Montreal is on another level right now. There is way too much DJ and production genius coming out of the city of French influence to keep up with. Producers like Kaytranada are leading a resurgence of new age hip-hop, building beats for rappers like Vic Mensa and GoldLink that integrate House, Funk, R&B and all sorts of rare future sounds. Guys like Shash’U are creating new genres like PWRFNK while Dr. MaD & Walla P are bringing back the funk & disco that our parents vibe’d out to.
Soulection’s Da-P is another great example. The homie’s sound simply cannot be described with one sole genre. It is rather abstract, danceable and bouncy music that grabs elements from multiple influences, speeds & slows tempo and delivers an “oh shit, I’ve never heard something like this before” type-of-feel.
Hear Da-P’s latest production dubbed “Runway” above and tell us that isn’t smooth, sci-fi sounding and strikingly fresh. We’ll be two-stepping under the stars to this one.