Born in Port Au Prince, Haiti, Kevin Celestin is a Montreal-based DJ and remixer, best known for his reworkings of classic 90s hip-hop and R&B tracks. He began DJing as Kaytradamus in 2006, before recently changing his moniker to KAYTRANADA – a handle he describes as being “more unique” and one that also subtly alludes to his Canadian roots. After the successful release of his debut album Teriphikness in 2010, KAYTRANADA released eight LPs in 2011, including the acclaimed Kaytra da Mouse, Massively Massive, and his collaborative effort with Florida-based experimental trap producer Mr.Mockwell, Mockay. KAYTRANADA’s latest EP, Kaytra Todo, under German label Jakarta Records, and Huh What Where Recordings, dropped in February.

KAYTRANADA’s exclusive mix for SSENSE begins with his signature infusion of 90s R&B, with a languid offering from female R&B trio Sisters With Voices, before pulling in Erykah Baduh’s neo-soul hit I Want You and KAYTRANADA’s own rework of Missy Elliott’s Sock It 2 Me. Grounded in heavy hip-hop beats throughout, the mix features fast-paced juke, rap, and glitch-hop offerings from artists like Jay-Z, Overdoz, Samiyam, and fellow Montrealers High Klassified and Tommy Kruise.

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Erykah Baduh I Want You

Mr. Carmack Muney (Gimme Dat) ft. Arnold

Missy Elliott Sock It To Me (Kaytranada Edit)

Lakim Motions

John Legend Green Light (Annie Starlight Remix)

Overdoz Lauren London

Jay-Z U Don’t Know Remix ft. M.O.P.

DOM$OLO Return2da4thChamber

Tommy Kruise Hypnotize

High Klassified Luxury

Hesk New York Girl

Mr. Mockwell Untitled

Da-P Breeze

Munoz Do IT

Elaquent Black Magic ft. Kae

Toony Tunes & Mr. Mockwell Untitled

Ms. Dynamite DY-NA-MI-T-EE

Samiyam My Buddy

Owwwls for SSENSE

I've blended some mind blowing melodic sounds from Cashmere Cat, Sweater Beats, Ta-Ku, Sinjin Hawke and other talented new comers in a chilly yet pumpy atmosphere, the mix is a journey through different styles of bass music with some surprises inside ;)

Yarin Lidor