INTERVIEW: Keys N Krates (w/ Thump/Vice)

Ty Harper | Interviews,Music | Sunday, September 28th, 2014

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Thump chops it up with KNK.

There’s a long history of organically-driven bands incorporating electronic elements into their songwriting and performances. From Depeche Mode to Radiohead, a little bleepy-bloopy has often found a place amidst the guitars. But what’s made Toronto three-piece Keys N Krates stand out in the electronic music world is that they’ve so seamlessly incorporated dance music and hip hop, traditionally sample and DJ based genres, into a live setting. They’re switching up convention as they approach the organic from the electronic and their freshly released Every Nite EP brings a hip hop laden bassweight to a live setting like no one has before.

It hasn’t always been that way, though: “We’ve been a band for seven or so years. We started off doing live hip hop covers, re-interpretations,” explains Adam Tune, the band’s drummer. “It was kind of like The Roots with a turntablist. We used to have a bass player and Matisse played just one physical keyboard and I played drums. It really evolved gradually into what it is now, which is completely different. The only similarity is that we’re still a band and we’ll still take other people’s samples and flip them live in our show.”

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Previously: NEW MUSIC: Keys N Krates “Are We Faded”

NEW MUSIC: Xolisa “Four One Six (Recognize)” (Prod. Xolisa)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Saturday, September 27th, 2014

Latest sounds from Xolisa!


NEW VIDEO: Merna #BendTheRules (Week 2) (Directed by Zac Facts)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Friday, September 26th, 2014

Directed by Zac Facts.

Week 2 of Merna’s #BendTheRules campaign with HP.

If you’ve been a fan of Merna (fka Ayah), vote for her @  …. she wins $30K if she gets the most votes!

Previously: NEW VIDEO: Merna #BendTheRules (Week 1) (Directed by Zac Facts)

NEW MUSIC: KJ “Gold Mine”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Friday, September 26th, 2014

More new KJ off his upcoming “Chaos Theory” project.

Previously: NEW MUSIC: KJ “Ancient Body Language”

NEW MIXTAPE: Rochelle Jordan “Killah” (Hosted by DJ Kitty Cash)

Ty Harper | Audio,Mixtape,Music | Friday, September 26th, 2014

Rochelle connects with DJ Kitty Cash for a mixtape of her demos, reinterpretations and remixes, as we await the release of her debut album “1021”.

NEW MUSIC: ChillxWill feat. BriskInTheHouse “911”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Friday, September 26th, 2014

ChillxWill and Brisk drop a new one off the former’s upcoming “Almighty” LP, out next month.

NEW MUSIC: David Versis “Hold On/The New” (Prod. Arthur McArthur)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music,Video | Friday, September 26th, 2014

Fresh off producing records for T.I., Yo Gotti (King Shit), and Wiz Khalifa (The Sleaze), Versis’ ‘Hold On/The New’, showcases a growth in lyricism and the musical intensity the Toronto artist/producer is known for. Linking up with long time collaborator Arthur McArthur, ‘Hold On/The New’ is a passionate, candid account of Versis’ experiences with love, the city, and the struggles of walking a road less traveled.

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Previously: NEW VIDEO: David Versis – The Coldest (Directed by David Versis + Maverick Creative)

NEW MUSIC: Tamara Madison feat. Redway “Crumble” (Prod. Don Fredricko & GMF)

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Tamara Madison connects with Redway for some of that r&b meets hip-hop.

Produced by Don Fredricko and GMF.

NEW VIDEO: Famous “Vice Verses” (Lyrical Intermission)

Ty Harper | Music,Video | Thursday, September 25th, 2014

Off Famous’ debut album “Center Stage”.

Produced by FindingSergio.

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Previously: NEW VIDEO: FAMOUS “Bad Things Feel Good” (Directed by Planet Mind & Ashton ‘FAMOUS’ Bishop)

NEW MUSIC: Vontaylor “Lowkey Master”

Ty Harper | Audio,Music | Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

More newness from VonTaylor!

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