Zak Arogundade Gaterud, better known by his stage name Ecco2K, is a British-Swedish singer, designer, model, director and member of Drain Gang from Hornstull, Stockholm. Known for his experimental and innovative songwriting as well as his androgynous vocal style, he has also been celebrated for his directorial and design endeavours at the brand Eytys as well as for his own product line g'LOSS.[1][2][3][4]

Ecco2K
Birth nameZak Arogundade Gaterud
Born (1994-10-23) 23 October 1994 (age 28)
London, England
Genres
Occupation(s)Director, designer, singer, music producer, photographer
Instrument(s)Vocals, digital audio workstation, guitar
Years active2012–present
LabelsYEAR0001
Websitehttps://e-ec.co/, https://pxe-ec.co/

ArtistryEdit

Arogundade's music is a blend of experimental electronic, pop, and rap, often featuring adventurous vocal and production decisions that are outside the norm for these genres. In both his music and visual work, Arogundade focuses on themes of emotion and self discovery, presented through industrial and technological aesthetics.[2][5][6]

His music video for "Peroxide" was filmed at the Lillgrund Wind Farm off the coast of Sweden.[7]

Personal lifeEdit

His father is Ben Arogundade, a British-Nigerian writer and designer. His mother is a Swedish makeup artist. Arogundade was born in London, and grew up in the Hornstull neighbourhood of Stockholm from the age of 2.[1][2]

His father taught him to use graphic software at a young age, something that he cites as the impetus for his creative work.[2]

He started his first clothing label Alaska at the age of 16.[1]

Arogundade is a member of Stockholm-based music group Drain Gang alongside rappers Bladee and Thaiboy Digital and producers Whitearmor and Yung Sherman.[8]

Along with frequent collaborator Bladee, he formed the band Krossad in 2004.[1]

He holds an interest in football and supports Everton FC, a football team based in Liverpool.[1]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

All tracks are written by Ecco2K.

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."AAA Powerline"Shanti4:11
2."Peroxide"Gud3:34
3."Fragile"Gud2:54
4."Bliss Fields"Gud0:22
5."Fruit Bleed Juice"Shanti1:12
6."Cc"Whitearmor, Gud2:34
7."Calcium"Whitearmor3:44
8."Sugar & Diesel"Whitearmor3:19
9."Don't Ask"Whitearmor2:20
10."Security"Mechatok, Gud2:35
11."Time"Gud2:01
12."Blue Eyes"Gud1:33
13."Life After Life" (Bonus track on physical releases)Whitearmor, Gud2:22
Total length:30:23

Notes

  • Physical releases of the album include "Life After Life", a bonus track not on the standard album release.

EPsEdit

  • PXE (2021)

All tracks written, performed and produced by Ecco2K.

No.TitleLength
1."PXE"1:27
2."In the Flesh"2:03
3."Jalouse"2:12
4."No***'s Song"1:30
5."Big Air"3:00
Total length:10:13
  • Crush Resist (CR_2015) (2015)

All tracks written, performed and produced by Ecco2K.

No.TitleLength
1."1st Crush [Antifreeze]"1:59
2."3rd Crush [Crush Resist]"1:33
3."7th Crush [First Kiss]"3:36
Total length:7:09

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c d e "Ecco2k's Second Coming", The Face, 2 December 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  2. ^ a b c d "Is There Anything He Can't Do? Meet Stockholm's Stylish Multi-Hyphenate Zak Arogundade", Vogue, 2 September 2016. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  3. ^ Smith, Nathan "Ecco2k: E Album Review", Pitchfork, 6 January 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  4. ^ Hielle-Bergstrom, Levi "Ecco2k: E", Nöjesguiden, 2 December 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  5. ^ Friedlander, Emilie "Video: ECCO2k, "HOLDMEDOWNLIKEGRAVITY"", The Fader, 9 December 2013. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  6. ^ Cazes, Zac "Reviews: Ecco2k: E" The Quietus, 13 January 2020. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  7. ^ Dandridge-Lemco, Ben (2 June 2020). "Zak Arogundade, a Musician and Designer From Stockholm". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2 June 2020.
  8. ^ "Drain Gang" Archived 3 February 2020 at the Wayback Machine, Scandinavian Man. Retrieved 3 February 2020.
  9. ^ Darville, Jordan "Listen to Ecco2k's debut album E", The Fader, 27 November 2019. Retrieved 3 February 2020.