Érica Alves
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Érica Alves

Niterói, Brazil | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | INDIE | AFTRA

Niterói, Brazil | INDIE | AFTRA
Established on Jan, 2013
Solo Electronic Synth

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Feb
28
Érica Alves @ Carnaval Belo Horizonte

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Feb
09
Érica Alves @ UM55

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

Feb
08
Érica Alves @ Audio Rebel

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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"Brazil’s synth-pop queen Érica Alves performs live"

São Paulo-based singer-songwriter and RBMA Paris participant plays an exclusive session.
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Erica Alves – Better For Us All 4:22
By Chris Parkin on 18 September 2015
São Paulo-based singer-songwriter, producer and synthesizer obsessive Érica Alves will be one of 61 artists attending Red Bull Music Academy Paris between October 25 and November 27, where she'll inject proceedings with her strange, spaced-out, fizzing synth-pop.
Alves, who comes from Nova Friburgo, near Rio de Janeiro, has been making lo-fi pop since she was 12 years old, and has made the usual journey from indie-rock and psych-pop bands, via a funk diversion, to her current solo project.
These days Alves is firmly ensconced in the world of synth-pop – and synthesizers in general. She plays in local São Paulo acts The Drone Lovers and BAPHYPHYNA, but is focusing, for now, on making self-styled "lo-fi-trip-synth-pop" under her own name. Before Alves hotfoots it to Paris at the end of next month, watch her exclusive live session for RedBull.com/Music. - Redbull.com


"Roll Call Montréal - Angus Tarnawsky, Erica Alves, OK Lou"

Live from Montréal, we’re discussing the fine art of crafting songs with our participants from Australia, Brazil, and France. - RBMA Radio


"The Class of 2016 Learn more about the 70 participants of the 2016 Red Bull Music Academy in Montreal"

São Paulo’s Érica Alves has her head in the clouds but her feet firmly planted in the dirt. Her earthy voice exists in direct contrast to her instrumentals, which are ethereal yet grounded by stumbling drum machines and bubbling organic keys, all recorded through layers of cassette grit. (She’s a fan of both industrial innovators This Heat and dreamy French synth poppers Air.) It’s at once soothing and a little dark, like you’re listening in on demos recorded in her bedroom. In addition to her entrancing work on record, Alves has lately been exploring dancier territory, with a new live act that sees her typical beats incorporating more house and techno structures. - Red Bull Music Academy


"From The Academy - Érica Alves at À l'affiche"

The Brazilian producer builds layer on layer of rhythmic electronics until they threaten to collapse over you. Live from RBMA Montréal.

São Paulo’s Érica Alves has her head in the clouds but her feet firmly planted in the dirt. Her earthy voice exists in direct contrast to her instrumentals, which are ethereal yet grounded by stumbling drum machines and bubbling organic keys, all recorded through layers of cassette grit (she’s a fan of both industrial innovators This Heat and dreamy French synth poppers Air). It’s at once soothing and a little dark, like you’re listening in on demos recorded in her bedroom. In addition to her entrancing work on record, Alves has lately been exploring dancier territory, with a new live act that sees her typical beats incorporating more house and techno structures. - RBMA Radio


Discography

Érica - To Believe (MAWW Records, 2013)
The Drone Lovers - End of Civilization (Ganzá, 2016)

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Bio

Érica Alves is a singer and music producer from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Red Bull Music Academy class of Montreal 2016. Her music ranges from synth pop, electro, house and techno. She grew up in the US, where she studied classical piano and started composing and songwriting. Back in Brazil, she experimented with diverse musical styles, from rock to experimental jazz, until she joined forces with fellow producers Davis and Zopelar and formed the house music trio The Drone Lovers in São Paulo in 2010.In 2013, she toured Europe and released EP To Believe in cassette tape and digital through MAWW Records, gaining cult status among lo-fi synth pop fans all over the world. In 2014, a demo of her single "Beautiful" fell into the hands of Innervisions' Dixon, who included an edit in his rare Soundcloud mix "In our wilderness" and played it to close his set in his 2015 world tours. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the Red Bull Music Academy in Paris, which was postponed to Montreal 2016 due to the tragic events on November 13th, 2015. She also played major electronic music festivals Tomorrowland Brasil and TribalTech with The Drone Lovers.In 2016, she released album End of Civilization with The Drone Lovers (Ganzá/Skol Music) and joined the Montreal class of the Red Bull Music Academy. She toured Brazil, Berlin and Montreal. Her full album debut Beautiful is to be released in 2017 through Brazilian label In Their Feelings and distributed through Berlin's Muting the Noise.

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