Kaytranada Releases Smooth '0.001%' Mixtape Following '99.9%' Polaris Win
The smooth tape eases back and forth between R&B and hip-hop tracks. The vast majority of the tunes are instrumentals, though a few do include some vocals.
The mixtape includes some old and new beats as well as tunes from the likes of Freddie Gibbs, Anderson .Paak and others. He includes Chance The Rapper's Coloring Book cut "All Night" and a remix of Usher's "U Don't Have To Call."
Kaytranada does not include any additional information on the tape like a tracklist for some of the lesser-known tracks. He does say that is "strictly for Kaytranada fans" though.
The 87-minute tape is available on his SoundCloud and can be downloaded for free. That option would be advisable in case one of the beats is picked up and tagged for takedown if you want to hear this again or take it on the go for a road trip or commute.
Kaytranada has had a banner 2016. He released his album 99.9% in May on XL Recordings, which featured the likes of Goldlink, Carl Craig, Anderson .Paak, AlunaGeorge, Little Dragon and Vic Mensa. It just won the coveted Polaris Prize earlier this week. The Polaris Prize is given to the best Canadian album of the year by a panel of journalists and tastemakers. He has been touring almost non-stop since May in support of the album and will do so again across North America this fall.