Keys N Krates have been teasing a new project over the past few weeks that is a bit different from their normal projects. They switched things up and went back a bit in their influence kit for a new tape of beats. The result is A Beat Tape With Friends.
Inspired by J Dilla (who hasn’t been?), the tape is gives you 11 instrumentals as smooth as Chateau Margaux. The songs are all instrumentals, but often chop up vocal samples to provide a little something extra.
"The project is all instrumental and pays homage to the beat tapes we love like Jay Dilla's Donuts which has helped shape how we approach music in general. This is our take on that idea, made from our perspective,” explains Keys N Krates in a statement. “It's a good-vibe playlist you can put on with your friends to enjoy the summer and get outdoors after a long winter."
Not only are each of the songs super smooth and effortlessly cool, the entire project flows from start to finish. Everyone needs some more velvety beats for vibing or trying to get work done. Keys N Krates are here to provide with one of the best projects like this in a while.
Listen to the tape below on SoundCloud or anywhere else here.