Matthew Thompson, more popularly known as Esco da Shocker is a multi-talented singer/songwriter and producer who has created a wide range of island beats drawing influences from Dancehall, Reggae, and Soca.
As the son of veteran Jamaican disc jockey, Errol ‘ET’ Thompson & former Wailers background singers, Marcia Griffiths, Esco is the product of a major reggae royalty. Esco Da Shocker has been busy laying a solid foundation for his future. Taking to the studio to deliver a slew of diverse materials showcasing well rounded recordings over productions on traditional reggae beats, pulsating dancehall all the way to Soca tracks has been Esco’s single-minded focus.
Esco has gone on to establish a brand-new bad boy team, 1Squad feature fellow artistes V8nam, Talis, Popin and Sultan under Danger Zone Music Group. The main objective is simply to introduce, market, and expose dancehall talents through unification and also to bring a different look and style, sound and delivery to the dancehall community and the world by extension, all while showcasing the individual talent of each artiste within the group.
Further cementing his class act in production history Esco has released a plethora of music; a catalogue that includes throwback Giggy, Dem time Deh, Bullet Riddim, Lunatic Riddim and the Galore Riddim among others. He mostly certainly has the ability to cross over into mainstream market through his undeniable passion for music that transcends genres and catches the attention of listeners around the globe. Needless to say has worked with some of the biggest names in the industry a list that includes Wyclef, Bounty Killa, Elephant Man, Gyptian, Wayne, Alaine, seanizzle just to name a few.
Key hits recorded with former partner in musical madness included chart topping favorites: “Tuk In Yuh Belly”, Negative and Wine Up Pon Har. Esco has recorded several memorable releases including First Lady, Dirty Weave, Closet and Don’t Hail We. First Lady was a recording done with Mixmaster David out of Atlanta on his Money year riddim Dirty Weave a playful party track was produced by Chimney Records on the Movie Star Riddim .
Anchoring it all together is Esco incredible and energetic stage presence and overall demeanor. Esco is the embodiment of authenticity and has a tremendous musical track record that speaks volumes. He has indeed proven time and time again that he possesses both talent and passion in overwhelming abundance.