“Lite Spots” – Kaytranada
I first came across Kaytranada’s music on Soundcloud whilst gem-searching some years back. I instantly got hooked to his nostalgic instrumental hip-hop sound as any fanatic of the genre in the 90’s likely would. I soon found out that Kaytranada was pretty much a relatively unknown producer which was crazy to me at the time, but then again Soundcloud is filled with such undiscovered talents. It wasn’t too long after that though, that Kaytranada started getting recognized thanks to his remixes of popular classics like Janet Jackson’s “If” and Missy Elliot’s “Sock It To Me”. His Soundcloud page has been stacking up the remixes ever since.
Fast forward to 2016 and finally Kaytranada has dropped his debut album titled 99.9% and it’s everything one could expect and more! Mostly instrumental, he hardly makes you notice with cleverly placed vocals and a consistent flow that gets you lost in the music. A popular stand-out off his album has been “Got It Good” featuring Craig David but the whole project is really impressive, especially from a producer. Watch the first video off the album for one of the tracks titled “Lite Spots” and check out Kaytranada showing off his dancing moves alongside a robot!