The Bowery Presents
Keys N Krates

Cura Tour

Keys N Krates

Promnite, Jubilee

Fri, March 23, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Brooklyn Steel

Brooklyn, NY

$25 ADV/$30 DOS

This event is 18 and over

Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates formed as the brainchild of drummer Adam Tune, synth/keyboard aficionado David Matisse and internationally award-winning turntablist Jr. Flo. The Toronto trio came together in 2008 with the desire to bring their blend of live electronic instrumentation to the stage.



They've often been referred to as the worlds 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."



Having toured their unique blend of hip hop and bass music extensively across North America, Keys N Krates put out a slew of original music in 2013. Their most recent body of work, titled SOLOW EP, was released via Steve Aoki's Dim Mak Records in September 2013.



The EP features KNK's banger "Treat Me Right," which launched with the support of figureheads like Diplo, Major Lazer, Flosstradamus, and TNGHT. It went to number one on Hype Machine, continues to chart on the Beatport Hip Hop Chart, and remains a fixture in DJ sets and car stereos across the globe.



Premiered by Annie Mac on BBC Radio1, their second single off SOLOW EP, "Dum Dee Dum," experienced a similar kind of success on the charts and has solidified the trio as creators of anthemic party music with a quickly growing fan base.



KNK has since explored their love for rap music by creating a remix of "Dum Dee Dum." Featuring G.O.O.D. Music's Cyhi The Prynce, King Louie, and Tree, the track has received glowing reviews from the likes of Fader Magazine, Vice Mag, and NahRight. "We had so much fun doing that rap remix," says Flo. "We can't wait to work with more rappers and vocalists in general."



Perhaps what truly separates Keys N Krates from the mass of Electronic and Hip Hop producers out there is the unique show they create by performing their bassy beats as a band, completely live. When you go to a KNK show, you will see their music and the music of others morphed and turned on it's head using only drums, keys, turntables and live sampling. This unique style creates not only a crazy dance party, but an experience and vibe like no other.



As a result, KNK have found themselves playing some of the world's largest Festivals, including Lollapalooza, Electric Zoo, Ultra Music Festival, Osheaga, and Sonar Festival (to name a few.) As Matisse says, "Our favourite thing is playing live and bringing people into our world."
Promnite
Promnite
Promnite was born in a Los Angeles studio in 2014, but PJ Sledge's career in music began years before that. Inspired by the underground sounds of Low End Theory and the Los Angeles beat scene, the New York native moved to the West Coast in 2011 where he quickly linked up with a group of producers who would go on to form Team Supreme.

Known to the world as Colta during these years, PJ repurposed his early influences in everything from punk and skate rock to electro and drum & bass, and the project gained momentum quickly thanks in part to a debut Boiler Room performance in spring of 2013 and production work for Diplo's Mad Decent outfit alongside the likes of Mr. Carmack, Djemba Djemba, and Penthouse Penthouse.

A year later, PJ made the pivot to Promnite, which allowed him to explore a new range of sounds, genres, and tempos. Club, downtempo hip hop, and hard beats were now all on the table, and not long after Promnite's inception, PJ was producing for Denzel Curry, playing a London Boiler Room with Danny Seth, and co-founding the club-focused collective, Athletixx, with fellow LA producers Hoodboi, Kittens, and Falcons.

Promnite continues to produce with the dark, metropolitan-inspired undertones he's become known for while employing a graduated, songs-over-beats approach reflective of his personal, real world experiences. Snakecharmer, the forthcoming EP featuring Denzel Curry, Mark Johns, Mr. Carmack, and more, is a self-described "labor of emotion" and the next step in PJ's ever-evolving progression as a musician and creative.
Jubilee
Though now splitting her time between Miami and Brooklyn, XLR8R's "artist to watch" Jubilee will always be Brooklyn's bass sweetheart. Known for her rambunctious combination of upfront bass music, UK house, and tropical flavors, she has become a surefire remedy for ailing dancefloors around the globe.

Co-opting her name from the X-Men character who shot fireworks out of her hands, Jubilee works similar magic when she steps into the DJ booth.

 But she's also simply Jess, the one-time South Florida raver who grew up obsessively listening to Miami bass on the radio and dancing the night away at underground breaks parties. After making the move to NYC, she quickly infiltrated the DJ circuit and began turning heads with her knowledge of all things bass.

It's the sweet mix of underground bass and tropical vibes that brings Jubilee from clubs and warehouse parties to the comfort of your own home. Her radio show Fireworks, on both Brooklyn Radio and Electric Soundstage (iHeartRadio's new electronic station), continuously features fellow global producers such as Sinden, Bok Bok, Mike Q, and Star Eyes. Prior to Fireworks, she has DJed on East Village Radio and put together well received guest mixes for "The Mix Up" on Australia's Triple J Radio and XLR8R Magazine's esteemed podcast series.
Venue Information:
Brooklyn Steel
319 Frost Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11222