September 11, 2010

Artist of the Day: Illum Sphere

Known to his friends as Ryan Hunn, Illum Sphere’s debut EP landed on Manchester’s Fat City Recordings in March 2009. Still only 24, Illum Sphere is one of the duo behind Sketch City & Hoya:Hoya.

Using a knowledge of music that is beyond his years, Illum Sphere creates a sound that draws influence from hip-hop as much as it does from psych, jazz and Detroit techno. Already being deemed ‘one of the most exciting young producers in the UK right now’ without releasing a record, 2009 is set to be a big one, dropping remixes for Mr Scruff, Foreign Beggars, Kidkanevil and more! 

One of the most interesting, energetic and uncompromising DJs around, this was validated recently by an invitation to play at the world renowned Low End Theory night in Los Angeles. This night is know for breaking artists like Flying Lotus, Daedelus, Samiyam, Gaslamp Killer, Ras G and DJ Nobody from the flourishing LA beats scene. The week before, Mary Anne Hobbs featured the night on her BBC Radio 1 show. 

Gaining support from a wide a range of underground music heavyweights, such as Mr Scruff, as well as seminal dubstep radio station, Rinse FM, things look promising for this talented producer (, 2010).

You can listen to Illum Sphere's music at:

Released Albums:
Illum Sphere - Incoming EP
Illum Sphere - Long Live The Plan EP
Illum Sphere - Titan EP

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