Eccodek

Eccodek

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Eccodek: A live fusion of global, dub, electronica, featuring voices from countries as diverse as Mali, Fiji, India, Turkey, Nigeria and North America. Eccodek's use of sampling technology, backed by a live 6-piece band, brings the studio vocal performances to life in this rich, musical tapestry.

Biography

Eccodek is the award winning Canadian global fusion project lead by producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist, Andrew McPherson. Nominated for a 2009 Juno award for World Music Album of the Year and winner for the 2nd time in 3 years of a Canadian Music Award for Favourite World Artist, Eccodek's latest White Swan release 'Shivaboom' continues to build on the outstanding response to the band's 2 previous releases. Eccodek had the recent distinction of collaborating on the show-closing live performance of the Juno award telecast, viewed by over 1.5 million people.

'Shivaboom' reached #2 on CMJ's New World Chart through the latter part of 2008, and has sat comfortably in the top 10 of Canadian college world charts throughout the winter of 2008/2009.

As a producer, McPherson draws together inspired singers and gifted multi-instrumentalists from the four corners of the globe and weaves them into his sonic palate of dub, funk, jazz and cinematic electronics. Sounds of Mali, Turkey, Fiji, Nigeria, India, Canada and beyond can be found on all 3 albums.

Eccodek’s earthy blend of global electronica has caught the attention of many major players in the industry, with tracks appearing on world renowned global chill series, Buddha Bar, Supperclub Nomads 7 (alongside Thievery Corp, Nitin Sawney...), remixes for Vieux Farka Touré, Deva Premal, Turkish label Doublemoon, and the distinction of being the only Canadian contributor to National Geographic’s GeoRemix project.

The story begins with the release of 2003's dubby and hypnotic 'More Africa in Us'. It’s fresh blend of electronics and powerful voices from Mali and Rwanda put ‘More Africa…’ on permanent repeat across Canadian campus and CBC radio and slipped onto the playlists of many a tastemaker south of the border (KCRW, Global Rhythm).

2005 birthed ‘Voices Have Eyes’, a decidedly more propulsive album, with a far broader cultural reach, vocally and instrumentally. Inspired in part by an eye-popping trip to Fiji, ‘Voices…’ is marked by heavier grooves, greater input from the now seasoned live band and a wicked lineup of singers.

Initially, both albums were released independantly but in early 2006 U.S. based White Swan World Records (distributed by Rykodisc) came calling with an offer to re-release both albums internationally.

With the release of 2008’s 'Shivaboom', the third chapter in this cross-cultural dialogue continues. Dubbed by the Boston Globe ‘a sonic architect’, Eccodek ups the musical ante with lush, aural panoramas, dubwise mixology, air-tight grooves and otherworldly melodies. As with all of Eccodek’s releases, 'Shivaboom' echoes the ancient past while keeping a conscious, culturally inclusive eye to the future.

Discography

Shivaboom (White Swan/Rykodisc)-released- Oct. 7/08

'Mongolia on the line' single from More Africa In Us - Buddha Bar IX (world wide) - April '07

Voices Have Eyes (WS/Ryko) - North America -Oct. 2007

More Africa in Us (WS/Ryko) - North America - August '06

'Juju in those strings' (from 'Voices have eyes') remix - digital download only as part of National Geographic.com's GeoRemix initiative, 2006

'Wosobour' Eccodek remix from s/t debut of Vieux Farka Touré (Modiba/World Village) - World 2007

All Eccodek material can be heard online at
www.eccodek.com
www.myspace.com/eccodek
www.radio3.cbc.ca
www.calabashmusic.com
www.last.fm

The following titles receive regular airplay on North American radio:
In this drum a secret
Calling the Rain
Bodhichitta dub
Mongolia on the line
Juju in those strings
Spacehall dub
Heart's desire dub
Peace time
Voices have eyes
Bizuru dub

Set List

Behind the mask
Empty Pockets
Silent Song
When the Bird Calls
In this drum a secret
Calling the Rain
Bodhichitta dub
Mongolia on the line
Juju in those strings
Spacehall dub
Heart's desire dub
Peace time
Voices have eyes
Bizuru dub
Devotion dub
Set sweet no worries
Bula Akuila
Fan the flames dub

Covers:
Tosca- Every day
Tosca-Mango di bango