#YouAreNotAlone: Eris Drew

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May 13th, 2020
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#YouAreNotAlone: With the current circumstances and the weird, turbulent times all over the globe, we asked our friends to choose a favourite album or a track for these isolated days, and share it with us along with a photo. An album a day keeps the bad vibes away. Stay safe.

Today we welcome our beloved Chicago DJ and producer Eris Drew, who runs the T4T LUV NRG recording label with her loving b2b partner Octo Octa. Eris Drew shares with us one of her favourite records, RUN DMC’s “Tougher Than Leather”.

“‘Cuts for days will amaze and maze. But will make you sad to tan all the dance away…’ Been listening a lot to one of my favorite albums from my childhood. Memories provide a lot of comfort these days, so RUN DMC’s “Tougher Than Leather” is on constant rotation. It is an absolutely brilliant hip hop record and one of the coolest collaged pop productions ever. ‘Run’s House’, ‘Beats to the Rhyme’, ‘I’m Not Going Out Like That’, ‘How’d Ya Do It Dee’ are old favorites that still get my blood running. Breaks for dayz…”

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Eris Drew: “Fluids Of Emotion”

DATE:
March 5th, 2020
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Words: Elice

The reason we’ve been listening to Eris Drew debut solo EP “Fluids Of Emotion” continually is not because we were trying to decide which one of its three tracks is our favorite. It’s simply because since we first laid our ears upon it, we adored all the tracks. “Fluids Of Emotion” is by far and with no sign of exaggeration one of the best records for 2020 so far. And to be honest we deeply believe that it’ll be on the top through the whole musical year. This is Drew’s first solo EP delivering mesmerising and vibrant sounds that come straight from the heart and speak directly to your soul. Built on rugged breakbeats and warm proto-rave samples, the record is a testament to Drew’s ability to combine dancefloor-ready tracks with a format steeped in personal history.

Above, you can listen to the amazing titular track “Fluids Of Emotion”, which builds slowly adding layers of cosmic melodies and wavering synth lines as the rhythm shuffles. It’s the spaciest tune of the EP underpinned by hip-house style breakbeat, sctrathes, psychedelic spoken-word vocals and a deep, fat bassline that has its own identity. It’s a warm, “fluid” and emotion-blooming track. Dear riders, enjoy this special ride.

Eris Drew’s “Fluids Of Emotion” EP is out now via Interdimensional Transmissions.
Get it here.

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Eris Drew & Octo Octa: “Devotion” EP

DATE:
December 21st, 2018
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Words: Elice

Is this one of the best EPs in 2018? For sure it’s one of them! Eris Drew and Octo Octa (Maya Bouldry-Morrison) recently dropped back their split five-track 12’’ on Portuguese Naive Records, the “Devotion” EP. The pair’s mission has always been to spread love to the dance floor. And it is accomplished! Our favorite track is the A-side’s groundbreaking second one “Trans Love Vibration” (Eris goes to Church) by Eris Drew, an organ-laced deep breakbeat shuffle tune featuring steamy, soulful – “the kind of love that brings you to your knees” – vocals.

“Each track here was made with ecstatic love energy and the intent to communicate. Maya and Eris want you to know that your body is powerful. It is a gateway to the Devine in us all. The infinite goddess within.”

Preview the whole thing above and enjoy this blissful ride!

The “Devotion” EP is out via Naïve Records. Buy it here.

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