Keys N Krates Shares Single; To Start On North American Tour
Toronto-based live electronic act Keys N Krates are back to share a new single. “Do What U Do” follows recently released Boxing Day giveaway “Flute Loop (feat. Ouici)” and is a soulful and cinematic offering from the trio. Through warm chords and harmonious vocal samples, the Canadians use retro-soul ideas to fuse a nostalgia-inducing future classic. “Do What U Do” is the third single from Keys N Krates’ forthcoming debut album, Cura, arriving in early 2018 via Dim Mak Records.
Says Greg on “Do What U Do,” “We wanted to channel the spirit of Dilla and Premiere. We drew from their style of quirky swung sample chops to create a fun summery vibe in the first half of the song switching to a more intense cinematic vibe in the second half of the song.”
Cura is shaping up to be some of the strongest work yet from the Juno Award-winning trio. The album’s first single “Glitter” has found widespread love at radio, with support from tastemakers KCRW, Beats 1 (Anna Lunoe, Julie Adenuga) and Sirius XM’s “Chill.” The follow-up single “Flute Loop (feat. Ouici)” dominated Spotify, landing on New Music Friday playlists in 9 countries and trended across Viral Charts (Global Viral 50, United States Viral 50, and Canada Viral 50).
Cura will be supported by an extensive headlining tour, with the North American leg kicking off on January 24th in Buffalo, NY and running through the spring. The group is also announcing that they will play sets at Ultra Music Festival and Electric Forest.
In other news, the group’s “Dum Dee Dum” single has recently achieved RIAA gold status. Given that the song never received significant radio airplay, this milestone is a testament to the scope of the group’s grassroots popularity.
Hear “Do What U Do” here, find full tour routing below, and stay tuned for more from Keys N Krates.