If you've never seen Erika before, then you need to—she's one of Detroit's best DJs, hands down.
Erika has earned a well-deserved reputation for delivering high-quality uncompromising techno and electro over the years through her involvement in things like the acclaimed Interdimensional Transmissions label, being one of the driving forces behind the infamous No Way Back parties in Detroit, and as one half of electro wonder duo Ectomorph (where she took over duties vacated by one of the Drexciya originators). Erika has developed a steadfast following based on her unique sensibilities on display in her Live PA performances and through her no-nonsense DJ sets, skills she has honed traveling throughout the world bringing her vision to clubs and festivals.
Erika dreams on the cellular level, or perhaps of transdimensional intelligences moving through strange patterns on celestial objects, working towards a mysterious goal. Her connection to the dreamworld becomes concrete in her approach to music, simultaneously so solid and yet so ethereal. Erika still finds time to accomplish many things in her waking hours, such as being a member of Ectomorph, co-conspirator of Detroit's Interdimensional Transmissions record label, DJing with vinyl, making music with her pet machines, and running erika.net - a freeform streaming radio station. Erika.net celebrates its 13th year this year, being one of the very first iTunes presets. From 1993 through 1999, Erika was very involved in WCBN in Ann Arbor, as a freeform and jazz DJ, and Program Director.
The daughter of a famed scientist and already running a well known BBS from her bedroom by the time she was 13, Erika is no stranger to expressing her ideas through technology. In 1997 she was handed a TR-606 and asked to join Ectomorph, and has since become an electronic musician of the highest order, focusing on analog synthesis, with live hardware sequencing that allows transformation over time and a deep depth of tone.
Our own Nancy Dru and JGarrett will be delivering the fire in support.
Visuals by Tim Rolls.