:: THE REMIX ARTISTS::

 
 

JEF STOTT


Six Degrees Recording artist Jef Stott has been deftly navigating the realms of world fusion music for over a decade, standing at the front of the international global electronica movement. As a producer and composer, he's released albums with Stellamara, Lumin, MC RAI and Qadim in addition to remixes for Azam Ali, David Starfire, Gaudi and others. His work has been released by labels including Universal, EMI, Six Degrees, Hearts Of Space, Triloka and City Of Tribes, while as a performer, he's shared stages with Thievery Corporation, Bassnectar, Nickodemus, Gaudi, Cheb I Sabbah, Beats Antique, David Starfire, Janaka Selecta, Dub Gabriel and more. Jef builds a sensuous, ambitiously layered composition around the gorgeous vocal performance by Turkish songstress Meral Mert on this remix taken from Eccodekʼs Juno-nominated "Shivaboom"
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www.jefstott.com

 


NATE WIZE

Nate Wize has been busy crafting his sound for the past 15 years as a producer, beatsmith and multiinstrumentalist. Known for his rogue mashes and remixes inspired by hip hop, bass culture and the energy of a northern forest, Nate also stays active as a regular touring member of multiple Juno-winning Dubmatix Soundsystem and beat arranger and DJ for Canada's Lee Reed. Nate transforms the dub-soaked gem 'Bodhichitta Dub' from Eccodek's first album into a hip-hop and jazz throwdown, fusing funk horns, percolating clavi's and sweet keyboards over the sensuous vocal performance of Ignace Ntirushwamaboko from Rwanda.
www.myspace.com/natewize

 
ADHAM SHAIKH

As a music producer and composer, Shaikh skillfully weaves organic and electronic sounds into global music tapestries that transcend time and place. Labels from around the globe that have released his music include Interchill, Dakini Records, Electronic Soundscapes, Liquid Sound Design, Native State, One World Music, Water Music, NIA, Sounds True, Stoned Asia and the infamous Six Degrees. He has released 12 albums over the years including the Juno Award nominated 'Fusion' (best World Music album 2004). Shaikh coproduced and mixed the award-winning debut album for Vancouver's Delhi 2 Dublin and has just completed remixes for renowned worldfusion artists Nickodemus, Deya Dova, Kaya Project, Tripswitch and David Starfire. Shaikh brings his dance-floor sensibilities to the Malian kora and vocal burner 'Red White And Mali'. More bass please? www.sonicturtle.com

 
EARTHRISE SOUNDSYSTEM

EarthRise SoundSystem is the shared musical vision of producer David "Duke Mushroom" Schommer and DJ/writer/yogi Derek Beres. Utilizing Duke's multiinstrumental background and worldly percussion with Derek's concepts of "Global Beat Fusion," this duo started collaborating to create music for movement in late 2008. In 2010 they released their first full-length album, The Yoga Sessions: EarthRise SoundSystem (Yoga Organix/White Swan), garnering praise from the NY Times, Yoga Journal, MTV, Boston Globe, Yoga International, LA Yoga and many others. Mushroom is also the brain behind the Ethiopian fusion project Bolé 2 Harlem, while Beres is a founding member of NYC's DJ trio Globesonic and Turntables On The Hudson. As remixers, ERSS has re-worked artists like Vieux Farka Toure, Femi Kuti, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Natacha Atlas, Nickodemus, Deva Premal, MC Yogi and others. On "Remixtasy", ERSS create a cinematic, ethereal take on 'Silent Song' weaving subtle percussion and string textures throughout this stirring vocal performance.
www.earthrisesoundsystem.com
 


FOUR80EAST

Four80East is the brainchild of producers Rob DeBoer and Tony Grace, also known internationally for their genre-hopping indie label/production house, Boomtang. The Four80East sound fuses progressive jazz sensibilities with trippy atmospherics and dancefloorfriendly grooves. This Toronto-based group draws from a variety of sources to make their music happen including found sounds, field recordings and sound effects alongside their finely crafted studio recordings. Four80East has performed at taste-making festivals both overseas and in the US, while consistently topping UK and US pop and remix charts with their stomping production work. With 'In This Drum A Secret', Four80East work up a slick, pulsing rendition of this Malian favourite from "More Africa In Us", bringing to the table their sophisticated layering approach to beats and melodies.
www.four80east.com


SYRIANA

Syriana is a team comprised of Dubulah (aka Nick Page) and Bernard O'Neill. Signed to Peter Gabriel's Realworld Records, the two have covered substantial musical ground working with Natacha Atlas, Dub Collosus, Temple Of Sound, Transglobal Underground and more. Between them, the Brit multi-instrumentalist producers own far too many guitars, eat too many hot curries and generally are badly behaved at award ceremonies. They are currently nominated for 2 awards for their recent album "The Road To Damascus", while Dubulah's latest release as Dub Colossus, entered the UK's Songlines world chart at #6. Syriana have just released a vinyl remix album with remixes from S40 and Eccodek. Syriana offer up a kaleidoscopic take on the Malian cooker 'Words With The Griot', touching on Middle Eastern, dub, B-movie soundtrack and straight-up island rocker styles. An epic.
www.syriana.org

 
DUBMATIX
Canadian Dubmatix has quickly established himself as a worldclass producer in just 4 studio releases. Blending rocksteady, dubstep, dub, roots, electro, future shock dub and drum'n'bass seamlessly over each release, he's caught the attention of, among others, Big Audio Dynamite member and Grammy Winner Don Letts and NYC's globally celebrated Easy Star All Stars. Vocal contributors to his releases include a who's who of the reggae and dub community including Alton Ellis, The Mighty Diamonds, Michael Rose (Black Uhuru), Eek-a-Mouse, Ranking Joe and many more. Winner of the 2010 Juno Award for Best Reggae Recording, Dubmatix takes the title track from Eccodek's "Voice Have Eyes" album and weaves a tapestry of wide screen dub, downtempo and outerworld sonics over his patented bottom end boom.
www.dubmatix.com
 
TARUN NAYAR
Tarun 'TSpoon' Nayar is a Vancouver based DJ/producer obsessed with hard global beats. A founding member of bhangra/celtic band Delhi 2 Dublin, Tarun is constantly crate-digging for fresh sounds - from second hand bazaars in Mumbai to the streets of Shibuya in Tokyo. A founding member of global electronica collective Beats Without Borders, his DJ sets are genre-less, weaving together kuduro, bhangra, dancehall, kwaito, moombahton and soca. Tarun has just released a solo album, "22º of Beatitude" on boutique label Chaiwalla's Boombox and has been featured on Bobby Friction's 'Introducing' series. His tracks and mashups are heard regularly on the CBC, BBC and college stations worldwide. Tarun takes this Eccodek collaboration with Indian ghazal singer Kiran Ahluwalia into a synth soaked electro arena, fusing his love of traditional South Asian styles with his love of electronica.
www.tarunmusic.com
 
RISE ASHEN
Canadian producer, musician, DJ and dancer Rise Ashen has devoted his life to the study of sound and movement. He believes music and dance are essential to human culture and that united, artists can lead humanity towards a more enlightened way of living. "We need to make a shift towards long-term thinking" ...quoting Fela Kuti, "when the higher forces give you the gift of musicianship …it must be well used for the good of humanity". Ashen counts among his many production credits releases for Bebel Gilberto, Bombay Dub Orchestra, Maliʼs Issa Bagayogo, Montrealer Miguel Graca, LAL, the New Deal, Paris To Kiev and many others. Ashen re-works 'Red White And Mali' into a smoke-filled, dub-infused, downtempo groove fest.
www.facebook.com/riseashen
 
TRANSGLOBAL UNDERGROUND
The UK's Transglobal Underground has been notorious for many years for mixing musical styles and rhythms with a total disregard for musical genres, technological barriers and common sense. Sometimes theyʼve been right in the public eye, sometimes behind the screen, but theyʼve never stopped being influential. Their most recent album is "The Stone Turntable", written and recorded in London, the city from where they emerged. As well as their own musical output, they've also done remixes for Natacha Atlas, Khaled, Zion Train, Fun-Da-Mental, Mercan Dede and a host of others over the years. On "Remixtasy", TGU apply their ferocious breakbeat aesthetic to Eccodek's tribal stomper, 'Fan The Flames Dub'. The Vikili Stick dance recorded in Fiji by Eccodek is the backbone for their searing interpretation.
www.t-g-u.com
 
DELIVERYBOY
Eccodek member and producer in his own right, Deliveryboy, has quietly busied himself over the last decade creating evocative and otherworldly lo-fi electronica. With his many productions Deliveryboy weaves together a found-sound aesthetic with hints of post-rock, micro-programming, ambience and sonic experimentalism. His original collaborative film score for Fritz Lang's 'Metropolis' with Eccodek mainman Andrew McPherson, has garnered critical praise from the likes of the Huffington Post, Exclaim! and the Toronto Star and sits firmly in the top ranks of contemporary silent film scoring. Deliveryboy creates a radical retake on the original steppers dub version of 'Spacehall Dub', venturing into the musical terrain of Boards of Canada and Caribou.
myspace.com/bringmedeliveryboy
 
SHARMAJI
Full-time member of NYC's Sub Swara, Sharmaji (aka Dave Sharma) is both a sonic craftsman and a South Asian percussion specialist. As one half of Sub Swara or solo as Sharmaji, he is an active DJ, instrumentalist and remixer, collaborating with EarthRise SoundSystem, Delhi 2 Dublin, Dead Prez, Lyrics Born, Kendra Foster of Parliament Funkadelic, Antibalas and more. Fusing dubstep, hip hop, afrobeat, techno and beyond into his craft, Sharmaji is driven by a strong melodic center, dancefloor sensibilities and a fearless production approach. On his remix of 'Weightless Place', Sharmaji creates a sound that blends dark techno, dub-wise sonics and some head-spinning percussive textures to take this South Asian track into deeper waters.
www.myspace.com/davesharma
 
ANDREW McPHERSON aka Eccodek
Eccodek's brain-trust, Andrew McPherson, is no stranger to production and remix work, boasting a long list of releases that include Eccodek's 3 releases on U.S. label White Swan, countless remixes for Vieux Farka Touré, Transglobal Underground, Philosopher Kings, Turkey's Doublemoon Records, Dub Colossus, The McDades, Deva Premal, Natalie MacMaster and more. In 2010, Andrew and fellow Eccodek member Deliveryboy released "Metropolis Re:Scored", a contemporary live film score to accompany Fritz Lang's cinematic classic, 'Metropolis', widely praised by NYC's Huffington Post among others. He also maintains an active solo career with his last release "Lefty Singer" being cited by Canada's national radio broadcaster CBC as a top release for 2009. On "Remixtasy", Andrew re-works 2 favourites from Eccodek's "More Africa in Us" album. 'Calling The Rain' is re-imagined as an Afrobeat burner while the hypnotic 'Bizuru Dub' is transformed into a sensuously layered steppers dub track.
www.eccodek.com