Sliding back into our streaming services, Kaytranada shares his all-new track Dysfunctional featuring the Nigerian-American duo VanJess.
Being his first release of new music after the NOTHIN LIKE U / CHANCES EP put out last year, the Canadian producer is warming up for another award-winning album and spins us this single as a teaser.
Kaytranada teams up with VanJess in a fusion of dance beats and smoky vocals to create his new track Dysfunctional, which is anything but.
This is the news we’ve been waiting for since the stunning success of 99.9%, the album that made tidal waves in the dance, hip-hop and RnB pools and won worldwide awards such as the 2016 Polaris Music Prize.
Last year saw Kaytranada work on The ArtSciences Remix EP, reinventing the 2016 album by vintage master Robert Glasper with an alternative, youthful spin. He also released his own EP in October with collaborations from Ty Dolla $ign on Nothin Like U and Shay Lia on Chances.
And now, after a moment of silence, we have a taste of new tunes from the mix-master himself.
Dysfunctional has all the elements of a Kaytranada classic: a fusion of synth textures, crisp housey beats and groovy baselines, yet you can feel the sonic maturation in his production. Making a contribution to the track are sisters Jessica and Ivana Nwokike, the soulful RnB duo VanJess that soften the mix with their synchronized harmonies and smoky vocals. The result makes you feel like simultaneously grooving and melting on the dancefloor.
As with many of his productions, this release also comes with an instrumental version (both of which you should check out below), hitting us with double the excitement in the lead up to his forthcoming album.