UK beatmaker, storyteller and proud-to-call label mate Elijah Nang returns with another Far East-inspired beat tape that certainly needs your attention.
Nang Soul, Vol.1 / Hanoko is a collection of 8 different, yet unified instrumentals created by Elijah's fascination with Japanese culture and music. Over the course of the next few days, I'll be highlighting some of my favourite beats from the tape, starting with the old school boom bap perfection "Way of the Samurai".
What I love about the beat in particular is the fusion of strings and hard-hitting drums. It has this yin-yang vibe to the whole composition that's bound to make you fall in love.
"Nang Soul is the introduction to my niche, which infuses Asian music with various styles of music. The idea is to create a beat tape that will give the audience a high level of concentration for studying, cooking, practicing martial arts, meditating, traveling and more.", shares Elijah.
Nang Soul, Vol.1 / Hanoko will also be available on cassettes, so stay tuned for that