Keys N Krates, the live electronic trio from Toronto, have had quite an amazing year as they continue to take their music and live shows to impressive levels. Now they are following up their collaboration with Drum N' Bass icon singer Katy B on "Save Me," which took the internet and festival crowds by storm all summer long and led to some impressive remixes from guys like Naderi and Wuki.
Well the trio is back with their latest single "U Already Know," which has the group continuing to tap into some breakbeats in the intro and buildups like we saw in "Save Me." Their signature style continues to develop further as we hear their unique live-powered take on the trap & future bass genres as their sound comes together for a beautiful collection of live instruments, tasteful distorted vocal chops, and electronic energy. Here are a few words from Keys themselves on the tune.
"We wanted this tune to be loud, fun and catchy. A bit of a smack in the face, but a fun smack in the face from one of your best buds. The vocal sample made us want to juxtapose different styles, so we drew from 90s rave vibes, current bass music and rap."
Listen to the track below and enjoy!
Keys N Krates – U Already Know
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of A Tribe Called Quest’s debut album People’s Instinctive Travels and the Paths of Rhythm, they’ve unveiled J Cole’s remix of “Can I Kick it?” as a bonus track off the album’s reissue. The reissued album version also includes a Cee Lo Green remix of “Footprints” and a Pharrell Williams remix of “Bonita Applebum,” and will be released 11/13.
J Cole’s platinum selling 2014 Forest Hills Drive solidified him as one of NYC’s most promising hip hop talents, and he’s stayed quiet since its release last December. Cole's self-produced instrumentals turned heads as he showed he can craft a beat just about as well as he can put together a verse. J Cole’s remix doesn’t offer a new verse, but leaves the classic verses intact while delivering a smooth, laid back variant of the instrumental bringing a new spin on a classic hip hop track.
A Tribe Called Quest "Can I Kick It?" (J. Cole remix)
New Dillon Francis music tends to never let us down, and today we have one of the most exciting things we've heard all year from him. He's surprised by uploading his official remix of Disclosure's "Omen" featuring Sam Smith. It's a melody driven sexy anthem of a remix. He adds layers of new energy and works his signature sounds throughout while keeping things more tame, in the same vein as his "Coming Over" track with Kygo. Hey says this is his favorite tracks he's made since then- which shows. This is what Dillon had to say about the track:
“heres my brand new remix of disclosure's song omen! This is my favorite song that i have produced since "coming over." I wanted it to have the same vibe as coming over and i deff think i nailed it with this one…so you can expect way more stuff like this from me in the coming future 😊”
Listen below and look out for an iTunes release later this week. Enjoy!
Disclosure – Omen (Dillon Francis Remix)
Up and coming mulit-instrumentalist and producer Daktyl has been carving out his own sound with a multitude of remixes and a mix with Diplo and Friends. Residing on Mad decent, his diverse musical background influences a genre-defying sound that ranges from sexy R&B to club ready hits.
Today we have the pleasure of premiering his latest remix as he takes on Autograf’s “Metaphysical.” He softened the melodies with a more drowned out sound offering a laid back vibe of warm, cozy textures that shift into a drop filled with future bass aesthetics and intriguing percussion. Keep an eye on this producer and stream below. Enjoy!
Autograf – Metaphysical (Daktyl Remix) | Out Nov. 13
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