Kaytranada, real name Louis Kevin Celestin, was born in 1992 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. After relocating to Montreal, Quebec as a toddler, Kaytranada began DJing at age 14. His brother introduced him to producing software at the age of 15, putting him on a slow-burning path to success.

The young producer/DJ actually began under the name Kaytradamus in 2010, releasing a total of 8 projects under that moniker. Since then, he's changed his name, released a few more projects, and most recently, become a massive name and trend-setter due to his remixes of artists like TLC, Disclosure, Janet Jackson and many more.

His style comes from a love of R&B and an infatuation with J Dilla's production techniques. A quick listen to this man's incredible remixes will reveal J Dilla's paw prints all over them, and the delayed, boom-bap approach has really found a niche in popular culture as he continues to play festivals and sold-out shows all over the world.

The following is a list of essential Kaytranada joints. You'll find an effortless blend of R&B, soul, hip-hop, and electronica in each track, so sit back, close your eyes, and enjoy.