Friday [2.24] – Keys N Krates @ Create Nightclub [Tickets & Guestlist]
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Keys N Krates – While it may look that way on stage, nothing is ever simple with Keys N Krates. Not when everyone has an equally valid opinion, along with the willingness (no, the all-consuming need) to sit and scrutinize a hearty 808 hit or laser like synth line for hours on end.It’s been this way since the very beginning, when Keys N Krates went from being a live hip-hop band reliant on rough acapellas and memory-jogging remixes to something much more complex – a tight-knit trio of producers/performers – Turntablist Jr Flo, Keyboard player David Matisse, drummer Adam Tune – who take rocking a party as seriously as a week spent in the studio. ‘We always trade roles from song to song,’ explains Jr. Flo. ‘It’s not uncommon for Matisse to flip a sample, or for me to write a melody, or for Tune to chime in on the mixing of a track. It’s not the fastest way of working, but everyone has a say in everything.’Which explains why their breakthrough singles (the elastic loops and diamond-edged drums of ‘Dum Dee Dum,’ the head rush hooks of ‘Treat Me Right,’ a frantic, D’n’B-flavored ‘Are We Faded’) are able to pull the strings of packed festival crowds without resorting to tired EDM tropes.