We were overjoyed when Ill-Esha sent us her latest offering to put out on Muti Music, popping on these tunes automatically raised the mood of the day and whether in the studio or car, they made for great listening and a good amount of head bobbing too. Ill-Esha once again blurs genre pigeonholes and delivers something based on moods more than fixed beat patterns, may of the tunes featuring interwoven sounds from jungle field recordings in Costa Rica.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.