Montreal producer-of-the-moment Kaytranada continues his tradition of slyly Nas-honoring nomenclature (his original name was Kaytradamus) with a new beat tape, Instrumental Hip Hop Is Dead, debuted today on Hypetrak. While Kaytranada’s original productions and remixes suggest he’s focused only on the future, the mix longingly gazes back a decade. It’s decidedly Dilla-inspired, but with a hiccupy bounce in its step, his original beats peppered with snippets of classic Missy and Jay Z. As a bonus, hear Kaytranada’s remix of Disclosure’s “January,” included on their just-released album Settle: The Remixes, below the mix.
Download: Kaytranada, Instrumental Hip Hop Is Dead
Stream: Disclosure, “January (Kaytranada Edition)”