Toulouse, France-based producers La Cantina have come through with a brand new project titled Kanagawa EP. This is my first introduction to the talented group, and I was not disappointed listening to this project.
Inspired by the sounds of Asia, as they describe, this new project features some stellar hip-hop production, featuring strings and synths throughout that add a special aura to the music as a whole. “Hokkaidō” starts the project off with gorgeous synths and samples, as well as a boom-bap beat that channels a lot of classic hip-hop. Similarly with the likes of “Sensei,” “Sunflowers” and “Erena” have gorgeous synth melodies and hard-hitting hip-hop production that make these tracks excellent. Overall, I’m impressed by their ability to create a sound influenced by Asian music, while also keeping the tradition of creating hard-hitting hip-hop beats.
Listen to La Cantina’s new project Kanagawa EP below via Bandcamp and don’t forget to support!