LISTEN to the DIGITAL RELEASE OF NORTHERN CONNECTION HERE eriklillingsworth.bandcamp.com/album/erik-l-illingsworth-northern-connection
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Album cover and Soularp logo designed by 96 myspace.com/pronounced96
Producers Erik L (Favorite Flava/Flyphonic) and Illingsworth (Detroit CYDI/Axis of Greatness) present their collaboration album Northern Connection. The official release date is January 25, 2010 on Soularp Records in digital form (Bandcamp,iTunes, Amazon, etc).
Soularp Records is Erik L's new label, releasing some of his own projects. The label will also feature music from artists and friends he worked with like Stray, also known from his and Erik L's group Favorite Flava who last year released their debut album, Different Phase on Ubeat Records.
Also, a limited edition digipak CD featuring four additional exclusive bonus tracks will also be released shortly on Swedish independent label Still Siblings.
The album is produced entirely by Erik L and Illingsworth. It showcases the marvelous beat stylings of both producers, as well as lyricists from the US and Sweden. This long awaited project features guest appearances from the likes of Stray (Favorite Flava), Sene (Blu etc.), DJ Devastate (BBE) and one of Swedens most authentic hip hop groups, Supersci. Noun of Supersci also appears on another track along with Stray and Hanna. It also has appearances from Detroit artists BlackReign + Ohkang, Stryfe, and Paradox.
More info and preview listening on Soularp Records' MySpace page:
More info on how to get the limited edition CD on Still Siblings MySpace page:
Enjoy! // Still Siblings Entertainment
Enjoy! // Erik L
Erik and I first crossed paths in May of 2007, via myspace. I listened to the music on his page, thought it was excellent, and kindly left a comment. After that he checked my music and a mutual respect was gained. Soon after we were we collaborating on songs, and eventually he contributed half the production to my group Detroit CYDI's debut album "The Rhyming Dictionary", which was released on December 25, 2008. We've had this album done (in a few different versions) for awhile now, and we are incredibly happy to share it with you. We thank you for all of your support and we hope you enjoy.