Vancouver artist Ekke comes back strong with Twist his second single off the upcoming mixtape Free Music.
Ekke has been on our radar for some time now. Although his soundcloud only contains 6 songs, each track displays his understanding of complex rhyme schemes and unique intonation, playing off various phoneme patterns that give each verse that seamless flow.
His first breakout single was last years remix of Kiiara's hit single Gold which was met with much acclaim around the local community. Since then, he has done a handful of tracks and cyphers including the single Crucify with Vancouver's Sound Of Kalima, a cypher with Pavy and Traffic, and an upcoming one-take video with Vancouver hip hop blog Rapidfire dropping on May 12.
Brody Harrison handles the producion on Twist, providing a smooth euphoric foundation for Ekke to lay down some quick multis. The chorus, although not being my favourite from this artist, fits well with the overall feel of the track. The gold is found in the bars though. With lines like "Thinking wickedly, I/ Twist and turn as I chase depravity/
With my wits in a permanent state of savagery /
Unassisted, inverted, decayed as cavities,/ I keep snickering as I'm picturing tragedy"
Free Music is slated for release in August with no definite date set as of yet.
Produced by @onevzn
Mixed and Mastered by David Tallarico
Check out the rest of his material below