Kaytranada ‎– Bubba - 2020 R+B Electronic - Sealed 2LP + Poster

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Kaytranada ‎– Bubba

RCA ‎– 19439-72448-1
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Pressed on 2xLP black vinyl.

Huge Two-Sided Six-Panel Poster included.

Housed in a full-colour gatefold jacket.
Credits & tracks printed on inner-gatefold.
MP3 digital download code 

USA & Canada
12 Jun 2020
Electronic, Hip Hop, Funk / Soul
Contemporary R&B, Instrumental



A1 Do It


A2 2 The Music
Featuring – Iman Omari
A3 Go DJ
Featuring – SiR (12)
A4 Gray Area
Featuring – Mick Jenkins
A5 Puff Lah



B1 10%
Featuring – Kali Uchis
B2 Need It
Featuring – Masego
B3 Taste
Featuring – VanJess
B4 Oh No
Featuring – Estelle

C1 What You Need
Featuring – Charlotte Day Wilson
C2 Vex Oh
Featuring – Ari Pensmith, Eight9FLY, GoldLink
C3 Scared To Death

C4 Freefall
Featuring – Durand Bernarr

D1 Culture
Featuring – Teedra Moses
D2 The Worst In Me
Featuring – Tinashe (2)
D3 September 21

D4 Midsection
Featuring – Pharrell Williams

Mastered At – SING Mastering, Atlanta

Recorded At – Chalice Recording Studios

"I’ve always been influenced by disco, but I’m taking that more seriously and bringing that theme to the album—this feel-good, club kind of music: love songs that are danceable, breakup songs that are danceable. Music for DJs. Up-tempo, drum-break stuff, an ’80s hip-hop [vibe]. A lot of Afrobeat influence, a lot of dancehall influence. A mixture of everything." - Kaytranada

( Pitchfork) " It does the record a small disservice to pull songs out at random like this. Both “Taste” and “Go DJ” are followed by tracks that lead out naturally like the flow of a DJ set. But that exceptional flow leaves room for punctuation marks, and several come when Kaytranada feels perfectly in tune with his collaborators. The first of these is “10%” with Kali Uchis. Three different beats, piled high like sedimentary layers, herald her alto, and she spends the remainder of the song surfing atop the beat. Kaytranada has similar chemistry with GoldLink on the song “Vex Oh,” and a cameo from Estelle on “Oh No” delivers the same promise that the Craig David feature “Got It Good,” did on the previous album.

The superficial outro “Midsection” featuring Pharrell and his falsetto might be the only track on which Kaytranada’s collaborator overrides him to the song’s detriment. But that only emphasizes how strong the other tracks are. Kaytranada uses vocalists as an additional instrument. (Lyrics have always seemed to function more as pure sound for him than anything else; he values the textures of words above their meanings.) So it’s particularly fun to see what he does when that tool isn’t available, as on the standout instrumental “Scared to Death.” Here, Kay stacks those strobing synths he favors on top of bass and on top of that, places a melodic build—a minute in, he pulls the bass out momentarily to let things ride for a moment. The room continues to rotate. A mournful airhorn sounds. And then the beat comes back, with all the impact you’d hope for, the sound of a party catching its second wind.

Twice now has Kaytranada demonstrated the vision required to carry a long-player, working subtle structures into his songs that allow him to keep the momentum up without losing the feeling that those songs are complete in their own right. Bubba is another set of coherent, well-sequenced set of tracks without any major drop-offs, all the more impressive as the album runs more than 50 minutes. It’s flexible, ever-moving, a dance record that could have come from no one else."

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Condition New
Format 2LP
Color Black