Kaytranada most definitely arrived with his 2016 debut album ‘99.9%’, and it’s so much more surprising than anything you may expect. Formerly known as Kaytradamus, Louis Kevin Celestin gifts not only up-tempo electronic funk fans, but anyone looking for some musical euphoria, with the most refreshing electronic album of the year.
Nick Monaco grew up just north of San Francisco in a town called Santa Rosa. “It's sort of a slow-going artsy alternative town in the wine country,” he tells DJ Mag. “I always felt a little trapped there, so I was always taking the bus to the city — which took three hours. I found refuge in record stores and concert halls in San Francisco.”
Apollonia, the label created by French house revivalists Dan Ghenacia, Dyed Soundorom and Shonky have announced their first album release.
'Lotus Seven', by house heads Chris Carrier & Hector Moralez promises more than just a collection of club cuts but a body of music incorporating hip hop disco and slow jams along with the jacking house cuts they are better known for.
Beats producer Kouncilhouse, generally known for dancefloor bangers, has produced a chill-out album. ’10 Years Too Late’, his fourth long-player, is full of exquisite analogue downbeat material much of which has been sat on his hard-drive for the past decade or so.
“I’m probably about 10 years too late putting these tracks out — hence the album’s title — but I thought better out than in,” he tells DJ Mag.