Eric Lau - the UKs very own Soulquarian, the natural successor to J Dilla and James Poyser in the sould drenched head nod stakes; bold statements yes but this young man from London town has plenty of aural treats to back them up.

Eric arrived with the release of his debut EP for Fat City - a collaborative effort with Stones Throw artists Dudley Perkins and Georgia Muldrow. The 4 track calling card was the product of an inspiring few days in Erics cozy London studio, sharing a vocal booth with another up and coming Londoner Rahel. Other credits to his name include production work for Guilty Simpson and Lupe Fiasco.

It wasnt long before Eric won fans in high places most notably taste makers extraordinaire Gilles Peterson and Benji B. The inherently British soul-drenched sound will be fully explored on a debut full length for Californian stalwarts Ubiquity in 2008. You'd be a fool to bet against this unassuming studio wizard's stock to rise and rise...