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Friday, September 28, 2018

Keys N Krates releases Cura - The Remixes LP




LISTEN: Cura - The Remixes - 

Today, Toronto trio Keys N Krates is celebrating the meteoric success of their debut album Cura by releasing a new LP of remixes. On their debut album, the trio expanded upon their bass-centric, percussion-driven electronic sound, integrating a joyful blend of classic hip hop, R&B and disco. Highlighted by remixes from Troyboi, The Juan Maclean, and Falcons, the LP features a talented group of producers including Electric Mantis, GANZ, Hugo Massien, S-TYPE, Danny Byrd and Fabrikate. On the LP, listeners can enjoy fresh takes on album cuts like "Music To My Ears (feat. Tory Lanez)," "My Night (feat. 070 Shake)," "Glitter (feat. Ambré)," "Flute Loop (feat. Ouici)," "Something Wonderful" and title track "Cura." 

The new LP follows the announcement of Keys N Krates' new "Closer We Get" tour, a series of intimate shows that brings their live show experience closer to fans than ever before. Beginning on November 24th in Brooklyn, the tour will span across North America for 7 shows at iconic small room venues concluding on December 22nd in Denver.

Speaking on the creation of an intimate experience to share with fans on the tour, the band says, "Closer We Get is when our world becomes smaller through the vibrations we share."

Hear Cura - The Remixes above and see below for full tour routing, album info and to read more about Keys N Krates.

Tour Dates:
11/24 - Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
11/30 - Chicago, IL @ Bottom Lounge
12/8 - Toronto, ON @ Velvet Underground
12/14 - Seattle, WA @ Neumos
12/15 - San Francisco, CA @ Slim's
12/21 - Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
12/22 - Denver, CO @ Bluebird Theater

Keys N Krates
Cura - The Remixes
Dim Mak
(September 28, 2018)
1. Music To My Ears (ft. Tory Lanez) [TroyBoi Remix]
2. Music To My Ears (ft. Tory Lanez) [Danny Byrd Remix]
3. Music To My Ears (ft. Tory Lanez) [Falcons Remix]
4. Glitter (ft. Ambré Perkins) [The Juan Maclean Remix]
5. Flute Loop (ft. Ouici) [GANZ Remix]
6. Cura (Electric Mantis Remix)
7. Something Wonderful (Fabrikate Remix)
8. My Night (ft. 070 Shake) [Hugo Massien's Maximized Remix]
9. My Night (ft. 070 Shake) [S-Type Remix]
10. My Night (ft. 070 Shake) [Hugo Massien's Minimized Remix]

About Keys N Krates:
Since forming a decade ago in their native Toronto, Keys N Krates have carved their own path via a bass-centric, sample-driven sound which melds the realms of electronic, hip-hop and beyond. The group-composed of drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse and turntablist Jr. Flo.-has built a venerable reputation as one of the leading live electronic acts today on the strength of their onstage instrumentation and energetic sets. Keys N Krates now elevate their craft with Cura, their debut artist album.

Reflecting a sonic evolution many years in the making, Cura sees Keys N Krates evolving from revered instrumental beat-makers into musically sophisticated producers and songwriters. Curaembodies Keys N Krates' matured style of now: soulful electronic music created with an organic touch, allowing for open experimentation and sonic curiosity. On "Music to My Ears," dynamic strings and reverberant bass provide a joyous backbone to Grammy-nominated vocalist Tory Lanez' uplifting hook. On "Glitter," a slow-burning romp through disco-tinged future R&B, the group slathers the groove-laden cut with satiny synths and distorted strings alongside the vocals of rising sensation Ambré. "Do What U Do" revisits the sample based, boom-bap beats and harmonious vocal layers that have become a keystone of the Keys N Krates aesthetic. Elsewhere, the hard-hitting instrumental "Flute Loop," featuring Ouici, is a frenetic bomb exploding with trap-leaning muscle, while "My Night" boasts hallucinogenic production accentuated by 070 Shake's haunting sung / rap vocal.

Keys N Krates first broke into the mainstream with the SOLOW EP (Dim Mak, 2013), featuring the breakthrough single "Dum Dee Dum," which recently received gold certification in the US in 2017. Since its release, the track's cheeky official music video was nominated for a Prism Prize by the Association for Music and Innovative Arts in Canada as well as a Berlin Music Video Award in Germany in 2014. In 2013, the group later released a remix of the track featuring a collection of buzzing Chicago-based rappers, including G.O.O.D. Music's Cyhi the Prynce as well as King Louie and Tree. Elsewhere, the group released "Keep It 100" (Mad Decent, 2014), a collaboration with producer/DJ Grandtheft, which was featured in a trailer for the animated film Minions in 2015 and won for Best EDM/Dance Video in the 2015 Much Music Video Awards in Canada. In 2016, Keys N Krates took home their first win at the Juno Awards in Canada in the Dance Recording of the Year category for their song "Save Me," off the Midnite Mass EP (Dim Mak, 2016), featuring British singer/songwriter Katy B. The group's discography also includes the Every Nite EP (Dim Mak, 2014) as well as numerous remixes.

Originally formed as a live hip-hop act in 2008, Keys N Krates have since logged countless hours on the road via a relentless tour schedule and have been recognized for advancing the live performance aspect within electronic music. They have headlined their own tours and performed high-profile sets at the top international music festivals including Coachella, Sónar, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Tomorrowland, EDC Las Vegas, Pukkelpop, Bestival and more. Keys N Krates will spend 2018 on an extensive world tour in support of Cura, performing headlining shows across the US, Canada, and Europe, with additional shows in Asia and Australia. In-between tour stops, they are set to grace festival stages at Sónar Hong Kong, Ultra Music Festival, and Electric Forest.

While Cura marks the crew's debut full-length album, it, too, initiates a first step toward a new creative vision, a breakthrough in sound and a new beginning for Keys N Krates.

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