iLS, aka Illian Walker, is a breakbeat producer and DJ, born and bred in west London and author of one of the most important and revered albums in breaks. Soul Trader totally encompasses what iLS music is all about. The distinctive 'live' breakbeats, warm bass and deep, atmospheric strings all combine to make iLS one of the most admired breaks producers around.
In 2002, the Soul Trader album was released to critical aclaim. This was an album you could listen to at home as well as on the dancefloor. A masterpiece, flowing between uptempo breaks monsters and relaxed, soulful breakbeat.
Soul Trader still stands out as an amazing album to this day, a reminder to the world of what breaks has to offer. Great music. It is, quite simply, an album any serious music lover should have in their collection.
Meanwhile, iLS continues to deliver, having just released his 4th album 'Paranoid Prophets', shortlisted for Best Album at the Annual Breakspoll Awards 2008. [edit: it won!!!]
The Soul Trader album has also seen a recent re-release, complete with new artwork, added remixes and DVD video extras.
The first track on the album, 6 Space Next Level, has become a breaks classic, combining sad strings and deep bass sounds to create a beautiful, powerful and energetic monster. Instantly recognised by breaks fans the world over, you can check it out for yourself:
iLS - 6 Space Next Level (Vinyl Recording) [download]
iLS - Soul Trader
- 6 Space (Next Level)
- Are You Ready?
- Only Way To Survive
- Find A Way
- Western World
- No Soul
- Feel Alright
- No Soul [High Contrast mix/DVD]
- Music [Evil Nine Punk Rock mix/DVD]
- 6 Space (Next Level) [video/DVD]
- Only Way To Survive [video/DVD]
- No Soul [video/DVD]
- Trapped [video/DVD]
Please support the music by buying the product if you like what you hear. The Soul Trader album is available to buy in most shops, but can be ordered from Amazon, where there is a good collection of iLS' other releases. Or you can download just about any release on iTunes, if you so wish.