New Music: Stream NAO’s For All We Know Remix EP ft. Kaytranada, SBTRKT, More

NAO's debut album For All We Know has gotten the remix EP treatment. The new project, streamable below, features reworks from Mura Masa, LOXE (with a…
Brian Josephs / February 9, 2017

New Music: Alicia Keys and Kaytranada – “Sweet F’in Love”

Kaytranada has a known appreciation of mid-aughts R&B hits and deep cuts, so it's no surprise that he's finally linked up with Alicia Keys for…
Brian Josephs / January 10, 2017

Coachella 2017 Will Feature Radiohead, Beyoncé, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, the xx, Bon Iver, More

Radiohead, Beyoncé, and Kendrick Lamar will headline Coachella's Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights, respectively, as organizers announced the festival's lineup today. The Indio, California mega-festival remains two…
Anna Gaca / January 3, 2017

The 101 Best Songs of 2016

When the history books are written, music will probably not be the first thing anyone remembers about 2016. Nevertheless, the music was excellent—memorable and meaningful enough…
SPIN Staff / December 13, 2016

The 50 Best Albums of 2016

There's been no shortage of pessimism about 2016—a year that was plagued with fear, hatred, and confusion. In music, that ugliness was often confronted head-on,…
SPIN Staff / December 12, 2016

New Music: Kaytranada – “Planet Rock (Planet Invasion Remix)”

Kaytranada's debut album, 99.9%, proved he was an excellent producer, but he hasn't stopped dropping great remixes. After putting his stamp on Solange's "Cranes in the Sky" and…
Brian Josephs / December 6, 2016

Video: BADBADNOTGOOD – “Lavender” ft. Kaytranada

BADBADNOTGOOD have released a music video for their Kaytranada-featuring track "Lavender." The new clip—which is their second in support of this year's IV LP— is directed by…
Brian Josephs / November 16, 2016

Kaytranada’s “You’re the One” Video Is a Glorious ’90s Homage

Kaytranada recently won Canada's prestigious Polaris Prize for his debut album 99.9%, but the promotional cycle is far from over. Just days after dropping his…
Kyle McGovern / September 27, 2016

Listen to Kaytranada’s 0.001% Mixtape, Featuring Chance the Rapper and Usher Remixes

Kaytranada has released 0.001%, an hour-and-a-half mixtape. The mix of original production and remixes--both Usher and Chance the Rapper get the treatment--comes a few days after after he…
Brian Josephs / September 22, 2016

Kaytranada Wins 2016 Polaris Prize for 99.9%

Kaytranada took home the 2016 Polaris Prize last night, for his debut studio album 99.9%. The 23-year-old Montreal-based producer has now joined the ranks of such…
Andy Cush / September 20, 2016

Polaris Prize 2016 Short List: Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, Kaytranada, and More

Canada's Polaris Prize has announced its much-watched "short list" of nominees for the 2016 Canadian Album of the Year award, including records by a number of SPIN…
Anna Gaca / July 14, 2016

Polaris Prize 2016 Long List: Drake, Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, the Weeknd, and More

Canada's prestigious Polaris Music Prize has announced its "long list" of potential nominees for this year's award, including Carly Rae Jepsen, Grimes, the Weeknd, Kaytranada, and…
Anna Gaca / June 15, 2016

BADBADNOTGOOD Link Up With Kaytranada Again for ‘Lavender’

Jazz quartet BADBADNOTGOOD and Montreal producer Kaytranada have been working together for a while. The results have been good: "Weight Off" is one of 99.9%'s highlights and…
Brian Josephs / June 15, 2016

Kaytranada Gives Rihanna’s ‘Kiss It Better’ a Colorful Remix

Anyone who's heard Kaytranada's remixes of Janet Jackson's "If" and TLC's "Creep" knows he's a producer who's not to be slept on. 99.9%, his debut album, was…
Brian Josephs / May 31, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Chance the Rapper, Alice Bag, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff’s favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from a feminist-punk pioneer, celebrated Chicago rappers, and more.
SPIN Staff / May 13, 2016
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