|Artist Birtday :||17/12/1984 (Age 33)|
|Born In :||Shreveport, Louisiana, U.S.|
|Occupation(s) :||singer, songwriter, record producer|
|Genres :||pop, indie pop, alternative rock|
|Web Site :||More information|
Mikky Ekko (born John Stephen Sudduth; December 17, 1984) is an American recording artist and record producer from Louisiana, signed to RCA Records. He is best known for being featured on Rihanna’s 2013 single “Stay”, which has charted in multiple countries worldwide, becoming Ekko’s first-charting material. Ekko released his debut studio album, Time in January 2015 through RCA Records.
In 2009 he partnered with producer Tim Lauer and engineer Dan Hansen to record an a cappella version of “Sedated”. That led to his first EP Strange Fruit which released February 15, 2009. Lauer and Hansen continued to collaborate with Ekko for 2010’s Reds and Blues. They worked together to develop the character and sound of Mikky Ekko which led to growing attention in the Music Business. One of the tracks from Reds, “Who Are You, Really?”, caught the attention of experimental hip-hop producer Clams Casino, who has also worked with ASAP Rocky, Lil B and The Weeknd. It was also featured in no less than 6 TV series episode (Teen Wolf, Ringer, Pretty Little Liars, True Blood, The Blacklist and Reign). The single, “We Must Be Killers” was released to Clams Casino’s YouTube account on July 17, 2012, accumulating over 100,000 views. The song was featured in the second season of the American supernatural drama, Teen Wolf. It was released to iTunes on August 6, 2012. The video for his second official single, “Feels Like the End”, produced by Nick Ruth and Ekko, was released to YouTube on September 25, 2012, with the digital release following on September 25. Ekko’s third single, “Pull Me Down”, written and produced by Ekko and Clams Casino, was released digitally on October 30, 2012. The official video was uploaded to YouTube on November 16, 2012. Ryan Hemsworth released a remix of the song to iTunes on December 7, 2012.