Queer, Black, and Creative: La-Nai creates bespoke compositions and sound design for all media.
I'm a composer, arranger, sound designer, and engineer with 10+ years of experience. I've worked with artists across Canada and the United States, notably Madame Gandhi, Kizis, Maylee Todd, TiKa the Creator, T. Thomason, and many more. I do a lot of things and I do them very well, to spec, on time, and on budget. I can also write sheet music, produce a full score if necessary, and transcribe existing music. There is no problem, musical or otherwise, that doesn't have a solution.
Will work in all genres, and on all formats. Need a theme for your podcast? A sting for your production company logo? Trailer music? SFX for a short film? Kids song? A slick house beat for a new song idea you have? Get at me. Let's work.
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11 ReviewsEndorse La-Nai Gabriel
I hired La-Nai to write some Horn and Background vocal arrangements for my EP and she absolutely exceed my expectations! Definitely leveled up my tunes and nailed the vibe and genre. I will always go to her when I’m feeling stuck for parts because she delivers above and beyond!
La-Nai is one of the most intuitive artists I have ever had the pleasure of collaborating with. Her work is responsive to the needs of the project, endlessly innovative, and always surprising. She is a composer of the highest degree and I am thrilled to work with her whenever I get the chance.
La-Nai is a deeply skilled and creative musician who brings warmth and care to her work. I have commissioned several arrangements from La-Nai for the 12-piece Queer Songbook Orchestra, including half of the tracks on our Polaris Long Listed album with Vivek Shraya. La-Nai gets it, she has great instincts and vision, and she has always gone above and beyond with our collaborations.
Working with La-Nai is FUN.
Excellent quality recording and composition sensibilities. Having her as part of the ensemble is an honor. Constructive and helpful with friendly rapport. One of the best musicians I've ever worked with in my 15 plus years as an eclectic artist.
La-Nai played keys on my song King of Spades. She brought so much expertise and flexibility to the studio that the session was a blast. She was able to quickly adapt as our ideas formed and give us everything we were looking for and more. La-Nai is super professional, super creative, and a real joy to work with. Highly recommend this fantastic musician (among many other things!)
I contacted La-Nai about composing the intro and outro music for my podcast. She asked a few questions to get a sense of what I was looking for, and what I got back was spot on. The first shot was perfect, I didn't want to change a single thing. She now does the mastering for all my podcast episodes, which are clean and crisp even with my downtown Toronto background noise. She is prompt, efficient and communicates clearly on what her return dates are.
La-Nai is one of the most professional and unbelievable talents that I believe our world needs to know more. She is incredible skilled as a multi-instrumentalist and is also really tapped in melodically. She would be an asset to any working environment.
I've worked with La-nai on MANY projects. La-nai is professional, thoughtful, incredibly easy to collaborate with, and above all has a talent and hand in many things. I will always continue to recommend La-nai to any project.
La-Nai Gabriel is one of the best producers/musicians I have ever worked with. Her incredible musicality makes her a pleasure to work with in a creative setting. Her vast musical knowledge ensures that she understands any genre/recording reference you throw her way and she has an innate ability to recreate exactly the sound I want in all of the recordings we've done together. In addition to full scale production for my songs she's also arranged perfect vocals & music for multiple tracks. Speaking of vocals, if you want to sound amazing, La-nai's production will make it happen every time. 10/10
La-Nai worked with us on a community outreach project, and was absolutely both professional and fun to work with. The participant felt supported and heard; and we had an excellent working relationship through multiple revisions and explorations in different formats and software. I absolutely recommend working with La-Nai and will have her back for future work.
La-Nai was brought on to a project I worked on as a co-composer and arranger. The massive range of styles that she is adept working in, as well as her abilities as a producer and recording engineer took the project to the next level.