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London, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | INDIE

London, Ontario, Canada | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2015
Solo Hip Hop New Age




"New Artist Spotlight: Kachinga Releases His First Full-Length Album"

Heads up: all Canadian rap doesn’t sound like Drake (thank goodness). Rapper and songwriter Kachinga, hailing from London, Ontario, is in fact the antithesis of Drake in a number of ways. With a sort of indie beat style, varied verse rhythms and not a hint of whiny Drake-style singing or auto-tune, Kachinga’s first solo album, Sky Falling, brings hip hop and rap back to its golden days of Nas and Mos Def with a totally new and modern take.

Kachinga started rapping with a collective in Ontario called Skool City, having released two innovative EPs which challenge hip modern hip hop norms, but has now teamed up with Lava Cru to help produce Sky Falling. The album released on February 28 and is 23 tracks of really well-written hip hop, from verse to beat. Kachinga has also released two videos for the singles “Balance” and “New York.” Many of these tracks are very short, meant to be statement vignettes, perhaps to set a tone.

Kachinga gives some more insight into the album and specifically the song “Balance” and its beautifully stark video in an interview released on YouTube. He talks about rap technique in this video, breaking down the song’s content and depth. This is quite a novel idea and should really engage fans as to the process and what the rapper thought about when creating the lyrics for this track.

Sky Falling is truly a beautiful first effort from Kachinga and Lava Cru and it seems that they have infinite creative potential to push the boundaries of hip hop even further, not to mention the album’s club and remix potential. Kachinga and the Cru are definitely ones to follow and Sky Falling is more than definitely worth a listen.

Sky Falling is out now and streamable on Lava Cru’s Soundcloud and YouTube Channels. Check back with the YouTube channel for more videos. The album can be purchased on Google Play and iTunes, with a Spotify playlist coming soon. - YourEDM


'It's Raining' EP - 2013 

1. Medicine 
2. Lights, Camera, Action 
3. Rich Girl 
4. It's Raining
5. Weather Man 
6. Too Late 
7. Love 
8. Moon Kids 
9. Rivers Flow 
10. Photograph 
11. The End (Outro) 

'Bloody Nose' EP - 2015 

1. Ice Cool 
2. Gravitas 
3. The Heir 
4. Bloody Nose 
5. Darling I Was Lonely Too
6. Tornado 

'Sky Falling' LP - 2018 

1. BC 
2. Before 
3. Boujwazee
4. Nullify I 
5. Justified 
6. Beamer
7. The Tide 
8. Fluent 
9. Cold Heart II 
10. Wedding Dress 
11. Colour 
12. A Poet 
13. December 
14. Too Much III 
15. Sky Falling 
16. Balance 
17. Nothing 
18. Legacy 
19. Soul'd 
20. The Shore 
21. BC Reprise 
22. Donuts 
23. Wonderland 



Kachinga has been making music since the age of 14. Having been influenced by such icons as Kanye West, Feist and Jay-Z, all of these names have come to influence his sound alongside his own vibrant and unique personality. Beginning as a member of collective Skool City and since branching out into his own persona alongside the production of Lava Cru, Kachinga is now backed by Three Entertainment Group. Kachinga has worked hard to pave a new path for his sound, often described as genre-bending, combining elements of Hip Hop and RnB with rock and indie influences. With two EPs  ("It's Raining" and "Bloody Nose") and an LP ("Sky Falling") under his belt already as well as opening for Childish Gambino as a feature with the band The Lytics, Kachinga is destined to make waves with his inspired fusion of sound. 

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