Ekali is a Canadian instrumentalist and producer from Vancouver, BC. He started making electronic music in 2014, and since has been making big waves in the electronic community; from his visceral, captivating original work and collaborations to his thundering club remixes.
Ekali was accepted as Canada’s sole participant in the Red Bull Music Academy in 2014. Since then, he’s gone on to receive over twenty million streams, toured every corner of the world & received a writing credit on Drake’s “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late.” His unique sound has earned him a loyal following worldwide, and cemented him as one of electronic music’s most promising artists.
In 2016, Ekali was tapped for an official remix of Flume’s “Smoke & Retribution feat. Vince Staples & Ku ka” and his Flux Pavilion “I Can’t Stop” remix was officially signed and released by Big Beat. Ekali was also recently featured as a new & developing artist in HITS magazine. Over the summer of 2016, Ekali released a much-anticipated official collaborative remix with Gravez of Jack Ü’s “Mind (feat. Kai)”. This was quickly followed up by an official remix on Australian label Future Classic for Ta-ku & Wafia’s “Meet in the Middle” single.
In 2017, Ekali hit the festival circuit with performances at Electric Forest, Hard Summer, Shambhala, Buku, Forecastle, and Life is Beautiful, to name a few. Additionally, Ekali released a viral remix of “Don’t Leave” by Snakehips, an original collaboration record with KRANE, debuted his season mix series called “Awakening”, and was featured as a Diplo & Friends guest mixer on BBC Radio 1. Over the summer, he went on to sign with Atlantic/OWSLA/Big Beat and released his highly anticipated collaboration song with Denzel Curry called “Babylon.”
Ekali’s fall 2017 “Babylon World Tour” was a huge success, selling out most shows throughout North America. He started 2018 off with the release of “Blame” with ZHU. “Blame” went on to chart on the top 20 on both the Global Viral and US Viral Charts on Spotify. Ekali will be releasing his debut EP in spring 2018.