Our RnBae, Ekali
Vancouver-based artist Ekali has only been producing electronic music for a few years now, but between accruing a lifelong musical resume filled with classical violin, guitar, bass and jazz and touring with the band Said The Whale for four years, Ekali has harnessed more than enough musical experience and knowledge to afford him his current, well deserved spot in the electronic music limelight. In 2014, Ekali was invited to Red Bull Music Academy’s 16th year alongside 29 other musicians who participated in lectures, workshops, and live performances across Tokyo. On top achieving this admirable feat as a budding artist, Ekali has also earned himself a place in the global electronic music collective, Flow-Fi, and Vancouver’s local Chapel Sound.
With a style that boasts warm atmospheres and conjures nostalgic emotion through textural layers, unique soundscapes and thoughtful melodies, Ekali shines as a vibrant up-and-comer in Canada’s thriving electronic music scene. Songs like his remix of Tinashe’s Drake cover, “Days in the West,” and an “in progress” EP with Sydney-based aywy. have earned Ekali thousands of plays and followers in an impressively short amount of time, offering the young producer enough affirmation and encouragement to continue exercising his boundless potential and vast musical ambitions.
May 27th, 2016