With today's music being shuttled back and forth between artists on laptops, producing remixes left and right, fans almost get left out of the process. Between all the tunes being churned out in studios and at the many gates of this country's airports by producers hunched over in uncomfortable chairs with massive headphones scrunched over their heads, one act is bringing the magic of the remix to the stage. Toronto's Keys N Krates have become known for their "live remixes" of popular (and more esoteric) tracks, blending elements of jazz, funk, hip-hop, and progressive electronic genres to flip these cuts on their heads all in front of their screaming fans.
Recently, the trio played their homeland to the north at Ottawa's Bluesfest. Enjoy this video of the band remixing The Verve's "Bittersweet Symphony," taking the melancholy anthem and giving it an injection of fun and sass.
On the more subtle side of things, the band (comprised of DJ Jr. Flo, keyboardist David Matisse, and drummer Adam Tune) glitches up--and almost reggaeton's up--Florence and the Machine's "Postcards from Italy," kicking the moaning ballad into high gear with a decidedly ON-beat drive. Stay tuned as KNK continues to churn out more material in anticipation of a brand new release, and an appearance on The Untz Podcast in the Fall.
Florence and the Machine - Postcards from Italy (Keys N Krates Remix)
Tags: Hip Hop
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