Just the other day, the electro-sonic creatives, Keys N Krates released a new music video for their single “Nothing But Space” featuring the vocals of Aqui.
The trio that brings you the remarkable trap-house tracks that get anyone and anything pumping, have been hard at work in the studio. In addition to their music video, they also released the remixes to their past EP Midnight Mass EP on June 20th. This compilation features official remixes by artists and producers like KRNE, Stooki Sound, Autolaser, Promnite, Jakwob, and the legendary DJ Q.
In the music video, the guys help you escape from reality for a little bit to an Earth-like, but completely unworldly experience, with a mysterious character choreographing your perspective and thoughts as you jam to the music. The video takes you across mountains, waterfalls, and overcast skies, and then you are introduced to the parts of a creature, a woman in an animalistic ensemble. She dances, fights, and loves all amongst the backdrop of this natural dimension and burning flames. The music perfectly accompanies the story as you are led to hear Aqui angelically and robotically harmonize to the synthesizer chord progressions. Then the beat kicks into a march-like rhythm and that then takes you out of the calm and into an epic, beat-heavy revolution of sound. It’s that kind of self-motivating tune that makes you feel strong and powerful and bold. See for yourself in the video above.
As for the Midnight Mass remix package, it consists of 6 reinterpretations by the DJs listed above, in all unique and interesting ways. The inventive power behind producing music is absolutely incredible and mind-blowing as they are still able to take random noises and beeps and tunes and recreate an entire composition. You can hear the package here now.
Online publication, The Fader, said that the the Dim Mak signees’ album “Midnite Mass is an enticing grab bag of electronic tropes and textures. At moments it is intimate and in others it bangs; sometimes its gritty, sometimes its tuneful.”
The six-track bundle allows you to hear every different style featured, from the bass-centric beats of Jakwob’s, to KRNE’s chant-like bangers to DJ Q and Promnite who add a fast-paced, bubbly vibe, to the hardcore trap kicks of Stööki Sound, and finally to the melodic and twinkling martian sounds of Autolaser.
It wasn’t hard to see that Midnite Mass quickly became a favorite amongst fans and critics.
The Toronto-based artists won the Dance Recording Of The Year at the 2016 Juno Awards for their track “Save Me.” Because of this success, their album was pulled up to #2 spot on the iTunes US Top Dance Album Charts and took the #1 spot in Canada. Their music has also been showcased on Zane Lowe, A-Trak, and Mistajam’s Beats 1 and BBC Radio 1 programs.
Keys N Krates continue to take Midnite Mass to the masses by going on tour all over the world and attending multiple festivals this summer. They’ve been spotted at Bonnaroo and Mysteryland before, and this year, fans can catch them at several festivals including Camp Bisco, Pukkelpop, Life Is Beautiful, and many more. You’ll definitely be seeing them at the beloved Montreal festival, Osheaga!
You can see their tour dates below and you can visit their official website for more information:
Keys N Krates 2016 Tour Dates:
6/23 – Electric Forest: JUN 23-26 – Rothbury, MI
7/8 – Evolve Festival: JUL 8-10 – Claireville, Canada
7/11 – Festival d’ete de Quebec – Quebec, Canada
7/14 – Pemberton Music Festiva: JUL 14-17l – Pemberton, BC
7/14 – Camp Bisco – Scranton, PA
7/22 – WayHome – Barrie, Canada
7/29 – Osheaga: JUL 19-31 – Montreal, Canada
7/30 – Mad Decent Block Party – Fort Lauderdale, FL
8/4 – Red Rocks – Morrison, CO 8/7 – Shambhala – Salmo, Canada
8/11 – Summer Meltdown Festival: AUG 11-14 – Darrington, WA
8/19 – Pukkelpop – Hasselt, Belgium
8/20 – FM4 Frequency Festival – Kiewit Hasselt, Belgium
8/26 – Razzmatazz – Barcelona, Spain
9/2 – North Coast Music Festival: SEP 2-4 – Chicago, IL
9/9 – Mad Decent Block Party – Eugene, OR
9/23 – Life Is Beautiful Festival: SEP 23-25 – Las Vegas, NV
Keys N Krates cover all genres: hip-hop, R&B, pop, alternative, house, etc. They are praised for being leading innovators in their field. Remember one of their breakthrough singles “Dum Dee Dum”? That was a sound completely divergent of most tracks you would ever hear. The Keys N Krates stated themselves that:
We wanted people to wonder where we got a lot of the sounds for this EP, the same way we have when listening to producers like Just Blaze and Timbaland. Those guys have always used source samples or sounds that leave you scratching your head. We love that simplicity; it’s like true Italian cooking, a few ingredients to make something so impactful…. Beats that leave you wondering ‘where the fuck did he get that sound from?’
You can watch them perform their track live here in the video below:
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