Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Quick Hitters:: Keys N Krates

I don't know about you, but my sinus-clogged Wednesday needs a swift, musical-kick in the slacks. Luckily for me (and perhaps you), I found exactly that, whilst going through the mass of hill emails last night, in the form of Keys N Krates.

Keys N Krates is a trio from T.O. comprised of a DJ (Jr. Flo), a keyboardist (Matisse) and a drummer (Adam Tune), that have pooled their talents to create a sound that they call "live re-mixing". Basically what they do is use the keys, drums, and especially the turntable wizardry of Jr. Flo to re-create the sound of your favorite songs, many of them old school hip hop and R&B; classics. Sounds simple enough, but the results are G.D. catchy, I can tell you that. And based on the non-stop touring they are doing (especially in the US), I'm not the only one whole thinks so.

But it's likely for the best if you sample their sounds for yourself - they've made their debit mixtape, Live Re-Mixing 101, available for download via Soundcloud, so by all means go check that out. It features their take on "Mos Def's Ms. Fat Booty, Tribe Called Quest favorites, The Fugee's, Fu-Gee-La, Talib's Get By, Dr. Dre's, Next Episode, Simian Mobile Disco's We Are Your Friends and more", and really, if it doesn't induce a little chair-dancing, or at the very least, some vigorous head-nodding, from you this afternoon, well then you likely need another coffee. Or you're in a coma.

MP3:: Keys N Krates - The Longest Night

MP3:: Keys N Krates - City of Awards (KNK X TRIBE LIVE RMX)

Keys N Krates - Fugees - FuGeeLa Live REMIX


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