“One of Many” was without question one of my favourite album’s of 2013. Eric Lau along with a group of his favourite gifted musicians and vocalists produced a wonderful body of work that was what i would call Hip Hop Soul at it’s finest. Now the DJ and Producer in Eric has decided to release a pure instrumental limited edition golden vinyl version of the album. Now you may raise an eyebrow when faced with the notion of listening to tracks that owe much of its aural pleasure to the vocals of Tawiah, Fatima and particularly Rahel amongst others. However as a testament to the brilliance of the mans music it works and “Here” is a perfect example of that. With the vocals gone you get to focus on the way the track explodes into the groove at the top and all of the subtle flute rifts that float in and out of the track and don’t get me started on that bass! I am sure many will use the instrumentals to cut samples and create their own goodness from it however the musical connoisseur that i am i will enjoy it in all its glory.
The Limited edition vinyl is available here. Get em before they’re gone.
To celebrate 10,000 Likes on his Facebook page producer Eric Lau has dropped a special mix of one of my favourite tracks from his “One of Many” album. On the day the sun returns to the capital it is aptly titled the Sun Edit of the gorgeous track “Guide You”. When i gushed about the album previously i spoke of my love for Rahel’s vocals and this mix only enhances her tone and sound. There is also some just lovely instrumentation as the vocals fade and the track plays on. Just gorgeous sounds for a summers day! If you haven’t already get your hands on the Album here you won’t be disappointed and congrats Mr Lau!
For a minute let’s forget about Kanye, and J Cole dropping new albums. Let’s even forget about the Jay Z new album bombshell that the UK woke up to on Monday Morning. Let’s look at something that is prehaps a little more relevant to us. Monday saw the release of the sophomore album from much acclaimed DJ and Producer Eric Lau. Its been a good 5 years since Eric released his first album “New Territories”. Since then he’s performed DJ sets around the world, made new fans & friends, produced for artists and possibly most importantly he has grown. This album shows just that his growth. His formula of Hip hop beats alongside soulful warm melodic chords and vocals is still intact, but its been enhanced, taking his music to another level.
Longtime collaborators Tawiah and Rahel are on board for the bulk of the vocal work but there’s also appearances from Oddisee and Fatima. For me though Rahel steals show. There is something heavenly about her tones that combines so beautifully with Mr Lau’s production.
The progression shown here is immense and I feel he has proven himself as a heavyweight producer and beatmaker in his genre that everyone should be taking note of both sides of the atlantic. A soundtrack to perfection… Prehaps you decide you can stream the album on Okay Player here or you can take my word for it and get downloading album here
Last week Eric Lau dropped the first single from his new Album “One of Many”. Tune is every kinda dopeness that exists in this world. The groove is insane and as they have proved on many an occasion over the years Rahel and an Eric Lau Beat are a match made in heaven. to quote the missus this is Lush! Enjoy!!!
Producer DJ Teacher and all round super dude Eric Lau grabbed a handful of his many talented friends including Rahel, Szjerdene, Ben Jones, Sarina Leah to compose and record some new songs for a worthy cause. The project “See & Under Standing” is in aid of Save the Children with all proceeds going to the charity. Have a listen to the tracks below and give it a download.
The tracks are gorgeous, headboppinglicious and a fitting soundtrack to your summer nights of 2010. If you need more incentive checkout the pics below taken by Lily Lau from the studio on the day.
Beautiful collab and worthy project get downloading now!