Felipe Ríos Contesse began composing music in 2001, while learning to play drums and guitar. He was the drummer for the bands Laberinto, Nautilus and Ænkel, along with his longtime friend Fernando Ruz.
In 2007 Felipe had an encounter with Christ, which marked a new stage of musical creation, in which new songs began to emerge.
After several years recording samples and developing arrangements, in 2022 he managed to release the first single Tú Eres Mi Dios. To keep a low profile and prioritize the visibility of the music, he named the project Ekoil.
The name comes from the union of two Greek words that appear in Luke 1 in the Bible. In this text, John, while still in his mother's womb, rejoices when he recognizes the Savior who has just arrived.
Main influences and references
Phil Wickham, Jimmy Needham, Mainstay, Ascend the Hill, Hillsong Worship, Jeremy Camp, Passion, Chris Tomlin, Will Reagan, United Pursuit, Kari Jobe, Jesus Culture, Seven Places, Leeland, HB, Pillar, Fireflight, Seventh Day Slumber, Marcos Vidal, Juan Carlos Alvarado, Jesús Adrián Romero, Coalo Zamorano, En Honor a Él, Marcos Brunet, Lucas Conslie, Toma Tu Lugar, En Tu Presencia, Abel Zavala, Marcela Gandara, Marco Barrientos, Danilo Montero, Palavrantiga, Laura Souguellis, Os Arrais, Estevão Queiroga.