A new producer from Washington, DC inaugurates the city’s newest imprint.
Canine Teeth is the alias of electronic producer Erik Anderson. Next week, he’ll release his debut EP, Leviathan, on new label DRK∆rts. The woozy, haunting four-track EP mines similar, post-Weeknd R&B territory as Shlohmo and Jeremih’s just-released No More, pairing Anderson with vocalists Dominic Robinson, Miryam Gabrielle, and Brandon Moses of DC band Laughing Man.
Lead single ‘Thunderstorms’ is the EP’s strongest song, at times reminiscent of Usher’s massive ‘Climax’. DRK∆rts’ Miguel Lacsamana describes the song’s origin via email. “On a particularly grueling week in July, Erik was discouraged by not having the right vocalists for the project, so I invited Erik to come in early for my session with newly transplanted vocalist, Dominic Robinson.”
“The chance meeting of Erik at his lowest point and Dominic celebrating one year sober seemed almost unreal. In that moment of providence, Canine Teeth had found his voice.” Stream ‘Thunderstorms’ below; the EP will be available on iTunes and Amazon on August 5.