Friday - 2.26.16

Shft. Presents | Ekali [Chapel Sound, RBMA]

SHFT. Presents Ekali @ Arkham
Friday Feb 26th
SHFT. ’s first show of 2016 and we are coming in swinging with Van City based producer EKALI of Flow Fi & Chapel Sound Records. Going down in no other than China’s largest underground warehouse venue – Arkham, this night is a guaranteed blow out with a strong supporting line up including Tsunano(Shft), Lacychu (Shft), and Yeti B (Yeti Out). You already know to expect a night full of heavy bass, hip hop, trap, and other love sounds!

Presale 80 RMB
Presale E-Tickets Available Now Online @
Printed presale tickets will be available for pickup starting Monday Feb 15th @
1) Shft. Studios – 717 Huai’An Lu Room 103. 12pm to 8pm
2) SoCal Clothing -150 Shanxi Nan Lu near Changle Lu 陕西南路150号, 近长乐路
Door: 120R RMB/ or 100 for SHFT. Wechat Followert

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Ekali Bio:
Ekali is an artist who draws influence from sounds both old and new. His productions focus on bass and soul, with intricate layers of texture floating in and out of view. His original productions, remixes and energetic live sets have earned him a loyal following around the world, and have cemented him as one of electronic music’s most promising artists. Ekali was Canada’s sole participant at the Red Bull Music Academy 2014 in Tokyo. He’s been making deep, hard-hitting baby makers for a couple years now.

The Vancouver-based musician shows a sense of confidence and control in his productions. His melodies build a tension-and-release pattern like, ahem, what you might be doing while you’re listening to this. His drum programming is exceptional with a controlled, shuffling groove that’d be ideal for the most seductive belly dancer. The most exciting thing about Ekali is how he plays the melodies and the drums against each other; the kick drum and snare drive the deep bass line while a sweeping synth swooshes between the spaces. Everything is calculated and complimentary. A job well done for the Flow-Fi member. Setting himself apart with a real knack for working with vocalists, he’s equally adept at whipping up a banger out of an a cappella or recruiting talented vocalists for his own original songs.

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