Okay so Taste Maker has been quiet for a minute but that don’t mean we haven’t been listening to what the world is churning out. May has been a crazy month for music, especially album drops from the likes of James Blake, Kaytranada and more…
James Blake – The Colour in Anything
James Blake’s The Colour In Everything is his long anticipated follow up to Retrograde which saw Blake garner a wider audience with his haunting vocals, deep dark 808’s and broody synths. The Colour In Everything is that album you need to listen to by yourself, close your curtains, turn your life off and just be a sponge. Stream below.
Kaytranada – 99.9%
Kaytranada first made his appearance through online remixes of popular songs, notably Golden – Jill Scott (Kaytranada Edition). He’s a producer from Montreal, Canada with production credits on some of the hottest tracks you would have listened to in the past five years. 99.9% is the debut album by Kaytranada which features notable artists such as SYD (The Internet), Vic Mensa, Little Dragon and rhyme slayer Anderson Paak. Kaytranada shows off his polished signature sound which is known for its heavy percussion and customized synths. Immerse yourself via Spotify.
Drake – Views
Drake is global phenomenon, tapping into everything hot in his album Views. From dancehall influenced songs to Hip Hop, Pop and R&B. Views is a great album which shows Drake’s range as an artist and tastemaker. Notable tracks on Views are Feel No Ways; a track resonating with anyone who’s ever broken up with anyone. With You – PARTYNEXTDOOR is another standout track with deep kicks driving the track with the help of Noah 40 Shebib and PARTYNEXTDOOR’s vulnerable vocals. One Dance, Controlla and Too Good, take you down a dancehall influenced lane. They are definitely summer vibes and will get you out of those gloomy weather feels. Stream the whole ting via Spotify.