Ehiorobo’s chameleonic, expansive sound traverses the space between pop, experimental R&B/soul, rap/hip-hop, electronic, afro-jazz, alternative rock, and more. Equal parts soulful, poignant and zany, his output is as multifaceted as his unique personality and upbringing.
Though often mistaken for a ‘futuristic producer moniker’, Ehiorobo (commonly shortened as Ehi), is derived from Ehiorobo Carlos Igiehon, a born-name that reflects his Nigerian and Dominican heritages. Growing up admittedly dissimilar to the caricatured portraits of black males that were often present in Western popular media, Ehi made a conscious choice to embrace his eccentricities and immersed himself in the world of internet culture and video games, making a sizable impact in a short amount of time collaborating with artists such as Flamingosis, Omniboi, MEMBA, and more while releasing an intimate collection of songs on his debut LP, Limeade. Ehiorobo’s unconventional art and effervescent spirit is indicative of his desire to leap outside of any comfort zones and continue moving forward.
In 2021, Ehiorobo made a triumphant return with three new standalone singles, and an ambitious sophomore LP titled, Joltjacket. Notably dubbed Bandcamp’s ‘Album of the Day’ shortly after the LP’s release, journalist Ann-Derrick Gaillot’s review states, “Ehiorobo’s twist on R&B is sweetly disarming (…) using sounds from countless musical influences, from dissonant noise punk to honeyed soul and pop, each track offers an exuberant reflection on the emotional and sensory overloads experienced in life."
With the intent to “make others feel at home within themselves”, Ehiorobo’s new material emanates a vital source of energy, solace and adventure that serves as a reminder to us all — we can be more than one thing at once.
"Over skittering and fractured beats calling to mind artists ranging from Body Meat to Animal Collective while maintaining the uniqueness of either artist, “Munstar” confronts the topics of creativity and self-worth over its turbulent three minutes"
"Ehiorobo’s twist on R&B is sweetly disarming on his electric new album Joltjacket. Using sounds from countless musical influences, from dissonant noise punk to honeyed soul and pop, each track offers an exuberant reflection on the emotional and sensory overloads experienced in life"
"A slow-burning track, steadily building from a sparse guitar instrumental into a lush cinematic expanse, tinged with ambient production, strings, towering synths, and blazing guitar lines. With no drums to be found in the mix, Ehiorobo crafts a floating celestial odyssey, given shape and form by his stirring vocal performance. Slowly, the soulful R&B ballad gives way to a dramatic psychedelic climax, with Isa Reyes coming in on the second half for an otherworldly feature"
The Central Trend Joltjacket Is A Compound Of Metallic Sound & Harmonious Flow
"Other than Joltjacket just being unorthodox, its melodic elements intertwine with its metallic fibers seamlessly, making me feel like I was resting on a storm cloud about to strike in the midst of listening"