It’s been just under a year since the world heard Lou Phelps‘ 001: Experiments 001 tape, an impressive project showcasing his versatility alongside the likes of Innanet James, Bishop Nehru, and more. Since then, the Montreal artist has blessed us with a few features and mixes leading into the new year.
Phelps is back on our site today with “Come Inside,” a nostalgic trip featuring production from his blood brother Kaytranada and Toronto emcee Jazz Cartier. The trio of talent combines elements of disco, funk, and hip-hop to create a refreshing and upbeat tune. With a catchy hook, suave verses, and a steady beat, this is a sonic treat you don’t want to miss.
Stream “Come Inside” below.
Just over a year ago, Paris-based artist Sunni Colón emerged into the scene with his funky Thierry Disko EP. Since then, Sunni has remained fairly quiet in terms of releases aside from a cover of “Black Hole Sun,” returning to our pages today with a new song titled “Little Things.” The Kaytranada-produced cut is dreamy to say the least, pairing his sweet vocals with a steady groove. The two craft a pure slice of heaven that shines with talent from all angles.
Stream “Little Things” below.
Lou Phelps has been spoiling us lately with a slew of dope tunes, ranging from “Average” with KALLITECHNIS and “My Forte” with CJ Flemings. The Canadian artist recently teamed up with his blood brother Kaytranada and the DMV’s Innanet James for a funky track titled “What Time Is It?” Featured on Lou’s recent 001: Experiments project, the stacked collab is one that you can’t help but dance along to as the duo flows over Kaytranada’s upbeat synth work with ease. Keep a close eye on Lou, the rest of the Huh What & Where squad, and Innanet James in the near future.
Peep “What Time Is It?” below and grab your download of 001: Experiments.
This past November, Alicia Keys released her latest album titled Here. The powerful return, the sixteen-track offering stands as the long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Girl On Fire. Riding on the success of her recent project, Alicia has teamed up with Montreal’s finest Kaytranada for a blissful tune, “Sweet F’in Love.” Her smooth refrain and Kaytranada’s iconic mix of soul and house culminate in a thoroughly infectious tune worth throwing on repeat.
Stream “Sweet F’in Love” below, now available via Swizz Beatz’s SoundCloud.
In 2016, we experienced the arrival of Mick Jenkins‘ and Kaytranada‘s respective debut albums—both collections helped project each artist even further into the spotlight. Following their headlining tours, the Chicagoan emcee and Montreal producer/DJ have reconnected for “Aurora Borealis,” one of the standout tracks from 119 Production‘s Countdown 2 Midnight compilation. Mick’s bountiful metaphors bellow over Kaytra’s iconic synth work, tied together with a lush hook confessing his love and admiration for a newfound light.
Stream “Aurora Borealis” below.
Earlier this year, GoldLink and Ciscero teamed up for a stacked collab titled “Fall In Love.” The Kaytranada– and BADBADNOTGOOD-produced cut recently received a visual treatment. Alongside social icons Lean Squad and the Hyphy Hoochies, the video follows GoldLink and Ciscero around a ’70s-inspired dance party. The proper throwback is filled with energy, sure to have you wanting to join in on the fun.
Check out the video below and revisit GoldLink’s recent collab with Isaiah Rashad, “Untitled.”
Earlier this year, Kaytranada dropped arguably one of the strongest project of 2016, 99.9%. Recently earning the Polaris Prize, his debut album blossoms with a combo ethereal, iconic production and a ream of guest appearances, including GoldLink, Anderson .Paak, and Craig David. The Montreal producer/DJ is currently embarking on the second leg of the 99.9% tour, which continues in San Diego this weekend at CRSSD Fest.
To keep the energy going, Kaytra has shared the latest visuals from the album for “You’re The One” featuring Syd of The Internet. The refreshing take on a vintage style permeates throughout the video, drawing cues from the classic ’90s show Martin and showcasing Kaytra as the Prince’s Assistant.
Join in on the fun below and revisit 99.9%.
[Cover image by Vicky Grout]
GoldLink is having one hell of a year. Back in February, the DMV frontman delivered his And After That, We Didn’t Talk project to Australia and the States with Sángo, Maségo, and more, and has since kept the momentum going with a slew of festival dates.
While his collection of AATWDT remixes are holding us down, GoldLink has dropped off a new track to close out the season. The confident emcee passes the mic with fellow 3-o-whop resident Ciscero, fully backed with a production team made in heaven, Kaytranda and BADBADNOTGOOD. With an infectious groove and feel-good vibe, this mega collab offers a refreshing take the bouts with love many of us know all too well.
Stream “Fall In Love” below and grab your copy via iTunes. Also, be sure to catch GoldLink tearing up the stage in his city this weekend at Trillectro, alongside Rae Sremmurd, ESTA, and more.
Earlier this morning, Kaytranada revealed the fun-filled music video for “Lite Spots.” For the latest set of visuals from 99.9%, the Montreal producer gives us a taste of the (near) future as he and a few friends share their best dance moves with his robot. Directed by Martin Pariseau, this is another bundle of infectious energy you don’t want to miss.
Vibe out with Kaytranada below, and check out the rest of 99.9% here.
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As he kicks off the supporting tour, Montreal’s beat alchemist Kaytranada has unveiled his 15-track opus, 99.9%. After hearing “Glowed Up” featuring Anderson .Paak and “Bus Ride” with Karriem Riggins and River Tiber, there was no doubt the full album would be one to remember. Kaytranada has recruited a stacked line-up of talent, including the aforementioned artists, GoldLink, BADBADNOTGOOD, Syd tha Kid (of the Internet), and many more. Laced with his iconic smooth production, 99.9% is one we’ll have in heavy rotation.
Vibe out with the latest from Kaytranada below, grab your copy via iTunes, and check out his upcoming tour dates.
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