by: Cameron DeFaria
Sep 16, 2021
Canadian electronic music band Keys N Krates‘ fourth single of 2021 has landed. “Original Classic” featuring Juicy J and Chip & Marbl is the lo-fi-themed title track of the outfit’s forthcoming studio album, due November 12 on Last Gang Records. The single’s Kaytranada-esque beat, layered under R&B-style vocals, is reminiscent of Keys N Krates’ roots as a live hip-hop act. As Keys N Krates matured, their sound shifted to encompass more electronic soundscapes. Take, for example, “Dum Dee Dum” or “I Know U.” “Original Classic,” however, is proof that Keys N Krates’ sonic identity is constantly evolving.
Original Classic is the follow-up LP to 2019’s A Beat Tape For Your Friends. Stream the lead-off single below.
Featured image: Sónar Music Festival 2017