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Illektrolab

Illektrolab

Illektrolab


Has rocked audiences of all ages world wide for well over the past decade with his energetic blend of sci-fi robot infected electro sounds. Being influenced by the early days of breakdancing, hip hop and broken beat music such as Kraftwerk, Chakka khan, Midnight Star, Lisa Lisa and Cult jam, Run DMC, Grandmaster flash, Afrikka Bambatta, Edie Grant, Kurtis Blow and many more talented artists. Around the early age of 10 or 11 he began experimenting Read more on Last.fm
Has rocked audiences of all ages world wide for well over the past decade with his energetic blend of sci-fi robot infected electro sounds. Being influenced by the early days of breakdancing, hip hop and broken beat music such as Kraftwerk, Chakka khan, Midnight Star, Lisa Lisa and Cult jam, Run DMC, Grandmaster flash, Afrikka Bambatta, Edie Grant, Kurtis Blow and many more talented artists. Around the early age of 10 or 11 he began experimenting with his moms record stash and any chance he got while the adults were away he would attempt to scratch and manipulate moms vinyl to make interesting sounds as he heard in the music around him. The curiosity then turned to a passion.

Wearing parachute pants, doing the robot, and having the big shiney ghetto blaster on the block bumping Newcleus, it was obvious he was a product of the electro era and this sound would influence the rest of his life. He purchased his first set of turntables in 1995 self teaching the tactics and skills he would later use to rock party people on the dance floor world wide. Weekends soon became forest and full moon parties with beats and freaks dancing under the stars in the very beautifull northern Arizona countryside. In 1997 he moved to London to pursue his dreams of production and become submerged in the UKs underground electronic dance culture and music scene. While living in the UK he performed at his first massive event called World of Dance, and several smaller events and happenings in the area.

Living across the street from the legendary Blue note club in Hoxton square near Old Street he was hitting the first of the METALHEADZ nights and many great events collecting inspiration and ideas to create urban influenced electro robotik sounds geared towards the dance floor. Through a good friend he later met a couple of guys who were working on a little bedroom label at the time. They asked for some scratching over some of the projects they were working on. This label later became one of the most prominent breakbeat labels in the world now known as Finger lickin records.

They released Soul of Man, Finger lickins first release, then soon after Finger lickin allstars vol 1 Dj tool record bothe featuring ILLEKTROLAB scratching. Djing under the name djl3go for the first part of his career he quickly made a name for himself on the underground rave/club circuit with his fluid scratching and mixing abilities plus playing free parties around various parts of the world passing out loads of demos to the beat junkies. In the year 2000 he was forced to change his name due to the L3GO toy corporation threatening him with a law suit for much more cash than a djs wages. The decision was then made to formulate his alter ego ILLEKTROLAB and spread the robot music to all open ears and minds possible. Since then he has performed on bills with many of the most influential and well known artists in the hip hop, electronic dance and uderground music scene such as Grandmaster Flash, Jazzy Jeff, Afrikka Bambatta, Kurtis Blow, Goldy, Perry Farrell of Janes Addiction, Lady Kier of D lite, Dj Craze, Massive Attack, Dynamix, Rabbit in the Moon, Dj Icey, Jackal and Hyde, Rhazel etc.......

(A more detailed list can be viewed below) ILLEKTROLABS high energy performances, scratching, and unique style of production are known to move the crowd and tantilize the senses into a sonik assault of electromechanical madness. With the launch of his own label ADVANCED ROBOTIKS in 2008, a recent re lease on Satamile records (SAT39) and a very impressive aresenal of un released tracks in his vault the future is looking very bassheavy and energized for the illektrokadet and his robot uprising. Not to mention the sounds are spreading to every corner of the globe like an uncontrollable yet programmed sonik virus. During the explosive freestyled performances ILLEKTROLAB feeds off the music he plays and then projects that energy and adrenaline straight into the crowd creating a direct connection with the party people guiding them on their galactic space journey into sound.

Ask anyone thats seen an ILLEKTROLAB performance and its the same story in any language. The energy is unbelieveable.The sounds are dark, heavy, and thought provoking with ground quaking deep bass along twisted driving acidic synths. Best heard on an ear bleeding wall of bass!! The bottom line is that ILLEKTROLABS music is unparalleled, beat junkies and BASS freaks galaxy wide just keep asking for more. His style is unorthodox, yet crowds keep lining up to catch the vibe of his unique and futuristic robot sounding beeps and bleeps, all sequenced together with a certain mathmatical movement to make the bones vibrate and the body girate.

Many try to imitate while ILLEKTROLAB originates. His sound is all his own, ROBOTIK, bassheavy, laced with attitude - and moving minds planetary. TUNE into the ILLEKTROLAB frequencies !! DISCOG - Finger Lickin Records - Soul of Man (scratching) 1997 Finger Lickin Records - DJ Tools (scratching) 2002 Satamile Records - Overdrive (system check EP) 2007 Satamile Records - Real Pimp (system check EP) 2007 Satamile Records - Internal Software (system check EP) 2007 Satamile Records - Darkness Falling (system check EP) 2007 Satamile Records - ?? 2008 Advanced Robotiks - ADRO_01 2008 Advanced Robotiks - ADRO_02 2008 SCHOOLS - Engineering/Music Production Conservatory of Arts/Recording Sciences Tempe, AZ 1997 Engineering/Music Production SAE Institute London, UK 2004 Production experience with Q-base, Pro-tools, Logic, Sound Forge, Fruity,Acid, Recycle, Reason, Midi/Audio Experience using external gear, daisy chaining, VST plugins, Bouncing midi to Audio, editing and recording, sound design, effects processing, automation, etc. DJ MIX DEMOS RELEASED- Under the name DJ L3go (used for DJ performances 1995 - 2000) Robot Circus (electro mix) 1997 Space Kadets (electro mix) 1998 Autism (drum&bass mix)1999 HerbalisticNodulator (electro mix)2000 Drum Capsule (drum&bass mix) 2000 Koma (drum&bass mix) 2000 Endosonix (drum&bass mix) 2001 Cyclic Entropy (drum&bass mix) 2001 LIVE in London (drum and bass) 2004 Plus many unamed freestyle sessions floating around. LIVE PA DEMOS RELEASED - Under the name Illektrolab (used for LIVE performances) ILLEKTROLAB (produced electro mix -2000) ILLEKTROLAB (produced electro mix -2002) ILLEKTROLAB (produced d n bass mix -2005) ILLEKTROLAB (produced electro mix - 2006) ILLEKTROLAB (produced electro down tmpo mix - out 2008) RADIO - Power 92 - PHX (2004) KXCI in Tucson - AZ (2004, 2005) Voice Q FM - Japan (2005) TELEVISION - International exposure on Japanese Television (2005) ARTICLES/PRESS - Lotus Magazine, USA, review of Robot Circus, 1998. BPM Culture Magazine, USA, review of Robot Circus, 1998. FIX Magazine, USA, review of Space Kadets, 1998. FIX Magazine, USA, review of Autism, Honorable comparison to Squarepusher, 1999. New Times Music Showcase, AZ, Voted best dj in Arizona, 2000. Sleaze Nation, UK, Cover picture/Cover story of magazine, 2001. Electro Alliance review of System check EP,www.electroalliance.net, 2007 ILLEKTROLAB HAS PERFORMED WITH - Some of the biggest names in the hip-hop and electronic music industry. A complete list would encompass at least one full page, below are some that stand-out in his mind. Stateside- Grand Master Flash, Afrikka Bambatta, DJ Jazzy Jeff, Kurtis Blow, Z-Trip, Radar, DJ Icey, DJ Craze, RAW, Lady Keir (of Delite), Uberzone, Nas, Perry Farrell(of Janes Addiction), Dynamix, Rabbit in the Moon, Mr Brad Lee, Christopher Lawrence, Pollywog, Freaky Flow, DJ Dan, Diesel Boy, Donald Glaude, Crystal Method, Liquid Method, Hyperactive, Simply Jeff, Dubtribe, Nigel Richards, Ron D Core, Adam X, Sandra Collins, Ricky Breaks, DJ Dara, Twonz, Scott Henry, DRC, Eric Davenport, Kelly Reverb, Lion and T.C. Islam, Simon Apex, Hixxy, Barry Weaver, Huggie, Jabari Mayes, TRON, John Acquaviva, Rhazel, and others. Flipside- Finger Lickin, Goldie, Mickey Finn, Dylan, Loxy, DJ Rap, Aphrodite, Tech Itch, Decoder, LTJ Bukem, Roni Size, Ninja Tunes, James Lavelle, Spiral Tribe, Psyconauts, Adam Beyer, Spiral Tribe, Neon Beat, Tomy Gun, Cari Lekebusch, Massive Attack, and others make contact: illektrolab@yahoo.com www.myspace.com/illektrolab www.illektrolab.com iamillektro@illektrolab.com Read more on Last.fm.

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