Kaytranada - 10% feat. Kali Uchis (RCA Records): With little advance fanfare, this Polaris Music Prize-winning artist, DJ and producer releases a new album, Bubba, on Friday (Dec. 13). The follow-up to his breakout debut full-length 99.9%, it features a notable cast list including Pharrell Williams, Kali Uchis, Tinashe, GoldLink, Charlotte Day Wilson, Estelle, Mick Jenkins, SiR and more.
The lead track, 10% featuring Kali Uchis, is now out, and it sounds like a hit. Kaytranada is known for catchy beats and soundscapes and this is no exception, while the guest vocals of Uchis are clean and melodic, as she laments "you keep taking from me, where's my 10%."
An acclaimed US singer/songwriter, Uchis goes back a ways with Kaytranada, who helped produce her 2015 debut EP Por Vida. In 2017, she was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best R&B Performance for Get You, her collaboration with another Canadian artist Daniel Caesar.
Kaytranada (born Louis Kevin Celestin) has been active on the Montreal scene for a decade. He was a comparative unknown when he won the Polaris Prize in 2016, going on to win the Juno for Electronic Album of the Year in 2017, both for 99.9%. Prevously signed to XL Recorings, he is now on RCA Records.
Kaytranada plays five shows in Australasia in January.