SBTRKT ‘The Light’ (Kaytranada Remix)
Hip-Hop and house fave, KAYTRANADA, turns his Haitian-Canadian hand to SBTRKT’s track ‘The Light’ for a dub heavy remix.
The producer who’s got too many vowels in his stage name remixed the producer who’s got none, which aired last week on Kaytranada’s month long Radio 1 residency.
He keeps the bass heavy heady fuzz that is SBTRKT’s signature sound, but slows the tempo down, pushes the vocals to the back seat, brings in a more pronounced drum beat and ups the space age dub-style synths.
Kaytranada garnered kudos early on from fans thanks to a clear penchant for early 90s R’n’B, posting a string of funked up takes on dancefloor classics. This SBTRKT remix is a slight departure from his usual disco-ready tunes; it’s not so much a party track, but an end-end-of-the-night-uh-oh-we-partied-a-bit-too-much-and-now-not-quite-sure-where-we-are song. And that’s ok.
The heavy trap beats are moody and mildly unsettling. It’s all very atmospheric and on edge, and fades off subtly skulking into darkness.
Words by Katie Rowley