Erica Dee

Erica Dee

Raw, timeless and dynamic, Erica Dee offers playful melodies over energetic rhythms with a magnetic presence. Having Funk and Soul ingrained in her roots, Dee brings a captivating performance honoring the world’s best old and new hip-hop. This Vancouver based vocalist, DJ, writer and producer has been carving out her own path in the music industry for over a decade. Having supported and toured with Artists such as: Mos Def, Quest Love, Mr. Carmack, Collie Buddz, LiL Kim, and Beats Antique, while holding a residency at Canada’s Top Electronic Festival, Shambhala Music Festival.



Erica’s diversity and musical capabilities have taken her all over the world, From Brazil to Israel to Europe. She has an infectiously warm personality, which can be felt by the way she lives through her heart and centers her passion for authenticity in her music. Dee has had the opportunity to collaborate with and be mentored by Renowned Grammy Award Winner Jerry Wonder (The Fugee’s), electronic producer Lorin Bassnectar and multi instrumentalist Mr. Carmack. Her first release in 2011, “ Golden Mixtape ” is a mix of remixes and original, focusing around 90’s R&B, classic Hip Hop and house. She also released her Debut Album New Skies in 2016 with Berlin’s homegrown label Long Lost Relatives. New Skies is a raw broken down delivery of Erica’s songwriting and voice and has evolved into a series of club remixes.

Throughout her career, Dee has performed in an array of musical roles; supporting other artists as their DJ and vocalist, as well as in her own solo performances. More recently Erica has begun facilitating voice workshops and youth music camps, combining all of her experience and training to inspire humans all over the world to express their own unique voice. You could find Erica Dee with a trio singing jazz standards in New York, or at an electronic underground club in Berlin. Wherever you find her you will not be disappointed.

Shows

Leroy Sibbles, Erica Dee LIVE, Phonosonics, DJ Abel @ Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest 20!
Distrikt
Sun. June 23rd 9pm - 1am
$17.50 - $25 advance Ticket Info
What would Victoria Ska & Reggae Fest 20 be without a performance from at least one of reggae music's most legendary vocalists and contributors? LEROY SIBBLES of the Heptones returns for a very special and intimate show at Distrikt to close out this landmark year of the festival. Ever since he started singing with the Heptones as a teenager more than 50 years ago, Leroy Sibbles' has consistently and rightly been considered one of the genre's most talented, expressive vocalists. Not only an insanely soulful singer, Sibbles' contributions to rocksteady and reggae music can be felt as a top-flight bass-player and producers. We are so excited to have this titan of Jamaican music closing out our 20th year. He will be backed by Victoria's own rocksteady powerhouse PHONOSONICS, who will be playing a special set of their own to open the night.

Playing before Sibbles for this Sunday night extravaganza is ERICA DEE LIVE. After an electric show at Lucky Bar this past fall and a highlight set at last year's festival before Culture, we knew we had to bring her back to help us round out the year in style. Singer, rapper, producer, teacher, community activist, Erica Dee has used her skills and talents to build musical community wherever she goes. Her tastes and influences are vast and her music is a reflection of that diversity. She'll be bringing some musical backup for a special live band performance that promises to be equal parts groovy and soulful. One of Vancouver's most notable dancehall selectors, DJ ABEL will be keeping booties and hips moving throughout the night in between live sets from the bands.