Keys N Krates
1100 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107
Doors 8:30PM / Show 9:30PM
This event is 21 and over
Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates formed in 2008 out of a desire to do something different. They wanted to take the remix/electronic sound out of the studio and onto the stage, creating a new live electronica experience. The Toronto-based trio – comprised of the high-energy Adam Tune on drums, synth-master David Matisse on keys, and internationally award-winning Jr. Flo on turntables – began by locking themselves in
a rehearsal room for six months to create and finesse their unique sound and identity.
The result? A blend of hip hop, electronica, and jam that truly shows off the artistry of the live remix. Keys N Krates collage raw samples and twist them with live instrumentation, creating a unique party sound. With two live off-the-floor mixtapes under their belt, the outfit is set to release their first EP, The Blackout. The multi-genre EP blends clever sample collaging, epic synths, big bass, and funky drum grooves into a sonically unified collection of songs.
KNK has been featured in such publications as URB, Fader, and Antenna magazine. They have toured with and played alongside artists including Pretty Lights, Lotus, Skrillex, Girl Talk, Kid Cudi, Metric, Timbaland, Zed’s Dead and more. In 2011/12, the band broke out on the festival scene, playing Ultra Music Festival, Camp Bisco, Electric Forest, North Coast, Moe’s Summer Camp, Re-Generation and Blues Fest. After producing distinctive remixes of songs by artists such as MGMT, Jay Z, Bassnectar, Diplo, Drake, and Florence + The Machine, Keys N Krates were commissioned to create official remixes for Lotus, Lyrics Born, and OK GO.
To really grasp what Tune, Matisse, and Jr. Flo bring to the stage, you have to see it up close. Their shows are filled with high-energy sets that are made to be witnessed live. The guys continue to craft and grow their sound and style, exposing audiences worldwide to the Keys N Krates experience.
Starting off in the quaint city of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, David Patrick and Andrew Aulenbach began making music together in the Summer following their Sophomore year of high school. From that point on, musical fruition was the sole purpose of the young duo's collective efforts. Andrew's engineering capabilities, matched with Dave's blossoming lyrical prowess allowed for a prideful first complete project entitled "Free Your Mind and The Rest Will Follow".
With the addition of long-time friend Justin Davis as the permanent drummer, the now trio gained the name "Chocolate Milk". For the first time, the group had the creative ingenuity and freedom to formulate fresh, inventive instrumental arrangements for Dave to write to. Using this new methodology, the band recorded and released their second full-scale album, "Sounds of the Dairy Section" in April 2009. Critical acclaim inspired the then trio to continue on their creative path.
Upon arriving at Temple University in Fall 2009, it seemed like fate united our Three Musketeers with the necessary additions of hip-hop-motivated bassist Luke Reitz and the resident jazz aficionado, tenor saxophone player Curtis Arnett. The personalities and playing styles of the newly-formed quintet allowed for easy, smooth, and unique creation. Fall semester at Temple gave way to a plethora of live shows, building a substantial fan base, as well as the writing and recording of Chocolate Milk's latest release, "Drink Up Life". This newly-released EP celebrates the proverbial individual's ability to achieve, and in essence "drink up" all that life has to offer.
Chocolate Milk is currently in full effect, searching for venues and willing listeners to share their love for music with.
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