ill.Gates is powering his way towards the epic Terminally Ill album and in the 2nd installment of sampler remix EPs he turned to a collaboration with Los Angeles based Trap/Bass music maestro, Stephan Jacobs, and the vocal skills of Mayor Apeshit. The result is a funky high powered blend of bouncy beats, melodic synth stabs and the vocal hype pushing it even further up the dance friendly meter. The EP features a tough cast of remixers with KJ Sawka upping the funk meter even further and a little tougher, Frank Royal then provides a pumping future-bass version utilizing the synth aspects to maximum effect, Subp Yao takes to deeper and even more glitchy, Pigeon Hole then ups the bounce quotient substantially and Kris Cayden slams it as hard as his can into a wall of headbanger mayhem.
ill.Gates is a Toronto-born San Francisco based composer, performer and educator. Over the past decade, he has established a global fanbase and a reputation as one of the most dynamic electronic music artists around. His first full-length release, Autopirate' (Muti Music, 2008) charted on iTunes and dominated on Beatport, the epic 18 track album The ill.Methodology (Muti Music, 2011) cracked the number 1 spot on iTunes and remains a strong seller. Hi collaborations with Bassnectar have had epic success and remain some of the top selling electronic tunes on many retails and streaming outlets. Stephan Jacobs is a seasoned veteran of the festival circuit, lending his talents to such noteworthy events as, Vans warped tour, Coachella, Lightning in a bottle Identity Festival, Envision, and a direct support role for Pretty Lights on the Illumination tour. His list of collaborations and official remix credits include artists such as Benny Benassi, Showtek, Emancipator, Run DMT, Ill-Gates, James Zabiela, DVBBS, Martin Garrix, and Griz.
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