Keys N Krates (Toronto producers)
Keys N Krates are a Canadian electronic music band formed in 2008 out of Toronto, Ontario. The group consists of drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse and turntablist Jr. Flo (Greg Dawson). The band started as a live hip-hop act reliant on rough acapella loops on top of heavy bass driven beats, and have since become a tight-knit-trio of producers/performers.
In 2013 Keys N Krates released their critically acclaimed EP titled 'SOLOW' on Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak Records. The first single off of SOLOW EP 'Treat Me Right' was premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 program and received support from marquee electronic music artists Diplo, Major Lazer, Flosstradamus and TNGHT. Their second single off SOLOW EP 'Dum Dee Dum' was also premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 program.
The music video for 'Dum Dee Dum', directed by Amos LeBlanc received outstanding reviews. The video has since be nominated for a Prism Prize in Canada as well as a Berlin Music Video Award in Germany. Keys N Krates later remixed the track which featured G.O.O.D. Music’s Cyhi The Prynce, King Louie, and Tree.
In June 2014 Keys N Krates teamed up with Canadian producer/DJ Grandtheft and released the successful single 'Keep It 100' on Diplo's Mad Decent Records. The single was later featured in a TV ad for the animated film Minions (2015).
In September 2014 Keys N Krates released their second EP via Dim Mak Records titled 'Every Nite'. The first single off of Every Nite EP titled 'Are We Faded' was premiered on Annie Mac's BBC Radio 1 program as well as the highly influential YouTube channel All Trap Music. The release of Every Nite EP ran in conjunction with the band's first major headline tour across North America.
In June 2015 Keys N Krates released the single 'Save Me' featuring British pop singer/songwriter Katy B. The single was featured on the influential music blog Pitchfork Magazine and was later nominated for 'Dance Recording Of The Year' at the 2016 JUNO Awards. The Fader premiered the single 'U Already Know' online and announced the release of 'Midnite Mass' EP and the coinciding tour. The track 'Nothing But Space feat. Aqui' off of Midnite Mass EP was premiered on Zane Lowe's Beats 1 Radio program on January 6th 2016.
On January 15th 2016 Keys N Krates released 'Midnite Mass' EP to make it their 3rd EP release on Dim Mak Records. The release ran in conjunction with the Midnite Mass Tour, with dates across the United States and Canada featuring support acts Stooki Sound, Hermitude, GANZ and Jesse Slayter.