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Kaytranada wins Polaris Music Prize

Kaytranada, one of the hottest beatbakkers of the moment, is this year’s winner of the Polaris Music Prize, a synonym for the best album of the year in the name of a Canadian artist.

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The Canadian producer-dj Kaytranada has the Polaris Music Prize 2016. The award distinguishes excellence in the Canadian music scene. ‘99,9%’, title of the album, let albums, of Grimes, Carly Rae Jepsen, and White Lung.

On his debut album plays, the Haiti-born Canadian with a deep house-influenced synths, funky basslijnen and keys of neosoul of the better kind.

With the highly appreciated album Kaytranada is becoming the world conquest. The Polaris Music Prize is a first step. ‘Wow, this is fantastic’, he responded when he got the award received. “This is an incredible moment.”

wow this shit is crazy

— KAYTRA (@KAYTRANADA) September 20, 2016

Previous winners of the prize have included Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Feist, Fucked Up, Caribou and Arcade Fire. All toppers. (DB)

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