ill-esha

Hailing from Vancouver, BC and now residing in San Francisco, CA, ill-esha burst onto the North American electronic scene originally as a drum & bass vocalist featured on various releases for the likes of Breakbeat Science, Fokuz, and BluSaphir, gradually becoming known for the seamless incorporation of original vocals and MCing into DJ sets. Her multi-dimensional approach spans every color in the bass music rainbow, creating a dynamic live show which has set ill-esha apart amidst some of electronic music’s most groundbreaking acts.

With releases on trendsetting labels such as Muti Music, Daly City, Street Ritual, Subway, Haunted Audio, Dub Police and Simplify, ill-esha has ranked in the top 3 on Junodownload, Addictech, Beatport Electronic and Soundcloud. Since the release of her first 12” single in her teens, ill-esha has been honing her skills as vocalist, DJ and Producer who delivers studio efforts and live shows setting the stage for the future of electronic music. Her recent alliance with the Critical Beats project – a pioneering effort by artists to assist indigenous tribes in developing media centres for communication and culture preservation – is a resounding step forward on the path of an artist dedicated to creating social change and awareness through music.

APPEARS ON THE FOLLOWING RELEASES

Buy  Released 2013-07-30

ill-esha once again blurs genre pigeonholes and delivers something based on moods more than fixed beat patterns.

Altitude Sickness varies from flowing melodies to wobbly rhythms and edgy synth stabs, never formulaic always hitting the mark even if it’s sideways.

Hailing from Vancouver, BC and now residing in Denver, CO. ill-esha burst onto the North American electronic scene originally as a drum & bass vocalist featured on various releases for the likes of Breakbeat Science, Fokuz and BluSaphir, gradually becoming known for the seamless incorporation of original vocals and MCing into DJ sets. Her multi-dimensional approach spans every color in the bass music rainbow, creating a dynamic live show which has set ill-esha apart amidst some of electronic music’s most groundbreaking acts.

ill-esha was also recently named one of Canada’s top 30 artists in very good company on: http://doandroidsdance.com/features/the-30-best-canadian-producers/s/98862/


Buy  Released 2013-06-12

THE BLOOM illuminates the cultural renaissance currently blossoming through the phenomenon of Transformational Festivals, immersive participatory realities which are spreading globally and having profound life-changing effects on hundreds of thousands of lives. This emerging movement represents a true story of genuine hope and inspiration for our times, a new blooming of human consciousness awakening through creativity, love and joy, and that is pointing the way to a bright and promising future.

We are honored at Muti Music to be providing the soundtrack compilation series to go along with the documentaries, featuring many of the artists who participate in many of the variety of arenas featured at these festivals. Each episode illuminates three themes, explored through the potent moments, stories and interviews captured at 23 Transformational Festivals around the globe.
The Bloom Series and Muti Music are proud to present the sound track to Episode 2: New World.

See these links for reference:  http://thebloomseries.com  & http://thebloom.tv/


Buy  Released 2012-11-01

ill-esha once again blurs genre pigeonholes and delivers something based on moods more than fixed beat patterns, many of the tunes featuring interwoven sounds from jungle field recordings in Costa Rica.

Hailing from Vancouver, BC and now residing in Denver, CO. ill-esha burst onto the North American electronic scene originally as a drum & bass vocalist featured on various releases for the likes of Breakbeat Science, Fokuz and BluSaphir, gradually becoming known for the seamless incorporation of original vocals and MCing into DJ sets. Her multi-dimensional approach spans every color in the bass music rainbow, creating a dynamic live show which has set ill-esha apart amidst some of electronic music’s most groundbreaking acts.

With releases on trendsetting labels such as Muti Music, Daly City, Street Ritual, Subway, Haunted Audio, Dub Police and Simplify, ill-esha has ranked in the top 3 on Junodownload, Addictech, Beatport Electronic and Soundcloud. Since the release of her first 12” single in her teens, ill-esha has been honing her skills as vocalist, DJ and Producer who delivers studio efforts and live shows setting the stage for the future of electronic music. Her recent alliance with the Critical Beats project – a pioneering effort by artists to assist indigenous tribes in developing media centres for communication and culture preservation – is a resounding step forward on the path of an artist dedicated to creating social change and awareness through music.

“Elysha’s back with another release on Muti! This one is called Imaginary Friends. The one thing about ill-esha is that she has so much dynamic range. You can never know what to expect, what she’ll do next. This time there’s a little sample of midtempo, glitch, funk, trap, glitch-hop, jazz, and soul. It’s all in there with a hint of her voice here and there. The overall sound of the release is warm. Its got those pretty synth lines and bass lines you can expect from her previous releases.”
–Afro Monk

“ill-esha comes correct whenever she’s at the production table, on stage or just in general. She’s good peoples and she makes damned good music. A stalwart on the bass scene, ill-esha can throw anything from glitch, to dubstep to soul in the mix giving the listener and fan an adventure whenever she throws down. Oh and did I mention she gets on the mic too?”
–waxhole.com

“One of glitch-hop’s foremost purveyors.”
–The Untz


Buy  Released 2012-01-02

Whether it’s that perfect sunrise at a beach or a desert party or in the depths of a dark urban winter in a dingy club, the euphoric sounds of the Headtron roster bring a certain bliss only obtained though fine crafting of sound and a great deal of musicality. The melodically driven music behind tough urban beats brings thoughts of Jazz, Chillout Music, IDM, Hip Hop and R & B all coming together for a morning of cocktails and a jam session and the result is a magical blend of all.

Headtron is a boutique music company founded in 2010 by Alex Becket in Los Angeles California, comprised of music producers, musicians, visual artists, videographers, designers, builders, and more.  They strive to create next level electronic music made by original artists. Muti Music has already had the honor of working with Stephan Jacobs, very special guest ill-esha, +verb, ChrisB. and Sugarpill on EPs and remixes that all brought new takes on the ‘West Coast Sound’. We are now honored to be sharing music from the rest of the Headtron roster (http://www.headtron.com).
Artwork is by Ryan Johnson (http://www.artbyryanjohnson.com)


Buy  Released 2011-08-08

Reverie is just that, “a fun filled frolic down a bright colored graffiti sidewalk on a scorching summer day.”
Bouncing between Dubstep and Glitch Hop influences and bringing a funky, melodic and fresh take on both.
Ill-Esha hails from Vancouver, BC,  Ill-Esha burst onto the North American electronic scene as a soul vocalist featured on various releases for the likes of Breakbeat Science, Fokuz, and BluSaphir, gradually becoming known for the seamless incorporation of original vocals and MCing into DJ sets expressing her unique take on bass music. Her multi-dimensional approach spans glitch hop, dubstep and downtempo, creating a dynamic live show which has set ill-esha apart amidst some of electronic music’s most groundbreaking acts.
With releases on trendsetting labels such as Muti Music, Daly City, Street Ritual, Subway, Haunted Audio, Dub Police and Simplify, Ill-Esha has ranked #1 on Junodownload, #2 on Addictech, and #3 on the Beatport Electronic charts as well as held the #1 spot on Soundcloud for 2 weeks in early 2011.  Ill-Esha’s recent album, Circadian Rhythms, released on San Francisco’s Daly City, went public to critical acclaim in the electronic world catapulting her trademark blend of feminine energy and ruthless bass to further worldwide recognition.

Name: Afro Monk
Location: Glitch.fm / Dallas, TX
Publication: http://afromonk.com
Favourite Track: 33 And A Third
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Incredible album! Love Love Love Pretty Banger! Glad to see this finally sees a release! Joey kills it on 33 and a third! Slide Over is def my 2nd fav!


Name: Joe Muggs
Publication: Mixmag
Favourite Track: Sidewalk Chalk
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Huge release! Love the contrast of the more crunchy elements with the cosmic sounds….

Name: Alan Ranta
Location: Vancouver, BC
Publication: Exclaim! / PopMatters / Tiny Mix Tapes
Favourite Track: The Golden Mean
Rating: 5/5
Comments: Ill-Esha is not just one of Canada’s best female producers; she’s one of the best producers on the continent.

 

Name: Greg Reve
Location: SA
Publication: www.soundcloud.com/GregReve
Favourite Track: Sidewalk Chalk
Rating: 5/5
Comments: Probably my favourite Muti-Music release ever so far. Fucking brilliant! Clean chewy producton & enough soul that would put any angel in heaven to shame. Everything I love about this music combined into one. If I could favourite them all, I would. 5/5

 
Name: Praketh Sunder
Location: India
Publication: Decompressio Chamber (Coming Soon)
Favourite Track: Retrospect
Rating: 5/5
Comments: Always been a big fan of what Ill-Esha does ...love the heavy retroish funk vibe in her productions ...big Ups!
 
Name: Knowa Knowone
Location: Oaktown
Favourite Track: Sidewalk Chalk
Rating: 5/5
Comments: Epic. Totally amazing. Sidewalk Chalk is so rad, i’ve been waiting for that one since she played it for me in the studio a couple months ago. Looses a little steam towards the end, but i’m just not that into dubstep right now.
 
Name: Star
Location: Bay Area
Publication: http://beglitched.com
Favourite Track: The Golden Mean
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Cherry blossoms has been ruling my world lately… I am hoping for some more ill-esha vocal goodness on this release! smile
 
Name: K-Tee Shogun
Location: Shogun Audio
Publication: www.shogunaudio.co.uk
Favourite Track: Sidewalk Chalk
Rating: 4/5
Comments: Wow - i like this a lot. Im not familiar with Ill Esha but this is so damn funky. Full support from Shogun Audio


Buy  Released 2011-01-31

The original mix is like being inside a world of playful toy robots and pixelated objects that then go on to teach you a thing or two.
Some of our favorite producers right now the take those sounds to varied heights and other unusual places and through a myriad of contemporary and emerging genres that make this EP a very pleasant listen. We’re stoked that +Verb found his way to us.

“Giant robot laser battles; tender mechanized love-making; the blinking blips and bleeps of artificial intelligence communications: these are the computerized moods that will wash over you in the most calculated of ways.”

+verb (pronounced “Adverb” by humans) is a new blog favorite in the genre of bass. Recently featured on Soundcloud’s “What’s Hot” list for a collaboration with Stephan Jacobs, the world is anxiously preparing for an invasion of his robotic army.
With forthcoming releases on Vermin Street and Simplify Recordings and hot on the heals of his recent EP on Car Crash Set and a stellar remix of Starkey on Civil Music,  +Verb now delivers a melodic glitched out chill track ‘Cough’ which then get’s remixed by some of the hottest folks in the ‘glitch’ scene right now.


Buy  Released 2010-09-28

We’ve gathered a collection of who’s-who from the Canadian and US Glitch Hop and Dubstep scenes that each deliver a unique remix as well as adding extra melody and flavor to Subverts anthem track ‘Speaker Humpin’. Four versions were heard on the Village Stage at this years Shambala Music Festival by a few thousand bass addicts and mosh pit revelers.
The mixes take you through multiple aspects of contemporary bass culture and if bass is your thing then there is a version for you.

About Subvert
Subvert hails from Calgary, Alberta and his winding path in music started in 1996. Proof of his dedication to ‘bass’ is in his track record of creating the world’s loudest competition vehicles, designing pK’s 90,000 watt sound system and managing the Village Stage at Shambhala Music Festival. He started DJing in 2000 and combined with his extensive work on sound systems and attention to precision sound, he was ultimately & naturally led down the path to creating his own music productions and once again the low frequencies consumed him.
Subvert’s sound is a combination of throbbing, relentless basslines, melodic strings and haunting pianos singing through midtempo glitch / acid crunk and dubstep. His attention to detail and the ability to tune into ‘bass that works on a sound-system ’ can be felt in all of his music productions, he is an expert in the subsonic, the crowd and the show.

Subvert’s ‘Dirt Nap’ EP rocked the Addictech and Beatport ‘Grime / Dubstep’ charts and lead to him being featured in XLR8R magazine and radio play on multiple urban music shows, his Speaker Humpin EP on Muti Music and Party Alarm EP on Rottun Recordings blurred boundaries between edgy Dubstep, Glitch Hop and Big Beat. Also having released on Punch Drunk and Rottun Recordings, this artists talent has been noted.


Buy  Released 2010-02-12

An-ten-nae has long been a purveyor of fine exotic beats and low slung crunk.

Acid Crunk Vol 2 started off as a free mixtape that has now been downloaded over 37,000 times. Now, what is Acid Crunk?
It’s a no rules genre bending booty shakin’ synthesis of the dirty dirty that makes that subs in your low rider bump; and it sure goes nicely with that Ice Cream paint job. In the words of Martin Turenne (Straight.com) Acid Crunk “Conjures the druggy textures of early house and the fearsome bass of millennial hip-hop, marrying the West Coast breaks sound with the brooding atmospheres of London’s dubstep scene.”

Acid Crunk Vol. 2 kicks off with An-ten-nae’s own low frequency taser, Bang That, he locks in the dance floor with a deep electro groove and then fires up on all cylinders with a flick of the switch. Next up is Ooah (Glitch Mob & PANTyRAiD) From it’s lush start to its acid tinged convulsing basslines, ‘Foolish Silence’ has devastated every dance floor it’s been dropped on and his live performances have induced pandemonium across the globe,  Most recently he appeared on the soundtrack of Tim Burton’s masterpiece film ‘9’. Datsik has virtually dominated the Beatport dubstep charts for months, and here again proves why he is a new standard in audio excellence. With ‘Southpaw’, Datsik delivers the goods. The other half of PANTyRAiD (aka Marty Party) turns Acid Crunk on its head
with a jackknife of a bass-driven track. Following the current success of the PANTyRAiD album The Sauce, (Marine Parade) Marty ‘s forthcoming album, on the same label, due in January 2010.

From ‘Down Under’, our Australian agent in crunk, Opiou, adds a little funk with his crunk ‘King Prawn’. Look out for his forthcoming EP on Addictech Recordings.

Akira Kiteshi has earned support across the board from the likes of Mixmaster Mike, N-type to Mary Anne Hobbs, with ‘Ulysses’, this Scotland native delivers his own nasty brand of alien funk infused dubstep from the 31st century.

Head south to Bristol and you’ll find Gemmy, one leg of the ‘Purple Trinity’  (with Joker and Guido) His newest offering ‘Bleep’ is some Bristol / Brizzle Bass Crunk guaranteed to turn those head nodders into instant body rockers. For more of his unique brand of crunk, check out his track on Mary Anne Hobbs newest compilation “Planet Mu”.

An-ten-nae returns with a remix of ‘Do You’ by UK supergroup Freeland (feat. Adam Freeland & Tommy Lee on Drums), he dissects the track into a heaving acid tinged monster sure to make all the ladies squeal.

The next 3 tracks showcase emerging talent from the US and Canada. Apox who hails from Nevada, Colorodo’s own Samples and Ill-Esha & Dewey DB (Vancouver) throwing down tasteful and versatile tracks from the ‘Glitch Hop’ school of crunk.

Collaborations often bring out the best in artists, and ‘Pharma Sutra’ is a testament to that and this off beat slammer by Filastine (Barcelona) and Ill.Gates (Toronto) will make your jaws drop.  Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Chillout maestro Bluetech helps bring things down a bit, journeying into thedeeper shades of crunk with ‘Waiting For Initiation’.Finally, no global journey into emerging electronic genres should be complete without a stop to Berlin,so we leave you with Robot Koch and his off-kilter beauty of a track ‘Hard to Fin’, off his upcoming album Deathstar Droid.

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2014-12-18 22:15:40
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@CrowbarOfComics lol girls don't write music, haven't you heard
2014-12-18 16:53:30
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..It's so much easier to write when I'm sad.. but nobody wants to sadgirl out all the time.