After his debut album, Know No Boundaries, dropped earlier this year, Ill Audio has been hard at work back in the studio constructing his next batch of bass heavy badness. The Devolution EP is a wicked dubstep four tracker which showcases Ill Audio’s diverse ear for deeply cinematic, heartfelt anthems that are hypnotic, dark and sonically devastating! This one is coming out on the huge stateside label, Heavy Artillery label run by Faust & Shortee. Preview below.
Released 23rd September on all good digital outlets including Juno.
To celebrate the release I caught up with him to find out a little more. He also offered us his wicked future jungle remix of Laid Blak’s – Red, which was released on Ruff n Fresh Records last year, as an exclusive free download. Read through to the end of the interview for the track.
1. Thanks for taking the time to answer our questions, for those that don’t know, who are you, what do you do and what style(s) of music do you play?
I produce all tempos of Bass music as iLL AUDiO. I work with vocalists a lot and have played guitar for a long time so theres a lot of live elements going in the mix. Theres a big Rock & Dub influence in the sound.
2. Tell us a bit about what you’re working on now, any releases on the horizon?
I released my debut album a few months ago on Distinctive Records. I was holed up in studios a long time on that, and was really lucky to get to work with some of my favorite artists – Skin, Akala, Roots Manuva, to name a few, plus a full orchestra on some of the tracks. Next up I have an E.P titled ‘Devolution’ dropping on Heavy Artillery next week. The title track is about how mass media and big pharma subjugate the masses through covert means. Pre sales are hinting that it might chart as the feel good hit of the summer.
3. What other artists have you been feeling recently, who are you currently championing in your DJ sets?
Rido, Joe Ford, Memtrix right now. Really pushing the production levels, and not afraid to experiment (more…)