MCBN: Firstly, we have to ask, where does the name Illtastic come from?
ILL: It’s a combo of two words that describe my music: ILL and fantastic. That’s pretty much it
MCBN: You been producing some pretty hardcore beats lately, how long have you been producing for and what equipment are you using?
ILL: It’s been just over 2 years. Initially, Fruityloops, but a year and a half ago I made the vital switch to Ableton Live.
MCBN: Who has influenced the sound you produce, locally and internationally? From the tracks I have heard, you have got quite the Wolfgang Gartner sound!
ILL: Wolfgang definitely has influenced me the most, but artists like Felguk, Dilemn and Justice have been just as vital in shaping my sound. Shout outs also to Alex Mind.
MCBN: If you could DJ with anyone, who would it be and why?
ILL: Dilemn is most hardcore. His knowledge of Ableton is too insane and there’d be so much to learn from him.
MCBN: MyCityByNight likes to party, you like to drop bombs, where can we see you over the next few weeks?
ILL: Well, there’s Assembly on Saturday the 2nd Oct
Brackenfell gig “DanceZone”- 8 Oct
And of course Brick City on the 23rd Oct
MCBN: If you could have any super power, what would it be?
ILL: Total mind control, but I’m working on that. Give me three more weeks and I should have it down
MCBN: What are you doing with yourself now, do you DJ full time? Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
ILL: Well, I have a part time job studying at UCT at the moment. I do see myself going full blown professional in the future. Hopefully in five years I’ll be slamming it out in Brazilian party domes.
MCBN: Apparently, yourself and Ricky ByNight have one thing in common, you both support Manchester United. Oh, wait this isn’t really a question…
ILL: Dude…. I support Charlton Athletic. Not Man U. Nobody hates Charlton like Man United, but why would they. League One is pure love
MCBN: What are your top three tracks at the moment?
ILL: Bulldog- Kloe, Imprintz
Animal Rights- you know who
I’ve been jamming to these badboys quite hard recently!
MCBN: Blueberry? Cheese? Diesel?
ILL: Cheese…. Anything purple… something that makes my wallet bleed
MCBN: What do you think of the Cape Town electronic scene at the moment?
ILL: It’s really picking up now, absolutely buzzing. So many great young talents are coming out now and of course there’s been some mad SA representation with Haezer. And let’s not forget the countless internationals that have been coming down this year. Thanks World Cup! Cape Town is gonna be one of the next BIG electro centres in the world.
MCBN: You have made a couple of tracks already. Are you thinking of making an album or you just going to carry on producing singles for now?
ILL: I don’t know actually. Apart from some October gigs, I have no plans that extend past the next 6 hours. Most likely though, expect more singles.
MCBN: Now for the dreaded “Would you rather” question:
Would you rather, DJ at Bronx every night for the rest of your life with “call me” and your cell phone number tattooed on your neck?
Down two bottles of tequila 5 minutes before every single gig you DJ at?
ILL: Well, those are both pretty terrible options. I’d be doomed to fail either way, but I’d have to go with Tequila. I’d never get another gig in my life probably, but it could make a sick Youtube video!
For more about Illtastic,
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Mental Powers by ILLtastic
ILLtastic’s CityByNight by ILLtastic
The Green Planet by ILLtastic
Party by ILLtastic
Take a listen, download and enjoy and keep your eyes out for this kid. He is definitely going to go places…