Kaytranada drops four new tracks featuring Sade, A Tribe Called Quest

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Kaytranada just dropped his first new music since his remix of The Internet’s “Roll” went viral earlier this year. In fact, the Toronto producer has released four total original tracks, the first that he’s not been a featured producer or remixer on and called only his own in nearly two years.

The tracks are re-envisionings of sorts, a technique that Kaytranada has mastered and become known for. The first features soul queen Sade and her 1993 single “Kiss of Life,” ready made for a velvet, dimly lit lounge with its smooth groove. The second song in the batch features another hit from that year, from rap group A Tribe Called Quest. “The Night Is On My Mind” is of the same name but of more inspiration than recreation. Still as groovy as it gets, it features simple, but effective samples of the original.

The two final tracks have been released as seemingly what Kay has them saved on his computer, “KAYTRA2018 04 27” and “KAYTRA2018 03 19.” Apparently he’s been saving these laid back instrumentals since the spring of this year, and hearing them now serves as another reminder to why Kaytranada is one of the best in the game.

Kaytranada Remixes Sade & A Tribe Called Quest

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KaytranadaIn the two years since the great Montreal dance producer Kaytranada released his deeply promising debut album 99.9%, he’s been in collaboration mode. He’s worked with artists like Buddy and Cassie, and he’s played festival stages around the world. He has not, however, released too much of his own … More »

The Jazz-Rap Explosion Of 1993, 25 Years Later

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Guru - JazzmatazzTwenty-five years after its release, hindsight reveals one now-dated aspect of Guru’s Jazzmatazz, Volume 1: The front cover refers to its fusion of hip-hop and jazz as “experimental.” In 1993, the legendary MC was between two classic Gang Starr albums — 1992’s Daily Operation and 1994’s Hard To Earn, both of which were relatively slept-on … More »

A Tribe Called Quest – “The Space Program” Video

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About six months ago, a Tribe Called Quest played what they’re calling their last show ever. After the passing of the beloved group member Phife Dawg, they’d managed to put together their staggeringly great reunion album We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service and played a series of movingMore »

Good Morning Mix: fake DJs should feel personally attacked by DJ Craze’s Essential Mix

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What can be said about DJ Craze that Pete Tong doesn’t cover in his introduction to the Miami-based veteran selector’s debut Essential Mix? Hailed by the host as, “one of the most technically gifted DJs, ever,” Tong goes on to highlight Craze’s three consecutive DMC world champion crownings, undoubtedly solidifying the Slow Roast Records founder’s spot in the highest echelons of the DJ ring of honor. From there, the turntablist quickly descends into two hours of elbow-throwing trap, hip-hop, and breaks spanning a spectrum that covers Skrillex to Vince Staples, Noisia to Kendrick Lamar with so much in between.

Craze’s Essential Mix leaves no room for subtlety –– fake DJs should feel personally attacked. Putting on a rare lesson in “real DJing,” Craze has clearly forgotten more about Technics than most professional DJs will ever learn in their lifetimes.

Cuts from A Tribe Called Quest and Mobb Deep seamlessly rub shoulders with material from Ricky Remedy, Ekali, and RL Grime, all weaved together with masterful, flawless scratch routines. Craze reiterates exactly why he’s unequivocally carried the scratch DJing torch throughout his decorated career, dropping off one of the sharpest Essential Mixes of recent memory.

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Hakkasan and Omnia announce December & NYE programming

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The Hakkasan Group has announced their December programming schedule for the rest of the month, including New Years Eve weekend performances. The storied list of events features such world renowned DJs and performers as Zedd, Travis Scott, and Calvin Harris among others. Anyone looking for thrills on the Vegas strip need look no further to quench their dance floor thirst this December.

 

Hakkasan Nightclub:

 

Sunday, December 17
Main Room: Closed
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

 

Thursday, December 21
Main Room: Closed

Ling Ling Club: Dash

 

Friday, December 22
Main Room: Closed
Ling Ling Club: MK

 

Saturday, December 23
Main Room: Closed
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

 

Sunday, December 24
Main Room: EC Twins

 

Friday, December 29
Main Room: Party Favor
Ling Ling Club: Phoreyz

 

Saturday, December 30
Main Room: Tiesto
Ling Ling Club: OB-One

 

Sunday, December 31
Main Room: Steve Aoki
Ling Ling Club: Melo-D

 

 

OMNIA Nightclub:

 

Friday, December 15
Main Club: Mark Eteson
Heart of OMNIA:  MK

 

Saturday, December 16
Main Club: Jeff Retro
Heart of OMNIA: Phoreyz

 

Sunday, December 17
Heart of OMNIA: Dash

 

Tuesday, December 19
Main Club: Mark Eteson
Heart of OMNIA: Closed

 

Thursday, December 21
Heart of OMNIA: Mondo

 

Friday, December 22
Main Club: Closed
Heart of OMNIA: Mikey Francis

 

Saturday, December 23
Main Club: Closed
Heart of OMNIA: Mondo

 

Sunday, December 24
Closed

 

Tuesday, December 26
Closed

 

Thursday, December 28
Main Club: Closed
Heart of OMNIA: Mikey Francis

 

Friday, December 29
Main Club: Zedd
Heart of OMNIA: DJ Stretch

 

Saturday, December 30
Main Club: Travis Scott
Heart of OMNIA: DJ Shift

 

Sunday, December 31
Main Club: Calvin Harris
Heart of OMNIA: Turbulence
Terrace: Fabian

 

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Q-Tip Tells The Grammys To Fuck Off For Snubbing A Tribe Called Quest

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This year’s Grammy nominations are surprisingly decent, but one notable omission is A Tribe Called Quest’s instant-classic farewell album, We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service. Group ringleader Q-Tip is pretty pissed off about it, too, especially considering the Grammys welcomed Tribe to the stage as performers last year. More »

Watch A Tribe Called Quest Perform With LL Cool J At The Meadows

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LL Cool J played a set at The Meadows festival in Queens, New York City yesterday. The Queens-born rapper brought out fellow Queens rappers Q-Tip and Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest for a rendition of Tribe’s “Award Tour” from 1993’s Midnight Marauders. Q-Tip also rapped during part of LL’s song “Doin’ It” from … More »

A Tribe Called Quest Played Their Last Show Ever Last Night

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Although Q-Tip has teased the possibility of another “incarnation” of A Tribe Called Quest, it’s hard to imagine how the group could go on without Phife Dawg, and they’ve said that their recent shows in support of last year’s shockingly good We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your ServiceMore »

Who Knew The Faint Were Still So Popular? And Other Thoughts After FYF Fest 2017

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In some of my darker moments from this past weekend, I had to wonder why anyone reads these festival recaps. Or, to clarify — why anyone would read a recap from a music critic, and thus, someone who likely feels the need to use them as a narrative device. We love these things, as it’s … More »