balErik, Erik Molthe, is one of the leading DJs in the Oslo underground house music scene. He started DJing in 2001 and has been doing regular nights around Oslo since then. One of balEriks nights, Dirty Grooves, got nominated best club night of the year 2 years in a row in an online clubbing magazine as well as being nominated ‘DJ of the year’ by same magazine 3 times. He is on his 5th year residency at club Sikamikanico, the longest running house club in Oslo, which is going onto its 11th year in 2009.
balErik has also been running Kikki boat parties in Oslo. Inspired by the annual Tiki boat parties during.WMC in Miami which SOS always headline, balErik is recreating these memorable boat parties which cruise along the beautiful Oslo fjord. Last year Rowan Blades and balErik teamed up for a five hour back to back season and this year his Discoteca mate Tom Morgan will be taking over the decks on the Ms. Bjorvika along with balErik and the boat of full of eager party goers. For more information on this event please visit http://www.kikkiboat.com/
balErik has played with some of the best DJs in the world including Desyn Masiello, Omid16B, Demi, Danny Howells, Rowan Blades, Luke Fair, Nic Fanciulli, Audiofly, Yousef to name a few. balErik’s blend of deep house and driving techno music has taken him to gigs around the world in places such as London, Russia, Poland, Croatia, San Francisco, Miami, Bulgaria, Finland, Sweden and Latvia.
balErik dedicates all his spare time to his musical passion. Whether he is making music, hunting for tunes, promoting for his next party, doing edits or special remixes music is always on his mind. His dedication has gained him support from the likes of Digweed, Deep Dish, Behrouz and Nic Fanciulli and Desyn Masiello, who gave him a position as A&R for his Alternative Route record label because of his keen ear for finding amazing new tracks.
In 2007 balErik set up a new digital label, Discoteca Music, with his partners Dana Bergquist, Tom Morgan, Luke Fair and Somnus corp. The label has numerous successful releases including two that are included on Renaissance and Global Underground compilations. As Discoteca Music grows in popularity with each EP released, balErik is making sure this momentum keeps growing by finding the artists of today who are making the music of tomorrow. He incorporates all these musical gems into his sets which make them so unique, a nice blend of old and new, tech and house and everything in between mixed in such a fluid way your body just can’t stop moving!