Kaytranada x Hypetrak Present: "Instrumental Hip Hop Is Dead" Mix


Kaytranada teams with Hypetrak to drop the "Instrumental Hip Hop Is Dead" mix - a brand new beat tape that throws back to the classic practice of dropping bare bones instrumentals to showcase some raw tracks from the rising producer from Montreal. Some of the beats included in the mix will draw comparisons to Dilla but it quickly becomes obvious that Kaytranada's production influences are too varied and far too reliant upon his ear for all things electronic to rest entirely within that box. Kaytranada drops some certified gems on this mix, including a flip of Chaka Khan's "Ain't Nobody" that will force you to wind it back. A knack for tweaking effects and synths combines with a demonstrated love of chopping samples to produce a unique and decidedly refreshing sound that has pushed Kaytranada to the top of many year-end lists. Check the track below to listen to the "Instrumental Hip Hop Is Dead" mix from Kaytranada and Hypetrak. Download the mix via SoundCloud. Scroll down to peep Kaytranada's upcoming tour dates. Stay tuned for more.

Kaytranada's North American & European Tour Dates:

Dec. 31 - Montreal, QC - TBA

Jan. 9 - Miami, FL - Holy Ship

Feb. 5 - Paris, FR - Social Club

Feb. 6 - Berlin, DE - Gretchen

Feb. 7 - London, UK - XOYO

Feb. 8 - Amsterdam, NE - Pllek