Illy Interview: Back To Bring It.

The third studio album from Illy came in the form of Bring It Back. Described by the popular emcee as “a heart album“, the LP was not stylistically intended to follow-up from its predecessor The Chase. Reflective of the scene behind the genre, Bring it Back is largely a collaborative album, including all manner of vocal and production guests. aahh: After a bit of a break from recording, you’re back now with your latest LP titled ‘Bring It Back’. Tell us a bit about the new album? Illy: It’s a throwback to music I listened to coming up. It’s also an album that … Continue reading Illy Interview: Back To Bring It.

Illy – Heard It All Review

Following the success of his sophomore LP The Chase, fans have already begun counting down the days towards the next Illy album. With the drop of Illy’s newest single Heard It All, we all know that it can’t be far off. Heard It All, having been released a fortnight ago, is already in popular demand amongst staunch Illy fans and new comers alike. Illy uses Heard It All as an opportunity to investigate his inner convictions, while questioning the whole notion of creative originality. The track excels with Illy’s personable delivery and strength of conviction. Illy seems to be a … Continue reading Illy – Heard It All Review

Illy Announces National Tour

Off the back of his new smash single Heard It All, snowballing emcee Illy has announced a huge national tour throughout August and September. As well as major cities, the tour hits towns as far and wide as Toowoomba, Dubbo and Falls Creek, and will be the first chance for fans to hear material from Illy’s soon-to-bereleased third album Bring It Back, live and in the flesh. In support will be Chasm Soundsystem feat. Scryptcha. Illy’s sophomore album The Chase spawned the powerful and well-loved singles Cigarettes (triple j Hottest 100 #25), The Chase and the Gold-selling It Can Wait feat. … Continue reading Illy Announces National Tour

Illy – Heard It All

Illy returns in 2012 with his surefire hit of a single Heard It All from upcoming third album Bring It Back. Following the success of career defining sophomore LP The Chase, fans have been anticipating the next Illy release with baited breath. Heard It All embraces the irony of releasing something original, when everything seems to have been done before. Personable and full of conviction, in this track Illy investigates what he stands for, while aknowledging his fans for their ongoing support.   “I was having a really tough time getting inspired to write recently. I wrote this (Heard It … Continue reading Illy – Heard It All

Illy 2011 Wrap Up

2011 was a mammoth year for Illy. Following the release of his acclaimed second album The Chase in late 2010, it seemed Australia could not get enough of the young trailblazer. Smash hit single It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes) made ARIA Gold status selling more than 35,000 units. It was also nominated for best independent single 2011 AIR Awards, where The Chase was nominated for best hip hop and best urban album.  The Chase Album Tour in March was a great success, with two sold out shows at The Corner Hotel to his home-crowd. Later in the year Illy went on … Continue reading Illy 2011 Wrap Up

Illy – Spit Syndicate – Sietta – On Tour (Hosted by M-Phazes)

Following a smashing set at Splendour In The Grass, Illy has unleashed a new video, joined the 600 Sounds line-up and released tickets for the Illy, Spit Syndicate and Sietta tour, hosted by M-Phazes. Illy has released a stunning new video for the latest track (and third single from the acclaimed album The Chase) Cigarettes. Cigarettes has also just hit radio – it is a calming hook-laden track, and a perfect example of musical matching between M-Phazes and Illy. Illy said, “Phazes first showed me this beat at the Bunbury Groovin’ The Moo… It’s not a typical hip-hop sounding beat, which … Continue reading Illy – Spit Syndicate – Sietta – On Tour (Hosted by M-Phazes)

Illy – Cigarettes: New film clip

This is the third single from Illy’s wildly successful sophomore release The Chase, this track Cigarettes features Hue Blanes of the Melodics, with production by ARIA award‐winning M‐Phazes. Music video by Rockaway Media This October, Illy hits the road for his biggest tour yet. With relentless live shows and two acclaimed albums under his belt, the emcee has earned his crown as one of our of country’s top hip hop artists. With Sydney’s Spit Syndicate and Darwin’s Sietta joining the bill, and ARIA Award winning producer M-Phazes as host, this tour is the perfect follow-up to the 21 date (mostly sold out) album tour last March. It’s been one hell of a ride for Illy, with singles Pictures, It Can’t Wait’ (Feat. … Continue reading Illy – Cigarettes: New film clip

Illy announces new tour feat. Spit Syndicate & Sietta

This October, Illy hits the road for his biggest tour yet. With relentless live shows and two acclaimed albums under his belt, the emcee has earned his crown as one of our of country’s top hip hop artists. With Sydney’s Spit Syndicate and Darwin’s Sietta joining the bill, and ARIA Award winning producer M-Phazes as host, this tour is the perfect follow-up to the 21 date (mostly sold out) album tour last March. It’s been one hell of a ride for Illy, with singles Pictures, It Can’t Wait’ (Feat. Owl Eyes), and The Chase already becoming radio favourites. Illy’s latest single Cigarettes has just hit radio … Continue reading Illy announces new tour feat. Spit Syndicate & Sietta

Illy + M-Phazes hit Adelaide tomorrow night with Pagen Elypsis + Mase & Mattic in supports!

Mid-way through a huge 21-date national tour, Illy has taken time out to shoot a video for his second single (and title track) from his acclaimed album, The Chase. Filmed over two nights with Melbourne’s skyline as a back-drop, the clip compiles live and behind-the-scenes footage of the emcee’s rise to the forefront of Australian hip hop over the past two years. In a unique twist, the footage has been projected on a large scale upon the walls of some of Melbourne’s landmark buildings, while Illy looks on from a Flinders Lane rooftop. Illy said, “Shooting the video for the chase … Continue reading Illy + M-Phazes hit Adelaide tomorrow night with Pagen Elypsis + Mase & Mattic in supports!

Illy – The Chase Tour with M-Phazes. Supports announced including Pagen Elypsis, BBS Crew & more

In less than one week, Illy has sold-out Melbourne’s iconic Corner Hotel on his upcoming national album tour! With such large demand, a second show has been added for Sunday 20 March. Be quick, this will be the last Melbourne date on the tour. A special second show in Sydney has been announced at the University of Sydney’s Manning Bar on Thursday 7 April. For WA fans, Illy and M-Phazes come your way in May playing 5 headline shows in Bunbury, Mandurah, Albany, Perth and Fremantle. In the world’s biggest voted music countdown, triple j’s Hottest 100, Illy took out … Continue reading Illy – The Chase Tour with M-Phazes. Supports announced including Pagen Elypsis, BBS Crew & more

Illy – The Chase Tour with special guest M-Phazes

Melbourne emcee Illy is taking his breakthrough sophomore album The Chase on the road with a huge run of national tour dates throughout February, March and April. The Chase Tour will see Illy hitting up major cities and regional centres around the country. Along for the ride is producer and good friend M-Phazes. Since it’s release, The Chase has received rave reviews from all corners of the media (“…one of the country’s best hip-hop releases” – J-Mag) and catapulted Illy to the forefront of the greater Australian music community. The lead single It Can Wait feat. Owl Eyes took music … Continue reading Illy – The Chase Tour with special guest M-Phazes

Illy – New Years @ The Espy

After touring nationally on the Groovin The Moo Festival and performing sell out shows around the country, Melbourne’s own Illy is primed to kick off 2011 with a one-off show in the Espy Front Bar on New Year’s Day. Also kicking it in the front bar will be Briggs, 360, M-Phazes and Manchild. Illy has been making waves since the release of his remarkable sophomore album The Chase in October. The album received the coveted feature album on Triple J in it’s week of release and the lead single It Can Wait feat Owl Eyes has been getting massive amounts … Continue reading Illy – New Years @ The Espy

Illy’s The Chase – Hits ARIA Charts at #25!

The second album from Melbourne emcee Illy has made a phenomenal impact in its first week of release, landing at #25 on the ARIA Album Chart and #4 on the ARIA Urban Chart. The album received a Triple J ‘Feature Album’ slot and the hit single It Can Wait (ft Owl Eyes) was the #9 Most Added track to radio (The Music Network) during the week of October 25th. The Chase is fuelled by the blazing first single It Can Wait (ft. Owl Eyes) (#3, #4 most played on Triple J through the first two weeks of October 2010 and … Continue reading Illy’s The Chase – Hits ARIA Charts at #25!

Illy – The Chase [Out Now]

Melbourne MC Illy returns with a stunning second album, The Chase. Fuelled by the blazing first single It Can Wait feat. Owl Eyes (#3, #4 most played on Triple J through the first two weeks of October 2010 and added to NOVA nights nationally and across the board in Adelaide, Sydney and Brisbane), the album is the addiction to desire- the moments that define all the emotion and uncertainty of the pursuit of happiness. Buoyed by an incredible palette of infectious production, The Chase is filled with soaring melodies (M-Phazes work on Cigarettes), hard hitting flow (We Don’t Care) and unmistakable chart topping appeal … Continue reading Illy – The Chase [Out Now]

Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 14]

The anticipation for Illy’s second album, The Chase, continues to grow with the announcement that Triple J has selected it as next week’s Feature Album. Tune in to Triple J all week for your chance to hear more from The Chase! The album’s first single, It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes), was the 3rd and 4th most played track on Triple Jfor the last two weeks respectively. The single has also gained across the board NOVA adds through the country, including Nova 969 (Sydney), Nova 919 (Adelaide), Nova 1069 (Brisbane) along with night time rotation nationally. Expect a brand new music video for the single to hit the airwaves very … Continue reading Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 14]

Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 13]

The anticipation for Illy’s second album, The Chase, continues to grow with the announcement that Triple J has selected it as next week’s Feature Album. Tune in to Triple J all week for your chance to hear more from The Chase! The album’s first single, It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes), was the 3rd and 4th most played track on Triple Jfor the last two weeks respectively. The single has also gained across the board NOVA adds through the country, including Nova 969 (Sydney), Nova 919 (Adelaide), Nova 1069 (Brisbane) along with night time rotation nationally. Expect a brand new music video for the single to hit the airwaves very … Continue reading Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 13]

Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 11]

The anticipation for Illy’s second album, The Chase, continues to grow with the announcement that Triple J has selected it as next week’s Feature Album. Tune in to Triple J all week for your chance to hear more from The Chase! The album’s first single, It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes), was the 3rd and 4th most played track on Triple Jfor the last two weeks respectively. The single has also gained across the board NOVA adds through the country, including Nova 969 (Sydney), Nova 919 (Adelaide), Nova 1069 (Brisbane) along with night time rotation nationally. Expect a brand new music video for the single to hit the airwaves very … Continue reading Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 11]

Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 8]

The anticipation for Illy’s second album, The Chase, continues to grow with the announcement that Triple J has selected it as next week’s Feature Album. Tune in to Triple J all week for your chance to hear more from The Chase! The album’s first single, It Can Wait (feat. Owl Eyes), was the 3rd and 4th most played track on Triple J for the last two weeks respectively. The single has also gained across the board NOVA adds through the country, including Nova 969 (Sydney), Nova 919 (Adelaide), Nova 1069 (Brisbane) along with night time rotation nationally. Expect a brand new … Continue reading Illy – The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 8]

Illy The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 7]

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 … Continue reading Illy The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 7]

Illy The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 6]

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 … Continue reading Illy The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 6]

Illy The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 5]

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 http://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 … Continue reading Illy The Chase – 14 Tracks In 14 Days [Day 5]

Illy: The Chase Album Preview – 14 Tracks In 14 Days

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 http://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 … Continue reading Illy: The Chase Album Preview – 14 Tracks In 14 Days

Illy – The Chase (Initial Details) + The Three Up Tour

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. Three-Up Tour: Showcasing three of the country’s most talented emcees, the nationwide Three Up Tour brings Illy, 360 and Skryptcha … Continue reading Illy – The Chase (Initial Details) + The Three Up Tour