KEYS N KRATES

Party Guru Productions Presents

KEYS N KRATES

Falcons, Jubilee

Fri Feb 9

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Boulder Theater

$25.00 - $28.00

This event is all ages

Ages 15+ without a parent

All tickets are non-exchangeable and non-refundable following purchase

Listed price does not include tax and service charge

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Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates
While it may look that way on stage, nothing is ever simple with Keys N Krates. Not when everyone has an equally valid opinion, along with the willingness (no, the all-consuming need) to sit and scrutinize a hearty 808 hit or laser like synth line for hours on end.

It's been this way since the very beginning, when Keys N Krates went from being a live hip-hop band reliant on rough acapellas and memory-jogging remixes to something much more complex - a tight-knit trio of producers/performers - Turntablist Jr Flo, Keyboard player David Matisse, drummer Adam Tune - who take rocking a party as seriously as a week spent in the studio. "We always trade roles from song to song," explains Jr. Flo. "It's not uncommon for Matisse to flip a sample, or for me to write a melody, or for Tune to chime in on the mixing of a track. It's not the fastest way of working, but everyone has a say in everything."

Which explains why their breakthrough singles (the elastic loops and diamond-edged drums of "Dum Dee Dum," the head rush hooks of "Treat Me Right," a frantic, D'n'B-flavored "Are We Faded") 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. "Seeing M83 live at the Osheaga festival changed our whole perception of how their music translates live," says Jr. Flo. "The chord progressions are beautiful and catchy but never corny. It's pop music at its best."

That was essentially the goal with the Toronto group's new Midnite Mass EP: cuts that are calibrated for clubs but that can translate beyond. Punchy and powerful. Emotional and epic. That goes for everything from its title track (an intro that sounds like a suspenseful thesis) to a Katy B collab ("Save Me") that'll beam old-school ravers straight back to the '90s. And then there's something as deceivingly simple as "Love Again," a soulful
rap beat created from scratch and such artful details as the orchestral flourishes of Ouici and the gospel vocals of a friend named JP. Let's just say it's no coincidence that the song sounds like it sampled a dust-caked '70s
record from a long-buried discount bin; That Just Blaze or Kanye might find and flip, Keys N Krates want to
leave you wondering just how they do it.

“We wanted people to wonder where we got a lot of the sounds for this EP, the same way we have when listening to producers like Just Blaze and Timbaland. Those guys have always used source samples or sounds that leave you scratching your head. We love that simplicity; it's like true Italian cooking, a few ingredients to make something so impactful…. beats that leave you wondering 'where the fuck did he get that sound from?'
Falcons
Falcons
Los Angeles producer/dj FALCONS has arrived at the forefront of a new generation blurring the lines between hip-hop, r&b, and electronic dance music. With his breakout Terra EP on Fool’s Gold Records, the young producer has crafted both radio-ready songs & underground club anthems in one breath. Terra received universal praise from outlets like The Fader, XXL Mag, Mass Appeal, and Complex, while gaining radio play across BBC Radio 1, Beats 1 and Rinse FM. Falcons’ explosive lead single, “Aquafina” featuring GoldLink, quickly amassed over 1 million streams and garnered support from heavyweights like Q-Tip, Virgil Abloh and A-Trak. Falcons has made major impact across the globe, touring his sound across North America, Asia, Europe and Australia with standout performances at Boiler Room and Coachella. 2015 was a massive year for the producer/DJ, but 2016 only has bigger surprises in store.
Jubilee
Jubilee
In the X-Men universe, Jubilee is known for prowling around the mall with neon shades on, breezing by with effortless cool. Given that one of her superpowers involves conjuring fireworks, the moniker couldn’t be more appropriate for Jess Gentile, the gifted DJ and producer known as Jubilee. Her preternatural sense of what’s popping off far ahead of the curve is only surpassed by her ability to make sparks fly in whatever room she’s in.

Growing up with the sounds of Power 96, 99 Jamz and local pirate stations in her ears, Jubilee soon stormed onto Miami’s rave scene as a teenager, drawn to the community that the dance floors inspired. Even if she had to go by herself, she’d rage at weekly drum ‘n’ bass nights, and zipped to and from raves in both Miami and West Palm Beach, bumping mixtapes from locals breaks DJs there and back.

The road eventually took Jubilee to New York. There she supported herself working at a makeup counter, all the while trading music and making friends through drum ‘n’ bass message boards. Jubilee’s curiosity about what was moving clubs across the pond and down the street was apparent; an early mix of hers combined Miami bass with grime, dancehall and club music.

Jubilee got her real start when she was given command of the downstairs room at drum n bass party. People would lose themselves and take shots while listening to DJ Assault, and news spread of Jubilee’s talents. Soon the versatile, forward-thinking DJ—who seamlessly moved through rap, UK grime, dancehall, R&B and more—started throwing and playing parties all around the city and beyond.

Reading and working a dance floor eventually translated into creating music for the very space she started in, releasing a trilogy of EPs on Mixpak Records, run by her former roommate Dre Skull. Much like her DJ style, her productions propelled her forward as a respected artist known for her ability to balance party with progressive music.

A nightlife expert in front of the mixing board and behind the decks, Jubilee is a unique force in club culture, injecting as much fun as technique into her sets & productions. Her debut album, “After Hours,” weaves together the many threads of her musical experiences into an effortlessly restrained artistic statement that works as an atmospheric ode to her home state, a confidently crafted nightlife narrative unified by weighty low end and expertly wielded drum machine workouts.
Venue Information:
Boulder Theater
2032 14th Street
Boulder, CO, 80302
http://www.bouldertheater.com/