Erik Jackson is one of the few artists to be embraced by the global hip-hop world. Releasing material through Nuages Records and a slew of other global labels, Erik’s heady brand of experimental, (largely) instrumental hip-hop/jazz/DnB has been praised by everyone from hardcore underground hip-hop heads, Drum and Bass purists to traditional jazz fans around the globe.
Beginning as a scratch DJ in the mid-'90s, to playing a weekly show in Ibiza, Spain; Erik’s work has spread globally, after his release of his album, Rainy Days. Erik's music is a nod to many genres but could not be labeled as any of them. A Jazz, Drum and Bass, Hip Hop mixture that transcended time and genres alike. Erik has continued weaving his way in out of these genres in his newer albums. Erik brings a fresh creativity with his sound, typically leaning more toward the abstract, applying heavy effects and sample manipulation to thick, intelligent breaks, layered with almost ambient textures, and subtle, inventive scratching. His music is often compared to DJ Krush and LTJ Bukem.