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Erik Hawk / Bio

I’ve been making beats since I could pick up a wooden spoon and bang on my parents’ cooking pots. Really, at two years old they had to clean up their kitchen after I took all the pots out of the cupboard and set up my very first drum set. I spent my earliest years listening to my father on KJAZZ radio in San Francisco and my mother practicing her classical guitar. Then, after years of uninspired piano practice I discovered my first electric guitar. Clearly, electricity made it happen for me, and a few years later I had extracted a few thousand dollars from my grandfather to build my first recording studio. Nothing special, a 4-track, a used synth, a Roland drum machine, and a couple of guitars. I was just fifteen at the time. Little did I know that I would end up putting myself through college while running my recording studio out of the in-law behind my parent’s house. I got to work with a lot of amazing Bay Area artists during that time and really hone my production chops.

About a decade ago I relocated to Los Angeles so I could be closer to the major film and television studios. I got signed by an agent and my tracks started placing. At the same time, I was performing DJ shows around LA, mostly for underground parties, and I got seriously hooked on electronic dance music. Those experiences in the underground dance music scene have blossomed into my passion to write tracks that get people up and dancing, floor bangers that are both frivolous and fun but still manage to take listeners on a serious journey. To this end, I started my own label, Synchronized Music, dedicated to releasing electronic music for the dance floor, as well as for film and television. I feel incredibly blessed to be working in the music industry and making a living doing what I love and I hope it comes through in the music that I share with all of you. Thanks for listening! :-)

General Info

Band Members
Erik Hawk
Artist Name
Erik Hawk
Home Page
http://www.reverbnation.com/erikhawk
Active Since
01/11
Genres
Electronica / Electro-House / Dance

Contact Info

Location
Studio City, CA

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