Musician Erik-Y releases new single ‘Welcome’

The guitarist, singer and songwriter known internationally as Erik-Y has released his latest pop single, “Welcome.” The track has been proudly published under the E&G independent music label without the involvement of the corporate music industry. It is the debut official release from Erik-Y and the E&G label. Heartfelt, gorgeously written and impeccably well-performed, “Welcome” is a flagship release which stands as proof that Erik-Y is one of Europe’s most expert and intriguing independent songwriters today.

Erik-Y cites as main artistic influences a wide variety of the most creative minds ever to take the stage. Of these, the artists who seem to have the most in common with his new single, “Welcome,” are Dream Theater, Depeche Mode, and Radiohead, though he makes mention also of such disparate musicians as Queen, Eminem, David Guetta, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and many more.

Erik-Y has subtitled “Welcome” as “the Birthsong.” Asked to describe the overall theme of his new single, Erik-Y writes, “’Welcome (the Birthsong)’ will be my first song that I share with the whole world. If you listen to the lyrics, you understand what life’s all about.”

Erik-Y is a native of the Netherlands. He began his musical journey as a lyricist, writing poetry at the age of only eight. He began learning guitar from his father soon afterward. His classical training on the guitar began at 15. This led him to play in a smorgasbord of bands, during which period he performed live on a great many stages and learned to compose his own songs. He learned bass guitar, also, and practiced vocal lessons. Soon he had accumulated his own repertoire of studio recordings.

“I’m a little bit shy, but when I’m making music I become a powerful person,” Erik-Y writes. “I like making music and writing about true adventure. Music makes me happy. I love to hear it and to play it.”

Erik-Y became a front man for many bands. Never afraid to explore new musical horizons, Erik-Y became an entrepreneurial DJ and performed both nationally and internationally. He learned to book and organize shows and tour dates. Several record companies approached him about his original songs.

The artist writes of his music, “I’m a creator. I make things. Erik-Y’s song parts are each well-thought-out, piece-by-piece creations.”

In 2008, Erik-Y founded his own music school (link provided below). In 2014 he began Erik Stars Entertainment, a booking agency for novice musicians. Now, in 2015, he has reached the culminating moment of his career – the start of his own independent record label, E&G.

“Every three months I will try to make a new song to share with my fans,” promises Erik-Y. “I want to make beautiful things that people can use to give them their own power … I hope people enjoy the music I release under the E&G label. E&G gives me the freedom to create any style of music from rock to dance, and to sing in English, and Dutch and German.”

Erik-Y also intends to release the music of other independent musicians under his own E&G music label.

“Welcome” (the Birthsong) by Erik-Y is available online worldwide beginning 1 August 2015 from E&G Records.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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Dutch blues and pop singer DishKing releases new single ‘L’amour C’est Toi’

The singer and songwriter from Holland known as DishKing has released his latest single, “L’amour C’est Toi.” The track is a shadowy, blues-fueled song with elements of 1960s French pop which showcases yet another facet of this multifarious musician, a side which his legion of longtime fans in Europe and abroad will be enthusiastic to meet. Dark, masculine and as tonally stylish as it is lyrically evocative, “L’amour C’est Toi” by DishKing is the latest reason for audiophiles around the world to introduce themselves to this masterful sculptor of blues, pop and rock music.

DishKing’s former LP albums, “Sell Yourself in Gold” and “The Power of a Loaded Gun,” were released under the AG Music umbrella and continue to garner him fans around the world. His new “L’amour C’est Toi” single joins his more-recent “101” full-length album – the popularity of which seems to grow with every passing month – as an independent release on his own DishKing Records music label.

Asked to describe the theme of his latest single, “L’amour C’est Toi” (“Love Is You”) DishKing writes, “Everyone has been or is in love. The song’s intention was to describe the feeling of newfound love, a satisfied moment like cruising by car with your loved one on a hot summer’s day celebrating the mutual feelings. Taking the bitter and good times for what it is or was, enjoying the moment of happiness and expressing it.”

DishKing’s repertoire is widely varied, so much so that the artist once commented, “What kind of music? You tell me. Even more so, if you like it, tell the whole world.” Nevertheless, he has cited as main artistic influences David Bowie, Ry Cooder, Daniel Lanois, T-Bone Burnett, Johnny Cash, Quentin Tarantino, Goldfrapp, Elvis Presley, Mark Lanegan, and the Queens of the Stone Age. Whether or not his fans will be surprised at the nuances à la Serge Gainsbourg in his new single is anyone’s guess – but it’s absolutely certain that they’re going to love it. “L’amour C’est Toi,” indeed.

“L’amour C’est Toi” by DishKing is available online worldwide. Get in early, music fans. Very early.

-S. McCauley

Lead Press Release Writer

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