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10 tracks proving Kaytranada is up there with hip hop's very best

The guy's prolific

  • Dave Turner
  • 16 June 2017

A handful of SoundCloud remixes is what it took for Kaytranada's name to go viral in the music world.

The Canadian producer clocked up millions of plays with his flips of Janet Jackson's 'If', Teedra Moses' 'Be Your Girl' and Jill Scott's 'Golden', all loaded with the bumps and whomps that's come to characterise his sound.

Many might think making remixes of classic r'n'b jams was all he was doing in the early years of his career, but take a look at his back catalogue and you'll find production credits for rappers and material on Bromance Records and the swiftly snapped up 'At All'/'Hilarity Duff' 10" on HW&W.

A deal with XL Recordings was penned in 2014 and his debut album '99.9%' arrived last year. A 15-track collection of swagger-dripping r'n'b, hip hop, soul and funk, it featured guests such as Anderson .Paak, Craig David and Karriem Riggins and grabbed the accolade for Mixmag's Album of the Year.

He's comfortably one of the best producers in the game right now and a go-to for some of the hottest artists in the world. The tunes below will tell you why.

Dave Turner is Mixmag's Digital News Editor, follow him on Twitter

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