Born in Haiti and raised in the city of Montreal, Canadian artist Kaytranada has experienced an explosive
rise in the past couple of years with his irresistible production and live sets, but the hard work and success
did not happen over night.
Since the age of fourteen, when he first began to DJ and the following year when his brother introduced him
to music production software, his output has been relentless. As he explains, “after he showed me the
basics, from that day on I couldn’t stop making beats,” pumping out a beat a day for the next couple of years
and soon after self-releasing a series of EPs and beat tapes that quickly began to expand his reach. Official
releases on HW&W and Jakarta Records soon spread his name like wildfire and some instant-classic
remixes by the likes of Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, TLC, Danny Brown and others have cemented his
reputation and his sound; an undeniable swing of the drums comparable to Dilla’s, a signature soulful touch
in the melodies, and a healthy dose of funky bass lines.
In the past year, he was approached by Brodinski to drop the single “Free Things In Life” on the hotly-tipped
French label Bromance, has headlined tours in Europe, Australia and North America, and released his
newest single and video “At All” which has already conquered dance floors worldwide and introduced his
face to the world with an unforgettable video. Now, as he continues to bridge the gap between the dance
world and hip hop/RnB, he is prepping a solo album for 2014 and a series of high profile collaborations that
will confirm his position as one of the most important producers in today’s musical landscape.