Keys N Krates Share New Project 'A Beat Tape for Your Friends'

The instrumental release pays homage to their favourite beat tapes
Keys N Krates Share New Project 'A Beat Tape for Your Friends'
After exploring the intersection of hip-hop and dance music with last year's debut full-length Cura, Keys N Krates are now falling back into the former on a new release.

The Toronto trio have shared new project A Beat Tape for Your Friends, an all-instrumental set of 11 tracks said to be a perfect warm weather soundtrack.

"The project is all instrumental and pays homage to the beat tapes we love like J Dilla's Donuts, which has helped shape how we approach music in general," the group explained in a statement. "This is our take on that idea, made from our perspective. It's a good-vibe playlist you can put on with your friends to enjoy the summer and get outdoors after a long winter."

Stream A Beat Tape for Your Friends below, where you'll also find Keys N Krates' upcoming tour dates.

Tour dates:

07/13 Calgary, CA - Calgary Stampede
07/19 Denver, CO - Global Dance Festival
08/09-11 Palm Springs, CA - Splash House*
08/23 Austin, TX - Summit Rooftop*
08/24 Nashville, TN - Deep Tropics
08/31 Las Vegas, NV - Downtown Las Vegas Events Centre*
09/06 Brooklyn, NY - Elsewhere Rooftop*
09/07 Los Angeles, CA - Los Angeles State Historic Park
09/13 Houston, TX - Cle Nightclub*
09/14 TBA
09/18 Whistler, BC - Buffalo Bills*
09/20 Vancouver, BC - Fortune Sound Club*
09/21 San Diego, CA - Spin*
09/28 Honolulu, HI - The Republik*
10/18 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks

* DJ set