Artist Spotlight: Kaytranada

kaytranadaLabel: Jakarta Records/HW&W Recordings
Genre: Beats, beats, beats
Members: Kevin Celestin
Based: Montreal Canada
Sounds Like: Ta-Ku, J Dilla, Elaquent
Links: Facebook, Soundcloud, Twitter, Bandcamp

Originally hailing from Port Au Prince, Haiti but based in Canada, Kevin Celestine stands alongside some of the finest beatmakers in his fair country. His beats vary from Instrumental Hip-Hop to ones with more glitch and bounce and his remixes lean towards classic RnB tunes. Suffice it to say his output is prolific and his Soundcloud is one of the most jam-packed and consistently strong you could find. Many are free downloads and we’ve tried to pick out the bestest below. Scrolling down the list you might think his subjects are ambitious but he’s got the technical ability and creativity to bring a whole new spin to the originals, best illustrated on the Missy Elliot and Janet Jackson joints. It’s all the more impressive when you realise the guy’s just twenty!

Kaytra Todo EP is out now on Jakarta Records and HW&W Recording, available to buy from both of their Bandcamps . Listen to our favourite off it below.

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