Illy started Dj'ing at the tender age of 14 playing Hardcore & Drum & Bass at local events and parties and moved onto UK garage at around 17 which saw him playing at some bigger club nights around Norwich, his love for the 4/4 beat garage then naturally led him on to House, after playing around with funky house for a bit, he then started to really feel the energy of the underground styles, namely Electro at that time (2005) and joined forces with his brother Pete to form the SpinMonkeys, the pair went on to win a Pams House Phunky Dj competion, beating around 100 entrants from around East Anglia, their prize was a residency with Pams as well as a trip to Ibiza to play in Es Paradise. From there they we're asked to start a weekly underground house night called Overdose in Norwich where they reinvented underground music in the city, as well as bringing international Dj's to the city such as Kissy Sell Out, Utah Saints, X-press 2, Sonny Wharton, Touche & Meat Katie to name but a few.
After 6 years of the SpinMonkeys partnership playing some of the biggest parties in the country alonside some of the biggest names in the industy as well as having tracks & remixes released on labels such as Whartone, Vinyl Pusher & Red Recordings, Illy has decided to go it alone (SpinMonkeys are not dead though). His style takes influences from people such as Eats Everything, Shadow Child, Maya Jane Coles, Julio Bashmore & Waifs & Strays, it's all about big basslines & stripped back beats, 909's & 808's.
Illy is available for Dj bookings & production/remix work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org