Ils (producer)

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Birth name Illian Walker
Years active 1997–2013

Ils (born Illian Walker) (stylised as ils) is an English musician and producer, who has released records on labels including Marine Parade and Distinct'ive Records. Ils started his production career on LTJ Bukem's drum and bass label, Good Looking Records.[1] He was signed to Marine Parade by owner Adam Freeland, who cited Ils' unique breaks production.[2] Ils is influenced by electro, funk, and techno artists in his Idiots Behind the Wheel album.[3] Ils album Soul Trader represented a more even sound, with few particularly energetic or downbeat tracks.[4] He also mixed an album for Distinct'ive Records' Y4k series.[5]

His single, "Next Level", on Marine Parade spent one week at #75 in the UK Singles Chart, in February 2002.[6]

He ended his career as a musical artist with the release of his fifth and final studio album 33 R.P.M. in 2013.



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  1. ^ Douglas, Adam (2002-10-15). "IGN: Soul Trader Review". IGN. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  2. ^ Lee, Alastair (2002-06-24). "Ils: Soul Trader". Collective. BBC. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  3. ^ Bush, John. "Idiots Behind the Wheel Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  4. ^ Bush, John. "Soul Trader Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-04-22. 
  5. ^ Helen (2005-06-10). "Ils goes Bohemian". Resident Advisor. Retrieved 2007-07-29. 
  6. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 267. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

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