Much thanks to Lifenotes and Erik Rico for providing this excellent version of James Brown's 'Make It Funky' in celebration of the godfather's birthday yesterday.
Erik Rico is an outstanding artist that has spent the last ten years exploring and developing his creativity and talent in music and beyond with his current album, 'Journey Back To Me' featuring his soulful voice and definitive beats. To top all that he is a super nice bloke.
From his label, Lifenotes.
Born into a diverse family of creative artists, Erik started 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. Randy quickly signed Erik to a
multi album solo artist deal. Prior to Jackson's introduction to Erik
via a songwriting demo, 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
the world of corporate music, Erik felt his creativity could be better
expressed elsewhere. He broke his contract with Sony, and headed back
east and then to Europe in search of musical freedom.
It wasn't long until 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. Erik is currently working on several projects to be released on Lifenotes Music.