Erot is Tore Kofod born in 1986 in Aalborg, Denmark. As a child he played recorder and drums, but stopped at the age of 9. In an early age he showed interest in electronic music: first it was Kraftwerk, and then later, he expanded to the sounds of Prodigy, Chemical Brothers and such. In the age of 10 he heard his first goa track, and was fascinated and thrilled with this type of music and the emotions he felt.
So in 2004 he started making his own music with FruityLoops, to explore his own inner call of music production, but in the following year he moved to Reason since it offered a wider range of musical possibilities. Finally in 2008 he started using Ableton which he is still using.
In 2007 he was offered a gig at the Danish festival Middle-earth. This planted the seed for his great passion: the love for chill-out music - in the festival he found the sparkle that egnited the flame, and the whole experience changed the perspective of the way of life Tore felt attracted to.
So in a logical evolution, following his inner call, Tore started to create more and more tunes, tracks and sounds, till some labels and the world payed attention to his work. The result was a release under the Danish label Zealotry Music and two tracks on the compilation "Relax Mode" by Blue Tunes rec. Afterwards he had more releases on Zealotry including an EP. But the future seems bright with more releases in his agenda and many more to come.
Tore production skills varies to several ranges, creating mostly positive music with warm feelings, with great groovy and optimistic sounds, he manages to create music with a unique touch, with uplifting moods. But his range follows also more downside paths with reflective and contemplative music. Since the early releases Tore has been faithfull to his unique style, but always pushing new boundaries and experimentations, and the result is the wide spectrum of styles since pure Chill Out, to more ambient tunes, from psychill passing through the more uptempo part of chillout to even progressive music.
His inspiration comes from daylife experiences. His creativity flows from the simplest moments in life to most exciting events, where he transforms those feelings in music loosing his mind to the multilayered leads that he creates to turn sounds into emotions.
Solar Fields, Akshan, Alwoods, Cabeiri, Sygnals, Aes Dana, Miktek, Seamoon and Lauge & Baba Gnohm.
Erot (Iboga rec)’s tracks