Eric Sharp is back in action, and we couldn’t be happier! The last time we wrote about Sharp, it was in December of 2021. This was in regards to his track ’Like Water’ off of his then-forthcoming EP. Today, we are happy to announce that Sharp’s Emergence EP is complete, and it is finally here! The Emergence EP features five tracks in total, with each bringing a distinct vibe. If you’re a fan of house music or just Eric Sharp, this is a release that you do not want to miss.
As stated before, I previously wrote about ‘Like Water’, and absolutely loved it. When listening to the track, I couldn’t help but feel some heavy Camelphat vibes. With that said, the tune piqued my interest, leaving me eager to see what the remainder of the Emergence EP was going to sound like. It goes without saying that I was thoroughly impressed.
‘Scream & Shout‘ is the EP’s second tune, which is a collaboration with soulful vocalist Laurent John. This is a tune that easily blends house and techno into a vibrant, groovy soundscape. One that uses the track’s energy to evoke feelings of simmering frustration and protest. After giving it a listen yourself, I’m positive you can pick up on this vibe as well. ‘Scream & Shout‘ just might be my favorite tune off the EP, as it features ‘sharp’ production work, with the sensibilities of smooth pop music.
The last & final original collaboration on Emergence is ‘The Gift’ featuring Zhao. The tune features a powerful political statement on the commodification of art. In the process, ‘The Gift‘ blends techno with spoken-word poetry in a way that only Eric Sharp can. Prior to the release of the Emergence EP, ‘The Gift’ was previously released as a single. In the process, it has since then racked up over 50K streams across platforms. It is clear to see that the ‘The Gift’ is indeed a gift, and one that listeners have enjoyed receiving.
The EP caps off with two special renditions of Emergence’s original collaborations. Plus (the producer project of Kyle McCammon) transforms “Like Water” into an infectious groove. This is one featuring Jersey Club drum patterns and an 80s synth-pop atmosphere. Similarly, Sharp reworks “Scream & Shout” into his own dub version. This is a version that sees Sharp remove John’s vocals to further emphasize the song’s bass undertones. If you’re into dope remixes, these are two tracks that you do not want to miss out on.
When asked about the EP, Sharp had the following to say:
“I am thrilled to share my latest body of work with the world, a collection of focused efforts that have been years in the making. I feel that this EP finally achieves a long term goal of fully representing my artistic vision.”
With a total runtime of 20 minutes and 15 seconds, Sharp’s Emergence EP is the perfect amount of time to get you hooked. Having said that, the EP’s five-track feature a little bit of something for everyone. In conclusion, Eric Sharp’s ‘Emergence EP‘ is out now, and can be streamed below, enjoy!
Eric Sharp – Emergence EP | STREAM
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Eric Sharp combines a conscientious mindset with unshakable musical passion. As a DJ, Eric has brought his own style of intelligent, sophisticated, somatic house music comfortably to intimate private parties, club nights, and massive festivals alike – most recently being tapped for a residency at LA’s esteemed Sound Nightclub. With his personal productions, Eric has expanded his impact beyond simply a purveyor of taste and into a true creator.In 2013, Sharp signed to Win Music (home of Duke Dumont, Tiga, and more) and released his EP “Sharp Cuts.” Fronted by vocals from Anna Lunoe and others, the release of these songs cemented Eric as a true artist. He has continued to build upon this foundation with remixes for Atlantic Records’ Melanie Martinez, Major Lazer’s Jillionaire, and Grammy winners Jars Of Clay.
2018 saw Eric’s music reach new heights, smashing previous plateaus with the release of his Eric Sharp & Friends EP via Little Assembly. His productions remain widely lauded in press, with Take This Time holding the #1 spot on Hype Machine for 3 days and Too Much also hitting the top 20. In 2019 Eric released Monday Blues via Sweden’s House Music With Love imprint, again topping Hype Machine and amassing over 400k Spotify streams. Now emerging from COVID lockdowns with an arsenal of new work, expect an onslaught of emotive and driving dance music to come from this passionate soul while he continues to move crowds with his infectious energy.