Canadian producer Ekali has released his latest single “Babylon,” which features Denzel Curry. This is Ekali’s latest work, merging hip hop and electronic.
“My objective with ‘Babylon’ was to create a world where rap and electronic coexisted without tipping the scales too far in either direction. I was hyped on the idea of producing an entire song AROUND Denzel’s story instead of having him tell his story around my beat, so I ended up producing 99% of the song after Zel had already recorded his parts. It’s an approach to rap music that I’d never seen done before, so I wanted to know what that sounded like. Working in the room with Denzel was fast… he’s a real rapper. Most of the time we spent kicking it just playing shit back and forth. He wrote and recorded his parts for Babylon in minutes.”