Official Release: 21.03.2016
It is finally here. After working hard for a year and a half one of Aarhus’ most talented and professional homeboys has finally dropped his English-language debut EP ‘No Boundaries’. This is not only his first release under is new, and own, name erik, but it also features guest appearances from legendary CunninLynguists and by the beautiful singer Fjer – his sister. Talk about a talented family.
Musically, ‘No Boundaries’ draws on erik’s past as an artist rapping in Danish but mixes his rhythmic intellect with the underlying soundscape of his hometown, Aarhus. It is the sound of roller-skating girls, men holding boomboxes on their shoulders, graffiti-drawing troublemakers, and parties from dust till dawn. Imagine how Mejlgade would sound if it was located in New York City. We are talking rap’n’jazz anno the 90s.
Moreover, a little fun fact is, that the track featuring CunninLynguists is actually recorded next to RisRas in Mejlgade – in erik’s old dorm-room. What a kickass memory to be able to have.
The EP will be the first release from his LARUS label and will be available on all major digital platforms from today. It is produced by Hans SOLO, and approved by Chali2na from Jurassic 5 last week – I shit you not.
Must Hear: ‘Progress ft. CunninLynguists’ + ‘Think’
Check out ‘No Boundaries’ via Bandcamp below – remember to support him via this link if you like his new EP. This is hands down, one of the best EP releases so far this year.