KAYTRANADA

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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC REVIEWS - JIM CAR­ROLL

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There’s a lot more to rel­ish to Kaytranada’s de­but al­bum than just the ad­dic­tive video game he used to plug the re­lease. While the Haitian-Canadian pro­ducer had al­ready cre­ated a buzz with a run of giddy house and disco tracks, 99.9% in­di­cates that we’re deal­ing with a se­ri­ous tal­ent keen to push and pull at the pa­ram­e­ters of this sound. Aided by An­der­son .Paak, Kar­riem Rig­gins, Alu­naGe­orge, Vic Mensa, Lit­tle Dragon, BadBadNotGood and others, Kaytranada’s de­but has an in­fec­tious bop and flow from tip to toe. His guests sing and rap over ex­u­ber­ant slates of disco, soul, house and hip-hop, all put to­gether with beau­ti­fully emo­tional pip­ing. Glowed Up, with .Paak, is a track of high moods and like­able show­man­ship from two peers very much in lock­step with each other. Dude re­ally de­serves that ex­tra 0.1 per cent. twit­ter.com/kaytranada

We’re deal­ing with a se­ri­ous tal­ent keen to push and pull at the pa­ram­e­ters of this sound

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