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Canadian DJ and producer Kaytranada enjoyed a 2016 that is going to be tough to beat. His single “Girl” with The Internet was featured on HBO’s new hit series Insecure, written and starring Issa Rae. It also happens to be one of Kaytranada’s favourite shows.
Of course, one of Kaytranada’s biggest achievements in 2016 was winning the Polaris Music Prize for his debut studio album 99.9%, beating out strong contenders like Grimes and Carly Rae Jepsen.
We’re just over one week into 2017 and already Kaytranada is setting himself up for another standout year. The Haitian-born, Montreal-raised musician was announced as one of the performers for this year’s Coachella Music Festival, which will feature fellow Canadians Majiid Jordan, Arkells, Crystal Castles and more. This year’s Coachella will be headlined by Beyoncé, Radiohead and Kendrick Lamar, so yeah, it’s gonna be the hottest ticket in town.
Now Kaytranada has hit the studio with music A-lister Alicia Keys for the sweet and sexy slow jam “Sweet F’in Love.” Posted to Soundcloud by Keys’ husband Swizz Beatz, the new track has that old school vibe we love from Keys, as well as a playful bounce and back-track courtesy of Kaytranada.
It’s unclear as to whether the single will be used on a new album from either artists, but for now, we’re just enjoying playing it on repeat.
Check out “Sweet F’in Love” from Alicia Keys and Kaytranada below.