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Kaytranada plays Brixton Academy

The #Lovebox15 act more than lives up to the hype at thrilling headlining show

Thanks to a steady slew of blog-approved singles, remixes and collaborations with the likes of Vic Mensa and The Internet, the buzz surrounding Montreal-based beatmaker Kaytranada is at an all-time high.

This was evident at his packed Brixton Academy show on Friday night. With the responsive crowd already buoyed up by opening sets from Fwdslxsh, Sango, Benji B and Vic Mensa, Kaytranada took full advantage of the energy that filled the room from the moment he took to the stage.

Mixing his signature, smooth marriage of soul, hip hop and electronica with reworks (Missy Elliott’s ‘I’m Really Hot’ and Chet Faker’s ‘Talk Is Cheap’ were particular highlights), the XL Recordings producer more than provided a thrillingly climatic end to an evening that belonged, unmistakably, to him.

If you missed out, don’t worry…Kaytranada is going to sound just as good (if not better) in the sunshine at Lovebox.