Once again, Canadian superproducer Ekali has delivered another installment of his beloved Awakening mix series. The seventh iteration of the eclectic yet powerful offering continues on a familiar path; bright electronic vibes mix with occasional pop/hip hop interjections, laid carefully over a feel-good landscape of uplifting and emotional tunes.
As usual, this is more of a curation of other artists’ tunes than of Ekali’s own work. Here, he’s offered a few select edits and remixes, but has mostly stuck to the formula of seamlessly blending some of the music he’s been listening to into a de facto DJ set. Featured in this mix are artists like Mr. Carmack, Flume, San Holo, and Khalid.
Awakening: Vol. 6 came out in December of 2018, so it’s a pleasant surprise that the new edition is out so soon. He’s been on a tear, with his debut EP Crystal Eyes coming out last September and more music on the way soon.