Kaytranada has announced the completion of his next album on social media. The forthcoming release will be his second full-length LP and follow his 2016 debut studio album 99.9%. The Montreal artist and his smooth execution of funky electronic and R&B fusion have seen him take on collaborations with counterparts Anderson .Paak, Syd tha Kyd, AlunaGeorge, and more.
“When the album comes out, I swear I’m gonna be everywhere. I’m gonna be, like, not just staying here in this basement making beats all the time,” stated Kaytranada in a recent interview with The FADER. “I’ll be like a fucking bird from the nest, just fucking flying away to be free.”
San Diego’s premiere music festival, CRSSD festival will be returning this Fall in the heart of Downtown San Diego. The two day festival will take place on Saturday,September 28th – Sunday, September 29th at Waterfront Park, San Diego. CRSSD offers festival goers a meticulously curated lineup of world-class live and electronic musical performances across three
The festival features eight different stages to cater to fans of rock, indie, country, folk, electronic, and hip-hop, so regardless of one’s musical persuasion, this lineup features something for everyone.
Kaytranada has released a new single, “DYSFUNCTIONAL,” a collaboration with the Nigerian-American sister duo VanJess. Last year, the Canadian producer released the NOTHIN LIKE U / CHANCES EP, and this track is a taste of a forthcoming full-length album, his follow-up to 2016’s 99.9%. It’s slinky and smooth, anchored by VanJess’ … More »
Artist and illustrator Marlon Sassy, the man behind the Gangster Doodles project, is putting together a compilation album. The upcoming 27-track Gangster Music Vol. 1 is set to feature original tracks from an all-star cast of rappers and producers including Madlib, Father, Max B, Your Old Droog, Jonwayne, and more. More »
A city with a vibrant music scene and appreciation of electronic music, Mexico City has become a hotspot for touring electronic artists in recent years. Returning for the 2019 iteration of the event, Mexico City’s Ceremonia Festival has announced an exceptional lineup including performances from Massive Attack, Aphex Twin, and more.
In addition to the exciting headliners, Ceremonia has brought an eclectic array of electronic and indie talent to their esteemed festival. Jon Hopkins, Kaytranada, DJ Koze, and Modeselektor will provide a day full of grooves, as rebellious Russian punk rockers Pussy Riot and the unbelievably funky Khruangbin will hold down the fort with live band performances. With acts crossover acts like Yaeji, Rosalía, Ambar Lucid, and serpentwithfeet rounding out the lineup, Ceremonia is bringing a variety of must-see talent to Mexico City this April.
Montreal’s Kaytranada releases a two-track EP, Nothin Like U / Chances, featuring Ty Dolla $ign and Shay Lia. Side A is a glittery R&B number, with Ty’s verses flowing down rivers of thumping 808s, lush keys, and glittering high notes for a blissful, buttery treat to the ears. “Chances” features sultry soul vocals from Shay Lia and brings a late-night disco atmosphere to the table. It’s hard not to feel transported back in time while listening. Finally, the lovesick instrumental cut “It Was Meant 2 B,” skips its way to the finish line, becoming infused with a slight sense of calming optimism toward the end. With precise percussion arrangements put forward by the esteemed producer, the EP also released instrumentals from the featured songs for fan’s laid-back listening pleasure.
The artist known for his live event performances and re-imagining artist styles through flips and remixes again shows Kaytranada’s careful caress of sounds and groves that make his mixes so precise. Nothin Like U / Chances succeeds the producer’s The ArtScience Remixes EP with Robert Glasper.
Way back in 2016, Kaytranada, the Haiti-born and Montreal-based dance producer, released 99.9%, his guest-heavy debut album. It was great. But since then, there’s been basically no indication that Kaytranada feels like making another album. Instead, he’s been producing for people like Mick Jenkins, remixing people like Kelela, and … More »
Kaytranada is an artist whose live performances are often just as strong as his recorded material. From a Boiler Room set that was as iconic as it was comedic, to his beloved festival sets, the Canadian beatmaker has proven his ability to throw together an impressive show. After performing in the headlining slot at Pitchfork Music Festival Paris earlier in November, Kaytranada’s set has been uploaded for fans to enjoy.
The show consists of a mixed bag of Kaytranada offerings. Spinning everything from classic 99.9% tracks and old school remixes to N.E.R.D. instrumentals and unreleased bootlegs, the audience receives a tour through Kaytranada’s extensive catalog. With an unreleased Kali Uchis collaboration and several unidentified tracks, there is something for every Kaytranada fan in this set.
Over the course of the past couple of months, Chicago rapper Mick Jenkins has teased his upcoming album Pieces Of A Man by sharing three excellent new singles — the fiery “Bruce Banner,” the funky Kaytranada-produced “What Am I To Do,” and the off-kilter “Elephant In The Room.” Today, … More »