BIOGRAPHYErik Iker, born in November 1988. in Belgrade, Serbia. First time he came into contact with music was as only a boy, when his dad played his record collection. Later in the 90s he gets in touch with electronic music, listening to Faithless, Scooter, Prodigy and others. His music breakthrough happens in 2002. when he goes underground, meeting psytrance and trance for the first time. While more and more listening to these genres, he gets an idea to start mixing of his own and gets his hands on his very own first Fruity Loops Studio and starts creating music. At first time just having fun, he gained much experience in producing. In 2006. he decides to slow his beat and under the influence of Deep Dish, Sasha and others he starts producing progressive house. Until 2009. he learned quite a bit working in FLS. While he was watching tutorials, reading artist blogs and following their studio work online, his production got much better and could be considered quite serious. In 2010. he starts producing with a wish to do something more. His genre can be described as Progressive House with strong melodies, always a good atmosphere at hand, mixed with some trance elements. Under the influence of his fellow DJs in Serbia he also starts producing Tech House. Loving the slower tempo, nice grooves, noise, melodies and stong energic tracks, a lot can be expected in the future from Erik. Wish to do something more will always continue to prevail.
“Ikerya Project” is the second project of Erik Iker’s, a DJ, producer and remixer living in Serbia. Genre at stake is mostly Uplifting trance. While younger, Erik was into trance in general, leading with Psy trance towards Uplifting.
His love of Uplifting trance came to life back in 2005. once he obtained a “Armin Only” DVD. He started producing trance shortly afterwards. With Psy trance a bit out of the picture at that point, Uplifting production is started. After approximately a five year production period he decides to contact numerous trance labels by sending out his demos which lead him to signing his first EP in 2011. Erik published multiple tracks and remixes for many labels from that period onwards. Some of labels which published Erik’s material are Abora Records, Armada Music, Silent Shore, Trance All Star Rec, etc.
At this instance Erik’s production gained support from multiple well known trance DJs, some of which are Aly& Fila, Sean Tyas, Manuel le Saux, John O’Callaghan and others. This lead towards a massive expansion of his work since many of his tracks are played in trance clubs and radio shows around the world.
In 2012. Erik signs a contract with Abora Records which is considered as his main label, publishing a vast amount of his tracks and remixes.
An “Ikerya Project” debut album published by Abora Records as well is expected in 2014.
This year is a great one for Erik since he signed a contract with “Jungle Events Agency” in Serbia. This successful cooperation allows him to play his material in most major trance events in Serbia, Balkans and beyond as in Serbia Wonderland, a major trance festival in Belgrade and yet to come and greatly expected, “Eurofest” in Mexico City.