Westword + Twist & Shout Present: Kaytranada

The electronic music scene is evolving every day and Louis Kevin Celestin, AKA Kaytranada, is at the forefront of this evolution. Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and residing in Montreal, Canada, Kay has been making beats for the last 8 years and DJ’ing for the last 9. His beats blend genres from disco, R&B, house, soul, and electronic and his beats never fail to get your head knocking and your feet tapping.

Over the last few years, Kaytranada has exploded into the scene with his infectious beats, funky basslines, and soulful sets. His Boiler Room set has garnered over 3 million views, his Soundcloud page has hundreds of thousands of followers, and his tracks have amassed millions and millions of listens.

Kaytranada has consistently pushed out tunes since 2010 at which time he went by the name Kaytradamus before rebranding to Kaytranada in 2012. He has put out a few EP’s like At All/Hillary Duff, Whatever, and Supreme Laziness, a side project with his rapper/brother Louie-P. Here’s a list of some of our favorite remixes, originals, collaborations, and productions:

 

Just a few weeks ago he released his debut album 99.9% through XL Recordings and HW&W (Huh What & Where). It features an all-star selection of contributors including BADBADNOTGOOD, Goldlink, AlunaGeorge, Vic Mensa, Anderson .Paak and many many more. He is now touring and will be making a stop in Denver on the 31st at the Gothic Theatre, with support from his bro Lou Phelps and SpydaT.E.K.! Shouts out to Westword and Twist & Shout for putting this all together. So what are you waiting for? Get your tickets and buy the album now!

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