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Eccodek
Eccodek
OriginGuelph, Ontario
Genreselectronic music, world music
MembersAndrew McPherson

Eccodek is a Canadian musical group based in Guelph, Ontario, known for their fusion of world music and electronic music styles.[1] The band is composed of core member Andrew McPherson[1][2] and a rotating collective of musicians who collaborate on the band's releases.[1] They have twice been nominated for the Juno Award for World Music Album of the Year.

History

McPherson formed the band in the late 1990s as a side project to his work as a session musician and producer for artists including Jane Siberry, Natalie MacMaster and GusGus.[1]

The band released their debut album. Faux Jazz, in 1999, and a second album. More Africa in Us in 2003.[3]Kiran Ahluwalia contributed to the band's 2005 album Voices Have Eyes.[1][4]

Eccodek signed to White Swan World, a subsidiary of Rykodisc, in 2006.[1] Their next album, Shivaboom, was nominated as Best World Music Album at the Juno Awards of 2009.[5]

Eccodek's album Singing in Tongues, featuring Onkar Singh, drummer Adam Bowman, and singer Jah Youssouf,[6][7] was also nominated as Best World Music Album at the Juno Awards of 2015.[8]

Discography

  • Faux Jazz (1999)
  • More Africa in Us (2003)
  • Voices Have Eyes (2005)
  • Shivaboom (2008)
  • Remixtasy (2011)
  • Living for Live (2012)
  • Singing in Tongues (2014)
  • Remixing in Tongues (2015)

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f "The world on stage; New generation of Canadian musicians at folk fest finds inspiration in far-off cultures". Calgary Herald, July 21, 2007.
  2. ^ "Permission to take the plunge artistically". Guelph Today, Mar 19, 2017 by: Rob O'Flanagan
  3. ^ "More Africa In Us". Rootsworld, review by Tom Orr
  4. ^ "Eccodek Voices Have Eyes ". Tiny Mixtapes review by Alan Ranta
  5. ^ "And the nominees are ...; Nickelback leads pack with five nods, with Simple Plan, Dion and Roberts close behind". Toronto Star, February 4, 2009.
  6. ^ "Eccodek Singing in Tongues". Exclaim!, David Dacks, May 06, 2014
  7. ^ "Guelph drummer finds rhythm on the road to the Junos". Mar 13, 2015 by Chris Seto Guelph Mercury
  8. ^ "Guelph represented as Juno nominees announced". Guelph Mercury, January 27, 2015.

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