Over the past year or so a quiet storm has been building out of Montreal, carried on clouds of YouTube channel support like MajesticCasual to the ears of backpack wearing hip-hop heads and ravers and skaters(and I’m very proud to say I’m one of the early storm chasers here)…This is the hurricane known as Kaytranada.
Having compiled an impressive resume for his remixes of Janet Jackson, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott leading production for the likes of Mobb Deep and official remixes of Disclosure and AlunaGeorge, selling out shows in a matter of minutes Kaytranada has now come together with his brother, LouisP to drop yet another lightning bolt on us, Supreme Laziness.
An extremely ironic title it may be, with Kay’s highly infectious and energetic production, a patented blend of futuristic, synth driven, break based, boom-bap combined with LouisP’s raw yet fabulously nerdy lyricism and conversational but rapid fire flow, this album makes you feel anything but lazy.
With 15 tracks it’s just long enough to make you want so much more upon finishing listening. It packs in enough soul, bass, laughs and exotic influence to make even the most anti-social person envisage throwing on some brand new converse and a Hawaiian shirt and dashing out to some random beach party to start throwing down shapes with the best of them.
With great standout tracks each with their own signature to appeal to the many faceted urban clubbers such as “Charles Barkley” for those who like to get a little bit ratchet on the floor (we all know we’ve been there at least once when that bass hits), “Kill” for the B-boys and B-girls who like to get down to those funky vibes (one of my personal favorites), “The One” for those hip-hop heads who want that good ol’ head nod vibe, a beautifully worked, all too short, refreshingly original sampling of Minnie Ripperton’s “Inside My Love” on the final track “Uptempo”; and how can I forget the hilarious skit like interludes of Dudley Talkin…for you Mark Hamill Joker style laughers!
All in all, this is a great project that covers all bases of dance and hip-hop in the underground today while still giving a great throwback to the 90’s golden age without taking itself too seriously. It’s coherent, maintains a great pace, opens a lot of doors to other great artists of a similar vein and is definitely a feel-good project to add to your collection, and best of all its FREE????!!!! You’d be mad lazy not to go out and download it!
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