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 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.
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.
In 2015, Exco released his first album, Country Man, produced by Donovan Germain for Levi’s High Priest Music, which received critical
acclaim from in Canada, across Europe and Africa. Many tout the Warner Music Canada / Pacific Music album as being one of the best
Reggae releases, and a classic because of songs like “Storms of Life,” “Life in the Factory” and “One Suit.”
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, Reggae on the River, 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!