It was not until 1996 however that Erwin came to work professionally in a recording studio. In this year, in which he finished his studies of Art and Cultural Sciences at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, he met arranger/producer Rakendra Smit and engineer/producer Philippe Anneveldt (who had previously been successful as producer/engineer of Roots Syndicate -Mocking Bird Hill- and several other well known Dutch artists). Within half a year the producer-trio Angad-Gaur, Smit & Anneveldt was born. In the next couple of years Erwin became co-producer of productions for among others the Dutch Musicians Union (Ntb), ABN-Amro, Syntens and Dobe-music.

During this time he also achieved some renown amongst Dutch musicians as co-author and teacher of the Ntb-course "CD-produktie in eigen beheer" and especially in 1998 (with Rakendra Smit) as author and researcher of the Ntb Studiosterrengids, a kind of Michelin guide for Dutch recording studios, and the Ntb Master-CD, an overview of the Dutch mastering studios.

In between productions for others Erwin started working on the first Radjinder-album, Just Another Millionaire. This production was realized throughout several recording and mixing sessions in 1999, 2000 and 2001. During this period he also wrote and produced the single "Count me out" by Bart Brandjes for the Dutch National Songcontest 2001.

The album Just Another Millionaire was released October 2002 in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, while at the same time Radjinder, the band was formed.
In september 2003 "Nice & easy", the third single of the album reached #91
in the Dutch Mega Top 100 Chart.