Canada has been producing a lot of excellent records this year – Oh No by Jessy Lanza , IV by Badbadnotgood, and 99.9%, by producer Louis Celestin a.k.a. Kaytranada. It hosts an array of artists such as Craig David, Little Dragon, Badbad themselves and AlunaGeorge.
Recently, 99.9% won this year’s Polaris Music Prize, a sort of Canadian Mercury. So it’s apt to conclude Track of the Day this week with Lite Spots. With a masterful sampling of Pontos De Luz by Gal Costa, it’s what one would describe as a ‘banger’.
There’s one moment where the beat rattles the ribcage and could cause a minor earthquake in any hip dancefloor. Lite Spots demonstrates how artists like Kaytranada and Jessy Lanza are putting Canada on the musical map with panache.
99.9% is out now on XL Recordings