[Mixtape] Kaytranada: “Instrumental Hip-hop Is Dead”

Today, Hypetrak released its latest artist-rendered mix from the ever-eclectic Kaytranada. Instrumental Hip-Hop Is Dead is described by Hypetrak as “an intriguing selection of hard-hitting unreleased production. Much closer to Dilla‘s Donuts than a DJ mix”. Apparently, Kaytranada is declaring the end of instrumental hip-hop, just when it seemed to be making a comeback. His mix is a compilation of what he characterized as “some old hip hop beats” of his. It is a smattering of trap drums, heavy bass, and sample-laden interludes, all sandwiched inside of a comfortable synth sandwich that can carry you through the day with it’s smooth transitions to airily different areas. Check out the full mix from Kaytranda streaming down below!

Jake Krzeczowski

Jake Krzeczowski is a writer based in Chicago. Since graduating from the University of Iowa in 2012 he has written for the likes of The Chicago Sun Times, Complex Magazine, and Elevator Magazine.

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