ill.Gates presents his second sampler to his forthcoming album, Departures. This time featuring world renowned drummer / percussionist Ben Walsh and Katia providing the soulful Vocals.
Bamboo was mostly composed in Australia and Jamaica on a global pilgrimage by ill.Gates that generated much of the Departures and Terminally ILL material. The last stop on the trip was Bamboo Bass festival in Costa Rica. Katia's vocals were recorded outdoors on a rainy night in the bush. If you listen closely you can still hear the raindrops.
On Bamboo, foley recordings abound, intricate sound design builds the tune and then the gritty bassline drops and rides on top of a rolling Steppers beat, that only breaks down to a halftime / Dubstep beat towards the end of the tune.
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.
In 2017 his album Terminally Ill, saw huge response with features on EDM.com, iDJ Magazine, The Untz, Raverrafting and global radio play. His collaborations with Bassnectar have had epic success and remain some of the top selling electronic tunes on many retails and streaming outlets.