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With North Coast Music Festival 2014 beginning tomorrow, we’ll be providing all types of coverage from the Chicago festival’s fifth anniversary. This interview with EDM group Keys n Krates comes from our partner Three Card Photography‘s very own Jesse Pizano. Read on to familiarize yourselves with Keys n Krates, the amazing year they’ve been having, what to expect from their live set this weekend, and what’s on the group’s plate following North Coast Music Festival 2014!
You guys are about to hit the stage at North Coast Music Festival. How are you guys feeling?
Matisse: Great! Chicago is one of our favourite places to play and North Coast is such a great festival.
How has the year been treating you guys so far?
Flo: Pretty incredible. We’ve really seen our fan base grow exponentially over the last six months and it’s been pretty surreal to be honest.
For those that have never heard of Keys N Krates, can you describe your sound?
Tune: Weird rap beats that evoke emotion but still make ya wanna have a dance party. Lots of emotional chord progressions, pitched up vocal samples, synths, weird chopped up samples and bangin rap drums.
What track off of your new EP, Every Nite, took the longest to make?
Tune: “Understand Why” took a long time. We did three to four different actual versions of the tune with at least five mix downs per version. It was a nightmare, but we are stoked on the final version we came up with.