Last Gang welcomes Keys N Krates
Today, JUNO Award-winning Toronto-based trio, Keys N Krates, connect with German singer-songwriter, Bibi Bourelly, for their latest single, “Take It Off”. Bouncy and engrossing, Take It Off combines sleek house-inflected electronic production with Bourelly’s pop-centric vocal hooks. Coming on the heels of signing a global deal with Last Gang Records, “Take It Off” is the group’s first new song since 2020’s remix of Double Dutch, featuring Dai Burger.
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“We’ve known BiBi for years and try to do sessions with her every time we touch down in L.A. She has a whole style that’s her own with an unmatched energy and quirkiness that we’ve always loved,” Keys and Krates says of this special collab. “Last year we were with her in the studio and really wanted to try making a dance record with her. We played her this Chicago house piano line with a killer bassline Matisse had just laid down and she just went in and threw down this crazy vocal line with the most feel-good catchy hook; all off the top of her head, and kinda based on a conversation we were having with her five minutes before. The song at a first listen just sounds like the most fun party shit, but she’s actually talking about dating men who are emotionally unavailable and trying to get them to open up. “
In addition, the group announces their global signing with Last Gang Records.
“Last Gang is honoured to welcome the legendary Keys N Krates to the label,” says Chris Moncada, Senior Vice President, eOne Music / General Manager, Last Gang Records. “We are excited for fans to hear what we feel is the bands best work ever, with some spectacular collabs attached. We are privileged to be their trusted partners in getting it out to the world.”
Keys N Krates add, “We are stoked to be doing this new project with Last Gang Recs. They’ve always been known for putting out artists we respect that don’t fit into a box and are kind of strange, but also weirdly accessible and that’s how we like to see ourselves. They are also from Toronto, so there’s a kinship there in terms of how we all work and our cultural sensibilities which is bless when making sure we are all on the same page.”
The group’s most recent full-length release, 2019’s A Beat Tape For Your Friends, included the original version of Double Dutch, and was coined the “beat tape of the summer” by Exclaim! upon its release. In 2020, the group released an edit package they made of Frank Ocean, Lauryn Hill, and Snoh Aalegra to support the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund.