Ekali shares SLUMBERJACK collaboration, ‘Helios,’ ahead of full EP
While only mid-way through 2018, this has already been a watershed year for Canadian bass producer Ekali. Making milestone stops at EDC Las Vegas and Coachella recently, he has now shared the first tune, “Helios,” off his very first EP.
The song is a joint effort with longtime Alison Wonderland collaborators and fellow Aussies, SLUMBERJACK. The song combines SLUMBERJACK’s multifariously textured sampling and robust trap stamina with Ekali’s affinity for playfulness, inherent in the high-pitched vocal chops. While the drop is characterized by a fervent, machine-like vigor, the interludes carry an almost astral ambiance, wrapped in whimsical melody.
Looking ahead, Ekali is expected to follow up with ample new tunes in the near future, as well as the full scope of his North American tour this fall to accompany the EP.