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Kaytranada

May 12, 2015

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I would like to present you my favorite artist, he is not a singer but a dj. He remixes many styles of songs : electronic, R&B, dance and hip hop. He also creates his own music. Kaytranada is the best for me because he has a personal style that we can recognize in his music. He has a proper signature; in all his music pieces we can notice the presence of a rythmic beat hidden behind the lyrics and the other original sounds.

His style of music is called “deep house”.

Kaytranada was born Louis Kevin Celestin on August 15, 1992 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Shortly after he was born, he moved to Montreal, Quebec where he was raised. Kaytranada began as a DJ at the age of 14. The following year, at the age of 15, Kaytranada began to produce after his brother introduced him to FL Studio.

Louis began his career under the alias Kaytradamus in 2010. He released 8 projects as Kaytradamus before changing his name to “Kaytranada” in 2012. Kaytranada has released a total of thirteen projects and sixteen remixes. 

He doesn’t make many concerts but he frequently jazzes up many parties in all the clubs of the world. For instance, he was present in Paris on Thursday 19th March at the YOYO club in the 16th arrondissement. He also contributed recently to the Coachella festival in April 2015 in California.

perform onstage during day 3 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2015 in Indio, California.

perform onstage during day 3 of the 2015 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (Weekend 1) at the Empire Polo Club on April 12, 2015 in Indio, California.

I will give you my favorite piece of Kaytranada music : The song is called If, remixed by Kaytranada and sang by Janet Jackson, this song was released in 2012. For three years I have listened to this music practically everyday and I never get tired of it. The voice of Janet Jackson is perfectly associated with a relaxing sound with a dynamic beat. For me this song is a master piece, you can listen to in the morning as well as at night with friends or even alone.

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This song motivates me in my daily life; Kaytranada was a revelation for me. I will give you other different styles of his music that he remixed or produced :

At All exclusively created by Kaytranada

ATM Jam by Azelia Banks and remixed by Kaytranada

Crucial by K-os and remixed by Kaytranada

Drive Me Crazy created by Kaytranada feat Vic Mensa

Friday Night produced by Kaytranada and sang by Reva DeVito

Holy Hole Inna Donut by Kaytranada

What Its Gonna Be created by Busta Rhymes and Janet Jackson and remixed by Kaytranada

He was nominated in the category “Revelation of the year” in the GAMIQ; Kaytranada was proud that his album “Kaytra Nada” is final in the  hip-hop category. His new album, “Kaytra Thomas”, will be released this winter on the label of Los Angeles Huh What and Where.

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Elmaé

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