Louis Kevin Celestin was born in Haiti and raised in Montreal, Canada. Today, he is one of the top hip-hop talents worldwide. It’s true that the name Kaytranada has exploded for the world in less than two years with an irresistible production and some memorable shows but his success did not happen by chance neither was it built from one day to the other. Kaytranada breathes hip-hop ever since he was a child, having fallen in love with R&B culture and committed to adding his name on a list filled with his idols. When his brother introduced him to a beat-making software at the age of 14, his life changed forever - and all of his dreams appeared right in front of him.
He quickly began working as a DJ and has never stopped working since. His impressive work ethic earned him a new beat every day and a series of EPs soon after. His sound began to gain some notoriety thanks to his evident talent and the remixes of some classics by Missy Elliot, Janet Jackson, TLC, Danny Brown, among others - he even opened some concerts for Madonna. His beats are influenced by names like Dilla, a touch of soul and a well identified bass line are some of the elements that explain Kaytranada’s resounding success. The singles “Free Things In Life” and “At All” conquered the dance floors all over the world and were a boost in Kaytranada’s career. His debut album, “99.9%”, was released in 2016 and featured some collaborations with names such as Anderson.Paak, Vic Mensa, Little Dragon, Syd, Craig David, AlunaGeorge and BadBadNotGood. The audience loved it and the critics were surrendered to Kaytranada’s artistic personality, who was able to play with different musical genres and made the old marriage between hip-hop and dance music seem more current than ever. 2018 brought another EP, “Nothin’ Like U/Chances”, and a few more good reasons to love Kaytranada. His charms are not going unnoticed by the Portuguese audience who is prepared to welcome him in July 2019, in Super Bock Super Rock.