Canadian producer Ekali drops his latest single “Babylon” feat. Denzel Curry, his first original since signing to OWSLA / Atlantic / Big Beat earlier this month. Ekali was announced as OWSLA’s newest member just before playing Webster Hall’s final club night alongside Skrillex and Boys Noize on August 5th. “Babylon” is Ekali’s latest work merging hip-hop and electronic, following two stellar remixes of Denzel Curry’s “Threatz” and Flume & Vince Staples’ “Smoke & Retribution”, both earning millions of plays each.
“My objective with Babylon was to create a world where rap and electronic coexisted without tipping the scales too far in either direction. I was hyped on the idea of producing an entire song AROUND Denzel’s story instead of having him tell his story around my beat, so I ended up producing 99% of the song after Zel had already recorded his parts. It’s an approach to rap music that I’d never seen done before, so I wanted to know what that sounded like. Working in the room with Denzel was fast… he’s a real rapper. Most of the time we spent kicking it just playing shit back and forth. He wrote and recorded his parts for Babylon in minutes.” – EKALI
Listen to “Babylon” below and watch for more Ekali music coming soon, plus his upcoming Fall tour run.