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.
ID (from Awakening - Mix.8) / Rushing Back (feat. Vera Blue) [Mixed]