Kaytranada feat. Ty Dolla $ign – ‘Nothin Like U’
There’s a chance you might remember Canadian electronic wunderkind Kaytranada from such things as his debut LP 99.9%, released via XL in the early summer of 2016 and without a doubt the best record of said year, bursting with bulbous basslines, eclectic sampling, and more all-star guest turns than you could shake a proverbial disco stick at – think Anderson .Paak, Craig David, Little Dragon, BadBadNotGood, and more. If not, now might just the perfect time to dive into it and book your ticket for the hype train into 2019, with last Friday coming along with not one but three pristine bursts of new music through his new home RCA.
A match constructed in the heavens, ‘Nothin Like U’ is the obvious highlight as it complements Kaytranada’s ever-sultry work with the seductive drawl of perennial feature Ty Dolla $ign. The message from the most seductively-voiced currency-tattooed gentleman in R&B today is blunt and ever so romantic, as usual – “Take your time, baby, don't rush it / Let's stop talkin' about the money / When we can be kissin' and fuckin',” and all that – and comes accompanied by delicate sprinkles of vintage homage R&B/house flair. No official word yet on whether its EP (which also features Shay Lia and three sumptuous instrumentals) is the first sign of another full-length record, but if Kaytranada’s track record is anything to go by then there’s a lot more of this goodness to look forward to in the very near future.