I am currently working out of London. With this has come countless pubs, many an order of fish and chips, and the inevitable lost journeys through the back alleys and cobblestone streets which make up East London. What has tied all of this together is a walking mix which compliments the crux of Shoreditch area and the impetus of people and moving pieces of the city.
This recent addition to said mix does just that. At this point, we are all becoming pretty friendly with Canadian-based, Haitian born Kaytranada. In the past few months he has set the bar for remixing and creating tunes which take already great songs and creating quintessential compilations giving each a new life in his mastered métier. This recent release is one that is for the books though. The original sample from American Royalty lends dark, fluid vocals which bring to mind this past year’s breakthrough male lead Alex Clare. But this NYC band also adds another element of haunting lyrics and a tone which makes the hairs on the back of your neck stand up. What Kaytranada did with this was make it a tune that hits your core and also makes you want to move with the heavy base and resonance giving it a consistent hitting sound.
Taking advantage of this, I am excited to see Kaytranada here in London tonight and watch him deliver his songs that are perfect for between the sheets or crossing streets. It’s good a good day for great tunes in London town.