erErik Rico : Artist/Writer/Producer/DJ/All Rounder

Born into and surrounded by the creative arts, Erik began his professional career as a self contained artist/producer on Sony’s Columbia Records, Prior to his major label introduction he had only briefly been producing, writing and arranging for independent hip hop and soul acts on the east coast.

However, after being immersed in the confinements of corporate music, Erik felt his creativity could be better expressed elsewhere.  He broke his contract with Sony, returned east and then to Europe in search of musical freedom. Eventually, Erik returned to California in pursuit of his musical career as an independent producer/artist where he was tapped to do his first major label productions.

Erik Rico – Let´s Lay Together, Live at Lilla Hotellbaren, Stockholm

Coupled with various multimedia projects encompassing network TV shows, feature films for the Showtime network. PBS as well as a two year stint as sound designer for famed photographer David LaChapelle and Producit Inc.

Whose clients include: All major TV & Film networks, international advertising agencies, private events and celebrity clients such as Elton John, Gene Simmons, Mariah Carey and Jessica Alba and many more.

Erik Rico @ jazz re:freshed

With production/writing credits for the likes of Tupac Shakur, Qtip (Tribe called quest), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets), Jurassic 5, Planet Asia, Mystic, Pharcyde Carmen Rizzo, various multimedia ad campaigns, independent and documentary film scores.

Also DJ sets for Hollywood’s A-list celebrity crowd and his own LifeNotes music (launched March 2008/ Re-launched July 2011. After signings with major music corporations (Sony music, Capitol records) Erik is now doing his thing as an artist / Producer.

Erik Rico, Stockholm Rehearsal

With an aggressive release schedule, international and domestic tour dates and collaborations with some of the most innovative producers on the planet : DJ Spinna (USA), Marc Mac (4Hero/ UK), Ron Trent (USA) Grooveman Spot (JP), Opolopo (SE) and others be on the lookout for MAJOR movement globally !!

Electronic, Soul, New jazz, Broken, Afro, House, Dance Hall, etc.

LNSS introduction video

DJ Barry King

DJ, taste maker, radio personality, general manager of LifeNotes music

“I’m here to introduce the best music to the world”, literally born into London’s Jamaican sound system culture in Brixton , I was fortunate to be around selectors-dj’s-singers-producers from JA, USA and London.

I later help build & run a few well known sounds ! During the early 90’s I was heavily involved in promoting, buying & selling the best in black music to DJ’s worldwide..

Around the same time I contributed as a writer to several taste maker magazines, during the late 80’s I did many pirate radio shows,in 1997 I joined Solar radio exposing everyone to the World via London, “from 2010 onward it’s all about Lifenotes music & the artist’s we work with”

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DJ Spinna / Melody ft. Shabaam Sahdeeq & Erik Rico

“Wonderful” (reissue from “Journey back to me”)

grooveman Spot – Everybody feat Erik Rico 〜 People’s Groove

Destiny – Erik Rico & Marc Mac(4hero)


Current and upcoming release schedule, tour dates, booking, production, licensing inquiries, full discography and all current promotional materials and info can be found



2011 winter EU tour begins Nov till mid Dec



Erik Rico

DJ Barry King