Thursday, July 31, 2014

Keys N Krates Announce New EP Every Nite

Keys N Krates are about to be rewarded by Every Nite, the fresh new EP from the Canadian musical masterminds. Still flying high off the success of their undeniably catchy hit “Dum Dee Dum,” Keys N Krates are ready to launch into the next phase of their journey with this 6 track offering, which aptly demonstrates their evolution as a band, as well as their loyalty to the unique fusion of hip-hop and electronic music that they’re known for. Set for release on September 23 on Dim Mak Records, Every Nite displays the seamless blend and complementary juxtaposition between the drums, keys, turntables, and live sampling that so clearly distinguishes Keys N Krates


Ahead of the EP, Keys N Krates are presenting the first single “Are We Faded,” which is set for release August 26. About “Are We Faded,” Billboard says, “The new single, ‘Are We Faded,’ is dizzyingly sexy, pushing along at a slower tempo that’s ideal for sweaty, middle-of-the-dance-pit grooving. It’s carried by choppy female vocals that bounce around in tandem with the synths, vanishing every once in a while to let a low voice chime ‘f-f-faded.’”

Keys N Krates have celebrated recent success with “Dum Dee Dum” (off their SOLOW EP) nearing the 100k downloads sold mark (99,659 as of July 30), and with the accompanying video amassing more than 2.2 million views on YouTube. Other recent achievements include the Tove Lo flip of “Habits” into “All The Time,” which has collected over 5 million Soundcloud plays, as well as the entirety of their acclaimed SOLOW EP, including “Treat Me Right,” which shot to #1 on Hype Machine, received instantaneous support from figureheads such as Diplo and Flosstradamus and was debuted by Annie Mac in the UK. They have also been featured on some of the biggest and best festival stages around the world including HARD in Los Angeles, Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, and Lollapalooza in Chicago, with USA Today singling them out as emerging artists to catch.

In celebration of the Every Nite EP, Keys N Krates are embarking on a massive fall tour, co-headlining with Gladiator and with support from Thugli, that will take them across the expanse of North America. Aside from their noteworthy talent as producers and studio musicians, Keys N Krates truly set themselves apart by their performances, where they bring their live electronic instrumentation to the stage together as a band. With stops in Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and countless more, Keys N Krates are canvassing the continent making sure no fan gets left behind.

Loudpvck & Gladiator’s new track “Tony” is set for release on Ultra Music August 12, following Gladiator’s collaboration with A-Trak, a remix of Foster the People’s “Best Friend.” Also Joining Keys N Krates on the tour are fellow Torontonians, Thugli. Loved by Diplo, A-Trak, Flosstradamus and Bauuer for their distinctive sound, described as a hybrid of dirty south rap combined with a love of melodic builds and heavy synth, Thugli will be releasing their debut EP this fall, and their remix of Diplo & GTA’s track “Boy Oh Boy” features on Diplo’s new album.

Every Nite Tracklist:

1. Understand Why

2. Hypnotik

3. Are We Faded

4. Yes We Faded

5. Your Love

6. She’s So High

Keys N Krates & Gladiator Every Nite Tour Dates:

9/18 – Phoenix, AZ – Monarch Theatre

9/19 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues++

9/20 – Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre++

9/24 – Seattle, WA – Showbox Theatre @ SoDo (Decibel Festival)


9/28 – Fairburn, GA – Tomorrowworld**

9/30 – Whistler, BC – Garfinkles

10/1 – Revelstroke, BC – Treverse

10/3 – Edmonton, AB – Encore

10/4 – Sacramento, CA – Launch Festival**

10/5 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth

10/7 – Boise, ID – Revolution Center

10/8 – Salt Lake City, UT – The Depot

10/9 – Denver, CO – Gothic Theatre

10/10 – Ft. Collins, CO – Aggie Theatre

10/11 – Colorado Springs, CO – Rawkus

10/14 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom

10/15 – Austin, TX – Empire

10/16 – Baton Rouge, LA – Varsity Theatre

10/17 – Biloxi, MS – Kress Live

10/18 – New Orleans, LA – House of Blues

10/19 – Birmingham, AL – Workplay Theatre

10/21 – Murfreesboro, TN – Tempt

10/22 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29

10/23 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel

10/24 – Charlotte, NC – Chop Shop

10/26 – Buffalo, NY – Waiting Room

10/28 – Syracuse, NY – Westcott Theater


10/30 – Boston, MA – Middle East



11/5 – Pittsburgh, PA – Rex Theater




11/9 – Carborro, NC – Cat’s Cradle



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