On Friday, Ekali dropped the lead single from his upcoming debut album. “Runaway” features verses from Reo Cragun, who was most recently featured on Flume’s single “Friends”, and perfectly blurs the lines between hip-hop and electronic music. The single is deeply emotional yet metallic-sounding and shows a different side to Ekali than we’ve seen on many of his other tracks. … Continue reading Ekali Drops Blissful Track “Runaway” Featuring Reo Cragun
With Marshmello's Joytime Three coming soon, the masked madman producer shares a cut from the upcoming album and it features two absolute superstars. For vocals, Mello recruits the chilling pipes of Elohim, who is WITHOUT. QUESTION. a Heard It Here First favorite. The ElectroPop Princess has appeared on originals from The Glitch Mob, Whethan, Ekali, … Continue reading Marshmello Recruits Flux Pavillion and Elohim For New Smash Collab “Room To Fall”
Although not much is known about BLVD. to date, he's already receiving support from huge DJs like Diplo, Alison Wonderland, RL Grime, Ekali, Nitti Gritti and many more. Today, he brings us his debut release titled "Crowd Control". This Trapped out new banger is the perfect new addition to your collection. Keep an eye out for more to come from BLVD., … Continue reading BLVD. Unleashes His Debut Release “Crowd Control” [Free Download]
Whether you're ready to hit the festival gates or gearing up for a great night out, we've got the perfect playlist for you. Just to give you a glimpse into the artists in this massive, little over hundred track playlist, I looked through to see who's edits were featured most, just so you can feel … Continue reading We Present You With the Official Heard It Here First Pregame Playlist!
April was very good to us in terms of both Hip Hop and Electronic releases. We got blessed with massive EDM releases from Alison Wonderland, Kayzo, Krewella & Adventure Club, Slushii, Boogie T & Griz, LSDREAM, Crankdat, Dion Timmer & Dubloadz, Anna Lunoe & Wuki, G-Rex & Stuca, and of course, the first release from Avicii’s … Continue reading HIHF Playlists: Best of April 2019
https://soundcloud.com/ekalimusic/awakening-mix7 Ekali returns to fans to bring us "Awakening - Mix.7". Following his last heater of a release, "Ruin" featuring 1788-L, his new Awakening mix shies in a much mellower direction. The seventh installment of the series features music from Flume, Louis The Child, San Holo, Medasin, Droeloe, and of course Ekali himself. Enjoy the … Continue reading Ekali Drops Volume 7 Of His Awakening Mix Series
Big Beat is well known for its compilation albums. Today, the imprint draws inspiration from Los Angeles. The city of starving artists and dreams of Hollywood stardom breeds some of the most brilliant creatives in the world. Big Beat's LA compilation album includes fifteen tracks from nineteen artists. Those recruited for this new mega-comp put … Continue reading Big Beat Releases “Ignition: Los Angeles” Compilation Album Ft. Ekali & YOOKiE, Salvatore Ganacci, Valentino Kahn & GTA, and more!
The rising producer 1788-l, who has been dropping back to back heaters throughout 2018 and has built a massive following has dropped his latest track "Malfunkt". Coming out of nowhere with the music to back his extreme growth, 1788-l has a Glitchy, mid-tempo Bass style that coincides with Rezz, who he has worked with him in … Continue reading 1788-L Drops New Single “Malfunkt” Ft. Deathpact Off New Synthetik EP
Chilling pop vocalist Alina Baraz has recruited seven different artists to remix tracks from her "The Color Of You" EP. Included on the brand new project are remixes from Filous, Ekali, Ryan Riback, LaxCity, Anna of the North, Qrion, and Nick AM. This EP is absolutely packed with feels. Check it out below! https://soundcloud.com/alinabaraz/sets/the-color-of-you-remixes
Topping off our February playlist is a massive link up from Khalid and Disclosure. The two connected on Khalid's "Talk", which was heavily featured in Apple commercials on Grammy Sunday. Next on the list is RL Grime's highly anticipated collab with graves -- who we had the chance to interview earlier this month. After that, we've … Continue reading HIHF Playlists: Best of February 2019
Nathan Shaw, aka Ekali, had a breakout 2018. Between his massive collab with Zhu and his standout "Crystal Eyes" EP, this Canadian producer has a lot on his horizon. Today, Shaw teams up with a Heard It Here First favorite, the mysterious mid-tempo king 1788-L. The two producers have teamed up today on "Ruin" and the … Continue reading Ekali & 1788-L Bring the Heat on “Ruin”
Tynan is another artist who had a breakout 2018 and without question is a Heard It Here First favorite. His Pandora's Box EP was one of our favorite projects of last year. Today the mysterious OKC Producer stops by BBC Radio 1 for a brand new mix from Diplo & Friends. The hour-long mix features … Continue reading Tynan Brings Us His Brand New Diplo & Friends Mix (TRACKLIST)
Canadian producer Ekali makes some of the most innovative trap in the game. He's a festival circuit staple and his music blasts from main stages around the world. Given this, his latest release feels a little out of place. He reworked his hit "Leaving" featuring Yuna into an acoustic masterpiece. Soft guitar strums and gently pulsing drums add … Continue reading Ekali Releases Acoustic Version of “Leaving” Ft. Yuna
The 26-year-old DJ and producer well known as Audien, has been making serious moves recently. "Rollercoaster" is his third single of the year, and we're really hoping there's more to come from the Connecticut breakout producer before the year ends. Teaming up with Liam O'Donnell, who you may recognize from Illenium's "It's All On U", these two … Continue reading Audien Brings Us “Rollercoaster” Feat. Liam O’Donnell
Tynan is one of the big breakout producers of 2018, with plays of his tracks seen from massive DJs like Bassnectar and RL Grime, and collabs with ATLiens, Ekali, Breathe Carolina, and many more. Not to mention releases through almost every major dubstep label and remixes of some of EDM's biggest tracks, Tynan is absolutely … Continue reading Tynan Brings The Heat With His Epic New “Pandora’s Box” EP Through Never Say Die
Nathan Shaw, better known by his stage name Ekali, is best known for his epic future bass edits and remixes. The Vancouver raised DJ is finally putting out his debut EP, full of brand new original singles. We have covered two of the releases from the new project already, Helios and Leaving, the latter featuring successful … Continue reading Ekali Releases His “Crystal Eyes” EP
Hekler is having a hell of a 2018, with massive festival appearances, huge hits like 404 and collabs with Ekali, Boombox Cartel, and Mastodon. Today he releases a new track from Never Say Die records. Check out Frequency Jammer below! This is definitely a must add for any hard trap or dubstep fan. https://open.spotify.com/track/2I3PMOERRdePaMpLp4xSiM
Nathan Shaw, AKA Ekali, brings us a brand new cut off his Crystal Eyes EP. "Leaving" is an emotional, chilling track that shows off his future bass sound. This time, aimed in a poppier direction. Ekali recruits OG EDM Vocalist Yuna here, who is best-known from her collabs with Adventure Club and Big Wild. Ekali … Continue reading Ekali – Leaving Ft. Yuna
1788-L brings us his debut EP, Sentience. The mysterious producer has gained traction from his big remixes of Skrillex and Virtual Self as well as collaborating with some other huge up and coming names in the industry, Rezz and Illenium. "Nu/Ver/Ka" is already a favorite of ours at HIHF, but the rest of Sentience slaps … Continue reading 1788-L Releases Debut EP “Sentience”
Ekali finally announced more dates for his "Crystal Eyes Tour" and is now hitting Washington D.C., Los Angeles, Chicago, Kansas City, and Cambridge, Mass. https://www.instagram.com/p/BmgfgJzAklq/ Ekali is taking two huge rising stars along with him on tour, 1788-L and Slumberjack. Check out Ekali's new collab with Slumberjack below and grab tickets for their upcoming tour … Continue reading Ekali Announces Phase 2 of “Crystal Eyes Tour”
Ekali took to Instagram minutes ago to announce his "Crystal Eyes" Tour with support from Slumberjack and 1788-L. "Excited to announce initial dates on my next headline tour supporting my upcoming Crystal Eyes EP. This is always my favorite time of year, being able to curate my own show for my amazing listeners." We … Continue reading Ekali Announces Initial Dates for “Crystal Eyes” Tour Feat. Slumberjack and 1788-L
A big part about this blog isn't just finding new music, but BRAND new music. Brand spankin' new as I like to say on our gram. July isn't over just yet, but we wanted to start posting playlists as soon as possible so y'all could see what we are listening to at HIHF. Throughout the … Continue reading Heard It Here First | Ari’s Best of the Month
Ekali and SLUMBERJACK team up for a very heavy trap banger titled "Helios". This vocal-less collab might seem pretty mellow and basic, but give it 60 seconds until the madness begins. Heads up, the second drop is GROSS. Bravo Ekali and SLUMBERJACK on this brand new heater through Skrillex's OWSLA Records.