In the lead up to the release of his anticipated second album The Chase, Melbourne MC Illy has launched ‘14 Tracks in 14 Days’. What is 14 Tracks in 14 Days you ask? Commencing last Friday the 15th of October.Illy will be uploading 1 track per day off his new album The Chase for streaming via his official website www.illyal.com
Each track will be accompanied by a detailed description of the song, sharing exclusive details like the meanings behind the songs through to the recording process. This is intended to give fans not only an in-depth insight into the album, but also an idea of the overall flow of the record. Below you can find out what Illy had to say about Day 6’s track Without A Doubt. You can check the track out here.
Day 6 – Track: ‘Without A Doubt’
This song is another pretty straightforward jam. The beat had been sitting in his catalogue for a minute, so I picked it up pretty much as soon as I came back from South America. I had already had a few beats that I had on hold taken, so I knew it was going to get snapped up any day if I didn’t fork out for it. I bought it just before us and the BBS boys went out on the Pictures tour.
We sorta came to the conclusion that I had this beat, and had this tour, so we should throw it into the set.I’m never entirely comfortable with playing new stuff (I don’t have the ability to make songs that stick instantly, a lot of it takes a while to warm to) so I wanted to make the hook something that would go down well from the first listen.
I think we spent the first few shows of tour fucking up that song because I finished it like the week before tour started, but once we got the rhythm to it it worked perfectly. Again, it’s another undeniable beat, and its great to see people getting right into it when they can’t have heard the song more than once or twice at previous shows.
Illy is currently on tour around the country headlining the Three Up Tour on the following dates: Thu Oct 14 – Bended Elbow, Geelong Sat Oct 16 – Karova Lounge, Ballarat Wed Oct 20 – Harp Hotel, Wollongong Thu Oct 21 – Bar on the Hill, Newcastle Fri Oct 22 – Annandale Hotel, Sydney Fri Oct 29 – Sandbar, Mildura Sat Oct 30 – Rocket Bar, Adelaide Fri Nov 5 – The Hi Fi, Melbourne Thu Nov 18 – Prince of Wales, Bunbury Fri Nov 19 – Norfolk Basement, Fremantle Sat Nov 20 – Amplifier Bar, PerthThu Nov 25 – Roi Bar, Albury Fri Nov 26 – Yahoo Bar, Shepparton Sat Nov 27 – Transit Bar, Canberra
The Chase out through Obese Records October 29th www.illyal.com