Illum Sphere (UK)
103 Harriet presents...
Illum Sphere (UK)
Friday, January 14th
Known for his intuitive ability to carve beats out of the bits, Kraddy has made a name for himself internationally as a producer and a DJ. His releases on Muti Music, Bless Records, Blunted Funk, Digital Distortions and his own label, Refiner Records have set him apart as a producer with a truly extra-ordinary sound.
Kraddy’s unique tweak has taken him from his home in San Francisco to LA, NY, Vancouver, Dublin, Prague, Stockholm, Bristol and even earned him the headlining slot at Trigger in Birmingham UK. He has also been featured on NuBreaks.com, BreakinAsia.com, and Cnet.com as well as being reviewed by XLR8R, URB, BPM, Undercover Magazine,Mofo and Rinse. Kraddy’s music implicates cybernetic breaks with asymmetrical dub delays and hip hop grooves with dark ethereal melodies. At times his music is technical and frenetic and calls to mind images of genetically mutated earthworms, poping and locking deep underground to sub atomic frequencies, causing minute shifts in the structure and alignment of the tectonic plates, that over millennia will alter the magnetic core of the planet and thus change its frequency field steering its evolution towards greater harmony and a more peaceful form.
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 known 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, thinks look promising for this talented producer.