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Keys N Krates new single ‘Are We Faded’ puts them at #1 on Hype Machine’s Twitter Chart

August 27, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, News Tags: , , , , , ,

Topping the charts one single at a time! Keys N Krates jump up the Hype Machine Twitter Popular chart in less than 24 hours. Grab their new single on iTunes or Beatport and join the smokey madness that is “Are We Faded.” If you absolutely hate buying music and you’re too cool to use your precious money, you can always head over to rdio or Spotify and stream it until your ears bleed!
 

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Keys N Krates’ new single ‘Are We Faded’ is out now!

August 26, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, New Music Tags: , , , , ,

Out now on Dim Mak Records, “Are We Faded” marks the official return of Keys N Krates ahead of their highly anticipated Every Nite EP. With a debut on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show as well as on the highly influential YouTube channel All Trap Music, the tune has already seen support from the likes of Hudson Mohawke, Machinedrum, WhatSoNot, and Plastician. With almost 100k views on YouTube and over 330k plays on Soundcloud, “Are We Faded” is already well on its way to becoming a staple through the remainder of the summer festival season and beyond.
 

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NEW EP & MASSIVE TOUR COMING FROM KEYS N KRATES!

August 8, 2014 Tim Gauthier Blog, Music, News Tags: , , , , , ,

After several months of patient waiting, fans of the three-piece live electronic sensation known as Keys N Krates are about to be rewarded by Every Nite, the fresh new EP from the Canadian musical masterminds. Still flying high off the success of their undeniably catchy hit “Dum Dee Dum,” Keys N Krates are ready to launch into the next phase of their journey with this 6 track offering, which aptly demonstrates their evolution as a band, as well as their loyalty to the unique fusion of hip-hop and electronic music that they’re known for. Set for release on September 23 on Dim Mak Records, Every Nite displays the seamless blend and complementary juxtaposition between the drums, keys, turntables, and live sampling that so clearly distinguishes Keys N Krates.

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Ahead of the EP, Keys N Krates are presenting the first single “Are We Faded,” which is set for release August 26. About “Are We Faded,” Billboard says, “The new single, ‘Are We Faded,’ is dizzyingly sexy, pushing along at a slower tempo that’s ideal for sweaty, middle-of-the-dance-pit grooving. It’s carried by choppy female vocals that bounce around in tandem with the synths, vanishing every once in a while to let a low voice chime ‘f-f-faded.’

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Keys N Krates have celebrated recent success with “Dum Dee Dum” (off their SOLOW EP) nearing the 100k downloads sold mark (99,659 as of July 30), and with the accompanying video amassing more than 2.2 million views on YouTube. Other recent achievements include the Tove Lo flip of “Habits” into “All The Time,” which has collected over 5 million Soundcloud plays, as well as the entirety of their acclaimed SOLOW EP, including “Treat Me Right,” which shot to #1 on Hype Machine, received instantaneous support from figureheads such as Diplo and Flosstradamus and was debuted by Annie Mac in the UK. They have also been featured on some of the biggest and best festival stages around the world including HARD in Los Angeles, Voodoo Festival in New Orleans, and Lollapalooza in Chicago, with USA Today singling them out as emerging artists to catch.

In celebration of the Every Nite EP, Keys N Krates are embarking on a massive fall tour, co-headlining with Gladiator and with support from Thugli, that will take them across the expanse of North America. Aside from their noteworthy talent as producers and studio musicians, Keys N Krates truly set themselves apart by their performances, where they bring their live electronic instrumentation to the stage together as a band. With stops in Los Angeles, Denver, Boston, Philadelphia, Phoenix, and countless more, Keys N Krates are canvassing the continent making sure no fan gets left behind.

Loudpvck & Gladiator‘s new track “Tony” is set for release on Ultra Music August 12, following Gladiator‘s collaboration with A-Trak, a remix of Foster the People’s “Best Friend.” Also Joining Keys N Krates on the tour are fellow Torontonians, Thugli. Loved by Diplo, A-Trak, Flosstradamus and Bauuer for their distinctive sound, described as a hybrid of dirty south rap combined with a love of melodic builds and heavy synth, Thugli will be releasing their debut EP this fall, and their remix of Diplo & GTA‘s track “Boy Oh Boy” features on Diplo‘s new album.

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Dum Dee Dum cracks A MILLI!

May 1, 2014 Tim Gauthier Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

[two_third]Keys N Krates‘ “Dum Dee Dum” is one of those tunes that instantly gets stuck in your head, and with the official video passing the 1 million views mark, it is also getting stuck on your screens. Directed by Slave Labour, the video is a hilarious mockumentary that explores the Mennonite culture. In the video, the director visits various Mennonite communities and introduces members to current technology unbeknownst to them, including iPods, boom boxes, and more, all the while blasting “Dum Dee Dum.”

Off of last year’s SOLOW EP, “Dum Dee Dum” is also taking festival stages by storm this spring, with support from Skrillex, Carnage, Diplo, RL Grime, Flosstradamus and more. This week the single hit #16 on the US Dance Singles Sales Chart (as ranked by SoundScan), making it the only trap record aside from “Turn Down For What” in the top 20. “Dum Dee Dum” is showing no signs of slowing down.[/two_third][one_third_last]

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#FreeFriday Episode No. 085: Kanye West – Clique ft. Big Sean & Jay Z (Keys N Krates Remix)

April 18, 2014 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Today is Good #FreeFriday, and in honor of the holiday we’re giving away a track that was originally put out on G.O.O.D. Music, because we know you’ve all been on your best behavior. This Keys N Krates remix of Kanye West, Big Sean, and Jay Z’s “Clique” will get you through the Easter weekend with your family. Just remember to eat your vegetables, iron your shirt, and don’t let grandma hear what you’re listening to.


 

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Greatest Hits of 2013: Remixes

February 25, 2014 Tim Gauthier New Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Last year marked many more milestones for the label with artists like Deorro, Clockwork, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Felix Cartal, Dirtyphonics, Keys N Krates, Coone, Angger Dimas, and Borgore coming to the forefront. The ‘Dim Mak Greatest Hits 2013: Remixes’ features all of these talented artists and more all in one package, summarizing a very memorable year for Dim Mak.

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Amazon Super Sale!!!

February 7, 2014 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

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The winter Olympics are here and what better way to show our patriotism than offer up a sale via the most American company there is?!! That’s right, we’re talking about the middle man to all of your strange and impulsive desires. The one that sells canned unicorn meat, cat scratch turntables, all-edge brownie pans, iPhone cases for $0.25, and they’ll even deliver your groceries! You have the world at your fingertips, literally, you don’t even have to leave your reclining memory phone cushioned chair which you bought on Amazon! Ah, America the great.

The point we’re trying to make, is that we’re offering up some hot deals on numerous recently released records including: Keys N Krates ‘SOLOW’ EP, Linkin Park & Steve Aoki “A Light That Never Comes” Remix EP, Borgore “Wild Out” EP, Coone ‘Global Dedication’, and more!

So head on over to http://goo.gl/KJZGLS to support your favorite artist, support your favorite record label, and support the Olympians as they head into battle this glorious weekend.

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8 LIVE Remixes from Keys N Krates that are better than the Original

January 29, 2014 Dim Mak Video Tags: , , , ,

Keys N Krates has been labeled a “trap” group but this band has talent way beyond making drunk white kids turn up. Drummer Adam Tune, Synth/keyboardist David Matisse and turntableist Jr. Flo are pioneers in blending live performance and electronic dance music. This Canadian trio definitely does not just press buttons and let the lasers distract you from their pre-made set. To see the LIVE talent and creativity for yourself watch these remix performances on their Youtube channel that are better than most songs on Beatport right now.

Aside from performing great music, their SOLOW EP from Dim Mak Records took over the blogosphere with the videos “Treat Me Right” making the Top 10 Vimeo Videos and “Dum Dee Dum” taking #1 on Hypemachine and was nominated for MTV Clubland’s Video Pick of the Year.

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Keys N Krates join Vimeo’s Top 10 Videos of 2013

January 20, 2014 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , ,

With its long, ambiguous buildup in outer space, the opening to this video kills us. The music is bumpin’, the handclaps are going, we’re ready to go, but to where? Then BOOM! The video’s concept kicks in, and it’s grins from ear to ear. We don’t believe in guilty pleasures, but this vid is pretty sinful, and when it finishes we’re ready to press play and indulge again. Ohji definitely knows how to treat us right. (Jason Sondhi)

Check out all 10 entries here: thedailybeast.com

 

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#1 on Hype Machine: Keys N Krates – All The Time (Tove Lo Flip)

January 18, 2014 Tim Gauthier Music, News Tags: , , , , , , ,

Incase you didn’t hear, last night Keys N Krates were forced to cancel their live performance in Hollywood @ Avalon due to a low-life gaining access to their green room and stealing their laptops before they went on. KNK took to Facebook this morning to inform their fans of what happened and inadvertently announce their next single “Understand Why.” However, a little laptop debacle isn’t going to hold them back from doing what they love. This morning they leaped to that #1 spot on Hype Machine with their new track “All The Time (Tove Lo Flip)” which was premiered just a few days ago. Have a listen(above) and be sure to ‘favorite’ it to keep them at the top!

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Congrats Keys N Krates! MTV Clubland #PICKOFTHEYEAR

December 12, 2013 Tim Gauthier News, Video Tags: , ,

2013 is coming to a close & as you’re probably aware by now, each week on Clubland they highlight one video as the ‘PICK OF THE WEEK’ and once again it’s the fans turn to choose which video gets #PICKOFTHEYEAR!

Voting is now LIVE and will be open until 12noon ET on 12/18. The winner will be announced 12/19 on clubland.mtv.com.

Vote now for Keys N Krates!

[Rolling Stone] Dim Mak Artists Go Crazy at TomorrowWorld EDM Festival

December 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

On September 27th, the electronic music festival TomorrowWorld brought its transcendent chaos to Chattahoochee Hills in Atlanta, Georgia. Now fans can experience the sensory overload with the new “Up All Night TomorrowWorld” video, which condenses the hectic…

Through an Intern’s Eyes- Steve Aoki at The Shrine

November 19, 2013 Cubby Blog, Music Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

What can I say about Los Angeles? Warm weather, palm trees, and most importantly- good house. My name is Cubby Cramer; I am one of the interns at Dim Mak Records this fall. I hail from the cold and wintery land of Ithaca, a small hipster city in New York. As a senior Television-Radio student at Ithaca College, I am given the opportunity to study abroad in California. Dim Mak heard about my experience with dance music, from editing Your EDM to hosting my own dance radio show on WICB, so I was one of the lucky few brought on board. This past week was a moment many of us at Dim Mak were looking forward to, Steve Aoki at The Shrine. As his Los Angeles stop on the Aokify America tour, I was excited to see the other artists on the roster for the evening equally as much as Steve Aoki himself. Besides- it was snowing in Ithaca- I really couldn’t complain!
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My evening started with Keys N Krates, who I was immediately was impressed with. Call me biased seeing as they are a Dim Mak faithful, but it was their live setup was the real kicker. The three man group is going to be one of the real game changers moving forward, merging djing, keyboards, and drums into one live act. Seeing as everyone is a DJ these days, a trap artist that has an atypical approach like this will easily put them in front of the pack. Case in point, their live rendition of “Dum Dee Dum” was excellent, with a long bridged section leading into the track we know and love.
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This was an evening of firsts. While all the artists that night I had not previously seen, it was also the first time I had seen a rapper live. Waka Flocka came on stage to much rejoicing from the crowd, while DJ Ace dropped many Brick Squad Monopoly and gunshot sound effects. Both the crowd and myself enjoyed Waka’s hits like “Hard In Da Paint” and “Grove St. Party”, it was the Beatport Top 10 reaching “Wild Out” that set it off. Hearing this big electro house record live and seeing a sea of fans jumping in unison was a sight to behold.
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Alvin Risk and Iggy Azalea were both fun in their own rights. Alvin Risk brought high energy electro and dubstep from his end, while Iggy Azalea dazzled with her dance moves and backup dancers. Alvin was sure to play his high profile works like his remix of “We Are Young” and his addictingly fun remix of “Earthquakey People” from Steve Aoki. Iggy Azalea had a crazy, reflective silver jumpsuit on this evening, stealing the show with her look. I could tell that the ladies in the audience really enjoyed her set, and personally I was happy to hear “Beat Down” live for a change.
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Finally, Steve Aoki took the stage, the moment everyone had been waiting for. As a dance music journalist who closely watches the public opinion, I’ve been looking forward to seeing Steve perform for a long time. Steve Aoki often gets knocked by dance music purists for believing he does prerecorded sets- but truth be told- nothing is feigned in his live performance. When it came time to cake the crowd, to much audience jubilee mind you, Steve knew just how much time he’d have before jumping back on the decks to throw on another record. Steve was sure to drop both his upcoming releases like soon-to-be major electro hit “Aoki Jump” with R3hab while bringing back old favorites like “Warp 1.9” and “No Beef”.
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I must also applaud Steve for inviting Travis Barker for live drumming tracks like “Push ‘Em” and a number of others. Then to go one step further, Mike Shinoda and Chester Bennington of Linkin Park joined on stage to perform “A Light Than Never Comes”. I had never expected so many guests to join Steve on stage, it really puts into perspective how many other artists he works with. Then to close the evening, Steve engaged the crowd in breaking the Guinness World Record for longest crowd scream. What else to say about this evening but wow, Steve and Dim Mak are clearly writing the manual to event success! I’ve seen my fair share of different DJs and musicians, but the energy of this evening was unreal. From start to finish, this night will go down as a testament on how to throw a proper house party.
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Serato x Red Bull Thre3style 2013 World Finals Wrap Up

November 19, 2013 Dim Mak Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , ,

DJs and producers from around the world gathered together in Toronto for the annual Red Bull Thre3style World Finals last weekend. The DJs battled it out over 5 days until ultimately the Japanese based DJ/Producer Shintaro took the the title. Dim Mak was proudly represented by Toronto’s own Keys N Krates. Keys N Krates single “Treat Me Right” off of their SOLOW EP was featured in the official recap video for the competition. “Treat Me Right” gained Keys N Krates worldwide recognition after topping Hype Machine and reaching #1 on Beatport’s Top 100 Electronic Chart with its June 2013 release. The SOLOW EP includes other successful singles such as “Dum Dee Dum” which official music video has almost 130,000 views after premiering on MTV Clubland. Keys N Krates have been staying busy with a jam packed festival season that included performances at Lollapalooza, Mad Decent Block Party and Hard Summer. They are continuing to tour alone and at special locations on the Aokify America Tour. Watch above to see all the talented producers who performed and showcased their talent in this official recap video.

[RECAP] #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Part II

November 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Blog, Giveaways, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Keeping in line with last week’s #AokifyAmerica #TourLife Recap, we bring you more exclusive, behind-the-scenes media of Steve Aoki, Borgore, Waka Flocka Flame, Pharrell, and more homies as Aoki Framily travels across the U.S. giving the people what they want! Follow us on Instagram…

[THUMP VIDEO] Real talk with over 20 of Toronto’s dance music gurus.

October 31, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , ,

In mere days from now—November 4 through 9, to be exact—a selection of finalists from around the world will touch down in Toronto for the Red Bull Thre3style World Finals, the globe’s best DJ competition actually geared towards the dancefloor. But it’s not like the Canadian capital needs any talent imported. Many of the DJs/producers currently blowing up the club scene worldwide originate in the T… and you may not even know it.

In this video, Brooklyn-based DJ Jubilee—a Thre3style judge who has played in Canada so many times she’s practically half-maple—visits over 15 of her Toronto-based friends, including Dim Mak superstars Keys N Kratesand Autoerotique, bass dudes Hunter Siegel and Marcus Visionary, techno leading lights Gingy and Alixander III (of Azari & III), and frequent Thre3style performers GrandtheftThugli, and Skratch Bastid, among many others. Along the way we discover that the Toronto dance music scene is a fractured but lovable family—most of these producers have worked together, lived together, thrown parties together, or gotten in fights with each other at one point or another, whether they’re deep in the techno game or banging out the hardest trap sounds.

Watch See You in Toronto to find about Torro Torro’s secret love affair with pigs, why Bruce Trail is a wizard, who throws the best afterparties, how Autoerotique gets erotic, and why Hamilton is the darkest place on the planet Earth, among other secrets of the city’s dance music elite.
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Keys N Krates – Dum Dee Dum (Official Video)

October 17, 2013 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , , ,

Toronto-based live electronic outfit KEYS N KRATES have today (October 17) partnered with MTV Clubland and mtvU for the premiere of the official music video for their breakthrough single “Dum Dee Dum” from their recently released SOLOW EP, out now on Dim Mak Records. The video made its on-air debut this morning on MTV Clubland and is also featured on MTV2 and mtvU. Watch the “Dum Dee Dum” music video here: http://goo.gl/xNJbVM.

Directed by Slave Labour, the video is a hilarious mockumentary that explores the Mennonite culture. In the video, the director visits various Mennonite communities and introduces members to current technology unbeknownst to them, including iPods, boom boxes, and more, all the while blaring the “Dum Dee Dum” track in full blast. The reaction from the Mennonite community to the alien sounds of “Dum Dee Dum” is priceless.

Steve Aoki announces additional Dim Mak support acts for Aokify America Tour!

September 19, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

As he prepares to hit the road once again this fall, Grammy-nominated international producer/DJ and electronic dance music entrepreneur STEVE AOKI has announced additional support acts for his upcoming Aokify America Tour. For the tour, AOKI has drafted an elite group of artists from the DIM MAK roster—the independent record label, events and lifestyle company, and apparel line he founded in 1996 and presenting partner of the tour—including Felix Cartal, Autoerotique, Dirtyphonics, Keys N Krates, Garmiani, Deorro, Rune RK, and Botnek as well as a new, specially designed production from performer Kryoman entitled HEX3D. Already featuring a stellar lineup with bass “Legend” Borgore and hip-hop heavyweight Waka Flocka Flame as direct support, with special guest Pharrell Williams (The Neptunes/N.E.R.D.) appearing on select dates, the Aokify America Tour stands as one of the highlights on this year’s touring circuit. Tickets for the Aokify America Tour are on sale now: aokifyamerica.com.

Screen Shot 2013-09-19 at 11.20.06 AMThe newly confirmed rotating talent on the Aokify America Tour adds a diverse array of artists spanning a wide spectrum of electronic music styles. Coming off his most successful release to date with the Past, Present, Felix EP on Dim Mak Records—praised by ENTERTAINMENT TONIGHT and BILLBOARD.COM, who called featured track New Scene” “one of the best dance recordings of the year”—Felix Cartal brings his signature electro house sounds. Toronto-based electro producer Autoerotique adds a heavier sound to the mix, best exemplified on the latest track“Play It Again” and the recent Asphyxiation (Remixes) EP, both out now on Dim Mak Records. Featured on AOKI’s Deadmeat Tour in 2012, French electronic dance music quartet DIRTYPHONICS return with their trademark heavy bass heard on their debut full-length album Irreverence and the corresponding No Stopping Us (Remixes) EP, both available now on Dim Mak Records. Dubbed “EDM’s hottest live band” by BILLBOARD.COM and featured by USA Today, Toronto-based live electronic outfit Keys N Krates recently released their SOLOW EP on Dim Mak Records, which highlights their trap-tinged electronic/hip-hop hybrid sound. Also featured on the tour are producers GarmianiDeorro, house/techno artist Rune RK, and production/DJ duo Botnek. Additionally, performer Kryoman introduces his innovative production setup HEX3D on the Aokify America Tour, which pushes the boundaries of live, audiovisual performance art.

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The new talent is not the only major tour announcement being made though. A proponent of pro-social causes and a philanthropist in his own right, AOKI’s Steve Aoki Charitable Fund is donating a dollar for every ticket sold throughout the tour to a charity selected by his fans via Facebook. Furthermore, for every year AOKI has been alive, he will match a corresponding $1,000 for a total of $36,000 on the tour. Fans will be encouraged to vote for their chosen charity from a group of four pre-selected organizations, including: American Brain Foundation, committed to curing brain disease; University of Rochester – Memory Care Program, providing diagnosis, treatment, and care of neurodegenerative conditions that affect the elderly and the aging nervous system; Brain Preservation Foundation, evaluating “plastination” and “cryonics,” two ways doctors might inexpensively preserve the brain of a dying person; and Infusio, pushing the fusion of cutting-edge science and the newest developments in complementary medicine placed in a spa-like healing environment. Fans can vote via a dedicated poll on STEVE AOKI’s official Facebook page (www.facebook.com/Steve.Aoki) starting October 9 through November 23. Following the tour, AOKI will hand deliver the check to the chosen charity. For more information, visit: www.steveaokifund.com.

Meanwhile, STEVE AOKI is dominating the music world with the massive Linkin Parkcollaboration “A Light That Never Comes,” out now on Warner Bros. Records, and“Boneless,” a collaboration with Chris Lake and Tujamo (Ultra Music), which hit #1on Beatport.

[Billboard Premiere] Keys N Krates, ‘SOLOW’ EP: First Listen

September 13, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

keys-and-crates-hard-summer-2013-650Were someone to describe Keys N Krates as an artist who includes Diplo and Annie Mac as friends, one whose schedule includes appearances at festival stages like HARD, Mad Decent Block Party and Electric Zoo, and one who is signed to Steve Aoki’s Dim Mak label, you might have and idea of who this artist is. But as a live electronic band, Toronto-based trio Keys N Krates, are anything but a typical EDM act.

In fact, as they show on their new EP, SOLOW, out this Tuesday, there’s still a lot of room for originality in a genre typically defined by similarities. Check out the first listen of SOLOW here, on CODE.

[Beatport Chart] Keys N Krates August 2013 Top 10

August 7, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , ,

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knk-imageThe words “Dum Dee Dum” may conjure up images of a little girl frolicking through a field of daffodils (at least it does for me), but when you associate “Dum Dee Dum” as the newest release from Keys N Krates, the result is anything but innocent and flowery. A fiery track that has a steady anthemesque beat to it, “Dum Dee Dum” is as original as it is heavy and infectious. In support of this release, Keys N Krates have created a BEATPORT Chart that is sure to please. Featuring ROYAL-T, CASHMERE CAT, RL GRIME, DIPLO, RUSTIE and more, the August 2013 TOP 10 Beatport Chart from Keys N Krates is hyper and eclectic, filled to the brim with bossy beats and heavy bass. Run through your field of daffodils and over to Beatport to nab this hella tight chart, and prepare for the next wave of a Keys N Krates take over!

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USA Today: 6 emerging artists to catch at Lollapalooza [Keys N Krates]

August 3, 2013 Tim Gauthier Uncategorized Tags: , , , ,

While it’s all well and good to rattle off a list of accomplishments, sometimes it’s just easier to name-drop. Keys N Krates has toured and played alongside Bassnectar, Skrillex, Kid Cudi, Pretty Lights, Major Lazer, Girl Talk and Zeds Dead in recent years, and received support from notable electronic artists such as Diplo and TNGHT. There’s a smorgasbord of talent in this Toronto-based trio — Dave Matisse on keyboards, Adam Tune on drums and Jr. Flo on turntables — which has been blending electronic and trap music with rap beats since 2008. They played SXSW, Ultra and Wakarusa music festivals, and are getting ready to release their SoLow EP in September. (via USA Today)

♪ Out Now: AutoErotique & Felix Cartal – The Alarm Remixed

June 4, 2013 Nikki Music Tags: , , , , , , , ,

By now, I’m sure you’ve fallen in love with Felix Cartal and Autoerotique’s “The Alarm” (and if you haven’t, then shame on you). Whether you have or have not, prepare yourself to get stoked all over again because it’s been remixed, giving the already vibrant track three fresh new perspectives.

Dim Mak Invades Miami – Part 2

May 28, 2013 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The party never stops when the Dim Mak crew is on scene. If you thought day 1 in Miami was wild then days 2 and 3 of WMC 2013 were nothing less than savage.

Things got wet and, well, weird as we hosted our highly anticipated Dim Mak Records Pool Party on Day 2. The Raleigh Hotel pool was full of babes in bikinis and dudes ready to dance their faces off. With rousing performances by Steve Aoki, Dzeko & Torres, Dirtyphonics, Laidback Luke, Keys N Krates, Yolanda Be Cool, Borgore & Carnage, Clockwork, and Benny Benassi, just to name a few, the day turned into night and back to day before anyone even realized it happened.

The insanity continued on day 3 as we made our way to the OWSLA Party at Red Bull House where we undoubtedly had our share of fun.

Make sure you stay tuned for “Dim Mak Invades Miami – Part 3″ to catch us at Ultra Music Festival.

Music By: Garmiani – “Rumble”
– iTunes: http://itun.es/i6xT3s5
– Beatport: http://btprt.dj/12rhF2O
– Spotify: http://spoti.fi/10RIAU8

Dim Mak Heads to Austin

May 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier Video Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

This year we started off the 2013 festival season in Austin, Texas during the SXSW festivities for the Dim Mak x Buygore showcase. A few members from our team headed out from LA to the lone star state to help including #Jenks, Bryan (B!) Linares, Alexvnder, and others. Even our good friend NeilFavila.com made it!

The event served as a platform to showcase Dim Mak’s newest and long-term artists from near and far. We rallied in the troops for a roster that included Scanners, AutoErotique, PeaceTreaty, Azari & III, Keys N Krates, Will Brennan, New Ivory. Borgore and the Buygore camp presented Kennedy Jones, Ookay, & an epic Borgore x Carnage dj set. You know this was a party!

Music By:
Autoerotique “The Alarm” (Keys N Krates Remix) – Out 6.4.13
Will Brennan “RNR” – http://itun.es/i6xq6t9
Keys N Krates “Treat Me Right” – http://itun.es/i6xq6tX
Datsik “Light The Fuse” – http://itun.es/i6xq5zv

#FreeFriday Episode No. 041: Keys N Krates – Treat Me Right (THUGLI Remix)

May 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier #FreeFriday Tags: , , , , ,

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Hello boys and girls, we hope everything is going splendidly on this most free of Fridays! As the weekend draws so near that you can taste it, we suggest that you treat yo’ self to the new THUGLI remix of Keys N Krates new single “Treat Me Right” – on the house! ;-) You can download the “Treat Me Right” single here, and watch the official video below.

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Rehearsal Sessions: Keys N Krates – Treat Me Right Pt. 1 and 2

April 19, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music, Video Tags: , , , , ,

cuvm_KNKTreatMeRightCover_1-e1361326570656We all know Keys N Krates play by their own rules when creating their far from ordinary trap inspired beats. Well, we got to spend some rehearsal time with the trio to see just how they make the musical magic happen. The production of their latest single, “Treat Me Right” released on Dim Mak Records, started off as a jam session with Adam Tune on drums, David Matisse playing keys, and Jr. Flow mixing on the turntables. KNK likes to record their music like a traditional band, “jamming it out until something comes out” says Adam. Watch as they rehearse for their live performance of “Treat Me Right”.

Live Performance Music Video Shoot for Keys N Krates next Tuesday!

April 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music, News, Video Tags: , , , , , ,

knk_ig_videoShootDim Maks amazing and original new artist Keys N Krates are coming to Dim Mak Studios and you’re invited! Come be a part of history and help capture the essence of our legendary Tuesday night party in Hollywood at the music video shoot for their new single “Treat Me Right”, which was released on Dim Mak Records earlier this year. Arrive early for FREE beer and come dressed in your finest threads, bring your friends & ratchets too. Entry to Dim Mak Tuesdays will be comp’d for all participants. Hope to see you all there!

Dim Mak Presents:
– Keys N Krates | Dim Mak Records
– Dan Oh
– Kid B
– BONES | Gotta Dance Dirty
+ SECRET GUESTS

Dim Mak Goes To Lollapalooza 2013

April 1, 2013 Tim Gauthier News Tags: , , , ,

After months of speculation, Lollapalooza put all rumors to rest this morning with the release of the 2013 line up. Among the long list of talented artists performing this year, Dim Mak is pleased to be making its way to Grant Park with performances by Steve Aoki, Keys N Krates, and Alvin Risk.  If you’re not up to date on their recent releases on Dim Mak I highly suggest you  check out Steve Aoki’s “Ooh” featuring Rob Roy,Treat Me Right” from Keys N Krates, and “Infinity” from Alvin Risk.

3- day passes for the festival are currently sold out, however day passes will go on sale April 3 for $95. You can grab more information on Lollapalooza.com.


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Dim Mak x #blu eCigs x #ElectricLounge x Austin, TX

March 25, 2013 Tim Gauthier Lifestyle, Music Tags: , , , , , ,

For one week out of the year, all eyes are on the Lone Star state as thousands of fans, bands, bloggers, vendors, and film geeks swarm the Texas state capital for SXSW.

This year, from March 14-16, a new venue with the electronic set in mind popped up on historic 6th street. Sponsored by blu eCigs, the Electric Lounge held free shows featuring some of today’s most popular and rising stars of the dance movement; so naturally, there were some incredible Dim Mak Records artists included in the lineup. We all know it’s not a party until it’s a Dim Mak party, and SXSW attendees learned that lesson first hand. Featured at the Electric Lounge were DMR artists Datsik, Keys N’ Krates, and Will Brennan. Playing to a packed, yet intimate crowd, the lounge was popping off like the buttons of a too-tight shirt on a too-round man.

Datsik did what he does the absolute best (see: blow minds) by playing tracks off of his newest EP, Cold Blooded(Firepower), as well as crowd favorites from the “Vitamin D” album.

The triple threat trio of Keys N’ Krates brought the house down with pumping vibrations, giving fans a taste of what’s to come in 2013 with “Treat Me Right”, the trios newest single that is placing on charts all across the board.

Will Brennan, riding the waves of his latest releases “RNR” and “Fall In Love” in celebration of the re-release of his album “Prodigal Son”, the hip hop/electro darling gave Electric Lounge a performance that dared the attendees to not throw their hands up and get down.

All in all, Dim Mak Records artists showed native Austinites and international visitors alike that the label features diverse artists who know how to please an equally diverse crowd. Thanks to everyone who supported our hard working artists at this years SXSW, and an extra special thanks to #blu eCigs and #ElectricLounge for shining their spotlight on Dim Mak Records.

Check out some of the madness that took place in the photobooth on Thursday. See the full set here.

KNK (@keysnkrates) sitting pretty at #1 on Hype Machine

March 10, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , , ,

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treatThe internet has spoken, Keys N Krates – “Treat Me Right” topped the popular chart over at hypem.com on Saturday. As shown on the right, “Treat Me Right” was topping the chart over some heavy hitters like Drake and Lana Del Rey. Big thanks to everyone who is loving and liking the song. Be sure to catch them at our party this week in Austin during SxSW and then next week in Miami during MMW.

“Treat Me Right is number 1 on Hype Machine! Thx to all of you went and hearted it! Wowzers!” – Keys N Krates

Beatport DJ Chart and Spotify Playlist from Keys N Krates

March 8, 2013 Tim Gauthier Music Tags: , , ,

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cuvm_KNKTreatMeRightCover_1-e1361326570656Keys N Krates, the most versatile and newest addition to the Dim Mak Records release roster, have created a couple March mixtapes that reflect their truly revolutionary style. Combining synths, keyboards, and turntables, the trio present us with an invigorating spin on the trap phenomenon that has swept the nation. Their Spotify playlist along with their March Beatport chart are true testaments to their abilities to merge different stylistic elements into a singular sound that you can’t help but get down to. Featuring tracks from the likes of Salva, Kendrick Lamar, GTA, Drake and more, these mixes are sure to become a staple for hip hop and dance music enthusiasts alike. Be sure to have a listen and check out their single “Treat Me Right”, currently listed at No. 35 on Beatport’s Electronica Top 100.

Keys N Krates – Treat Me Right Rehearsal (Part 1)

February 19, 2013 Tim Gauthier Blog, Video Tags: , , , , ,

Keys N Krates have put up another smashing video of them rehearsing Treat Me Right. This video is the first part of it.

Keys N Krates – Treat Me Right will be out worldwide on Dim Mak Records on march 5th!
Mark this date and make sure you grab a copy of this great Trap classic.

Also make sure you get a FREE COPY of Keys N Krates “Lucid Dreams” EP, which is out on Dim Mak Records in collaboration with Trap-A-Holics. To get a free copy, click here.

Pre-order: You can pre-order the single on iTunes here.