Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Keys N Krates - Midnite Mass Tour & U Already Know

If you've been keeping up with Keys N Krates on Facebook/Snapchat/Twitter/etc you've probably already heard this track as a work in progress, but today they've given it a title and full upload on Soundcloud, "U Already Know" (give it a listen after the break). They've had an absolutely massive year literally playing all over the world, releasing an album's worth of music and garnered countless remixes, but today may have been their biggest yet this year. They've just released a new tour schedule seen on the right and you can expect each and every one of the shows to be absolutely fire. The electronic trio from Toronto never disappoint and always bring their infectious energy. The seem to have outdone themselves this time, teaming up with an amazing collections of artists as the travel all over North America. Hermitude has hit it big lately, first gaining the attention of ravers through Flume's groundbreaking remix of "Hyperparadise," but they've really come into their own with their enigmatic original, "The Buzz." Hermitude is not the only duo that will be joining KNK on their epic journey, Stooki Sound will be supporting the boys on a number of stops. Londoners, Stooki Sound are best known for their many collabs with the likes of Mr Carmack, Mura Masa, and massive up man of the moment, Troyboi. After just a few listens it's clear why KNK asked these two to join them on tour. No doubt the crowd will be getting down in epic fashion. The trio is also joined by amazing solo acts Jesse Slayer and GANZ, who was meant to play at their birthday party this summer but had to cancel because of complications at the border. Slayter has been on fire as of late, supporting other Canadian talents Sleepy Tom with his remix of "Pusher," and Jackal's "Chinchilla," but his latest, might be his greatest, a scorching remix of Hoodboi and Lido's "Palm Reader." GANZ has also had a year to remember, first with his debut EP "Dino War," his re-remix of Flume and Hermitude "Hyperparadise," and his amazing work with Alison Wonderland, including his flip of "I Want U."  I've got nothing but high expectations that I'm positive these guys can live up to. Midnite Mass is sure to be a massive success and sure to sell out nearly everywhere. I highly suggest you grab your tickets ASAP.
The best part about this tour announcement is that us fans get a solid preview of some of the new music that they'll be playing alongside their ever growing library of hits. "U Already Know" is another excellent example of what the trio of drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse and turntablist Jr Flo are capable of. I already feel tired for Tune as the drum load his heavy on this number, but by no means is he the only one going off on this fire starter. The melody and harmony that Matisse lays down sets the foundation for an absolutely lit drop that will undoubtedly have the crowd going bonkers. And of course it wouldn't be a proper Keys N Krates track without the brilliant of Jr Flo and his magisterial manipulation of the vocal samples. Put all the three pieces together and you've got yourself a slice of perfection pie, pure Keys N Krates gold. I'll have another please.

Composition 2/3
Dynamics 2/2
Improvisation/Progression 2/3
Melody/Harmony 3/3
Originality 1/2
Sonic Quality 2/2
TOTAL 12/15