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MIXTAPE REVIEW: KEYS N KRATES – Almost 39 Minutes

by Couch Sessions

ALMOST 39 MINUTES by Keys N Krates

If I had to sum up Keys N Krates’ new mixtape, Almost 39 Minutes, in one word, it would be DANCE-TASTIC!  Yeah, I said it…DANCE-MOTHAPHUKIN’-TASTIC!!!  The Canadian trio goes offffff on this highly eclectic, energetic, and entertaining mish-mash of sonic spunk.

All of the songs have been given some kind of dance re-working (yeah, it goes beyond a simple remix).  Here’s whatcha gon’ get:

A lil bitta Basement Jaxx, a lil bitta George Benson’s “Just Gimme The Night,” a lil bitta Daft Punk, which then segues into a cool 1930’s-style female vocal jazz-house number, which then segues into Birdman’s “Money To Blow?????”  I thought this was my favorite part of this mixtape, but then….it gets into some Classic Michael, starting off with “Mamasay mamasah mama koo sah” and then switching up to a version of “Off The Wall” that will make you want to drop it, dip it, pop it, high kick, do the bump, then do a lil bitta that James Brown nervous slide.  That’s the first 20 minutes.

Then, it gets interesting.  Justice’s “D.A.N.C.E” PERFECTLY segues into Lil’ Wayne’s “A Milli,” which then PERFECTLY segues into Aaliyah’s “One In A Million!!!”

Genius!

The mixtape rounds itself out with some deep house grooves, and when it’s all said and done, I am left standing in my living room, purified by my own sweat.

Tracklisting
1. Everybody
2. C’mon Baby
3. Give Me The Night
4. Get out (Gramaphondezie live reinterpretation)
5. @drakkarnoir
6. Enjoy Yourself
7. On To The Next One
8. One In A Milli pt. 2
9. MC Squared
10. Devotion (Live re-work of Bing Player’s devotion)
11. Closing Ceremonies