Born to the religion of music, and chanting faith in
Rastafari, Exco Levi is one of Reggae’s most attractive voices
who’s unafraid to deliver uplifting messages wrapped in
engaging melodic compositions.
Coming from roots based in Manchester, Jamaica, Exco
migrated to Toronto, Canada in his teens, and pursued music
as a career. Following in the footsteps of his Father who is
himself an artist and sound system selector, Exco realized his
gift for writing significant lyrics, and weaving those lyrics with
song. Using a notebook and pen, Exco has crafted some of the
most thought provoking singles in Reggae since 2009.
“Bleaching Shop” addresses the controversy of people
bleaching their skin to become lighter in complexion, while “Mr.
Hammer” speaks to violence plaguing communities, and the
irreversible effects of those acts. “Storms of Life”, an internationally
accepted anthem, encourages all listeners to not give
up even though the storms of life sometimes blow around them.
In recognition of his song writing and music making skills, Exco
has earned Canada’s top award in music 4 consecutive times;
the JUNO for Best Reggae Recording 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
which is based on votes collected by the Canadian Academy of
Recording Arts and Sciences. He won his 5th JUNO in 2017 for the single Siren.
What’s more, Exco has received awards for Promising New Artist (Canadian Reggae Music
Awards – 2007), Song of the Year (Irie Music Awards 2011) and
Artist of the Year for 2011 which reflect some of the many
awards received over the years.
On March 18th, 2015 Exco released his first album, Country
Man, which received critical acclaim in Canada, across Europe
and Africa. Many tout the album as being one of the best
Reggae releases, and a classic because of songs like “Storms
of Life,” “Life in the Factory” and “Welcome the King.”
Live performance presence comes naturally to Exco whose
command of the stage has earned him placements on world
renowned stages in Canada at JAMBANA™ One World Festival,
The Montreal International Reggae Festival, in Jamaica at
Rebel Salute and Sting, In Europe at the Rototom Reggae
Festival, in the Middle East at the Chi showcase held in Dubai
and in the U.S. on the prestigious S.O.B’s stage in Manhattan.
Colleagues in the industry rate Exco as being one of the best!
Collaborations with artists such as Busy Signal (rated as one of
Dancehall’s top artists), Marcia Griffiths (backing vocalist for Bob
Marley and the Wailers, and the undisputed Queen of Reggae)
and Donovan Germaine, Grammy nominated music producer as
well as Richie Stephens, Gappy Ranks, Romaine Virgo, Shuga
and more are united in agreement that Exco is one of the best.
Exco Levi is one of the best who stays true to his faith, and is
unafraid to express it through his religion of music! Produced by
Donovan Germain for Exco Levi’s High Priest Music, Country Man
is distributed by Pacific Art / Warner Music Canada.