Canada’s premier global dub fusion combo Eccodek, lead by Canadian producer, remixer and multi-instrumentalist Andrew McPherson returns to the global music arena following the 2007 North American release of ‘Voices have eyes’. 2008’s ‘Shivaboom’ follows in the well blazed musical trail of both ‘Voices have eyes’ and 2003’s critically acclaimed, ‘More Africa in us’. Eccodek’s potent concoction of global groove, dub and electronica is again anchored by stunning vocal and instrumental performances featuring artists from as far as Mali, India, Turkey and Europe.
Performing live, the powerful 6-piece builds a bedrock of exotic
and urban grooves, layers its signature soulful dub mix on top
and lights a flame to this already powerful bushfire. No stranger to collaboration, Andrew has worked with a host of Canadian and international talent. Canada’s Natalie MacMaster, Jane Siberry, Philosopher Kings and The McDades, Seattle’s Pigeonhed and Iceland’s gusgus have all benefited from his distinctive cinematic
production. Signed to U.S. fusion label White Swan World/Rykodisc, Andrew has rubbed shoulders with artists Karsh Kale, Cheb I Sabbah, Antibalas and Nitin Sahwney on 2007’s National Geographic GeoRemix project, recently appeared on the world renowned global groove series Buddha Bar IX and remixed ‘Wosoubour’ from Vieux Farka Touré’s debut album (son of two-time Grammy winner Ali Farka Touré).
To top it off, Eccodek took home the award for ‘Best World Music Artist’ at 2007’s Canadian Music Awards. ‘Shivaboom’ features the soulful vocal talents of Mali’s Mansa Sissoko and Jah Youssouf, who
also provide gorgeous instrumental support on kora and ngoni, a seductive collaboration with Juno-winner Kiran Ahluwalia, Turkish songstress Meral Bakar, as well as the transporting talent of Indo/Canadian classical singer, Onkar Singh. Calling you to the dance floor while probing the mystical places within, Eccodek’s bone rattling bass, hypnotising grooves and soaring exotic melodies prove irresistable on ‘Shivaboom’. Fans of global groove innovators
African Headcharge, Bill Laswell, Thievery Corporation and Cheb I Sabbah look no further.
"McPherson's a sonic architect. ”
-The Boston Globe
“Eccodek reveals the face of global music.”
“An Afrodub groovefest! ”
-CMJ New York
“McPherson's collective gets more diverse, if that's possible.”