Erik Rico
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Erik Rico

Hollywood, California, United States | SELF

Hollywood, California, United States | SELF
Band EDM Soul




"Erik Rico Talks d.4 pro" -

"Name Erik Rico Base of Operations: Los Angeles Occupation: multi-instrumentalist, writer, producer, singer and DJ"

Please click on the below link to read interview and for further information about Erik Rico - M-Audio


Upcoming 2011 releases :

"Feeling wonderful" EP - Erik Rico (Lifenotes music)

"In the basement" EP - Erik Rico (Lifenotes music)

"DJ Barry king & Erik Rico are LifeNotes sound system" EP - (Lifenotes music)

"Believe" - lead single from Hamish Balfour trio feat. Erik Rico

"Under the sun" - lead single Produced by Olessia feat. Erik Rico

Full length collaborative project produced by Cluthy Hopkins feat. Erik Rico (Animated cartunes)

"Romantic re-issues" EP - Erik Rico (Lifenotes music)

"Stripped" - revisiting selections from the Lifenotes music catalog in an all acoustic format - Erik Rico


"Direct Soul" EP - Marc Mac (4 Hero) & Erik Rico : Promo link :

" Our world" - Opolopo & Erik Rico

"Shine"- EP - Erik Rico & Yam Who ? (ISM)

"Journey back to me" (Japan Selection) (CCRE LTD, Japan)

"Everybody" - Grooveman Spot feat. Erik Rico, lead single from the album "Change Situations" (PLANET GROOVE/ Jazzy Sport Japan)

"Special kind of fool" album - TY (UK), feat. on songs "Special kind of fool" and "Me" (BBE records)

"Sensation" 12 inch single and digital release- Ron Trent & Erik Rico (Future vision records)


The "Reworks project" EP - Erik Rico (Lifenotes music) FREE promotional download (digital release)

"Melody" - DJ Spinna & Erik Rico, lead single from the album "Sonic Smash" (Highwater)

Erik Rico : producer/writer "So Much Greater" - from the compilation - Luire presents DJ Moni (Friends We Love) - Toys Factory Japan 2008/2009 (US)

Erik Rico : producer/writer "Faster" - Deepblak presents BLAKTROPOLIS - Deepblak 2008

Erik Rico "A Higher Frequency" : solo EP - LifeNotes Music
"Your Body"
"So Much Greater"
"Peace of Mind Pt.2"

Aybee : (produced by Aybee) writer/performance "So Much Greater" - deepblak/prescription 2007

Erik Rico "Journey Back to Me" : solo album - LifeNotes Music 2007
"Children of the Light"
"Never Let You Go"
"Let's Lay Together"
"Welcome to the Space Age"
"Piece of Mind"
"Making Love"
"Glamour Girl"
"Wanting You"

Erik Rico : producer/writer : "Glamour Girl” - FREE magazine style issue #9, CD insert "One's to Look Out For" - 2007

Erik Rico : producer/writer “Wonderful” - from the compilation – Freedom time presents “Futuristic Soul” - Columbia Records Japan 2007

Erik Rico : producer/writer “Wanting You”, “Welcome to the Space Age” - from the compilation album - “The Original Summer R&B Selection” - Demon Music Group UK 2007

Tyson : producer/co-writer/vox on the following titles :
“Public Service Announcement”
“Freedom Rock”
“Where Has He Been”
“Hip Hop”
“Grown folks music”
“School Night”
“So in love”
“Shine your light”
All titles from the album - “Public Service Announcement” - Remarkable Current 2007

Analogue Mindfield : feature vox/co-writer “The City's Got an Attitude”- lead off single and video from the album - “A Fine Adjustment of Time” - Malicious Damage UK 2007

Erik Rico : producer/writer “Clapper” - form the compilation- “Beatology vol. 1&2” - Shaman Work Recordings

Erik Rico : producer/writer “Wonderful” - Fusicology spring 2006 WMC sampler

Erik Rico : producer/writer : "Welcome to the Space Age” - FREE magazine style issue #6, CD insert - 2006

Jurassic 5 : producer/co-writer “Linguistics” 12 inch – Up Above Records 2005

Dave Ghetto : producer/co-writer “Coming Up” lead off single from the album: Dave Ghetto “Love life” - Counterflow Recordings 2005

Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets) : producer/co-writer on the following titles :
All titles from the album “Trip the Light Fantastic” - Nu Paradigm Ent. 2005
“If I Need to Move On” lead off 12 inch
Glory Records compilation “Neo-soul united 2" – 2005

Night at the Grand Star (PBS original series documentary) 2003 : producer/writer of the following titles :
“Too Far Away”
“Underground Symphony”
“Battle Circle”

Mystic : producer/co-writer “The Life Remix” 12 inch – Goodvibe/Interscope Recordings 2003

They Call Me Sirr : composer – Showtime network feature film- 8 pieces - 2003

Planet Asia : producer/co-writer/vox on the following titles :
“Rock the Mic”
“Keep Movin'”
“Good Music”
“Doin' What We Do”
“Doin' What We Do remix”
All titles from the album - “Still in Training” - 2003 Liquor Barrell

4th Avenue Jones' : Producer/co-writer “Do Re Mi” 12 inch lead off single – Interscope Records 2002
Producer/co-writer on the following titles :
“3 Seconds to Breathe”
“Shake it”
“Do Re Mi”
“Travelin' Man”
All titles from the album “No plan B” - Look Alive/interscope Records 2002

Tupac Shakur : producer/co-writer on the following titles :
“When Your Heart Turns Cold” feat. Sonia Sanchez
“Tears of a Teenage Mother” feat. Jasmine Guy
“What of a Love Unspoken” feat. Tre' of Pharcyde
“The Fear in the Heart of a Man” fea



Born into and surrounded by the creative arts, Erik began his professional career as a self contained artist/producer on Sony's Columbia Records, Prior to his major label introduction he had only briefly been producing, writing and arranging for independent hip hop and soul acts on the east coast. However, after 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 productions, coupled with various multimedia projects encompassing network 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 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 and many more.