KAYTRANADA: LITE SPOTS
I definitely see the premier and widespread acclaim of KAYTRANADA’s 99.9% as a great victory in the hip-hop, rap, and R&B scene. I discovered KAYTRA in a future-hop basket with Samuel Truth, Dirty Chocolate, and Geotheory on SoundCloud in 2014. It was love at first listen. KAYTRA brings 80’s and 90’s hip-hop back to life with upbeat, footwork-esque synths that are always easy to groove to. Hearing him experiment and ascend in the music world has been a delight.
Lite Spots is one of KAYTRA’s more lighthearted works but still stays true to his distinct “heartbeat of the city” hip-hop sound. The music video is sweet, fun, and reminiscient of Pixar’s Big Hero 6 since it features KAYTRA and his homemade robo companion dancing with people they meet on the street. There are also scenes of simple, splice of coastal city life that complete the playful summery vibes.
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