Which explains why their breakthrough singles (the elastic loops & diamond-edged drums of "DumDeeDum" the head rush hooks of "TreatMeRight," a frantic, D'n'B-flavored "AreWeFaded") are able to pull the strings of packed festival crowds without resorting to tired EDM tropes. Hip-hop, house and UK bass music all play a role in a Keys N Krates record, but so do the dark-tinged dynamics and widescreen ways of indie acts like Caribou and M83.
But perhaps what truly separates Keys N Krates from the mass of electronic and hip-hop producers, is the unique show they create by performing their beats as a band, completely live. When you see Keys N Krates live, you will see their music turned on it's head using only drums, keys, turntables & live sampling. Their unique style creates not only a crazy dance party, but an experience and vibe like no other.