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Keys N Krates Announce New Album IN:TENSION

New Single “Higher” Out Now via MNRK/Last Gang

by Nicholas Lorenzo
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Today, Keys N Krates officially announce their third studio album, IN:TENSIONThis new project from the Toronto-based outfit displays  their lifelong love of house music and their earliest hip-hop origins. In addition to the album announcement, the trip drop a new single, “Higher,” out now via MNRK/Last Gang Records

Keys N Krates’ latest single “Higher” marks a significant milestone in their musical journey, as they skillfully infuse their signature style with a newfound sonic clarity. Renowned for their unique blend of sampling, synths/keys, and percussion, the trio’s evolution since their mid-2010s debut is evident in the mesmerizing vocal cuts, impeccably crafted rhythm, and ground-shaking bass of “Higher.” While paying homage to their loyal fan base, the track’s euphoric elements open the door for a fresh wave of clubgoers to immerse themselves in Keys N Krates’ sonic world.

Keys N Krates’ album “IN:TENSION” masterfully embodies a dual essence: a focused foray into house music’s depths inspired by legends like Armand Van Helden, and a high-energy sonic journey that sets the stage for their 16-stop DJ tour across the US, hitting major house/techno hubs like Detroit, Chicago, and Seattle.

More about Keys N Krates

Keys N Krates

Since forming over a decade ago in their native Toronto, Keys N Krates have carved their own path in music, melding the realms of hip-hop, electronic, and beyond. The group — composed of drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse, and turntablist Jr. Flo — have built a venerable repudiation as one of the leading live electronic acts today on the strength of their onstage instrumentation and energetic sets. With a new vision for what kind of energy they want to stir up on the dancefloor, Keys N Krates will take the stage on the IN:TENSION Tour from behind the decks, delivering DJ sets that mirror the sound of the new album. Check out glimpses from their recent stop at Brooklyn’s Elsewhere rooftop to get a preview of what to expect. 

Keys N Krates Upcoming Tour Dates

September 23 – Flash Rooftop, Washington, DC

October 5 – Soundwell, Salt Lake City, UT

October 6 – 45 East, Portland, OR

October 7 – Meow Wolf, Denver, CO

October 13 – Kingdom, Austin, TX

October 14 – Sunbar, Tempe, AZ

October 15 – Hotel Via, San Francisco, CA

October 20 – Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM

October 21 – Aura, Kansas City, MO

November 10 – Q Nightclub, Seattle, WA

November 11 – Wild Buffalo, Bellingham, WA

November 17 – El Club, Detroit, MI

November 18 – Sound Bar, Chicago IL

November 30 – It’ll Do, Dallas, TX

December 1 – The Loft, Minneapolis, MN

December 2 – Liquid, Madison, WI

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