Keys N Krates dropped their debut album just over a year ago and following their Live In Toronto album at the end of 2018 the Toronto-based three-piece ensemble return with a 24-minute, 11-track mixtape called A Beat Tape for Your Friends.

In a statement, the group explained the reasoning and process behind the construction of the Odd Soul Records-released project: “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. It’s a good-vibe playlist you can put on with your friends to enjoy the summer and get outdoors after a long winter.” Listen to the new compilation here.

The release arrives ahead of Keys N Krates’ string of Summer festival dates throughout the United States and Canada, including Denver’s Global Dance Festival and Nashville’s Deep Tropics. Shows can be found below and tickets are available here.

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