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iLL.GATES is a Toronto-based composer, performer and educator. Over the past 16 years, he has established a global fanbase and a reputation as one of the most dynamic electronic music artists around. He regularly tours across North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Gates has headlined at such festivals as Burning Man, Shambala, the World Electronic Music Festival and the New Orleans Jazz Festival. His first full-length release, Autopirate (Muti Music, 2008)charted and continues to sell strongly. His upcoming triple album Theill. Methodology, and accompanying online course are highly anticipated. Gates was recently selected as one of the Next 100 by URB Magazine.
Many of his contemporaries cite iLL.Gates as a key artistic influence and inspiration in their music. While on tour, Gates frequently teaches workshops to grateful and attentive audiences, in which he shares his highly effective approach to producing quality finished music as well as insights into the mentality and strategies necessary to succeed in the music business.
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Known for his energetic bass heavy live sets, THUMP has made a habit of moving crowds and leaving them with a sense of absolute vertigo.THUMP practices what he preaches, classic flawless mixing of wobble loaded beats. Jumping from style to style with virtual ease THUMP puts his vast experience behind the decks to work at each and every turn.
While hard at work on his debut EP he has found some time to play some major events including MoogFest, Camp Bisco and Gnarnia The Festival.
A resident DJ for the vastly popular Bass Church monthly THUMP has also played alongside artists like Datsik, Salva, Dieselboy, Mindelixir, Borgore and many others.
Definition of THUMP: to strike or beat with or as if with something thick or heavy so as to cause a sound.
Performs Dirty Dutch House Music along with many other forms of dance and club music as much as he can. He regularly performs in Asheville, NC, and would like to get more jobs as the days go on. Puts everything he has into a show, and you will not regret the BassClef experience!