Oh Montreal, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. One, for Adventure Club. Two, for Kaytranada. Surely there are more than two, but I just know those two.
Two, who is no greater than one in this numbers game, is an artists who has managed to stay under the radar except for in certain circles. Kaytra is what he goes by for short, or in you get confused with the placement of all of those As. It is also what is went by in the parentheses of this monster track. In general as an artist, he brings a certain type of crowd. His sound hasn’t really wavered from those future bass, ambient sounds that make connections between vocal tracks and simple trap beats. More often than not, those vocals are from r&b or hip hop tracks that automatically fill your head with too many memories to count. The music is just super chill, involving bass lines that go von deepah as one simple element to his clean, brilliant, unique sound.
Hip Hop’s hay day was supposed to have been all those years ago, maybe even before that. The early days of rap and hip hop were no more glorious than they are now, and looking back with perfect vision and more mileage creates thoughts heavy on the heart, especially when we look at the world today and how much those ruling genres themselves are now enslaved and controlled or complete bamboozles.
The publicity stunts and fake gangster nonsense is keeping up this facade that there were glory days of the genres, just as in electronic music we say trap is dead, and so is dubstep. The music industry isn’t Walking Dead, luckily. They’d have killed all my favorite things off the show, until very few were left.
Quite the opposite is happening. There should definitely be a genre police to stop the madness going on right now. Major movements such as dubstep dead, but tropical bass and twerk music are actual genres?
Well Kaytranada says, through his music, that no genre is dead. Not even hip hop. In all of its authenticity, he remixes T.I.’s track, “About Da $,” featuring Young Thug. T.I. is literally a deity to trap music as we know it now, and remixing him automatically speaks to the artist’s thoughts on the life and death of genres. Also, he uses trap drums in this remix, with like I said, so many other elements, the statement he makes through the music is that even those dead genres can be resurrected, especially if they are revived for a track that utilizes many genres of [insert genre] past. Essentially by doing so, the music steps into a future devoid of hatred and barriers and all of the nonsense destroying us.
That is where Kaytra is on this track. It is where I wanna be. Where you should wanna go.
Except, never mind. This is all about da $, which is another one of Tip’s nicknames.