Fresh on the heels of back to back standout EPs ‘Bounce’ and ‘More Tea’ last summer, San Francisco-based producer, performer and renowned educator ill.Gates unleashes a monumental statement of production and composition artistry. On his first full-length studio album since 2011, Terminally iLL — available everywhere Friday, March 10th, ill.Gates coalesces an ensemble of brilliant vocalists and collabs with bass music’s most respected names and offers up an immersive soundtrack in his forthcoming piece, seamlessly blending funky beats with intricate and powerful melodies.
Terminally iLL drives fans through a mesmerizing journey that hits all fronts of the sonic landscape. From the deep, soulful rendition ‘Is You Is,’ featuring Louis Jordan + The Class of 808 to the pulsating, glitch beats showcased on his song with renowned producer and drummer KJ Sawka, ‘Unsung Heroes,’ ill.Gates demonstrates prolific range as an elite producer in electronic music. Also featuring tracks with Dub FX, Masia One, Hugo The Poet, Jackie Rain, Mayor Apeshit, Nuberto, Pure Powers, The DropStarz, Youngsta, Mimosa, CloZee in addition to a commanding remix of G Jones x Minnesota’s ‘Thunderdome,’ each track on the album both possesses authoritative basslines and exudes positive, feel-good vibes, resulting in a beautifully complex, 14-song masterpiece.
Debuting on Beatport February 28th ahead of its official release, Terminally iLL has already cracked the #1 spot in Hip Hop, Dubstep and Glitch Hop and is currently storming through the ranks of the Dubstep and Drum & Bass lists respectively. Amassing a cult-like following for his previous work over the last decade, ill.Gates’ distinct sound is timeless, with past works holding spots in Beatport’s Top 10 and the #1 spot on iTunes’ electronic music chart, including Autopirate (Muti Music, 2008) and The ill.Methodology (Muti Music, 2011).
Terminally iLL is part of a series of airport themed albums by ill.Gates. Set to release later this summer, second in the series is album Departures, which will feature left field, experimental, or out of character tracks inspired by festivals like Shambhala and Burning Man. On the horizon for ill.Gates is a whirlwind year, with marquee performances scheduled at Bassnectar’s Atlantic City event, California’s Lightning in a Bottle plus shows in Charlotte, NC, Orlando, FL — Upcoming tour schedule, below!
To the Fans:
“My new album finally dropped today! The album is called ‘Terminally iLL’ because it’s intended to shine a light in dark times. It’s easy to make angry or sad music, but it’s really difficult to create happiness. This one took a long time because I tried to cram as much positivity and gratitude into it as possible. These songs are here to be your alarm clock, your road trip anthem, your secret happy dance, the soundtrack to a mountaintop high five with the squad. Please listen to these songs and know you’re never alone. I’m trying to make as much of an impact with this album as possible, so please spread it far and wide, and if any of this resonates with you, please consider supporting this project by entering the contest or buying the album on Beatport.”