“Erik’s part of the new wave of hip hop in Australia, with his forward-thinking approach to his verses and the surrounding production.” triple j
“It’s no secret that Brisbane’s hip-hop scene has been making serious gains over the past few years, and Erik Sanders has been at the forefront of the movement.” Life Without Andy
“A wonderful combination of tantalising trap productions and smooth electronica fluttering through.” Acidstag (‘Mission’)
Laying low for the last 12 months to finesse the vision for his music, Erik Sanders returns with ‘Silk’ premiered on FBi Radio. Produced by Brisbane beatmaker Wavv, new single ‘Silk’ is a braggadocious flex on life in the fast lane with Sanders riding in the driver’s seat. Listen HERE.
Taking the time to finesse his style and flow, Sanders plays around with autotune on this latest track, dancing between rapping and crooning. On the hard hitting bass courtesy of Wavv, the Filipino rapper says his focus was on “creating a sonically accelerating atmosphere, a similar feeling to a racing or action movie scene.” The true flex is in the impact Sanders makes in short, sharp and concise tracks that leave you wanting more.
Erik Sanders broke through the Brisbane hip hop scene in 2017 with the release of ‘In The Air’ featuring Allday, and later with ‘Mission‘. Sanders quickly established himself within Brisbane’s tight knit community, and as a key artist in a surging national hip hop movement when named Feature Artist on triple j Unearthed, Apple Music’s ‘New Artist of the Month’ and by sharing stages with GoldLink, Manu Crook$, Shantan Wantan Ichiban and Midas.Gold.
With a new lease on music, Sanders is bringing the frequent collaborators who shaped his career thus far on another ride, to expand Brisbane’s hip hop palette even further. With a refreshed sound, ‘Silk’ is a captivating indicator of what’s in the pipeline for Erik Sanders.