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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.

De som känner till de tidigare verk som först slungades Erix i det internationella rampljuset, skakas upp över 20 miljon spelar online och landade honom på flera Topp 10 diagram på 3 kontinenter kommer säkert känna igen signatur delar av hans sound men de kommer också säkert att uppskatta den musikaliska utvecklingen Erix har genomgått i processen att göra sin hett efterlängtade nya rekord.

På frågan om hans musikaliska stil och unika ta på mode, Ian säger "Människor tenderar att ha alla typer av etiketter för mig men jag är bara mig. Jag är en byracka, Jag alla blandas ihop!"Erix sjöng just de orden i" Så Scene, Så See Through ", ett anthematic antal av hans 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 kommer att släppa sin efterlängtade nya album, tentatively titled “Scream For Freedom”, ett rekord chockad full av smitt melodier och krokar terar övertygande, tankeväckande och ofta udda texter. Det nya materialet bevisar Erix är en formidabel låtskrivare i sin egen rätt, och markerar en betydande tillväxt för honom som 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.

Att få sin professionella start i New York som en DJ / MC vid utomordentligt unga ålder 9, Erix är en utstuderad artist, 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. Medan Erix beskriver sin ritt hittills som ett häftigt äventyr, sanningen är att han har betalat mer än sin beskärda del av medlemsavgifter sedan hans razzia i musik. He often jokes that his story reads like the script for a bad soap 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. Trots umbäranden och nejsägare, Erix continued to work full time as a DJ, hyllats som en av världens yngsta, 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. Efter ålder 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. Trots att uppfylla sin dröm om att underteckna dessa avtal, Erix was met with a continuing series of ambivalent time wasters and dishonest executives who took advantage of him. Med tiden, a similar tale played out for Erix, om och om igen, för en eller annan anledning. He was faced with record label bankruptcies, the shocking drug related death of his personal manager, 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.

"Om du får knockat, göra det igen och igen och igen "Ian sjunger poignantly i" Tomahawk ", a ferociously catchy tune that was released off his 2016 EP titled “;Graffiti On My Heart”;. "Uh-Oh, the status quo can’t take all of this drama. Am I not the kind of talk you bring home to your mama?"Ian quirps i denna krok lastat hymn för fritänkande och oberoende. "Blås upp det som en Tomahawk", fortsätter han i den smittsamma refrängen, "Gör vad du vill, säga vad du vill och vara vem du vill vara ", Han ylar med en påtaglig känsla. Songs of egenmakt är ett populärt tema för Erix men han är helt hemma oavsett om han visar upp ett socialt samvete i låtar som "vad som är normalt?", another gripping anthematic track from his sophomore album that questioned current societal norms, eller om han avslöjar en mer satirisk sida i låtar som "pipig ren", där han förklarar "Renhet ringar marknadsför guld" och fortsätter att leverera utsvävande kroken "Disney stjärnor är pipig ren, dusch med en och du kommer att se!!!"In" Souvenir ", Erix tar på ämnet skilsmässa från en childs synpunkt och sarkastiskt sjunger "Att ha och rymma, för rikare, för fattigare, i sjukdom och hälsa, tills något är i olag, Jag förklarar er nu ... .DONE!!!". Ian har inga problem att ta itu med provocerande frågor som religion, 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. I låtar som "Grow Down", hans ode att aldrig växa upp, Ians lekfulla personlighet lyser igenom när han sjunger "Jag behöver inte växa upp. Du bör växa ner "! In “Sex Dance and Rock and Roll” his Top 10 2013 single, we see another side of him altogether when he sings about, bra, vad mer? Kön, dans och rock & amp;; rulle!!!

Efter att ha skrivit och spelat in en imponerande katalog av låtar, Erix is currently working with mulit-platinum producers in the US and Europe to put the final touches on his new full length record. Den senaste materialet har en ungdomlig kant och är tydligt igenkännlig som hans eget. Oavsett om han utför låtar mogna med teen angst, låtar som gör att du tror eller låtar som får dig att hoppa upp och dansa, Erix är helt klart en mångsidig och spännande artist med ett intressant perspektiv och en hel del att säga. 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. Förutom släppet av hans nya rekord, året bör också se lanseringen av ";The Drop ";, en exklusiv 10 episode series for VEVO TV starring Erix and featuring some of the hottest stars of EDM, popmusik och popkultur från de coolaste händelserna runt om i världen. Segments from the online series will also be seen in micro burst in between programming on MTV networks around the world. Dessutom, Ian också porträttera en animerade figuren i ett nytt videospel som skapas av vissa av samma utvecklare som är involverade i den berömda gitarr Hero. Musiken baserat spel kommer att innehålla två nya musikaliska spår från Erix och spelet väntas släppas plattformsoberoende för Wii, Xbox och PlayStation spelsystem.

Efter återkomsten från en promo turné i Sydamerika, where he appeared before the largest live crowd of his career in front of 2.5 miljon människor i Rio De Janeiro på nyårsafton, Ian told MTV Brazil that he is amped up for a full fledged global tour and really itching to get his new music on the road. 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. De super medryckande, vänster om mitten tune är, enligt 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. Han sade, “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. Olyckligtvis, Jag lärde mig den hårda vägen i år hur grym livet kan vara och att det är bara för jävla kort och oförutsägbar så kommer med detta koncept om att leva varje dag som om det är en semester i en galen utopisk paradis där inget dåligt någonsin händer och något går, det var en stor renande flykten för mig. 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 wrote, produced, co-directed and stars in “;Graffiti On My Heart”;, a 4 part music video film that has preceded the albums release and contains several songs from the 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’s new full length album, tentatively ttitled “Scream for Freedom”, is loaded with compelling, thought provoking, poignant and fun/often quirky tunes. As a proponent for freethinking, uttrycka sig och ha roligt, Erix continues to promote a message of anti-conformity to his group of fans known as the Mutt Army, a mixture of different nationalities, religioner, races, könen, ages and sexualities who unite under their love for music, peace and individuality. Erix’;s upcoming single, ";Tomahawk”; which is featured in the epic finale of “;Graffiti On My Heart”; is a powerful and catchy anthem about being true to yourself at all costs that will surely speak to large numbers of youth around the world.

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.