Haiti-born, Toronto-bred Kaytranada is on fire right now. After launching his career under the guise of Kaytradamus, he shifted to the alias Kaytranada in 2012. As a producer and DJ who has been on the scene for a mere four years, Kaytranada’s catalog is already fairly prolific, with 13 projects and 16 remixes under his belt. Now, he’s started working with rap’s freshest emcees, including Mick Jenkins, GoldLink and Vic Mensa. His latest release “Rain,” starring Mick Jenkins, samples the Ann Peebles song, “I Can’t Stand the Rain.” Kaytranada morphs the song to indeed make you feel like you’re standing in the middle of a serene downpour.
Wed., Oct. 8, 8 p.m., 2014
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 8, 2014