From: NY, United States
Genre: World, Latin, Flamenco
Native Unit, the debut Instrumental CD from musician and composer Eric Kamen, is a fusion of World, Nouveau Flamenco and New Age music ... heavy on Spanish and Flamenco guitar .... on top of some very hot Hip Hop and R&B beatz. It's a sound you've never heard before.
Native Unit is a big hit with the critics and fans alike. The project won numerous awards since it was released .... including MusesMuse.com's 'Best Instrumental CD of the Year', as well as 'Best Instrumental Song of the Year' for the track 'Mykonos At Midnight'.
The project is currently playing on numerous Internet as well as terrestrial radio stations ... and is selling quite well. Following on the success of Native Unit, Eric released two sequels to Native Unit ... continuing to develop this new style of World Fusion Urban Flamenco music. The CDs are entitled Eric 2.0 ... and, his most recent CD, The New Art of Urban Flamenco.
Eric def set his sites on creating a new style of music ... one that captures the power and beauty of all of the music he has loved over his life. The music is, at the same time, beautiful and comforting ... yet intriguing and provoking ... very much it's own thing. Most fans and critics comment that they've never heard anything quite like it ... a blend of very diverse influences ... that works so well together. One 17 year old Myspace fan said '... your music is revolutionary' ... which Eric just loves because it's just what he is shooting for!
While not intended to be a political statement, one can't help but notice how extraordinarily well the Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Asian and pure American Pop R&B strains of music blend so well together. .. In a world so shattered by conflict, Eric's music is a message about the unity of mankind and the universal language of music.