Amsterdam based ambient-electronic artist and multi instrumentalist Erik Buschmann is gearing up to drop his debut EP 1v1, as he unveils All Related – the stunning first single to be taken from the forthcoming extended player.
Out now via esteemed Dutch imprint Reflektor Records, All Related is named after the internal conflicts that can occur when trying to follow your inner compass during the process of creation. With influences ranging from hip-hop legend J. Dilla to UK based electronica artist Jon Hopkins, Erik has managed to develop a unique sound that borrows elements from multiple genres and instruments, ranging from spacey violin soundscapes and heavy bass beats, to dark electro and hip-hop.
With this deeply reflective and euphoric inaugural offering, Erik puts his vivid yet meditative orchestral arrangements on display for all to admire. Writing the track with a focus on self-expression, All Related has found its shape in a time where there was a lot of inner struggle during the process of writing the EP – a time replete with self awareness and, at times, a degree of negativity experienced by Erik. Trying to translate these feelings into an environment for the listener, Erik Buschmann now makes this debut a sonic landscape that demonstrates a way to find inner peace during tough times.
Erik Buschmann – All Related is out now via Reflektor Records.
About Reflektor Records:
Reflektor Records is Berlin’s most credible music label…based in Amsterdam.
Combining the decades-long legacy of forward-thinking Dutch electronic music with
fresh new influences from all over the world, Reflektor Records’ mission is to release
music that is not confined to genres and subcultures.
Founders Joris van Welsen and Floor Schiphorst have been mates since high school
and both ended up in very different corners of the music industry. Joris started
Radar Agency and is involved in the careers of acts like Weval, Klangstof and Colin
Benders. Floor on the other hand ended up as a film producer and is, amongst a lot
of things, responsible for the production of the worldwide after-movie content of
Ultra Music Festival. At the start of 2020 Guillaume Warmerdam joined the Reflektor team bringing in experience on the label and distribution side from his time at companies like Fuga, LAB Music and Grandmono Records (Caro Emerald) and from managing artists such as OIJ and Littlekings.