Hours before the show started, all my photographer and I wondered was, “What songs do you think they will play?”, “Do you think they’ll play ‘Dum Dee Dum’?”, “I heard their production is dope”. These are just some of the conversations we had as we impatiently waited for the time to come. We needed to know if the show was half as good as the new album, we were in for a treat!
As we walked into the venue we instantly grew excited to see this dope female DJ throwing down on the stage – it was Jubilee. She was firing the crowd up with some killer bass tunes! I wasn’t sure who she was when I walked in, but within minutes added her to my Soundcloud.
We are firm believers that girls don’t have a strong enough voice in the EDM community, so we definitely enjoyed being welcomed by a female artist. Jubilee was throwing down all types of bass and club tunes. She killed it!
Then we had Promnite, another artist I was unfamiliar with, but instantly became a fan of. He is a diverse bass artist with a dark undertone and was a great choice for direct support for Keys N Krates to have. His drum and bass sound flowed perfectly into their set and as the crowd began to arrive had the energy high and the vibes flowing from start to finish.
Keys N Krates
I hadn’t been to a Keys N Krates show since 2015, and with the debut album bringing a new sound I wasn’t sure what to expect from the trio with the Cura tour. I knew it would be different and I knew the production would be high.
After getting over some early technical difficulties due to the bass being so heavy in such an intimate venue, I instantly felt the excitement take over my body as they began their first song, which was a personal favorite of the album, “My Night.” From there on, it was smooth sailing for the trio.
What we enjoyed most about the show was that you could sense that the crowd was full of genuine Keys N Krates fans. When they dropped their hit song “Dum Dee Dum” the crowd, including myself went wild. With that being said, I was impressed with how many people already knew the words to their new tracks, some of which have only been released for a couple of weeks.
Now let’s talk about the encore. It was a two-track encore and what caught my attention the most was how hard Adam Tune went on the drums. He had all the bass and I was living for it! I honestly couldn’t take my eyes off of him playing the entire encore. It was incredible and left me wanting more and more!
My photographer and I were lucky enough to get to meet up with KNK backstage before their performance and ask them a few questions. What stood out to me the most was when I asked how the came up with the name Cura for their album. Here is what that had to say:
Cura is short for curiosity; When making the album we thought about how curious we are as children when hearing music for the first time. That was us as we were making this album.
I highly recommend this show if it comes to your city, another Trillvo writer saw the show on Saturday in Houston, and said: “I haven’t had that much fun at a show in a long time.” If you love drum and bass, if you love hip-hop, if you are a fan of old school KNK, or digging the new album this tour is for you!