Erik Spanne, aka Drippin, is a young beatmaker with a flair for unique and compelling takes on club music of all types — eerie, erogenous, and evocative. Based in Norway, he produces duly icy riddims, drawing inspiration from hip-hop, kuduro, grime and dancehall, flexing his chops across a spectrum of tempos.
Recently, Spanne’s scintillating sounds have seeped out of Scandinavia, and into sets by some of the planet’s most forward-thinking dance music producers, including Fatima Al Qadiri, Nguzunguzu, J-Cush, Visionist, Slimzee, Evian Christ, Cashmere Cat, and Sinjin Hawke. The FADER calls Drippin’s sound a fusion of “nitrous oxide-pressurized jersey club, larger-than-large 808s, and crystalline grime melodies.”
Silver Cloak, his debut solo EP on the New York based label Lit City Trax, is drawing from a cinematic palette of textures and hybrid club compositions, part organic and part machine. Spanne’s sounds are often stark and metallic, rooted by a confident rhythm, reminiscent of a shiny sci-fi blockbuster’s soundtrack.