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With his platform sneakers, multi-colored hair and trademark sunglasses, you won’t confuse Ian Erix with anybody else on the music scene right now. His eclectic style is a talking piece second to his music, which these days is perhaps best described as Pop with EDM and Pop-Punk influences.

Diegene wat vertroud is met die vroeëre werke wat eerste gelanseer Erix in die internasionale kollig, geteisterd oor 20 miljoen speel online en geland hom verskeie Top 10 kaarte op 3 kontinente sal beslis die handtekening elemente van sy klank herken, maar hulle sal ook sekerlik waardeer die musikale evolusie Erix het in die proses van die maak van sy hewige verwagte nuwe rekord ondergaan.

Toe hy gevra is oor sy musikale styl en unieke neem op die mode, Ian sê "Mense is geneig om alle vorme van etikette vir my te hê, maar ek is net my. Ek is 'n mutt, Ek is al deurmekaar!"Erix gesing daardie einste woorde in" So toneel, So sien deur ", 'n anthematic getal van sy 2010 EP that became a cult hit and spurred the creation of his fandom, the Mutt Army, a group of dedicated fans and freethinkers who identify with Ian and support him around the world via numerous global street teams. Slate for the summer of 2018, Ian sal sy langverwagte nuwe album vry te stel, tentatively titled “Scream For Freedom”, 'n rekord chocked vol aansteeklike melodieë en hake met dwingende, nadenke en dikwels prettige lyrics. Die nuwe materiaal bewys Erix is ​​'n gedugte liedjieskrywer in sy eie reg en dui op 'n beduidende groei vir hom as 'n kunstenaar. He pays homage to his pop/punk roots on his most recent musical effort but this time around he marries his signature guitar driven score with solid amounts of modern dance beats and synth elements to create a fantastically catchy electro punk pop hybrid that is sure to resonate loudly with his current fans and open up the floodgates to a legion of new recruits.

Om sy professionele begin in New York as 'n DJ / MC by die buitengewoon jong ouderdom van 9, Erix is ​​'n volkome kunstenaar, with a precocious DIY attitude that has served him well throughout a wild journey that has taken him from his humble childhood home in America to nearly every corner of the globe. Terwyl Erix beskryf sy rit dusver as 'n awesome avontuur, die waarheid is dat hy meer as sy regmatige deel van ledegeld betaal sedert sy toetrede tot musiek. Skerts hy dikwels dat sy storie lees soos die teks vir 'n slegte sepie. A pre-teen Ian, with stars in his eyes, was abused and bullied by resentful family members and peers who seemed threatened by his individuality and persona. They continually told him he would never amount to anything and did their best to sabotag his early successes at every turn. Ten spyte van die swaarkry en naysayers, Erix continued to work full time as a DJ, geprys as een van die wêreld se jongste, and built a grassroots reputation. He started writing his own songs and took on the monumental task of making inroads in the music industry from the ground up without any inside connections. Deur die ouderdom 14, he snagged his first management deal with the infamous boyband mogul, Louis Pearlman, which was followed up by his first record deal at age 15. Ten spyte van die vervulling van sy droom van die ondertekening van die kontrakte, Erix was met with a continuing series of ambivalent time wasters and dishonest executives who took advantage of him. In die tyd, a similar tale played out for Erix, oor en oor weer, vir een of ander rede. He was faced with record label bankruptcies, die skokkende dwelmverwante dood van sy persoonlike bestuurder, money laundering schemes involving his former representatives and the murder and tragic loss of of two of his closest family members. Erix endured these tribulations plus many others too lengthy to list here and every time the rug was pulled out from underneath him, he adamantly refused to give up and continued to pursue his passion.

"As jy platgeslaan, doen dit weer en weer en weer "Ian sing skerp in" Tomahawk ", a ferociously catchy tune that was released off his 2016 EP titled “;Graffiti On My Heart”;. "Uh-Oh, die status quo kan nie al hierdie drama neem. Is ek nie die soort van praat jy tuis te bring jou mamma?"Ian quirps in hierdie haak gelaai volkslied vir vrydenkende en onafhanklikheid. "Blaas dit op soos 'n Tomahawk", Hy gaan voort om in die aansteeklike koor, "Doen wat jy wil hê, sê wat jy wil en wat jy wil om te wees ", Hy tjank met 'n tasbare emosie. Songs van bemagtiging is 'n gewilde tema vir Erix maar hy is perfek by die huis, ongeag of hy vertoon van 'n sosiale gewete in liedjies soos "Wat is normaal?", another gripping anthematic track from his sophomore album that questioned current societal norms, of as hy is die onthulling van 'n meer satiriese kant in liedjies soos "pieperig skoon", waarin hy verklaar "Purity ringe is bemarking goud" en gaan voort om die oproerige haak te lewer "Disney sterre is pieperig skoon, stort met een en jy sal sien!!!"In" Souvenirs ", Erix neem oor die onderwerp van egskeiding van 'n kind se oogpunt en sarkasties sing "te hê en te hou, vir ryker, vir armer, in siekte en gesondheid, totdat iets se buite orde, Ek spreek jou nou ... .DONE!!!". Ian het geen probleem aanpak uitdagende kwessies soos godsdiens, sex and inequality but he also loves to have fun and can certainly live it up as evident in songs like “;Shangri-La "; which was a huge tongue-in-cheek crowd-pleaser at radio and on the live circuit in 2016. In liedjies soos "Grow Down", sy ode aan nooit grootword, Ian se speelse persoonlikheid skyn deur as hy chants "Ek het nie nodig om te groei. Jy moet groei down "! In “Sex Dance and Rock and Roll” his Top 10 2013 single, we see another side of him altogether when he sings about, goed, wat anders? Seks, dance and rock &; roll!!!

Nadat geskryf en opgeneem met 'n indrukwekkende lys van liedjies, Erix is currently working with mulit-platinum producers in the US and Europe to put the final touches on his new full length record. Die nuutste materiaal handhaaf 'n jeugdigheid en is duidelik herkenbaar as sy eie. Of hy die uitvoering van liedjies ryp met tiener angs, liedjies wat jy dink of liedjies wat maak dat jy spring en dans, Erix is ​​duidelik 'n veelsydige en intrige kunstenaar met 'n interessante perspektief en 'n hele klomp te sê. 2018 is expected to see the release of Ian’s long awaited new album via joint ventures with Misfit Mindz Entertainment, and Nordican Music Group under the Sony Music Entertainment banner. In bykomend tot die vrystelling van sy nuwe rekord, the year should also see the launch of “;Die Drop ";, 'n eksklusiewe 10 episode series for VEVO TV starring Erix and featuring some of the hottest stars of EDM, pop musiek en pop-kultuur van die coolste gebeure rondom die wêreld. Segments from the online series will also be seen in micro burst in between programming on MTV networks around the world. Daarbenewens, Ian is ook die uitbeelding van 'n geanimeerde karakter in 'n nuwe video spel geskep deur 'n paar van die dieselfde ontwikkelaars wat betrokke is in die befaamde Guitar Hero franchise. Die musiek gebaseer spel sal kenmerk twee nuwe musikale spore van Erix en die stryd word verwag vrygestel word kruis-platform vir Wii, Xbox en Playstation speel stelsels.

Na sy terugkeer van 'n promo toer van Suid-Amerika, where he appeared before the largest live crowd of his career in front of 2.5 miljoen mense in Rio De Janeiro op Oujaarsaand, Ian vertel MTV Brasilië dat hy Amped up vir 'n volwaardige internasionale toer en regtig jeuk sy nuwe musiek te kry op die pad. MTV in several markets has already showcased some of Ian’s upcoming material and early support has also been coming in from some powerful taste-making DJ’s and key influences at radio around the world.

Ian’s music video for “Shangri-La”, a raucous clip filmed in hedonistic Sunny Beach, Bulgaria went live on YouTube and Vevo in limited European markets in 2015 racking up more than two million views to start. Die super catchy, links van die middel deuntjie is, volgens Ian, “A crazy-fun party anthem and a reminder not to take life too seriously!” Erix told MTV recently that he wrote the lyrics after living through some terrible personal tragedies. Hy het gesê, “The song’s a little over the top and maybe even a bit goofy but it helped me a lot to get into a whole other head space when I was writing it. Ongelukkig, Ek het hierdie jaar die harde manier geleer hoe wreed die lewe kan wees en dat dit is net te damn kort en onvoorspelbaar so kom met hierdie konsep oor die lewe elke dag asof dit 'n vakansie in 'n gek utopiese paradys waar niks sleg ooit gebeur en alles is, dit was 'n groot purgeermiddel ontsnapping vir my. We could all use a Shangri-La sometimes!” “;Shangri-la has been extremely well received at Top 40 radio in several markets already. An incarnation of the track topped the official charts in Scandinavia peaking at #3 in Finland when it was released on Universal Music in that region.

Following the success of “;Shangri-la”;, Erix geskryf, geproduseer, co-directed and stars in “;Graffiti On My Heart”;, 'n 4 deel musiekvideo film wat voorafgegaan die albums vry te stel en bevat verskeie liedjies uit die LP. The inspirational musical film was quite an ambitious and personal undertaking by Ian. The story-line depicts his life as a youngster as he was persecuted outrageously by abusive family members and townspeople and goes on to feature a reflection on the the tragic homicide of his grandfather and subsequent loss of his father along with Ian’;s battle to overcome these tragedies and fight the small mindedness and hatred he is faced with in order to rise against a repressive society.

Ian toured Europe extensively during the summer of 2015 with stops in 23 cities including a special appearance at Utlra Music Festival in Croatia. He has continued touring since playing 17 dates across UK with famed XFactor boyband Union J in February 2017. He also hosted the Paradise Int’;l Music Festival with Austin Mahone, Whiz Khalifa and Kanye West in the Phillipines that same year. More recently, Erix performed at the MTV pre-show for Justin Bieber’;s Purpose tour in Mumbai. In the summer of 2017, his latest single “;Footprints In The Sand”; hit #5 on the dance radio charts in Japan in and in December 2017, the song was named the official theme for New Year’;s 2018, in Dubai, UAE. Erix appeared at various events around UAE to promote the single at the end of the year and took part in a pre-show broadcast from the Katy Perry concert in Abu Dhabi on New Year’;s Eve.

Ian se nuwe vollengte album, tentatively ttitled “Scream for Freedom”, is gelaai met dwingende, nadenke, aangrypende en pret / dikwels prettige wysies. As a proponent for freethinking, self-uitdrukking en pret, Erix gaan voort om 'n boodskap van 'n anti-ooreenstemming te bevorder om sy groep aanhangers bekend as die Mutt Army, 'n mengsel van verskillende nasionaliteite, godsdienste, rasse, geslagte, ouderdomme en heterosexuality wat verenig onder hul liefde vir musiek, peace and individuality. Erix’;s upcoming single, ";Tomahawk”; which is featured in the epic finale of “;Graffiti On My Heart”; is 'n kragtige en catchy volkslied oor die feit dat getrou aan jouself ten alle koste wat sekerlik 'n groot aantal van die jeug sal praat oor die hele wêreld.

A dynamic and enthralling performer, Erix is sure to win over a legion of new admirers when his music is introduced to wider audiences this year as he embarks on promotional tours across Japan, Suidoos-Asië, South America and Australia in late spring before a return to the USA and Europe in the summer.