Obese Records have also announced the initial details about the anticipated second album from Illy. Titled The Chase, the album will be out later October. The album’s first single, It Can Wait feat. Owl Eyes will be available soon. The album’s producers include M-Phazes, J-Skub, Taku, J-Squared and Styalz Fuego.
Illy will soon embark on the nationwide Three-Up Tour alongside 360 and Skryptcha. Be sure to check him out on tour to get your first sample of his new material.
Showcasing three of the country’s most talented emcees, the nationwide Three Up Tour brings Illy, 360 and Skryptcha to cities and towns across Australia starting this September. Fresh from the success of his Triple J Hottest 100 listed single (#66) Pictures and stints on the most recent Groovin’ The Moo festival, Illy is set to showcase hits from his debut album Long Story Short alongside brand new tracks from his much anticipated… second album The Chase. Slated to hit stores later this year via Obese Records, the Three Up Tour will be your first opportunity to hear his latest material.
Melbourne rapper 360 came to the public conscience featuring on the Pez track The Festival Song and since has toured with the likes of Bliss N Eso and Drapht. His latest single, Throw it Away features a special guest appearance by Josh Pyke. Expect this multi-talented indie rapper to bring his patented wit and humour to the stage. Look out for 360’s Be Seated Mixtape 2 – Out soon.
Rounding out the bill is Sydney’s Skryptch. Having just released his acclaimed debut album (4-stars, MAG) The Numbers, Skrytcha brings hislove of old-school hip hop to the masses with his Triple J-added single Get Mine.
The tour kicks off September 17 in the Gold Coast before heading around the country, wrapping up its run late November in Canberra. Tickets on sale now.
For tickets go to http://www.oztix.com.au
FRI SEPT 17: The Coolangatta Hotel, Gold Coast
SAT SEPT 18 : The Step Inn, Brisbane
SAT SEPT 25 : Coaster Festival (Illy only)
FRI OCT 1 : The New York Hotel, Launceston
SAT OCT 2 : Republic Bar, Hobart
SAT OCT 9 : Rubys, Belgrave
WED OCT 13 : The Loft, Warrnambool
THU OCT 14 : The Bended Elbow, Geelong
SAT OCT 16 : Karova Lounge, Ballarat
WED OCT 20 : The Harp Hotel, Wollongong
THU OCT 21 : Bar on the Hill, Newcastle
FRI OCT 22 : The Annandale Hotel, Sydney
FRI OCT 29 : Sandbar, Mildura
SAT OCT 30 : Rocket Bar, Adelaide
FRI NOV 5 : Hifi Bar, Melbourne
THU NOV 18 : Prince of Wales, Bunbury (Illy only)
FRI NOV 19 : Norfolk Basement, Fremantle (Illy only)
SAT NOV 20 : Amplifier Bar, Perth (Illy only)
THU NOV 25 : Roi Bar, Albury
FRI NOV 26 : Yahoo Bar, Shepparton
SAT NOV 27 : Transit Bar, Canberra