For many years the Canadian super-producer has refined his signature blend of electronic music, founded in hip hop and filtered through the heaviest underground dance styles of the ’90s and new millennium. It’s a rare quality but his tracks can usually be identified instantly. They carry a special jazz-infused melodic character, rugged breaks and buzzing basslines that are unmistakable in the midst of the ever-growing beats scene.
During his career Kaytranada has shared remixes of icons like Missy Elliott and Janet Jackson, collaborated with artists like Azealia Banks, and released several critical EPs, jumping across styles with the enthusiasm and skill of a dedicated student and rising master.
Despite all this incredible output, 99.9% is Kaytranada’s debut full-length record. It’s a compelling demonstration of his unique abilities. Continuing his interest in conversations with other artists, the album features contributions from The Internet’s Syd, Anderson .Paak, AlunaGeorge, Little Dragon, BADBADNOTGOOD, Vic Mensa, GoldLink, and more. It’s a 100% great effort. Kaytranada goes to the top of the class.
99% is out now via XL/Remote Control.