CD RELEASE EVENT FOR HER NEW ALBUM (IMAGINARY FRIENDS)... DROPPING ON MUTI MUSIC NOV 1ST
It’s rare to see a female MC. Or DJ. Rarer still to see a female music producer. To see one who deftly combines all three aspects in a live electronic act is virtually unheard of – until now.
Singing since she was a child in various choirs and theatre productions, ill-esha has always integrated her voice into her musical endeavors. After being told she didn’t sound “rock” enough in her garage band years, ill-esha found a more accepting home in the world of electronic music – making her first appearances in the late 90s as a vocalist and quickly picking up a set of decks to become the first female in the international drum & bass scene to simultaneously spin, sing and MC. Currently counting all styles of broken beat in her DJing repertoire, she has performed across the globe in various venues; from American raves to Asian waterparks to Canadian national television.
Restless of her original lyrics constantly dissolving into the void of freestyle performance, ill-esha began to pursue audio engineering and sat eagerly alongside her engineer friends, trading her vocals for production tips. After many successful releases over the last 7 years within the drum & bass sphere, the next logical step was to write an album’s worth of material encompassing all of her musical roots.
“The Perfect Circuit” is the culmination of a decade of global travel, an infinity of musical tastes, and simultaneous passions for technology and nature. An emotional fusion of acoustic and electronic components, it draws influence from rock, electronic, funk, jazz and hip hop. Debuting in 2007, ill-esha stormed the New Music West, Soundwave, and Victoria Electronic Music Festivals with the Perfect Circuit Band - a dynamic, rotating collective of talented musicians alongside her laptop, synths and effects. Continuing to garner critical acclaim in both the mainstream and underground, ill-esha’s song “Broken Windows” placed in the top 3 category finalists for the 2007 John Lennon Songwriting Competition; simultaneously, her newest electronic release charted at #1 for singles on junodownloads.com. The album was officially released on March 16th, 2008 and is available on CD and digital download through ill-esha.com.
Currently ill-esha is following her newfound passions for glitch hop and dubstep with the Integrated Grime Unit ....
DJ DELPHI (goddess alchemy)
DJ Delphi weaves multi-genre sounds to literally move the body, inspire the mind & evoke the soul. Her style spans the globe in an exploration of sound & culture, ancient & fresh, music & movement. Her early creative explorations included spoken word poetry and renegade screen-print missions, beginning to evolve her identity and offerings through language and free expression. She began Dj'ing in 2002, weaving musical maps to express a global movement born of the passionate uprising of culture in response to globalization and oppression. Through this work, Delphi began to more deeply understand music as the universal language of a (r)evolutionary generation. Her passion for music has been expressed through the well-known artists collective the Goddess Alchemy Project, as well as her solo DJ career.
+ TOP DOLLA
Top Dolla is a name which comes to mind when one thinks of dripping-wet, snarly, yet eloquently-chosen BASS. Prepare your face. Not only does his mixing rattle the jaw and induce perplexed bodily contortions, he just as whimsically implements funky, sexy grooves along side guttural low ends. His selections can swoon the ladies or take you to a sinister place; emanate grace and beauty, or evoke involuntary bass-face. Satisfying various palates and sub-genres of bass music, including Dubstep, Glitch, Electrohiphop, Grindcore and Bootyshake, Top Dolla has been known to quickly populate a vacant dance floor. He helped to wake the sleeping electronic music scene in Chico, CA three years ago, with the instant success of the semi-monthly event BETA (www.beta.fm). Having lent vital hands in organizing electronic music events and festivals around California, stage managed, sound engineered, and undeniably offered his heart to the scene for the enjoyment of others, he knows the stakes. You can dance assured Top Dolla will be putting his money where his mixing is.
TICKETS HERE: http://hopmonk.inticketing.com/events/258334/ILL-ESHA-IMAGINARY-FRIENDS--MUTI-MUSIC-ALBUM-RELEASE-