Former Mixmag cover star Kaytranada has released two edits of the songs 'Midnight' by the iconic hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest (re-dubbed 'The Night Is On My Mind') and the 1992 hit 'Kiss Of Life' from the r'n'b legend Sade. Along with these two tasty remixes, the Canadian beat maestro has revealed two new originals, both titled after the dates of their creation: '03 19' and '04 27'.
Kaytranada's flips of Janet Jackson's 'If', Teedra Moses' 'Be Your Girl' and Jill Scott's 'Golden' racked up millions of plays on Soundcloud back in his early career. With a highly recognizable and neck-bending sound that is dripping with swagger, XL Recordings penned a deal with the beat conductor in 2014 and his debut album '99.9%' arrived two years later.
The 15-track collection, which features a mix of soul, disco, r'n'b and hip hop with collaborations from BadBadNotGood, AlunaGeorge, Craig David and Little Dragon, grabbed the accolade for Mixmag's Album of the Year and the Polaris Music Prize back in 2016.
Watch Kaytranada throw down in The Lab here
Check out the tracks and edits below.
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