måndag 9 november 2009

Numb - Nothing under my breath

Swedish rapper Numb has a new album out on CD and digital. This is produced by me except one track produced by swedish producer "Masse" To order the CD send an email to: stillsiblings@hotmail.com 120 SEK or 17 Dollar(American) + delivery costs. Or contact Numb on his myspace page. This is also available on iTunes and other digital stores. All tracks mixed and mastered by Erik L, also check out the dope video for the track Codependent.

måndag 19 oktober 2009

Beat Dimensions Vol. 2 plus more


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

Interview for the new Beat Dimensions vol 2.

Taken from: http://www.beatdimensions.net/

ERIK L
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?
Jay Dilla

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.

http://www.myspace.com/flyeriklbeats

Supersci at Dub Dub club, Kaunas, Lithuania



Erik L playing some keys and percussion. This was a crazy gig!!!

måndag 17 augusti 2009

söndag 12 juli 2009

Illingsworth - Twitterverse Traveler

New album by producer/rapper Doctor Illingsworth (member of the group Detroit CYDI). Check this out and learn something about rhythm, timing and some freaky sampling techniques. Buy or even download it for free here. I recomend buying and get better audio quality!

Stryfe - City Of God

Detroit emcee, Stryfe has a new album out, featuring Moe Dirdee, Melanie Rutherford, Detroit CYDI plus more. Production is made mostly by Doc Illingsworth, Marc Byrd and Erik L on one track (Sell Your Soul feat. Detroit CYDI). Support and buy this album here!

fredag 3 juli 2009

MJ



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

7EVEN:THIRTY free download & video!

This is a dude you definately need to hear. Check out his myspace site for info on how to get the new mixtape, Late Night Sessions. I have been bumpin this in the car. Erik L & 7even:Thirty EP in the work, I would say it'll be crazy..

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

FAVORITE FLAVA ALBUM OUT JUNE 25TH ON UBEAT RECORDS

Favorite Flava consists of me and Stray. Future music from the soul with a touch of the Nordic melancholy. So far we had alot of radio plays by people like Gilles Peterson, Ennio Styles, Simon Harrison and some great feedback, check below:


Hearing it all the time while workin'.. These guys are so fucking future soul!! "So cruel" is the shit! I want more of that!!
Dj Explizit

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'
BOOOOOOOOOOM"
Simbad

"Favourite flava is smoking, these dudes are bringing some heat! I'm diggin "Stray Witchu" and "Love"
Nick Holder

"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"
Domu

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

Maverick Sessions Ft Erik L

Check out this new digital release, filled with futuristic soul music(instrumental) compiled by Jay Scarlett & Onur Engin of the new label called Ubeat Records. I have a piece there called: "Soul Symphony". Get this 7 track EP on one of these sites: iTunes, DanceTracksDigital, Digital-Tunes, Emusic, Soul Seduction. More info and snippets here! I know they will soon release some more heat, so be on the lookout and get their future stuff! :)

onsdag 18 februari 2009

Frank n Dank & Erik L

That's right, this famous Detroit rap duo needs no further introduction. Check out the new Frank n Dank interview on rawroots.com, talking about what's up with the music, including the upcoming Frank n Dank & Erik L project. All I can say about this is that it will be crazy! :) One track is featured on the Northern Connection album coming real soon on Melting Pot Music. This is the label that recently released the Cerebral Vortex & Erik L EP. Info on how to get the vinyl and support our music making, here. Also check out the Frank n Dank myspace site. More info on this freshness to come..

fredag 6 februari 2009

DJ Devastate free Download!

This Swedish producer/DJ who is releasing an album called "Movement/Silence" 2009 on BBE, yup that's right!! Soundwise its organic and raw. Hip hop with tonnes of jazz and soul and on top of that a generous amount of live instrumentation, sound examples on his myspace site. The album is mastered by Erik L & Arka for Flyphonic mastering, making shure it's bangin the right way(loud and clear). Download Devastate's new funk/fusion mix, Movement mix Chapter 1, The Bar. This first one takes you back to the 1970's. Do you like funky rhythms? I sure do and have been listening to this kind of music since a kid. Download this here!

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.

Here to Stray!

Stray is a really musical dude from Gothenburg, Sweden. He's a producer, singer, drummer and plays a little on a few other instruments. Support real music and buy he's CD from 2007 called "Here to Stray". That's what I did when I first heard the music on his myspace site, maybe one and a half years ago and I really liked his original style, not trying hard to sound like something from the states. Beautiful harmonies similar to some of the stuff i'm doing musically, I think we both have a Nordic, melancholic kind of flavor to our stuff. So we decided to do something together, and we formed the group Favorite Flava. The album is finally coming together and I can say that musically we have something unique! Check out Stray's myspace and the Favorite Flava myspace. Oh yeah, you can also buy his music on iTunes plus he has a couple of vinyl releases out and is featured on my Loose Control EP and also on the new Cerebral Vortex & Erik L EP!

"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

CEREBRAL VORTEX & ERIK L - KITTY KAT KABOODLE EP (12"/MPM069)

It's out! Get this release on vinyl. Buy it in your record shop, Jan 23. If they dont have it ask them to order it, it's distributed by Groove Attack. Here is some more info on how to get it! Also get some of their other dope vinyl releases, like the AFTA-1, 7" single(B side is tight!) and the Suff Daddy 12" Ft Oddisee and Kissey Asplund. Kitty Kat Kaboodle EP is also available in digital stores such as iTunes.

Loose Control EP, best promotional release 2008

Elias Kassatly of Giant Step(NYC)

Commercial Releases

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

Promotional Releases
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

fredag 16 januari 2009

Sweden, heaven and hell



If you plan to visit Sweden, you should view this informational video first, lol..