Keys N Krates is set to destroy The Gothic tomorrow night, alongside gLAdiator, but before they crush it, we decided to sit down and have a Little Talk with them.

– So, about this video of the young Toronto fan convincing her dance class to do a recital to your track “Are We Faded”, how did you guys find out about it? And what was your initial reaction?

Flo:  They actually sent it to our label (Dim Mak) and we all thought it was super cute and decided to post it on youtube on Dim Mak’s channel.  

– How did you get from “Are We Faded” to “Yes We Faded”? (Back to back song titles on their new “Every Nite” EP).

Matisse:  We wanted to make the ep feel like an album, so we wanted to draw some connections between the songs.  “Yes We Faded” was kind of meant to be a dark interlude that responds to the happiness of “Are We Faded.”  

Flo:  Ya, I’m a huge fan of interludes on albums that draw little connections and that was the intent with “yes we faded.”  However, ppl are kind of treating more like a song than an interlude which is cool to.  

– How do you guys utilize your Hip Hop and R&B influences while performing as a live Electronic band?

Tune:  I think through the chord progressions we choose, the drums we choose,  and the samples we choose.

– You guys are used to playing large scale festivals such as Lollapalooza and Ultra. How do you like playing the more intimate venues?

Matisse:  We love the intimate shows.  Those 500 person rooms that are just super sweaty are the best. 

– What would you do differently in your career if you could go back in time?

Flo:  That’s a tough one.  Maybe we all would have just started producing even earlier in life.  

– What’s your favorite Kevin Bacon movie and why is it Tremors?

Flo:  Other than his cameo in Seinfeld as the disgruntled detective, I believe it’s his finest work.  

You can buy tickets for tomorrow’s show HERE!

Keys N Krates / gLAdiator