DJ ECool Drops New Single + Exclusive Q&A
DJ ECool from the ATL is the official DJ for Davido and also know for his work with Doug E. Fresh, Ludacris, WizKid and many more notable artists. His talents have taken him all over the world, from the Barclays Center in New York, to overseas in London and Berlin.
Now, ECool is back with a new Danagog / Selasi-assisted single titled “Give Dem;” and also spoke with us for an exclusive Q&A to update fans on his work. Check out both below.
Q: You’re known for your comedic videos pushed out through your social networks. How do you envision comedy and viral videos playing a continued role in your career? Who is DJ ECool?
A: “See comedy videos are mainly just a promotion and placement tool for my career as a DJ. It allows me to put myself in places, and in front of people I haven’t been exposed to as a DJ. That being said, DJ ECool is an entertainer, international DJ, comedian, producer, actor, host and official DJ for one of Africa’s biggest artists, Davido.”
Q: “Give Dem” is your latest Afrobeat hit. The genre of music has been gaining a ton of attention lately, especially since Wizkid appeared on Drake’s “One Dance” and Noisey filmed their documentary in Nigeria. You’ve obviously been involved with the genre for years. How do you feel now that the music is in the mainstream? Do you feel it’s being represented properly?
A: “All I can say is it’s about time we got the recognition. However, I don’t believe it’s 100% in the best representation of Afrobeat and the culture. The mainstream market still needs major education on the genre.”
Q: Do you envision yourself producing for other artists and staying behind the scenes or are you trying to take more of that DJ Khaled angle where you mastermind the records but also put yourself in the forefront like the artists?
A: “All of the above really. I’m already in the process of producing for other artists but am also definitely at the forefront of my career like a DJ Khaled. I’m maybe more in line with some of the EDM guys like DJ Tiesto and Skrillex.”
Q: You’re currently on tour with massive Afrobeat star Davido. Do Afrobeat crowds get as wild as Hip-Hop crowds?
A: “Afrobeat crowds are about the energy and hype of the crowd. I’m not sure we get “wild” like the hip-hop crowds though. We’re all about dancing and fun.”
Q: How can fans connect with you?
A: “Fans can reach me on all social platforms via my name; /DJECool.”