Keys N Krates' Cura Tour

Doc Roc Presents

Keys N Krates' Cura Tour

Promnite, Jubilee

Wed Feb 14

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

Cain's Ballroom

Tulsa, OK

$24.00 - $39.00

This event is 16 and over


THIS EVENT IS FOR AGES 16+!
YOU MUST HAVE A VALID GOV'T ISSUED iD TO ENTER!

Advance $24
Day of Show $26
Door $26
Mezzanine (21+) $39

There is a $2 fee that applies to each ticket purchased at the Cain's Box Office.

No re-entry! No smoking! No refunds!

Support acts are subject to change without notice!

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?'
Promnite
Promnite
Promnite was born in a Los Angeles studio in 2014, but PJ (last name)’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.

Heading into 2017, Promnite will continue 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
Jubilee
Jess AKA Jubilee is a young DJ and electronic music producer, originally from Miami, Florida and currently residing in New York. Been nicknamed as 'Brooklyn's bass sweetheart', she covers a wide range of genres between bass music, tropical, party rap, UK grime, house, techno, R&B, dancehall, and more. She co-founded Nightshifters label in 2008 together with Jason Forrest (DJ Donna Summer) and currently she is signed to Mixpak (Nightshifters is basically inactive since 2011).

Jessica made remixes for CanBlaster, Hydraulix, Creep (7), Zuzuka Poderosa and collaborated with Burt Fox and Star Eyes. Her artist name is inspired by X-Men character, and among musicians who influenced her Jubilee mentions DJ Laz, Uncle Luke, Magic Mike, Trick Daddy, Pitbull, DynamixII, Trina, Otto von Schirach, Skream, Benga, Tempa T, Dizzee, Skepta, MJ Cole, Alias, Too $hort, Dillinja, Andy C, and Anthony Rother on her Facebook page.
Venue Information:
Cain's Ballroom
423 N Main St.
Tulsa, OK, 74103
http://www.cainsballroom.com