Editors’ Notes On the eighth installment of Ekali’s lauded Awakening mix series, the Vancouver DJ/producer finds the high-pitched sweet spot between cinematic indie pop and billowing EDM. Dance-tent heavyweights like ILLENIUM, Flume, Bicep, and Skrillex sound featherweight woven alongside the delicate bedroom melodies of Toro y Moi and Local Natives. “Begin” featuring Wales, a sparkling, stripped-down synth-pop cut that appears in the mix’s eleventh hour, feels like the deep breath that ties it all together.

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ID (from Awakening - Mix.8) / Rushing Back (feat. Vera Blue) [Mixed]
1
2:05
 
The Difference (feat. Toro y Moi) [Mixed]
2
2:00
 
Do It Again (Mixed)
3
1:27
 
Stingray (Mixed)
4
2:03
 
Heartbeat (feat. Nakala) [Mixed]
5
1:37
 
Closure (Mixed)
6
2:10
 
Afraid, Unafraid (feat. Sydnee Carter) [Mixed]
7
1:17
 
So Good (feat. bülow) [Mixed]
8
2:22
 
When Am I Gonna Lose You (Medasin Remix) [Mixed]
9
2:30
 
(If Only I Could) Hold You (Mixed)
10
1:16
 
The Unknown (feat. Ayelle) [Mixed]
11
3:08
 
Refined (Mixed)
12
0:57
 
Flair (feat. Momma Kismet) [Mixed]
13
0:44
 
Take a Chance (feat. Little Dragon) [Mixed]
14
4:02
 
Catch (Mixed)
15
2:12
 
That's Why (Ekali Edit) / I'm Dreaming (Mixed)
16
1:54
 
Silk (Mixed)
17
1:33
 
Glue / Lose Control (Ekali Edit) [Mixed]
18
1:54
 
Montreal (feat. Kimbra) [Mixed]
19
2:10
 
Zodiac (Mixed)
20
0:48
 
Begin (feat. Wales) [Mixed]
21
1:41
 
Stay (feat. Chelsea Cutler) [Mixed]
22
1:31
 
Summit (feat. Ellie Goulding) [Mixed]
23
1:06
 
Flicker (Mat Zo Remix) [Mixed]
24
1:20
 

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