Introducing Kaytranada to the A&R Report. Hailing from Montreal, Canada, this young beat maker and DJ is no stranger to production. Starting to produce in his early teens, and now at only 20 years of age, Kaytranada has the work ethic of a seasoned producer.
His influences come from all sorts of genres. Genres between Disco, Hip-Hop, House, and R&B. As of the last year, he has made a name for himself through producing R&B influenced bootleg remixes from artists such as Janet Jackson, Missy Elliot, TLC, Danny Brown, and Teedra Moses. Combined, these remixes have received millions plays on Soundcloud and YouTube.
Kaytranada’s impressive lineup of tracks got even better this past February with the 8 track EP on HW&W Recordings (US) / Jakarta (EU), ‘KAYTRA TODO’. Featuring a track with Los Angeles singer and songwriter JMSN, this EP has received attention from blogs and press all over the world.
This past summer he preformed at Osheaga Music Festival, then followed it with a performance alongside Lunice (TNGHT) at Igloofest in the winter. Lunice has shown support for the young producer; including Holy Hole Inna Donut, featured on his most recent BBC Radio 1Xtra Mix. Many other industry tastemakers have given Kaytranda the nod, including Benji B, Rinse Fm’s Lily Mercer, and Brodinski.
Keep an eye out for Kaytranada as he plans to take his progressive, and innovative production to fans all over the world.