Recently, ILL TONE did a little Q and A with Scott Stanfield of the Comox Valley Record. The article was featured on the front page.
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HERE IT IS. “Thought Crime.” The last song I’ll be releasing until I decide otherwise. That’s Peter Henrich on the piano, guitars, and on the chorus, “Their thoughts their only crime.” I did the bass, drums, and all the sequencing. The song is entirely inspired by the novel “1984″ by George Orwell.
Also, I threw in an acapella as track number two. I came across a song I recorded last year when I was retrieving instrumental tracks from an external hard drive. I’d decided to scrap the song, but since the lyrics were special to me, I thought I’d keep the vocals. I’m, by no means, a singer… so I hit a couple sour notes in there and you can also hear the beat in the background of the chorus. Not the best recording, but not the worst either. Please note that the lyrics were written from a dark place and things are much different currently.
Both of these tracks are free downloads. If any beatmakers or producers want to try their hand at creating a remix from the acapella, be my guest.
So… yup… this is it for awhile. Free for your listening pleasure. Download it, spread it around, enjoy it, hate on it, burn it in a fire…. do whatever you want with it!
- ILL TONE
From his “Up In My Head” EP, ILL TONE’s released a new music video for the song “Clubs N Drugs”. Reflecting the theme of the song, the video is a satire of being at a wack nightclub. Starring in the video, aside from Tone himself, are his good friends and band mates Peter Henrich (as ‘The Creeper’) and DJ Optimus Prime (as ‘David Lame-uetta’). Expect shenanigans.
The beat was made by ILL TONE and he engineered the track himself. It was mastered, along with the rest of the EP, by Kevin Kowal. You can download “Clubs N Drugs” and the rest of the EP @ http://illtone.bandcamp.com/album/up-in-my-head .
To wrap up his “Last Kick At the Can Tour”, ILL TONE rocked in Leuven, Belgium on Feb.12, 2015. The tour took him through Holland and Belgium and was largely successful.
Below, check out some photos from the event. ALL PHOTOS BY DAVID JACOBS of JACOWBSKI PHOTOGRAPHY. Check out his fan page on Facebook @ https://www.facebook.com/JacowbskiPhotography92 .
On January 27, 2015, TONE posted up a new song for free download. The song is 100 bars of funny punchlines over T.I.’s “I’m Illy” instrumental. The release comes exactly five days before he flies back out to Europe for his second European tour in as many years.
The song can be downloaded for free @ http://illtone.bandcamp.com/track/im-illy-100-bars . After clicking the “Buy Now” link, just enter a price of $0 to bypass the credit card information box. You can also download it directly from the music player below.
WARNING: This song comes with a strong parental advisory.
In February, 2015, ILL TONE is heading back to Europe, this time as a headliner. He’ll be travelling throughout the Netherlands and Belgium to perform in a handful of cities before taking an extended break from his own career as an MC to focus more on production and engineering.
Check the flyer below for more information.
“UP IN MY HEAD” physical copies now available! $6.99 hand to hand. $6.99 + shipping / handling if they need to be shipped and handled. BUT… if you cop a shirt ($20), then you get the “UP IN MY HEAD” copy for $1.99, meaning the combo is $21.99.
E-mail ILLTONEMUSIC@GMAIL.COM for more details or to place an order…