Soundcloud Wrap: Keys N Krates
For those of you who don’t yet know, KEYS N KRATES is comprised of internationally award-winning turntablist Jr. Flo, drummer Adam Tune and David Matisse on synth and keyboards. They’ve been described as the world’s first (and possibly only) “bass music band” – a title that they reluctantly accept.
Since 2008 they’ve been bringing their unique blend of influences and sounds to the stage, playing some of the world’s biggest and best music festivals including (but not limited to) Ultra Music Festival, Lollapalooza and, earlier this year, Mad Decent’s Block Party. They’re tastemakers in the truest sense of the word, influencing musicians of all genres and now, the Canadian trio have released ‘Every Nite’ on Dim Mak Records.
It’s sitting pretty at #8 on the US Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart – so, you know, they’re kind of a big deal and all – and they’re partying their way across the US in the wave of its release. KNK were able to take some time from their hectic tour schedule and share their ten favourite tracks on SoundCloud this week. (Including one of their own.)
BAAUER & BOYS NOIZE ‘Fire Like This’
S-TYPE ‘Billboard’ (LIDO Remix)
KEYS N KRATES ‘Are We Faded’
BOYS NOIZE ‘Push Em Up’ (SALVA Remix)
HUDSON MOHAWKE ‘Chimes’
AWE ‘Crystals’ (DJEMBA DJEMBA Nightcore Remix)
MACHINEDRUM ‘Back Seat Ho’ (RUSTIE Remix)
ODESZA ‘My Friends Never Die’
Words by Cheryl Billman