Singers / Topliners / Producers / Songwriters
Dsign Music have scored a total of 39 Billboard Chart No. 1’s, over 35 million records sold as writers and producers, multi-million streams, over 250 songs recorded and released worldwide, an array of international No. 1’s, Top 5’s and Top 10’s – the list goes on and on!
Dsign Music are true pioneers of K-pop, writing some of the most iconic hit songs during the last decade.
I 2017 Dsign Music wrote latin superstar Ricky Martin’s smash hit “Vente Pa’Ca” released by Sony Music went No.1 in 14 countries, No.1 on Billboard’s Latin Chart, No.1 on Billboard’s Tropical Pop Chart and has accumulated 600 million streams, awarded numerous platinum awards and has reached 1,6 billion views on YouTube. Winner of ASCAP and SESAC Latin Awards, “Vente Pa’Ca” was also nominated “Song of the Year” and “Record of the Year” at Latin Grammy Awards 2017 in Las Vegas.
Dsign Music’s versatile musicality is known to most people in the business, their contemporary and often cutting edge feel for urban grooves, danceable pop music, exquisite hooks, cutting edge sounds, vivid arrangements and mixes.
Track writers / Producers / Remixers
Stockholm-based track writers and music producers Moonshine a.k.a Jonatan Gusmark & Ludvig Evers have in record time become huge in-demand writers and producers.
EKKO Music Rights President & Co-founder Pelle Lidell says – ”I’m blown away by Moonshine, these fellas are extremely focused and hard working and I love how effortlessly they approach and embrace cutting edge, electronic, r’nb-tinged and groove-based pop music. They have a superb feel for intriguing sounds, captivating melodies and irresistible grooves. Their productions are always dressed with such class, identity and poptastic appeal.”
Having scored international No. 1 and Top 5 smash hits with Red Velvet (SM Entertainment), Twice (JYP Entertainment), Super M (SM Entertainment), AleXa (ZB Label), Monsta X (UMG Japan), Ailee (YMC Entertainment), WayV (SM Entertainment), The Boyz (Cre.ker Entertainment) Moonshine has generated multi-million sales/digital downloads plus over a 2 billion streams.
Over 25 new songs and productions by Moonshine are scheduled for release with various A-list artists and labels in the second half of 2020, and over 15 songs are on hold which is clear evidence that their unique talents as songwriters and producers are in huge demand on the international scene. In their native Sweden Moonshine was nominated in the fall of 2019 for “Breakthrough of The Year” at the prestigious Swedish Music Publishing Awards.
Songwriter / Singer / Vox Producer
Raw and full of bite, with the looks of a young Marilyn Monroe gone bad, this Swedish firecracker is always ready to take on the world. A club kid with a taste for anything that shines or sparkles, Cazzi Opeia is truly a superstar songwriter.
Cazzi is an outspoken, honest, fun, curious, kind and open-minded free spirit. Upon entering a room, it starts revolving around her. In the recording studio, her harmony skills and fun loving attitude makes her a blessing to work with. And lyrics come easy to her. Her songwriting style takes inspiration from pop, electro, techno, soul, r&b and dance music. This combined makes Cazzi Opeia a superb topline writer.
Cazzi is one of the most sought after writers in the K-Pop world and she’s delivered smash hits to a number of K-Pop’s superstars; BTS, Red Velvet, ITZY, TWICE, AleXa, GWSN and many more. As songwriter she’s generated multimillion downloads and physical sales, well over 2,5 billion streams and 1 billion views on YouTube. This has earned her nominations at The Swedish Music Publishing Awards: “Breakthrough of the Year” and “International Success of the Year”.
Songwriter / Singer / Vocal Producer
Ellen Berg grew up in a bonafide music family with a jazz-playing father and a singer and instrumentalist mother. Over the years Ellen has developed her skills as songwriter and she has steadily built her network around the globe by collaborating with many top writers and music producers.
Now in heavy demand as hit songwriter, either solo or as member of supreme songwriting duo Sunshine (together with Cazzi Opeia), Ellen is widely known for her melodious songwriting style topped with with great, meaningful lyrics and catchy punchlines as well as her truly brilliant vocal and vocal production skills. International top acts like BTS, ITZY, Red Velvet, Jonghyun, GWSN, AleXa are just a fraction of artists who have enjoyed Ellen’s exceptional songwriting talents. This has earned her an array of international No. 1 and Top 5 hits, multimillion sales and downloads over 1,5 billion streams.
Songwriter / Singer
Bobii Lewis grew up in Tottenham, North London and as a kid he was hypnotised by the reggae and Motown records his parents played in his home.
In December 2018 Bobii scored, as co-writer, his first NO.1 on Billboard US World Digital Song Sales with the smoking hot single “Simon Says”, iconic K-pop group NCT127’s critically acclaimed smash hit.
2019 was an extraordinary year for Bobii! He co-wrote “Super Car” on SuperM’s Billboard 200 No.1 album “Super M: The First Album” (SM Ent./Capitol). The album also topped another 5 Billboard Charts: World, Digital, Current, Digital and Album Sales. He co-wrote “Ice Queen” on EXO member Baekhyun’s (SM Ent.) solo album “City Lights” (2 X Platinum in South Korea, 500 000 copies) and an additional 300 000 sold copies in China. Bobii also co-wrote “Trouble” for K-Pop giants EXO’s album “OBSESSION” (SM Ent.) which has gone 3 x Platinum in South Korea (750 000 sold copies) and sold another 300 000 copies in China. This year he’s delivered singles and album tracks to a number of artists including SuperM, NCT Dream and NCT 127 (SM Entertainment) and has well exceeded sales of 1 million units and + 100 million streams.
Equipped with a fantastic voice as well as superb feel for melody and lyrics Bobii Lewis is now in huge demand.
Songwriter / Producer / Drummer / Mix Engineer
Swedish native Fabian Torsson, who trades under the name Phat Fabe, is a brilliant Swedish songwriter, producer, drummer and mix engineer. He’s got a long list of high profile collaborations in the international music world. Written and produced for artists such as:
- The Wanted (Albums-The Wanted, Battleground, I found You EP)
- Teddybears Sthlm (Albums-Rock n´Roll Highschool, Fresh and Softmachine, including tracks: Cobrastyle, Punkrocker)
- The Caesars (Album Love For The Streets, including tracks: Jerk It Out, Over Fore It Started)
- Robyn (Cobrastyle and Should have known, All Because Of Boys Robyn/Yelle)
- Neneh Cherry (Among other tracks: 7 seconds Feat. Yossou n´Dour And BUDDY X Feat. Notorious Big)
- The Ark (Album-In Full Regalia)
- I´m from Barcelona (Who killed Harry Houdini?-album)
As composer and producer Phat Fabe has generated over 150 000 000 spins on Spotify.
He has won numerous industry awards such as Golden Beatle (2007)
Best Musical Performance for the movie Kidz In The Hood. The film went on to compete at the Berlin Film Festival.
Kidz In The Hood also won Best Film at the Toronto Film Festival and won the Golden Dolphin at The Cinekids International Film Festival.
Phat Fabe’s broad insight and knowledge in music was called upon when he was asked to join Team SALO as sidekick in The Voice, Sweden. Fabe also produced and composed for Team Ison in X-Factor Sweden, adding up 20 million + spins on Spotify, and 7 entries on Itunes top 10. Phat Fabe has scored a large number of commercials for award winning directors such as Jonas Åkerlund and Kalle Hellzen and Filip Engstrom.
His client list include; Volvo, Citroen, Heineken, Apple/iPod, Samsung, Tab, Panasonic, Nike, H&M and Staples. Fabe is currently doing co-writes and production for various acts as well as developing his solo project, THE BOOM SHOT SQUAD, who´s remake of The Teddybears classic “Cobrastyle” is rocking clubs worldwide.
Songwriter / Producer
Chris Young is based in Kent outside of London, UK. Working across musical genres, Young specializes in working directly with artists, preferring to build in the room around the artist’s sound and style.
Throughout his career Young has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry including Kylie Minogue, Jason Derulo, Lionel Richie and Rod Stewart. Further, Young enjoys working with developing artists, currently focusing on a few select projects.
Young co-produced the gold selling album by The Corrs, “White Light”. He has also written and produced tracks for Ella Eyre, The Shires and Lawson as well as enjoying international success in Asia with Girls Generation’s #1 selling “Party”, Super Junior’s “Too Many Beautiful Girls”, Lee Hyori’s “Bad Girls” and Namie Amuro’s “Fast Car”.
Additional credits on film scores including Academy Nominated “Girl With A Pearl Earring” & Finding Neverland,” have assisted Young in developing a very diverse catalogue of work.
Young is currently working with singer/songwriter James Gillespie on his new album, alongside the recording and mixing of all of the Pink Floyd albums re-arranged for chamber orchestra and rhythm section.
Producer / Singer / Songwriter / DJ
Based in London, Jungleboi is a British producer, singer/songwriter and DJ, whose signature sound – a mix of EDM, Pop, Alternative, Urban and Tribal influences – is sought after by some of the most established artists and newcomers alike.
No stranger to rubbing shoulders with big-hitters, Jungleboi started out as a producer working with UKG legend SHY FX and Cara Delevingne on ‘Rudeboy Lovesong’, as well as Lily Allen and will.i.am.
He also performed with Kanye West at the 2015 BRIT Awards, alongside Skepta, Stormzy and Krept & Konan, which inspired him to step into the limelight himself.
Through travelling the world and moving out to London at a young age, he fell in love with EDM, Pop and Alternative music, which reflects in his debut EP ‘Riding On A Light Beam’.
Opener ‘Hold My Hands Up’, a collaboration with acclaimed singer and Beyonce collaborator Arrow Benjamin, is a beautifully written song about the power of surrender, yet it only offers a first glimpse of Jungleboi’s sonic versatility.
Whether it’s the high energy productions and soaring vocals of Dom McAllister and Molly Kate Kestner on ‘Sinner’s Suicide’ or ‘Prisoner’, or having a stab at singing himself on ‘Light Beam’ and ‘Beautiful Nightmare’, Jungleboi presents a perfectly rounded debut offering which closes with the infectious ‘Hold Me Down’.
Following up with his new single ‘Flames’, a collaboration with Dutch DJ R3HAB and fellow Brit ZAYN, Jungleboi is destined for big things.
Songwriter / Producer / Multi-instrumentalist
Boots Ottestad is a songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in Stavanger, Norway after having lived and worked in Nashville for many years.
His songs have been cut on over 20 million records worldswide. His credits include Mikky Ekko, Robbie Williams, Tim McGraw, Paramore, Genevieve, Rosi Golan, Ben´s Brother and many others. He’s currently writing with a majority of EKKO’s roster.
Jay & Rudy
Topliners / Songwriters / Singers
Danish songwriter duo Jay & Rudy’s writing and singing style oozes classic and contemporary R’n’B, hip-hop and soulful pop.
They have quickly become a house-hold name in the K-Pop world and are now established as one of the most requested topliners in that market. With several US Billboard #1 placements, million plus selling records and multi-million streams under their belts it’s safe to say to say that Jay & Rudy are on a mission.
Top selling artists such as Lay, Super Junior, SHINee, NCT 127, Jonghyun (SM Entertainment), Han Seung Woo (Victon), have all been blessed with Jay & Rudy’s songwriting talent. Regular co-writing sessions are done with international hit makers Dsign Music, Moonshine, Che Pope, Harvey Mason Jr, Stereotypes, Iconic Sounds, Deez, Kenzie, Mono Tree to name a few.
Jay & Rudy have a string of forthcoming releases lined up in 2020 and 2021.
Singer / Songwriter / Topliner / Producer / DJ
Stockholm-based duo JeL are turning heads not only as artists, they are also quickly turning into a highly demanded writing/production team on the international scene.
Equipped with one of the most unique yet commercial sounds to come out of Sweden in years they have the ability to cater their sound to any pop genre. The duo just scored a big hit with Shinee’s No. 1 EP “The Story of Light” (SM Entertainment).
Alex Karlsson (Vocalist / Topliner / Producer). At age 18 Alex met world class writers/producers Dsign Music, who took him in and developed his skills as songwriter and singer.
A couple of years later he’s charted all over the world, started various creative projects and have become and in-demand voice on the electronic music scene.
Alexej Viktorovitch (Pianist / DJ / Producer / Songwriter)
At the age of 8 he was already a piano prodigy and moved from Russia to Sweden. At age 12 he won the Steinway Award for Sweden’s best pianist, and began touring all over the country.
After an epiphany, he left his classical life behind him and jumped straight into the world of EDM and pop music. Taking on the name Middle Milk where his song “Heroin” went #1 on iTunes in Japan and more. He’s never looked back!
Topliner / Songwriter / Singer / Guitarist
Swedish topliner/singer/guitarist Gabriel Brandes is an in-demand writer in the K-Pop and J-Pop world. Working out of his recording studio at EKKO The Lab in Stockholm, Sweden, Gabriel is regularly collaborating with some of the hottest writers/producers in the above mentioned markets.
Gabriel’s exceptional work can be heard with artists such as Alexa (ZB Label Korea), Exile (Avex/LDH Japan), BAP (TS Entertyainment Korea & Japan), Gacharic Spin (JVC Victor, Japan) and many more.
2020 has seen Gabriel’s work explode in terms of new confirmed cuts. A number of forthcoming releases are scheduled with A-list K-Pop and J-Pop artists and labels.
Soul, R &B, rhythmic groove music, dance and pop are mainly the styles Gabriel embrace with love and passion. A very versatile writer who’s known among his writer and producer peers as a very creative, innovative and professional collaborator.
EKKO Music Rights are very proud to exclusively represent Gabriel Brandes for the world. Watch this space!
Singer / Producer / Songwriter
David Anthony is a London-based songwriter, music producer and singer who delivers irresistible and cutting edge pop music.
Influenced by 90’s pop, hip-hop and R&B, David has established himself as a household name in the vibrant K-Pop and J-Pop worlds.
His hits with superstar acts EXO, EXO-CBX, Twice, B.A.P, Exile Tribe The Rampage, Oh My Girl, Boystory and many more is sheer evidence of David Anthony’s immense skills in pop songwriting and production.
Producer / Songwriter
John Forkelid is a Swedish writer, producer and pianist with an ear for great hooks, hooks and productions.
Raised with jazz, he developed great skills in improvisation and piano. After discovering an interest in the recording arts he set his mind to production and composition in which he developed his infectious sound.
Several cuts are now confirmed in Korea, Japan and China after just a few months working with EKKO Music Rights. Now that he has just graduated from the prestigious Swedish Music School “Musikmakarna”, the real journey begins.
Topliner / Singer / Artist
20-year Swedish old singer-songwriter is an outstanding writing talent and despite his young age he’s already an accomplished writer, performer and artist. Evidence of this is US label 300 Entertainment signing of him as artist.
Efraim is currently writing with a variety of writers in Stockholm and abroad, honing and developing his sound.
Topliner / Singer / Artist
INGA (Siv Marit Egseth) is a young and brilliant Norwegian topliner, singer artist and musician.
Discovered at Song:Expo writing camp in Norway, Siv Marit has since then gone from strength to strength. Besides being an accomplished singer/artist Siv also plays several instruments such as accordion, saxophone and guitar.
INGA released a string of successful singles in her native Norway in 2018.
Artist / Topliner / Producer
Undr is a newly established Norwegian artist, producer and songwriter. He has produced/written songs that has been featured on several big blogs like The Fader, Clash magazine, Nylon and more. His productions has also been placed on playlists as Hits Hits Hits, New Music Friday global and Fresh Finds on Spotify.Before being signed Undr managed to generate over 4,6 million streams worldwide from different projects. At one point one of the tracks he released placed second on Global Viral 50 and was picked up by H&M and played all over the world in their shops.He has a bachelor degree in popular music from Westerdals with vocal and laptop as primary subjects. Nowadays Undr is a student at producer duo Stargate´s (Rihanna, Beyoncé, Wiz Khalifa, Katy Perry etc) school Limpi in Norway.
Norwegian/Algerian singer/songwriter Farida explains her musical universe as Urban/Pop with sounds from Rai (Algerian Folk Music). Farida already made her moves early in 2016 when she gained the love of Billboard after premiering her songs “Three Weeks” and “Solo Ride” from her mixtape “The 25th Hour”. After playing the largest Showcase festival in Scandinavia By:Larm, Farida was also the first ever to perform at the Red Bull Sound Select in Oslo, Norway august 2016 where she opened up for Dua Lipa. Farida performed at SXSW in Texas in March 2017, and was featured on the FADER and NYLON’s “One To Watch” list for 2017. In January 2018 her single “You” was self-released with massive attention as a result and 6 months later “Foreplay” landed Farida her first spot on the New Music Friday Global list, and she released both by herself. She’s constantly in the studio writing for other artists and herself while attending LIMPI.
EKKO Music Rights are very proud to welcome Safehouse Collective to our ever-growing roster of top writers and producers. Still early days but we have no doubt that Safehouse Collective will be a household name within the near future.
BANGERS & CA$H
Writers / Producers / Arrangers / Mix Engineers
The combined credits of Harry Sommerdahl and Fabian Torsson a k a
. Phat Fabe are nothing short of stellar.
These vastly experienced producers, musicians, arrangers, and mixers have co-written and produced for artist such as Steve Aoki, Ace of Base, Tove Lo, Lily Allen, The Wanted, Robyn, Neneh Cherry,T.I, Lil Wayne and Notorious BIG to name a few, and more recently Monsta X, GWSN, NCT Dream, RAMPAGE of EXILE TRIBE and Loona. Their songs have appeared on the Billboard chart and have been performed on TV productions such as American Idol and X-Factor. Their Digital plattform streams are in the 100 millions and they’ve won or been nominated for numerous music industry awards.
The two are now forming a creative combo under the name of BANGERS&CA$H and are set to regulate in the 2020s and beyond.
BANGERS&CA$H are currently busy writing and producing for numerous projects around the globe.
For updates and current info, please follow BANGERS&CA$H on Instagram bangersandcashmusic.
Track writer / Producer
Carlyle Fernandes is a very talented beat and track writer/producer working out of his native Gothenburg (west Sweden).
With roots as drummer on the Swedish west coast metal scene Carlyle loves creating irresistible rhythms and grooves. His supreme feel for cutting edge hip-hop, cool and contemporary r’nb and soul is already widely spread among fellow songwriters and labels around the globe.
Carlyle has successfully collaborated with EKKO Music Rights roster mates Dsign Music, Sunshine (Cazzi Opeia & Ellen Berg) and Jay & Rudy and further collaborations have also been done with renowned producers and artists such as Aloe Blacc, 808 Mafia, Gezin, Honerable C Note and Daniel Seeff. Carlyle has confirmed cuts on No.1 acts SuperM’s and Red Velvet’s forthcoming album (both SM Entertainment).
Songwriter / Producer
Mateo Camargo was the creative force behind electro-modern rock band Madina Lake. After signing to Roadrunner Records in 2006, Madina soon left their home base of Chicago to embark on nearly 8 years of touring the world in support of 3 major releases.
Throughout, guitarist Mateo penned 5 chart-topping single/videos (“Let’s Get Out of Here” reached #2 on BBC Radio 1, “House of Cards” was #1 on MTV2’s D&D, “Here I Stand” reached #9 on Modern Rock Radio and “Never Take Us Alive” reached #1 on Kerrang! Radio UK). The band was awarded Kerrang!’s “Best International Newcomer” in 2009 and went on to secure Silver Records in the UK & Japan.
In 2012, Madina Lake decided to split and Mateo headed back to Colombia where he’d devote his life to production and song writing. For the next 3 years he would go on to produce songs for fellow Colombian native Shakira on her eponymous release in 2014, work with Mexican diva Alejandra Guzman in her comeback record (writing 2 of the singles), write a song for teen sensation turned movie star Hilary Duff and would land cuts with various other International acts, like Indonesian Pop-Star Krisdayanti and Pedro Capo.
In 2015 Mateo moved to Los Angeles where he’d sign with Wayne Wilkins’ Avenue 6 management. In 2017 he signed a publishing deal with Fania (now Concord music Publishing).
Mateo is currently writing for, producing and working with some of the biggest names in REGGAETON.
Singer / Songwriter / Artist
Sondrey is a Norwegian RnB/Soul-singer, songwriter and record producer.
Heavily inspired by Michael Jacksons soundscape on his 5th Solo album “Off the Wall”, and the modern Hip-Hop/Trap scene, he makes his own twist of R’nB by expressing himself through emotional and dark lyrics, mixed with Japanese language, culture and explicit lyrics.
Equipped with a silky soft R&B voice as well as great feel for melody and lyrics Sondrey is now sought after as a songwriter.
Check out his own releases on Spotify.
Producer / Songwriter
Ian Asher is an accomplished music producer, songwriter, and DJ based in Los Angeles. He began DJing and performing in his early teens and his unending drive and passion has taken him across the globe in pursuit of his art. Ian has performed at numerous events and his charisma on stage has electrified audiences in the thousands.
Over the years, Ian has been mentored by industry executives and successful producers with dozens of platinum records. Ian now has years of experience producing original songs and has worked at several professional studios. He has produced and written songs for rap, pop, K-pop, and electronic artists. His appreciation for numerous genres of music gives him the knowledge and ability to blend sounds and create unique songs for his clients’ projects.
Recently, Ian moved to Stockholm for several months to collaborate with top artists and producers. Upon returning to Los Angeles, Ian is now working full-time in his studio creating music for his personal projects and for EKKO Music Publishing’s clients around the globe.