He played in bands throughout his childhood and early adulthood, but a transformative experience urged him to move forward with his music. Immersed in Taoist culture while working at a Chinese Medical Center (Yo San), Eckhart found the gift of meditation. He set out to learn every instrument himself, yearning to “learn the process of packaging art as whole.”
NoKillShelter was born shortly after Eckhart put down his drumsticks and sprung forward into the world of production, under the mentorship of producers like Tommy Hubbard and Dru DeCaro. Itching to create introspective and mind-blowing sounds through the use of hand collected samples and vintage synths, his sound is creative and modern with a spiritual allure. His original compositions live like landscapes a dream world, each with its own energy and focus. Joined by friend and fellow drummer Tom McGoeoch, NoKillShelter’s second single ‘Just See the Coast’ ft. Mariah Priddy, comes out August 16th.
Nokillshelter also donates 10% of their profits to the ASPCA and other at-risk animal charities.