It appears with a single stroke of his pen, Ekali has swiftly solidified his leafy emblem close to the crest of the EDM pyramid.
Securing momentous slots at each Ultra and EDC this yr the Canadian producer seeks to consolidate his efforts with the discharge of his first-ever multitudinous physique of labor, the Crystal Eyes EP.
For an inaugural EP, it could be onerous for an artist within the digital circuit to fathom a greater threesome of label-housings than an OWSLA, Big Beat, and Atlantic trifecta; Ekali has managed to amass precisely that for this watershed notch in his nonetheless somewhat formative launch historical past. A frequent and properly sought-after collaborator, the Canadian producer hosts a sequence of esteemed visitors to assist the listener navigate the glistening Crystal Eyes topography, together with Okay. Flay, Medasin, Elohim, and SLUMBERJACK. The launch will coincide with a North American tour, making stops throughout main musical hotbeds within the US and Vancouver.
Ekali makes use of the EP to in the beginning reveal his capacity to wander spacious experimental sonic terrains whereas primarily protecting one foot grounded in pop sensibility. His observe with Okay. Flay, for instance, sees the producer wield the songstress’s notoriously moody pop vocals to intensify his woefully drawn out guitar chords and wistful synth twinkling. At the opposite finish of Ekali’s emotional rainbow, with exquisitely nuanced assist from Medasin and Elohim, “Forever,” invitations the listener inside its halcyon fortress of bouncy, beat-privy idealism. Crystal Eyes is a glimpse inside Ekali’s unexpectedly flourishing and fragmented internal world. The EP capabilities terrifically as an indicator of Ekali’s affinity for wide-reaching emotion, unfettered power, and a perceptive degree of adventurousness in the case of his ever-evolving sound design.