Barack Obama lists Kaytranada among his fave songs of 2019

“Go DJ” is a track from the Montreal producer’s new album BUBBA.

The song “Go DJ” (feat. Sir) by Montreal producer Kaytranada was the third track on Barack Obama’s list of Favorite Songs of 2019, tweeted by the former U.S. president earlier today. The list of 35 songs — which, as Obama noted with asterisks, featured songs that had previously appeared on his summer playlist — also featured tracks by Solange, Lizzo, Frank Ocean, the National, Beyoncé, Goldlink, Dababy and Bruce Springsteen, among others.

The tweet came in at 12:02 p.m., and, as with most of Obama’s tweets, was immediately liked by hundreds of thousands. “From hip-hop to country to The Boss, here are my songs of the year. If you’re looking for something to keep you company on a long drive or help you turn up a workout, I hope there’s a track or two in here that does the trick.”

“Go DJ” is a track on the second album of Kaytranada, BUBBA, released earlier this month. BUBBA has earned high marks from the majority of its critics. It is a follow-up to 2016’s 99.9%, which won the prestigious Polaris Music Prize that year.

Listen to “Go DJ” below.

You can also check out our 2016 interview with Kaytranada here. For more on Kaytranada, please visit his website.

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