Cura Tour In Full Effect
OneEDM will cover the Keys N Krates Cura Tour stop in Austin, Texas on February 15, 2018. Since forming a decade ago in Toronto, Canada, Keys N Krates have carved their path via a bass-centric, sample-driven sound which melds the realms of electronic and hip-hop.
Keys N Krates is composed of drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse, as well as turntablist Jr. Flo. They have built a reputation as one of the leading live-electronic acts on the strength of their onstage instrumentation and energetic sets. Furthermore, Keys N Krates now elevate their debut album ‘Cura.’
Reflecting a sonic evolution many years in the making, Cura sees Keys N Krates evolving from revered instrumental beat-makers into sophisticated producers as well as songwriters. It embodies a matured style of now, as well as soulful electronic music created with an organic touch. Allowing for open experimentation and sonic curiosity.
In “Music to My Ears,” dynamic strings and reverberant bass provide a joyous backbone to Grammy-nominated vocalist Tory Lanez’ uplifting hook. For “Glitter,” a slow-burning romp through disco-tinged future R&B, the group slathers a 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 their aesthetic. Furthermore, the hard-hitting instrumental “Flute Loop,” featuring Ouici, is a frenetic bomb exploding with trap-leaning muscle. “My Night” also boasts hallucinogenic production accentuated by 070 Shake’s haunting vocals.
Keys N Krates was originally formed as a live hip-hop act in 2008. They have since logged countless hours on the road via a relentless tour schedule. They have also been recognized for advancing the live performance aspect of electronic music.
The group has headlined tours as well as performed high-profile sets at top international music festivals including Coachella, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and Tomorrowland. Keys N Krates will spend 2018 on an extensive world tour in support of Cura. They will be performing headlining shows across the US, Canada, and Europe. With additional shows in Asia and Australia. As such, Keys N Krates are also set to grace stages at Sónar Hong Kong, Ultra, and Electric Forest.
While Cura marks the crew’s debut full-length album, it also initiates the first step toward a new creative vision. It is a breakthrough in sound and a new beginning for Keys N Krates.
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