Canadian artist Lan’do is back with a new track called “16 BIT”.
A clear fusion of dancehall, hip-hop and UK rap, the track pays homage to artists like Kardinal Offishall and Smoke Boys (Section Boyz) with its pacey instrumental, Lan’do’s animated delivery and his flow.
On the track, the Jamaican-Canadian artist said, “I’m just excited to finally get this one out. The pandemic had just started, and I was crashing at my homie’s place. With all the free time we suddenly had we just started cooking up tracks and this was the best one to come out of the sessions. It felt like the words just flowed out of my head, and every line was automatic. Despite all that happened during the lockdown, I’m glad for all the time I was given to explore more unconventional approaches. I feel that this song is the culmination of all of that”.
“This song is like a soundclash from beginning to end. From the constant flow switches to the changes in vocal pitch, its straight attack mode. Nobody really knows who I am, and I have to put my best foot forward. A lot of the inspiration, in terms of the delivery, came from the Jamaican artists I grew up listening to like Capleton, Bounty Killa and Elephant Man, to name a few. As for the music video, the director and I really just wanted to make it as visually stunning as possible, referencing some of my favourite films and visuals”.
Take in the visuals for “16 Bit” above.