Eric Maltz

By admin • • 13 Oct 2017

Live Act  – New York, Berlin

Producer Eric Maltz, NYC native [now] based in Berlin, introduced himself to the dance music community with the debut ep NS17 on Levon Vincent’s Novel Sound label. “The fiendishly eclectic and left-of-centre set”* shows a generous cross-section of Eric’s electronic output, with tracks like the dub techno All The Things featuring Eric on vocals, the trance inducing ambience ambient Symphony at Dawn, the big room techno of Time the sultry vocal house of We Have Power. ”Ace Techno that actually sounds & blends Dub, Minimal & Ambient traditions”**

Where did it begin? Piano lessons at 6 set Eric on his path. Studying not just classical but improvisation, the urge to write music blossoms and Eric purchases a 4track, sampler + drum machine at 15. After high school he studies studio composition at the conservatory, and afterwards lands a job working at Halcyon record shop alongside Levon Vincent. Soon after he finds himself working full time in recording studios, changes gears and moves to Lima then Madrid > multi lingual and music is a beautiful pure free language of it’s own > 

Underneath all the life experience the piano is always resonating, traveling with Eric everywhere an external organ expressing the inner, always improvising, creating, experimenting, the pianos sonorities can be found in almost every creation, sometimes obvious, sometimes disguised.

Next/now? Playing out, actual live electronic dance music, spontaneous, getting the computer to sing, getting the computer to smoke, getting the keys hot, the room hotter. Stirring the soup. Eric performs live with computers and synthesizers and a piano (if you can fit it in the booth – “there’s always room for a piano” Macky always says). A whole world, no screens no lights – just a black room, and sweat and bodies moving, and space traveling together.

More new releases lined up. More new imagination for the pressing plant. Listening. On the horizon Eric Maltz’s follow up single PathwaysSangre an ep with singer Cristina Valentina (the incredible voice on We Have Power from NS17), Los Sobres, a volume of 12 piano works (both in audio and print from) and…

* review
**Hardwax review

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