Friday, August 05, 2016

Artist On Fire: Ekali

To say Ekali has had a big week would be a massive understatement. Vancouver's own Nathan Shaw, who moonlights as Said The Whale's bass player, has seen two remixes drop in the past week as well as spinning two sets at HARD this past Saturday. First for a reported 7,000+ people on stage under the Green tent. Then later that day, he smashed The Smirnoff House for a more intimate, yet equally wild crowd. The latter set was recorded by Mixmag and can be viewed below, (audio only here): 
Last Wednesday his remix of the Jack U & Kai track "Mind," dropped alongside other massive artists, such as Malaa, Wiwek, and Oshi. The collaboration with Gravez is perhaps the best of the bunch, utilizing eastern influences, powerful piano and only the biggest of bass drums.
And now this past Tuesday, his stranglehold on the remix game was only strengthened when he dropped his remix of Ta-ku and Wafia's "Meet In The Middle." Go ahead and grab it for free here. Awfully generous, often dropping free downloads, so do not sleep on Ekali, the man is on fire.