It's been five days since Kaytranada dropped his 19 track compilation of instrumentals, remixes, and B-sides, nonchalantly titled "Whatever". In blogger time that equates to ages, but we would rather marinate on this sampling to give our readers an informed opinion. And the verdict is in: Kaytranada is the best hip-hop producer of 2014. It may not make its way to your radio but a new sound is taking over the Internet, and it can't be long until the buzz reaches a critical mass. His debut EP is due out on XL Recordings this summer and "Whatever" has only stoked the flames until then.
From boom bap to future bounce to all-out club bangers, this globetrotting producer auteur covers a lot of ground in the free mixtape. Some of our favorite tracks include the alternate mix to Azealia Banks & Pharrell's "ATM Jam", the J Dilla-inspired "Wanna Go Up", and "Sober Thoughts" with experimental DMV rapper GoldLink. The compilation also includes some unreleased songs from the groundbreaking "Instrumental Hip Hop is Dead" tape earlier this year. So what are you waiting for? Grab the free download of "Whatever" via MediaFire and enjoy these 19 tracks of pure body rocking bliss.