Out of the blue today, with absolutely no warning, Montreal-based beat genius Kaytranda posted a download link to a zip file of 19 unreleased works. At first it was put out through Dropbox, but that link quickly got overwhelmed, because free music from Kaytranada makes people go crazy. As of right now, though, you can grab the folder from a new Mediafire link that he posted. One can only speculate as to why he made this move but there’s a strong chance he’s emptying the vaults as a gesture to fans in the run up to his debut EP on XL Recordings this summer.
You might think, as I did, that this is a collection of toss-offs but you’d be very wrong. Sure quite a few of these tracks are obvious experiments that would have no place on a proper release but they’re still really cool. Others, like the track “246” could have been part of an official release without anyone blinking an eye, in fact they would have been a standout. Still more are amazing edits or remixes of R&B tracks in the style that Kaytranada is so famous for (the “Body Party” remix is especially nice). Why am I even trying to sell this to you. This is a no brainer.
LOLOLOL WRONG LINK MAN. http://t.co/0o8S1Qqfrt
— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) May 14, 2014