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

Review: Kaytranada Gives ‘99.9%’ as He Ascends From DJ to Producer

At just 23, the Montreal-based Kaytranada — born Louis Kevin Celestin — has already crafted fantastic remixes of Missy Elliott’s "Sock It 2 Me," TLC’s…
Brian Josephs / May 11, 2016

Kaytranada and His Robo Buddy Dance Away to ‘Lite Spots’

99.9%'s "Lite Spots" is a highlight on Kaytranada's album filled with bangers. Today, the single gets a fittingly idiosyncratic and joyful video. The Martin C. Pariseau-directed clip features Kaytranada…
Brian Josephs / May 10, 2016

Kaytranada Channels Dilla, Embraces Up-Tempo Neo-Soul

Don't ask Kaytranada to make another remix. The young Haitian-born, Montreal-based producer (real name Kevin Celestin) did indeed rise to international recognition by way of…
Anupa Mistry / June 3, 2014

5 Best New Artists for May ’14

From grooving, Dilla-influenced dance to dub-infected folk, to sleazy rock, these are five artists to know right now. GARRETT KAMPS, KYLE MCGOVERN, PUJA PATEL, PHILIP…
SPIN Staff / May 2, 2014

Disclosure Preview ‘Settle Special Edition’ With ‘Apollo’ Video

Disclosure were at the helm of SPIN's Trend of the Year, but the U.K. house-pop duo aren't done delivering gifts in 2013. On December 16,…
Chris Martins / December 11, 2013