Keys N Krates – Glitter (feat. Ambré)
Toronto-based live electronic trio Keys N Krates have released their first single in 10 months. The single is called Glitter and features New Orleans R&B artist Ambré. This is the first single off the groups debut album, Cura. The song contains a gritty bass line, warped strings, R&B vocals, and a slowed down disco feel that give this song a unique old-school club feel. The percussion elements sound filtered, which add a vintage tint to the entire track.
The Keys N Krates that I remember produced trap bangers. Their music video for Dum Dee Dum was one of my favorites, depicting the group traveling to an Amish town to show them their high intensity music. I posted it below for your listening and visual pleasure.
Glitter is certainly a different approach from the group, catering towards a more ambient/pop/future R&B vibe. Since this is the first single off their upcoming album, I’m interested to hear what else they’ve been conjuring up in all this time off.
Fun fact about Keys N Krates: they started off as a hip-hop group, relying on acapella and drum loops. They eventually transformed into a live electronic group, a trend I see more and more in the industry. Keys N Krates were early adopters of the live electronic band. The group consists of Adam Tune (drums), David Matisse (keys) and Jr. Flo aka Greg Dawson (DJ).