A new year and a whole host of new music. In this week long series, a selection of PressPlay writers give you a run down of their recommendation for 2014.The last recommendation for PressPlay’s Sound of 2014 is beat-making hero, Kaytranada.
Beat-making is a term that’s loosely thrown around in music these days, ranging from 16 year olds on Fruity Loops to masterful instrumentals and remixes. At the latter end of that spectrum sits Montreal producer Kaytranada, a one man tour de force taking R&B classics and re-designing them with a relaxed, modern edge. Whether it’s Common or Disclosure, whatever Kaytra touches turns into house gold, and with a unique signature style he’s sure to turn heads in 2014. Currently a part of Los Angeles based HW&W (Huh What and Where) company, Kaytranada is the poster boy for an alternative sound in urban music, a refreshing change in an era where many are simply recycling.
Words: Charlie Jaco