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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.

Cov me ntsis txog cov lub ua ntej tej hauj lwm hais tias ua ntej catapulted Erix mus rau hauv lub thoob ntiaj teb kev tsom teeb, racked li tshaj 20 lab ua online thiab tsaws nws nyob rau ob peb sab saum toj 10 charts rau 3 continents yuav yeej paub kos npe ntsiab ntawm nws lub suab, tiam sis lawv kuj yuav txaus siab rau tiag cov suab paj nruas evolution Erix tau undergone nyob rau hauv tus txheej txheem ntawm ua nws hotly xav tshiab cov ntaub ntawv.

Thaum nug txog nws suab paj nruas style thiab cim nqa mus rau zam, Ian hais tias "Cov neeg yuav muaj tag nrho cov hom ntawm cov ntawv rau kuv tab sis kuv cia li kuv. Kuv yog ib tug mutt, Kuv tag nrho tov li!"Erix hu nkauj cov lus nyob rau hauv" Yog li ntawd Scene, Yog li ntawd Saib Los ntawm ", ib tug anthematic tooj tawm nws 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 yuav tso tawm nws eagerly awaited album tshiab, tentatively titled “Scream For Freedom”, ib cov ntaub ntawv chocked tag nrho ntawm kis melodies thiab hooks featuring yuam, xav provoking thiab feem ntau quirky lyrics. Tus tshiab cov ntaub ntawv uas qhia qhov tseeb Erix yog ib tug formidable songwriter nyob rau hauv nws tus kheej txoj cai thiab qhab nia ib tug tseem ceeb txoj kev loj hlob rau nws raws li ib tug artist. 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.

Tau txais nws kev pib nyob rau hauv New York raws li ib tug DJ / MC nyob rau extraordinarily hluas uas muaj hnub nyoog ntawm 9, Erix yog ib tug tau muab performer, 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. Thaum lub sij hawm Erix piav txog nws lub caij li deb raws li ib tug taug txuj kev nyuaj txaus, qhov tseeb yog nws twb tau them ntau tshaj nws ncaj ncees qhia tawm ntawm dues txij li thaum nws mus rau hauv foray music. Nws feem ntau tso dag hais tias nws zaj dabneeg nyeem zoo li cov tsab ntawv rau ib tug phem xab npum opera. 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. Txawm tias muaj kev nyuaj siab thiab naysayers, Erix continued to work full time as a DJ, lauded raws li ib tug ntawm lub ntiaj teb yau, 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. Los ntawm cov muaj hnub nyoog 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. Txawm ua raws li nws npau suav ntawm kos npe rau cov ntawv cog lus, Erix was met with a continuing series of ambivalent time wasters and dishonest executives who took advantage of him. Nyob rau hauv lub sij hawm, a similar tale played out for Erix, tshaj thiab tshaj dua, yog ib tug vim los yog lwm. He was faced with record label bankruptcies, lub shocking tshuaj txog txoj kev tuag ntawm nws tus kheej saib xyuas, 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.

"Yog hais tias koj tau khob qhov rooj cia, ua nws dua thiab rov ua dua "Ian poignantly hu nkauj nyob rau hauv" Tomahawk ", a ferociously catchy tune that was released off his 2016 EP titled “;Graffiti On My Heart”;. "Uh-Oh, tus txheej xwm quo tsis noj kom tag nrho ntawm no ua yeeb yam. Kuv tsis yog tus cov lus koj coj lub tsev rau koj niam?"Ian quirps nyob rau hauv no sib ntsib laden anthem rau freethinking thiab tsis tos leej twg. "Tshuab nws li zoo li ib tug Tomahawk", nws tseem nyob rau hauv lub kis hu nkauj ua ke, "Ua li cas koj xav, hais dab tsi koj xav tau thiab yuav uas koj xav tau ", nws howls nrog ib tug tangible xav. Zaj nkauj ntawm empowerment yog ib tug nrov ntsiab lus rau Erix tab sis nws yog zoo kawg nkaus nyob rau hauv tsev hais txog ntawm seb nws yog displaying ib tug social siab nyob rau hauv zaj nkauj zoo li "Yog Dab Tsi Qhov?", another gripping anthematic track from his sophomore album that questioned current societal norms, los yog yog hais tias nws yog pom ib tug ntau satirical sab nyob rau hauv tunes xws li "Squeaky Ntxuav", nyob rau hauv uas nws hais tias "Purity rings yog marketing kub" thiab tseem xa cov riotous sib ntsib "Disney hnub qub yog Squeaky huv, da dej nrog ib tug thiab koj yuav pom tau!!!"Nyob rau hauv" souvenirs ", Erix yuav siv sij hawm nyob rau hauv qhov kev kawm ntawm kev sib nrauj los ntawm ib tug Childs pom thiab sarcastically hu nkauj "Yuav kom muaj thiab los tuav, rau richer, rau poorer, nyob rau hauv kev mob nkeeg thiab kev kho mob, txog ib yam dab tsi tus tawm ntawm kev txiav txim, Kuv tam sim no hais rau koj ... .DONE!!!". Ian muaj tsis muaj teeb meem tackling provocative teeb meem zoo li kev ntseeg, 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. Nyob rau hauv zaj nkauj zoo li "Loj hlob Down", nws ode rau yeej tsis loj hlob, Ian lub playful cwm pwm ci raws li nws chants "Kuv tsis yuav tsum loj hlob mus txog. Koj yuav tsum tau loj hlob down "! In “Sex Dance and Rock and Roll” his Top 10 2013 single, we see another side of him altogether when he sings about, zoo, dab tsi ntxiv? Nrog txiv neej pw, dance and rock &; yob!!!

Muaj sau thiab kaw ib qho impressive catalog ntawm zaj nkauj, Erix is currently working with mulit-platinum producers in the US and Europe to put the final touches on his new full length record. Qhov tseeb cov ntaub ntawv uas muaj ib hluas zog tuaj ntug thiab yog nyias muaj recognizable raws li nws tus kheej. Seb nws ua tau zoo nkauj siav nrog tus hluas angst, nkauj uas ua rau koj xav hais tias los yog nkauj uas ua rau koj dhia thiab seev cev, Erix yog kom meej meej ib tug ntau yam thiab intriguing artist nrog ib tug interesting foundations thiab ib tug tag nrho ntau hais. 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. Nyob rau hauv tas li ntawd mus rau lub tso tawm ntawm nws cov ntaub ntawv tshiab, the year should also see the launch of “;The Drop”;, ib tug tsuas yog 10 episode series for VEVO TV starring Erix and featuring some of the hottest stars of EDM, pop music thiab pop kab lis kev cai los ntawm lub caij xwm txheej nyob ib ncig ntawm lub ntiaj teb no. Segments from the online series will also be seen in micro burst in between programming on MTV networks around the world. Tsis tas li ntawd, Ian kuj portraying ib animated cim nyob rau hauv ib tug tshiab video kev ua si uas tsim los ntawm ib co ntawm cov tib neeg tsim kev koom tes nyob rau hauv lub famed Guitar Hero franchise. Lub suab paj nruag raws li kev ua si yuav feature ob tug tshiab suab paj nruas lem los ntawm Erix thiab qhov kev ua si yuav tsum raug tso tawm saum ntoo khaub lig-platform rau Wii, Xbox thiab PlayStation gaming tshuab.

Tom qab rov qab los ntawm ib tug promo ncig ntawm South America, where he appeared before the largest live crowd of his career in front of 2.5 lab cov neeg nyob rau hauv Rio tsib Janeiro rau xyoo tshiab Eva, Ian hais MTV Brazil hais tias nws yog amped rau ib tug tag nrho fledged ntiaj teb no ncig xyuas thiab yeej khaus kom tau nws tshiab music nyob rau hauv txoj kev. 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. The super catchy, sab laug ntawm lub chaw tune yog, raws li 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. He said, “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. Unfortunately, Kuv kawm lub zog txoj kev lub xyoo no ua li cas lub neej no yuav lim hiam thiab hais tias nws yog heev damn luv luv thiab unpredictable li tuaj nrog no lub tswvyim ua neej txhua hnub zoo li nws yog ib tug nyiaj so koobtsheej nyob rau hauv ib lub vaj kaj siab nyob qhov twg vwm utopian tsis muaj dab tsi phem puas tau tshwm sim thiab tej yam mus, that was a great cathartic escape for me. 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 sau, ua, co-directed and stars in “;Graffiti On My Heart”;, ib tug 4 ib feem music video zaj duab xis uas tau preceded lub albums tso thiab muaj ob peb zaj nkauj ntawm lub 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 tus tshiab tag nrho ntev album, tentatively ttitled “Scream for Freedom”, yog loaded nrog yuam, xav provoking, poignant thiab kev lom zem / feem ntau quirky tunes. As a proponent for freethinking, nws tus kheej qhia thiab muaj kev lom zem, Erix tseem los txhawb cov lus ntawm anti-conformity rau nws pab pawg neeg ntawm cov kiv cua hu ua tus Mutt Army, ib tug sib tov ntawm txawv haiv neeg, religions, haiv neeg, genders, muaj hnub nyoog thiab sexualities uas sib sau ua ke nyob rau hauv lawv txoj kev hlub rau cov suab paj nruag, peace and individuality. Erix’;s upcoming single, ";Tomahawk”; which is featured in the epic finale of “;Graffiti On My Heart”; yog ib tug haib thiab catchy anthem txog qhov tseeb rau koj tus kheej ntawm tag nrho cov nqi uas yuav muaj tseeb hais lus rau cov coob ntawm cov tub ntxhais hluas nyob ib ncig ntawm lub ntiaj teb no.

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, South East Asia, South America and Australia in late spring before a return to the USA and Europe in the summer.