DJ Illatek is a regular night club DJ and event host with over 15 years experience who has played everywhere from student raves in Birmingham to upmarket footballers hang outs in London, and further afield with residencies in Tenerife, Bombay, Faliraki and Prague.
You may also find him hosting events like The Acton Carnival or backstage at The Wireless Festival or on the red carpet at The MOBO's.
No genre is out of bounds for him and and an open format DJ he can often be seen to play a set with 5 different music styles, which has seen him winning two local DJ competitions. He has had residencies at NYT, 10 Rooms and Trap in Central London, The Works in Birmingham, Flavas in Ealing as regular sets all over including Garage Nation and Pure Temptation.
Illatek has a passion for mashups and refixes and many have been played on the BBC, Westside Radio and Bang radio.
Illatek also throws his own events from time to time and has promoted nights in Birmingham, Northampton and London, such as a monthly night at The Blag Club in Ladbroke Grove together with Dev from Radio 1 and Darren B (Trevor Nelson's producer) which saw people such as Bashy, More Fire Crew and Ricky & Melvin from Kiss turn up just to have a good time, as well as his "Get Your Swagger On" parties in West London featuring performances from Donaeo, Funky Dee and Juggy D to name but a few.
Illatek has performed guest mixes on many radio shows including DJ Kayper's show, and also DJ Limelight & Kan D man's (BBC Asian Network). Radio has long been a passion and Illatek has been on the airwaves for years killing shows on Freeze FM, Manic FM.com, Unknown FM, Ouch FM, 2SG.Com, Urban Sound, BBA Radio, Invincible Radio, Bashment FM, Westside 89.6FM, a station which he helped to launch working as a deputy manager for two years.
Guests on his radio show have included Bashy, Tinie Tempah, Sean Paul, Brandy, Joe, The Alchemist, Jay Sean and Marques Houston. He has also played alongside the biggest names in the scene including Spoony, Trevor Nelson, Semtex, G Child, Mix Master Mike, The Ill Kidz, and Shortee Blitz to name a few.
Many of his interviews can be be found on his YouTube Channel www.youtube.com/illatek1 which have had over 90,000 views.
As an official Warner/Atlantic Street Team DJ he has been a part of promotional marketing campaigns for Twista, Sean Paul, Fabolous, Little Brother, Brandy and more. Recently Illatek has started working more closely with local artists such as A G Dolla whom he has done exclusive mixes for.
He has also taken part in Sam Khan's "I Love Your Lady" video feat Charlie Sloth, as a DJ, which to date has received over 2000,000 views and is playlisted on channel AKA.
He currently has a regular radio show on Londons Westside Radio 89.6FM (www.thisiswestside.com).