The whomping, grimy bass beats of dubstep have graced nightclub dance floors from the U.K. to all over the world. And the Okanagan is not exempt from its heavy sound.
One music producer/DJ who is making a name for himself within the dubstep community is Vernon’s Ecklipze (aka Kyle English.)
Having thrown down a big Halloween show at Monashee’s Bar and Grill last night, Ecklipze will be hitting the decks again tonight and the party includes a number of other local producers and hip hop artists.
As a musician and composer, Ecklipze creates electronic dance music (EDM) said to create a feeling of triumph or celebration through well-crafted arrangements and inspiring chord progressions.
Whether writing or recording music in the studio, he continues to be active in the local music scene.
His first single for Chicago-based EDM label, Trenchant Dubs, was released a year ago. Entitled Breathe, the song received exposure after being used as the soundtrack to an ad campaign for Forever 21 clothing, and reached more than seven million people worldwide.
The track was also recently used on the televised U.S. dance competition, So You Think You Can Dance.
Both Breathe and another single, Bullet, were included on the Dubstep and Bass Music compilation released on Hypnotic and Cleopatra Records in L.A.
Ecklipze’s most recent recording, The Purge E.P., is a unique blend of various styles of electronic music ranging from dubstep to trap, and even includes hints of hip-hop and drum ‘n bass.
He has also been recruited by his publisher, Black Market Noise (BMI), to become a full-time member of a recently formed band called Neon Black, which features members of American alternative rock band Madina Lake.
Ecklipze will be joined by DJ Bis, H20, BRI3, and hip hop artist NOX tonight at Monashee’s. Doors open at 10 p.m. and cover is free.