Erik Rico


Lifenotes music: Artist/Writer/Producer/DJ/Multi instrumentalist

Genre (Electro soul, New jazz, Broken beat, Other)

Born into a family of creative artists, Erik began his professional  career 10 years ago as a self contained artist/producer on Sony’s  Columbia Records after being discovered by American Idol’s Randy  Jackson, then V.P. of Columbia Records. Prior to Jackson’s introduction  to Erik, he had only briefly been producing, writing and arranging for  independent hip hop and soul acts on the east coast. However, after only  two years of being immersed in the confinements of corporate music,  Erik felt his creativity could be better expressed elsewhere. He broke  his contract with Sony, returned east and then to Europe in search of  musical freedom.

Eventually, Erik returned to California in pursuit of his musical  career as an independent producer/artist where he was tapped to do his  first major label production, coupled with various multimedia projects  encompassing network and TV shows, feature films for the Showtime  network, PBS as well as a two year stint as sound designer for famed  photographer David LaChapelle and currently  with Producit Inc. whose clients include: All major TV  & Film networks, international advertising agencies, private events  and celebrity clients such as Elton John, Gene Simmons, Mariah Carey and  Jessica Alba.

With 10 years of production/writing credits for the likes of Tupac Shakur, Qtip (Tribe called quest), Mystic, Pharcyde, Carmen Rizzo, various multimedia ad campaigns, independent film scores, DJ sets for Hollywoods A-list celebrity crowd and his own Lifenotes music (launched March 2008) Erik is now doing his thing as an artist.

With an aggressive release schedule and collaborations with some of the most innovative producers on the planet (Daz I-Kue, DJ Spinna, Marc Mac (4Hero), Grooveman Spot and others) be on the lookout for a HUGE 2010 and beyond !!


June / July 2010 :
Various collaborations including:
Marc Mac (4Hero) and Erik Rico EP project
Preach Jacobs
DJ Spinna
Jojo Flores and Joe Padenova
Lil’ Dave/ illvibe collective

“Lifenotes sound system” feat. Selecta’ Barry King

May 2010 :
“In the basement” – NEW electro house project
“Our world” – lead single from full length album for Opolopo

March / April 2010 :
TY “Special kind of fool album, featured on : “Special kind of fool” and “Me”
“Sensation”  - 12 inch vinyl single/ digital release (Future vision recs.) Ron Trent and Erik Rico
“Everybody” –  lead single from the forthcoming album “Change situations” (Jazzy Sport) Grooveman Spot and Erik Rico (video available on youtube)
“Journey back to me” Japan selection – full length album (CCRE LTD) plus 4 unreleased bonus trx, Erik Rico
“Shine” – EP project (ISM) Yam Who? and Erik Rico

Dec 2009:
The Reworks Project – FREE promotional download EP with subscription to , simply enter your email and the link will automatically download with absolutely NO further solicitation.

Erik Rico : producer/writer “So  Much Greater” – from the compilation – Luire presents DJ Moni (Friends  We Love) – Toys Factory Japan (US)

Find the full Discography HERE.

Datum Stadt Location Land
Tour: Lifenotes Sound System European Tour 2010
31.05.10 Erik Rico in London supporting TY – Jazz Cafe United Kingdom

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