Stevio...LA LA Lovin' It?

I'm British-born Chinese from Bristol, UK. I’m LA-based. I’m a hip hop aficionado. After 15 years in London I moved to LA to pursue a new career and outlook on life.

Back in the 80s I was a DJ. In the 90s I contributed to the world's first street style exhibition at London's Victoria & Albert Museum. In 2011, I had my first interviews published. Today, I’m keeping busy with music, art, photos and writing.

Friday, June 22, 2012

Keys and Krates...old but new

Some Friday funkiness for you...

Remember Keys N Krates's Remix 101? I'd forgotten about the 5-star rating I gave that mixtape in iTunes. Only after perusing Candice Pitchblend's PR website did I rediscover the innovative band.

Pitchblend represented the band's "Remix 101" push back in 2009 and it seems Keys and Krates have been banging it out since before 2008! If I had to describe them, I would have to say it's a bit of The Roots hip hop band and sprinkle of Breakestra. And may be a nod to Portishead too. It's not the same, but I don't think there would be a Keys and Krates without these seminal live bands.

Time to catch up... Check out the Keys N Krates YouTube channel for fresh performances!

This Talib Kweli remix of "Get By" is the essence of Keys and Krates

Download Grab some dope freshness here.

Here's some reference material...

The Roots



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