After being born in Haiti, Kaytranada moved with his family to Montreal, Quebec in Canada. From a very young age, he was heavily inspired by family members to have an affinity towards music. You might recognize his name from our Lofi House article, which covered one of the many genres Kaytranada is known for.
Kaytranada's father, a frequent listener of Bob Marley and Michael Jackson, would show him great music and the equipment used to enjoy it from a young age. His sisters then showed him how to use the internet to further immerse himself in music, introducing him to Limewire and other relevant applications. In the time thereafter, Kaytranada and his brother began to produce their earliest music via Windows' stock audio recording app. As if his family didn't already set the stage enough, his cousin then introduced him to Virtual DJ, a DJ software that Kaytranada found a way to produce on. His earliest beats were made on Virtual DJ, which is incredibly rare.