Bursting out of the vibrant Toronto scene of rappers, singers and multi-hyphenates, Lais is the latest Canadian Hip-Hop/R&B hybrid to take the Internet by storm. Like superstar countrymen Drake, The Weeknd and PartyNextDoor, Lais specializes in soundtracking drug-fueled late nights with rhythmic singing over skittering beats and hazy, dreamlike instrumentation. Since posting his music to Reddit in July 2014, Lais racked up millions of Soundcloud plays and earned positive press from Pigeons & Planes, Noisey and HotNewHipHop. Lais has released his new 114 EP, featuring an appearance from Skizzy Mars and production from CVRE and Vinnyx, which he projects will propel him to the next rung on the ladder to stardom.
Pakistan-born, Toronto-based artist Lais got a big co-sign last summer when Drake played his single“For You” during OVO Sound Radio, Episode 2, just before getting into debuts of “Charged Up” and “Hotline Bling.” Carrying that momentum into 2016, Complex debuts the "rising, dark industrial R&B" artist's 114 EP, which finds the silky-voiced singer taking the city’s distinctive deep R&B sound and topping it off with his own grim, luxurious vibes. With production by CVRE and Vinnyx, who producedKodak Black's "No Flockin'," the 114 EP follows singles “Cocaine Rain," “Moon & Stars 2” featuring Skizzy Mars, and The FADER-premiered “Just Us," which have accumulated more than 900K plays on SoundCloud.
Check out his dope EP below and be on the look out for more from Lais in the near future!