It gets a touch tough @ times. Vinyl is getting released before digital now, so I may be the last @ the party, since i like to buy digi releases.
So I had been patiently waiting for the illum Sphere x Mono/Poly split digi 7" that was dropped earlier on wax. It also became my introduction to illum Sphere.
This producer, DJ, co-proprietor of a hugely successful night in Manchester (Hoya:Hoya), 1/2 of Sketch City, has artistic acumen well beyond his years. illum Sphere creates a sound that draws influence from hip-hop as much as it does from psych, jazz, abstract electronics and Detroit techno.
Having been labeled as a top prospect in annum past, 2009 has turned out to be a banner year of the producer. Following the release of his Incoming EP from Fat City Records, he dropped a highly anticipated 7" with Mono/Poly.
To add to that, he and his partner in rhyme Jonny Dub were both invited to play earlier this year, the Mecca Of Midi Madness: Low End Theory. Wow.
To top it all off, we now have a mix done exclusively for Dublab.com. Say wrd.
Def keep your eyes (and ears) on coming projects from illum Sphere. But for now, take this mix in.
Still not sure how long this mix will be up for but you can stream it.
illum Sphere Mix for Dublab.
Better yet, take it home with you.
Tracklist as follows:
illum Sphere- Kaleidoscope
Demdike Stare- Trapped Dervish
illum Sphere- Psycho
Cee-lo- Evening News
Modeselektor- Fake Emotion (Dabrye Remix)
Prince Jazzbo- Replay Version
Salma Agha- Come Closer
Dabrye- In Water
Africa Hi Tech- Sound Of Tomorrow
Eliphino- Don’t Try Be
Ikonika- Sahara Michael
Bobbi Humphrey- Young Warrior (Madlib Remix)
Joker & Ginz- Re:Up
Ras_G- Speaker Smash!!!
Johnny Osborne- No Soundlike We (Version)
Tiago- Babel Fish
Fulgeance- I Luv U
Os Originais Do Samba- Falador Passa Mal
Paul White- Grimy Light
illum Sphere- Hyper (Instrumental)
De La Soul- Big Mouf
KenLo- Craqnuques (Orange)
Scientist- Martin Luthur King
illum Sphere- Medusa
Baris Manço- Gönül Dagi
Africa Hi Tech- Blen
Juicy J- Gimme Head/ Martyn- Vancouver
Silkie- Purple Love
Transllusion- Do You Want To Get Down?
Dema RKGB- Chang!!XXXX
Dozen- Too Much (Illum Sphere Remix)
Daedelus- El Subidon
Fela Kuti & The Afrika 70- I.T.T (International Thief Thief)
Three 6 Mafia- Poppin’ My Collar
Zomby- Firefly Finale
Dabrye- Game Over (Instrumental)
Flying Lotus & Soundmurderer- Secret
Sun- Time Is Passing
Hudson Mohawke- Rising 5