USA / Trance
San Francisco, California based DJ/Producer, Erika K
has been DJing since 2010. Gaining popularity with her internet podcast, “Trance Conduct,” she has played amongst many trance favorites such as Cosmic Gate, Bryan Kearney, Simon Patterson, John Askew, Ilan Bluestone, Lange, RAM, Jochen Miller, Norin & Rad, Solarstone, and Sneijder just to name a few.
In 2016, Erika released tracks on Tangled Audio and Hypercut Records. Her two EP’s on Tangled Audio; ‘Avolate/Tension’ and ‘Sahara/Ghana,’ got the attention of Sean Tyas, Indecent Noise, Giuseppe Ottaviani, Bjorn Akesson, Arctic Moon and many more with consistent radio plays. Meanwhile, her leading track ‘Sahara’ made it to #81 on the Beatport Top 100 Trance Chart along with the ‘Sahara/Ghana’ EP making it to #70 in the Beatport Top 100 Trance Releases. ‘Sahara’ and ‘Tension’ held spots in the top 5 on Tangled Audio’s top 10 tracks on Beatport, with ‘Sahara’ leading at #1 for 5 months.
In 2017, Erika K teamed up with Dark Matter to release their track, ‘When Souls Collide’ on Create Strobe. The track got a lot of support from Markus Schulz and was Create Strobe’s leading track on Beatport for many months. Following that release, she released another EP on her home label, Tangled Audio; ‘Oakridge/Equus.’ Her track ‘Oakridge’ got the attention of Aly & Fila with two radio plays in a row including being featured as the Future Sound on FSOE. To end the year, Erika released her now leading track, ‘Melva’ on Always Alive Recordings. Melva caught the attention of Aly & Fila again, and was also supported by Armin van Buuren on ASOT 847.
Kicking off 2018, Erika released ‘Emyprean’ on Enhanced Progressive with Daun Giventi and Aressa which caught the eye of Above & Beyond as they played ‘Empyrean’ on ABGT two weeks in a row. Then shortly after that release, she followed up with another uplifter; ‘Fountaingrove’ on Always Alive which got another play by Aly & Fila on FSOE.
Her love and intense dedication to the genre will bring about many great things in the upcoming years.
Support From: Armin van Buuren/ Above & Beyond/ Aly & Fila/ Paul van Dyk/ Markus Schulz/ Ferry Tayle
Sean Tyas/ Indecent Noise/ Giuseppe Ottaviani/ Arctic Moon/ Sneijder/ Solarstone/ UCast/ Daun Giventi
Photographer/ Dreamy/ Protoculture/ Susana/ Andrew Rayel/ Allan Watts/ Fatum/ Mike Saint-Jules
Bjorn Akesson/ M.I.K.E. Push/ Tom Fall/ Duncan Newell/ Roger Shah/ Nifra/ Kaeno/ Mike Sanders
Johnny Yono/ Suzy Solar/ Niko Zografos/ Akku/ + more