måndag 9 november 2009
måndag 19 oktober 2009
A little update. I got this 12" plus the CD album in the mail today, a massive release compiled by Cinnaman and Jay Scarlett. Out now as 3*12" / 7" / CD / Digital on Rush Hour Records. Im happy to be part of this compilation of futuristic beat music. "Twenty exclusive beats from forward thinking producers the world over." My contribution is called "Soularp Suite Part 2" (Part 1 of the suite will be on my upcoming solo album). Get this in your nearest record store or download it on iTunes.
Also check out new album Magr - No News is good news, (Al Mighty and DistantStarr). The album features guest performances by Blu and Cymarshall Law. One track produced by Erik L.
Swedish DJ Devastate has a new single out called "Some Nights". This is out now on BBE and they will also release his album soon. On the bonus track "More Moves" you can hear me playing electric bass, rhodes piano and organ. Get it on iTunes.
tisdag 29 september 2009
Taken from: http://www.beatdimensions.net/
1. When/how did you 1st find out about BD?
I first heard about it on a site where you could download snippets from the album and I thought it was really interesting music!
2. What got you into production
I became interested in trying to make beats when meeting producer/mc Arka from Supersci in -97. Late -98 I made my first beat and after that I was hooked. Except for like one or two years when I almost stopped..
3. What has been your inspiration/bands you listened to in your come up?
Miles Davis, Jimi Hendrix, Wheather Report, Pete Rock, Dj Spinna, Digable Planets, A tribe called quest, Jay Dee, Stevie Wonder, Bilal, Herbie Hancock, Stravinsky, Jaco Pastorius etc.
4. Fill in the blank “_________ changed my life” (what changed yours?) Artist? Song? Something else?
5. Up tempo or low tempo?
I love both
6. What’s the 1st thing you did when you got the email that you were picked for BD2?
Actually I don’t remember. I probably told a few people about the good news.
7. There seems to be much more interest in this beat scene with every passing day. How big can/will it get?
It will probably grow and grow since people will not satisfy with regular stuff..
8. Hardware or software? What do you use?
A combination of both. Hardware: synthesizers, reverbs, fx’s etc. Software for recording/editing.
9. How is the beat scene where you’re from?
There are a few people in Sweden doing it with feeling but the scene for this more “creative” type of beats is pretty small.
10. Aside from being selected for BD2, what has been a crowing achievement musically?
Production and keyboard work for the Favorite Flava album.
11. Where’s the future taking you?
I have alot of stuff coming out probably pretty soon. My instrumental album is close to ready plus a few other albums and EP’s.
onsdag 16 september 2009
måndag 17 augusti 2009
söndag 12 juli 2009
fredag 3 juli 2009
My mother bought a cassette of the Michael Jackson - Bad album to me and my brother when we were kids. We played it over and over and a few years later I was going through the record collection to the older brother of my friend and found "Off The Wall" on vinyl, and that music was definately very FUNKY. This is the song Im writing about. A song by a true genius, rest in peace:
måndag 22 juni 2009
This VIDEO is taken from the upcoming Erik L & Illingsworth - Northern Connection album. The album has been delayed and is set to be released October. This track is produced by me.
fredag 5 juni 2009
Hearing it all the time while workin'.. These guys are so fucking future soul!! "So cruel" is the shit! I want more of that!!
Thx for this beautiful and dreamy littly nugget.
Diggin' the broken and stylistic feel, and love the emotional deepness.
Surely dropping some of this on friday/saterday - keep on !
Sirdancelot (Freestyle Fusion 105.3 Belgium)
"DAAAAAAAAAMN DIS IS MASSSSSSSSSIVE !!!!!! DOPE ass album guyz, seriously feeeeeeeelin' da vibe, futuristic soul @ its beeeeeest (reminiscin of SA-RA) , shhhh gonna get rinse everywheeeeeeeeere, THANK U
Full support/chartin'/club & radio playin'
"Favourite flava is smoking, these dudes are bringing some heat! I'm diggin "Stray Witchu" and "Love"
"That sounds great !!!
I will definately feature in my soulsearching shows!"
Michael Ruetten (Soulsearchin')
"This is Fresh!!!! Loving tracks 1 and 2, deep and dope, like a Scandic Sa-ra, but not trying to copy them too much. Lovely synths and great production, wicked spring vibes! 8/10"
Favourite Flava’s new album Different Phase, is an album which represents all my favourite flavours in music. Edginess, cutting beats, vibrating bass and melodic vigour. Stray's writing capabilites and vocals sit hauntingly well on each track. Daring, provocative and trend setting Favourite Flava has made it on my favourite list of musical duos along with Foreign Exhange and J*davey . ‘Stray Witchu’ is fire!
Miss Diane Laidlaw
"Dope mix of glitchy downtempo beats and soulful vocals. some tracks work for me better than others, but production is pretty solid and the tracks knock. kinda reminds me of sa-ra at times... favs are "waitin" and "everyday escape" -
will definitely support..."
Erik Schneider (Giant Step)
måndag 23 mars 2009
onsdag 18 februari 2009
fredag 6 februari 2009
DJ Devastate is also a member of the production team Elite Fleet Crew. This crew has worked with prominent rappers such as: Masta Ace, Prince Po, Stricklin, Medaphoar, Wildchild, Shabaam Sahdeeq, Maylay Sparks, Ed O.G., Akrobatik, Joe Scudda, Last Emperor and the list goes on..
Last but not least, DJ Devastate is featured behind the turntables laying down some crazy cuts on one track on the upcoming producer album from Erik L & Illingsworth, called "Northern Connection". This piece of vinyl is set to be released real soon.
"hey stray, the material you and Erik L are composing is just outstanding. wish you all the best, pce & greetz" jay scarlett (Spacek Soundsystem/ Ampsoul Generation/ Beat Dimensions)
söndag 18 januari 2009
Eric Lau - New Territories
Q-Tip - The Renaissance | More Info/Listen
Raphael Saadiq -The Way I See It | More Info/Listen
Erykah Badu - New Amerykah | More Info/Listen
Wayna - Higher Ground
Daru - Spirit & Soul-Hop Sampler '08 Hosted and Compiled by Marc Mac (4 Hero)
Ayah - Problem Woman Mixtape
Erik L - Loose Control EP
Miguel - Mischief- The Mixtape
Oddisee - Peter Rosenberg Presents... A Rosenberg Oddisee
For more info, click this: http://www.giantstep.net/features/214#Elias