With rumbling future-facing sub-bass and laid-back boom bap-flavoured beats, this is the sound of Montreal-based artist Hua Li's new Za Zhong EP. It features cosmic, soul-inspired atmospheres – as in second track, the piano-laden, neo-noir morsel 'Luxury' – seething yet melancholic modern-day voidsomeness practised in 'How Bad' and the general snap of sleek, up-to-date spacey hip-hop spiced with soul and R&B, with the vocals of Hua Li themselves bouncing clear and rapid fire, seemingly from somewhere in the '90s with glorious throwback appeal, above the heady, hazy production of fellow Montrealer, Gloze.

Za Zhong is out now via Art Not Love and you can buy it on iTunes here, if you feel like it.