Festival at Somerset Amphitheater Fri 8/23 Grand Bend, ON SummerAid Festival Sat 8/24 Eugene, OR Kaleidoscope Music Festival at Emerald Meadows Sun 9/1 New York, NY Electric Zoo at Randall’s Island Park Fri 9/6 Detroit, MI Mad Decent Block Party at Elektricity Festival Grounds
Here is a bio on the group as well: KEYS N KRATES formed in 2008 out of a desire to do something different. They wanted to take the remix/electronic sound out of the studio and onto the stage, creating a new live electronica experience. KEYS N KRATES have toured across the globe and have performed at some of the world’s top music festivals, including Ultra Music Festival, Movement Electronic Music Festival, Wakarusa, Osheaga and Sonar. The band has also produced remixes for Bassnectar, Adventure Club, Zeds Dead, and Nelly Furtado and has released a number of live, off-the-floor mixtapes. KEYS N KRATES reached worldwide mass appeal with their popular single “Treat Me Right.” An epic trip through space, time, and romance novels, the track has received support from tastemaker DJ/radio personality Annie Mac on BBC Radio 1 as well as Diplo’s influential “Diplo & Friends” show. Since then, the trap-tinged electronic/hip-hop hybrid group has been enjoying major support from the online sphere and has become a mainstay in the sets of big hitters such as Major Lazer, TNGHT, Diplo, Annie Mac and Salva. They have also been crowned #1 on Billboard’s official “Next Big Sound” chart.