Band: Keys N Krates, SFAM and DJ Krave
Date: Thursday, Sept. 24, doors at 8 p.m.
Venue: Soul Kitchen, 219 Dauphin St., Mobile
Tickets: $15 advance/$25 day-of, available at Soul Kitchen, online, Mellow Mushroom (both locations) or by calling 1-866-468-7630
Toronto’s Keys N Krates is taking LoDa into the depths of the trap with their mélange of live percussion and electronic dance music (EDM). Since 2008, drummer Adam Tune, keyboardist David Matisse and turntablist Jr. Flo have been exploding through the scene with a captivating original sound. While Matisse and Jr. Flo lay out a groundwork of trap-influenced beats and synth, Tune rolls across the drum skins with rhythmic stick work.
Notable EDM artists such as Diplo and Flosstradamus have been mesmerized by the Keys N Krates sound, and Steve Aoki released the band’s “Solow EP” on his label Dim Mak Records. Key N Krates will be entertaining their Mobile audience with sounds from their latest, “Every Night EP.”
Soul Kitchen will be sending EDM ambassadors to greet the Canadians with a double dose of Southeast electronica. Based in New Orleans, SFAM has been moving crowds at hometown clubs and events such as the Buku Music and Arts Project. Their intense beats sprinkled with smooth grooves should be a hit with the Azalea City crowd.
DJ Krave has established local street cred with his memorable sets at the regular GlowRage shows. No matter where DJ Krave takes his beats, his EDM is riddled with an ethereal, dreamlike aura that even a bass drop cannot stop.