Listen to Midnite Mass, the new EP from Keys N Krates
Keys N Krates explore frenzied, percussion-soaked melodies with Midnite Mass, the trio's third EP.
Having just visited Australia for a quick tour over the New Year break, Keys N Krates have unleashed Midnite Mass, the third EP to come from the Canadian electronic trio since their inception in 2008. Well-known for their percussion-soaked trap and band-styled live performances, Midnite Mass sees the trio continue to explore this sound, with six tracks of bass-heavy, gritty electronic music at it's finest.
It starts with a short interlude to the EP, which sees the trio build suspense with blaring sirens and building kicks before launching into U Already Know, a gargantuan, bass-filled number that sees wild percussion blended with overwhelming bass hits, delicate keys and vocal cuts. I Know U sports more of a low-cut build up, that suddenly turns into a dazzling display of synth and drum stabs, where as Love Again launches straight into a fast-paced, frenzied melody that soars above vocal loops and sirens. Save Me, which features vocals by English singer-songwriter Katy B, is more of a radio-friendly take on Keys N Krates' furious percussion melodies, with Katy B's vocals layered above your typical quick-paced, percussion-driven melody with warped future-bass-esque synth layered over the top. Rounding out with a softer single Nothing But Space, Keys N Krates' Midnite Mass EP is all very similar, especially when compared with their previous singles, but it works. The sprawling percussion melodies are uplifting and playful to the casual listener, yet complex and progressive enough to satisfy the more intense fans at the same time - a feat not easy done. You can listen to the full EP below and you can purchase the EP HERE.