It was an unofficial remix of Janet Jackson's 'If' that saw Kaytranada break out into the wider hip-hop consciousness back in the autumn of 2012. By sanding down guitarist Terry Lewis' rough instrumentation and pushing an undulating, house-inflected bass groove up into centre stage, the Montreal-raised producer rebooted the industrial R&B epic into a salacious, chill house banger that felt built for long drives on summer days that don't matter.

Since then, the beatsmith has made ginormous strides, as evidenced by the selection box of co-collaborators on his long-anticipated debut album, 99.9%. From the au courant (Vic Mensa, Anderon.Paak) to the old timers (Little Dragon), by way of comeback kings (Craig David), Kaytranada filters each cut through his pastel-hued, synth-funk lens to create a fluid body of breezy summer jams that don't stray too far from the 'If' formulae.

AlunaGeorge's slinky vocal take on 'TOGETHER' still bangs even if Aluna's guest appearances have begun to feel like simulacra by this point, while the dark sub-bass and baleful synths of 'VIVID DREAMS' are off-set by Drake collaborator River Tiber's ever-intriguing featherweight falsetto.

To the gustatory synesthete, listening to Kaytranada's music is probably the equivalent of sucking on a pack of Starburst where all the flavours are orange: refreshing at first, if not a bit sickly in the end.