Keys N Krates take the ‘re-mix’ in a bold new direction in Fernie this Weekend

Live performance of Key N Krates at the Northern Bar and Stage this weekend in Fernie.

Keys N Krates : Adam Tune

If you’re like me then I don’t expect you to believe it when you hear people describe Keys N Krates as the “Ultimate Live-Remixing Experience”. Everyone in the hip-hop / turntablism genre claims to some sort of title it seems. It’s their “steez”.  Keys N Krates hails from Toronto, and the three-piece group combines live-instrumentation, turtablism, and live sampling. The groups’ performances are quests to not only reinterpret but also reinvent existing music of all genres right before your eyes, live in the face of the audience. With the hard-hitting Adam Tune on the drums, another “World Champion” DJ Jr-Flo behind the turntables, and the “soulful” Matisse on keys, this Canadian trio is making serious moves to “Re-Invent the Remix.” The direction they have chosen may appeal to anyone previously skeptical of the “artistry” even “musicianship” in turn-table culture, as the combination of the live drums and keyboards demonstrate at least a musicians touch to a culture based on pressing play to digital cues.

In early 2009 all the hard work of the Keys N Krates trio began to pay off when the talented group were featured in URB Magazines “Next 100” issue, joining acts such as Passion Pit, Drake, and more. Without skipping a beat the band hit the road last year with a vengeance, playing over 150 shows nationally and internationally while also releasing an URB sponsored remix-tape and video entitled “Live Remixing 101” in the winter of 2009. Since then, they have received numerous features and write-ups from both print and online publications alike. Publications such as Vapors Magazine, (AOL’s premiere music site), Beyond Race Magazine, Evil Monito, Hip Hop Official, Format Magazine, Discobelle all claim the trio to be the “Real Deal” solidifying the trio’s “street cred” within the incredulous hip hop crowds (or at least the ones that read).   Recently they’ve also shared the stage with artists like Kid Cudi, Steve Aoki, Questlove, and Timbaland, while continuing to tour all over the world spreading their influential remixes to the masses. In addition to the stage, Keys N Krates has also been diligently working in the studio to craft their next mix-tape along with their first studio album of original tracks. Needless to say, this could be just the beginning for Keys N Krates, and a new appealing direction for the remix culture. Who doesn’t like to hear their favourite songs while out on the town, or cutting a move on the dance floor? Hearing your favourites remixed and presented live, with a musician’s touch could be something not to miss out on.



Keys N Krates are performing this Saturday, September 24 at the Northern Bar and Stage in Fernie.


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