DA Premiere: Eekkoo – Zwart (Original Mix)
Burgeoning Canadian producer Eekkoo has integrated his background in sound engineering to achieve a polished signature style, earning him a spots on renowned imprints like Natura Sonoris, Suara, and Noir Music early in his career. Since then, Eekkoo’s music has only gotten darker and more left-field as he explores the undercurrents of progressive and tech.
After working with Jeremy Olander on “Letters,” the two found their musical interests aligned, giving birth to a new partnership that has made Eekkoo the first outside artist to sign onto Olander’s Vivrant imprint for a new EP.
Nightingale is the resulting body of work, an expertly crafted three-tracker which only goes to show how well Eekkoo fits into the Vivrant fold. “Zwart,” the EP’s closing track, solidifies the tone set forth by previous tracks with tense synths and shadowy note progressions that foster a certain sense of suspense until the arrangement fades out. Upon listening to the track’s dark, tech-leaning progressive aura, it suddenly becomes clear as to why Olander selected Eekkoo as a colleague, and why they’ve worked so well remixing each other in the past.
“Zwart,” along with the rest of Nightingale, will be released on December 5.