A six-piece electronica band isn’t something you’d normally expect to be linked to drum and bass label Med School, but the melodic and elegant electronica from The Erised adds just another string to their experimental and boundary-pushing bow. Having only formed last year, The Erised are still relatively young, although with each member bringing years of experience, creativity and instrumental skill to the table this won’t be holding them back. To get to know them a little better we take a closer look at the talented bunch one by one.
Vocalist and front-woman Sofia Sukorukova has already won over the entertainment industry having spent twelve years as a professional dancer. Prior to providing her poetic lyrics for The Erised, Sofia has been strengthening her luxurious vocals under her alternative alias, “Sonya”; a pop-orientated project with an electronic edge that has given Sofia the platform to reach audiences at European festivals and engage thousands of viewers through several television appearances.
Next up is DJ and producer Detail. For the past five years Detail has been stepping up his game, already receiving huge support from D+B favorites Kasra and BBC Radio 1’s Friction. With a huge passion for production in its entirety Detail’s sound continues to develop, building upon his already impressive repertoire. No stranger to a UK-based imprint, Detail has had previous releases on Symmetry and Metalheadz, including the haunting and bass-heavy feature on Mako’s “Tell Me Something”.
Last Summer Detail took over the Radio 1Xtra airwaves with his very own guest-mix, showcasing his love for the heavier side of D+B.
Metalcore enthusiast Igor and "Immortal State' promoter Nil join forces to form Hidden Element. With a focus to spread their wings and avoid being easily pigeonholed into one specific genre. Their stimulating sounds have already caught Med School’s attention last year, with “Bodola” featured on their eclectic “New Blood” compilation.
On an alternative tip is session bassist Volodymyr Myhaliuk. After spending many years playing in Jazz Quartets, Rock cover bands as well as performing alongside many Ukranian pop-stars, Volydymyr provides strong foundations for The Erised to build upon.
The last piece of the puzzle is Alexander Lyulyakin. Having been inspired to pursue a career in music through regularly attending gigs with his father from a young age, he has sculpted a successful drumming career having been a part of the popular hip-hop infused rock Ukrainian band Boombox.