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Erica iJi

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Birth name  Erica Iji
Website  ericaijimusic.com
Genres  R&B, Pop, Soul music
Name  Erica iJi

Occupation(s)  Singer, songwriter
Role  Singer-songwriter
Years active  2005–present
Albums  I AmErica, EJ
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Erica iJi aka EJ is a British singer-songwriter. She was born in Plymouth to an English mother and Nigerian father. She now lives in London. Her notable works include the track 'It's Over' which featured on Ministry of Sound's popular Bassline compilation "The sound of Bassline 2".

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Erica's vocals have also featured on the album 'Scratch Came Scratch Saw Scratch Conquered' by the pioneering dub and reggae producer Lee "Scratch" Perry. Released in 2008,"SCSSSC" went to number 8 in the Billboard World Music airplay chart in the US. The Track entitled 'Heavy Voodoo' also featured legendary rolling stones man Keith Richards on guitar.

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Musical career

To date Erica has released one studio album and two EP’s. Her first album made in 2006 was entitled “I AmErica”. The debut was made with Production Company 'State of Emergency' Erica worked with producer Steve Marshall who has also produced three albums with Lee 'Scratch' Perry. Erica's RNB track 'Gotta be love' taken from the EP 'EJ' was first played on BBC radio 1xtra in 2013 on the CJ Beatz show, where she was noted as one of the brightest talents to watch for from the South Coast. Erica was listed on the musical line up in May 2014 for 'City Showcase' festival at Soho Flea market in London; previous performers at the Soho flea market include Amy Winehouse.

Features and collaborations

In 2008 Erica's vocals featured on the track "heavy voodoo" from the album 'Scratch Came, Scratch Saw, Scratch Conquered' by legendary dub and reggae producer 'Lee "Scratch" Perry', 'Keith Richards' of the world-famous 'Rolling Stones' played guitar for the track.

In 2009 Erica featured on Ministry of Sounds compilation cd "The sound of Bassline 2". The track "It's Over" was a collaboration with 'DJ Matchstick' and was remixed by producer 'Wittyboy'.

Erica has collaborated with several other artists including SN1's collective 'Joe Grind' who is the brother of British rapper 'Giggs'. Erica featured on Grind's mix tape entitled "Give to Gain" in 2011 and appeared in the video for "unconditional love" which she sang the chorus for.

References

Erica iJi Wikipedia


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