Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Eekkoo’s (pronounced “echo”) story is one of passion and obsession for sound. His calling card is depth, razor sharp precision and raw bodyslamming power. A sound engineer and teacher by trade—sound design, mixing and mastering are his specialties—his relentless pursuit for perfection in analogue sound has seen him build an extensive catalogue that spans across the electronic music spectrum.
Opting for music that reflects his own eclectic taste rather than the fashion of the times, Eekkoo has built a dual identity that combines heavyhitting analogue Techno with a refined focus on melody and emotional progression. Esteemed predecessors such as Radiohead, Trentemoller, Amon Tobin, Maceo Plex, Robert Babicz and more have influenced his approach to electronic composition.
In 2012, Eekkoo made the jump to global recognition when he was discovered on Soundcloud by the notorious Joel Zimmerman and became the first artist he ever followed on the platform. A succession of EPs and singles on his label over the next two years culminated in Eekkoo’s sonic coup de force: 2014’s HEll Is Other People, five tracks offering that rocked the iTunes and Beatport charts before being named in the Top 25 Dance Releases of the year by iTunes (US).
2015 saw Eekkoo branch out to Henry Saiz’ Natura Sonoris with a haunting Radiohead-inspired single called “4th Bell”. Remixed by Henry Saiz himself, the record found itself in the sets of heavyweight contemporaries like Hernan Cattaneo, Guy Mantzur, Jody Wisternoff, Nick Warren, Alex Niggemann, Lane 8, Edu Imbernon and many more.
Fast forward to 2016 and he’s been tireless in the studio, refining and pushing the boundaries of his own sound while developing a taste for modular synthesis and programming. The veteran Canadian sound engineer and DJ has dropped remixes on Turbo Records, Anjunadeep and Maya Jane Coles’ I/AM/ME while releasing lauded bootleg remixes for the likes of Jamie XX and Sasha.
As comfortable behind the decks as he is in the studio, Eekkoo has brought his sound to stages across the world, playing his signature brand of partystarting Techno at festivals like Astropolis, HARD and Igloofest on top of iconic nightclubs like Stereo in Montreal, Output in Brooklyn and LA’s Sound.
Meanwhile his mix series “Not What It Seems” has pushed boundaries and introduced a legion of North American fans to the darker undercurrents of dance music.
2016 was a monumental year for Eekkoo. After supporting progressive stalwart Jeremy Olander on his North American Vivrant Tour, Eekkoo teamed up with another Swedish counterpart Sailor & I — this time on the letters EP, emotional two track release suited for Ibiza sunsets and long summer nights. The end of 2016 saw the release of a melodic and profound 3-tracks EP titled Nightingale. NOW is the time to listen to his latest 4-tracks EP titled PUNKS.
FULL EP available everywhere via vivrant.
PUNKS EP (June 2018)
outstanding package with 4 tracks showcasing once again eekkoo's versatility as a music producer. two straight up techno tracks with a strong cinematic vibe and two vocal tracks that embraced both the disco feel and the powerful Detroit sound.