Toronto electronic group Keys n Krates will be performing at the Fonda Theatre on February 20 with Hermitude and Ganz. The group formed as the brainchild of drummer Adam Tune, synth/keyboardist David Matisse and internationally award-winning turntablist Jr. Flo. The trio came together in 2008 with the desire to bring their blend of live electronic instrumentation to the stage.
Unlike many other electronic artists, Keys n Krates perform completely live, using only drums, keys, turntable and live sampling. Their successes have earned them spots in some of the world’s biggest festivals like Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, Ultra Music Festival, Bumbershoot, Osheaga, and Sonar Festival to name a few, as well a featured spot on the 2015 Mad Decent Block Party Tour.
They’ve often been referred to as the world’s only “trap band,” a title they reluctantly accept. Tune says it best: “At the end of the day, people are going to call us whatever they want. We are referencing everything from classic house music to Timbaland in our beats, but I think the trap references tap into what the current sound is, and we are okay with that.”
Keys N Krates w/Hermtude & GANZ @ Fonda Theatre 2/20
Saturday, February 20
Doors @ 8 PM
Show @ 9 PM