TWC presents: ill-sha, Living Light, and Zoo Logic at Electric Haze

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Music / Singing - Performance

Date & Time: Friday, October 13, 2017
8:00 PM-2:00 AM
Suggested Audiences: College, Adult
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Electric Haze
26 Millbury St.
Worcester, MA 01610
Cost: $10-15
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For many years ill-esha has weathered the dynamic, often ephemeral soundscape of electronic music, simply by being an original. Im not really an observer. Im very much a participant and a creator, self-describes the Vancouver, British Columbia-born artist, songwriter, producer, and DJ. Everything I do in my life, it quickly becomes way more than a hobby. From growing up in the EDM hotbed of the Pacific Northwest, attending raves in her teens, ill-esha accelerated her musical passions to the fullest. First I wanted to be part of this culture as a DJ, doing vocals and curating music. After that, I also needed to participate in the music I was playing, referring to her progression as a producer and headlining performer. Ive just been moving one step up at a time over the years, into being this completely original show.

Calling her own musical style weird, its something that crowds have hooked onto. All the while, ill-esha has helped shift a paradigm in EDM. After years of suffering the music industrys sexism, from being mistaken as a visual designer or a dancer to being discounted despite her expertise, its only made her sound hit harder. I have to be better cause people expect me to be worse, ill-esha says, noting that she plans to lead workshops that inspire at-risk youthyoung women especially, to pursue the technical arts. In a culture where production is stereotyped as a masculine practice, it is ill-esha now making the records that male and female DJs are spinning.

A fully dimensional artist, ill-esha remains in touch with her DJ past. In my live shows, theres an extra layer of freestyle energy. I think its really important to make each show special, and make people have to see you. Differentiating from the albums, she adds, I like to make solid songs, and just a whole level of randomness when its live. With turntables, keytars, vocal loopers, and other instrumentals integrated within her sets, all of the iterations of ill-eshas journey are represented.
A blissful ill-esha describes her newest creations as upbeat, positive parallels to her life. I feel resolved now. Hopefully my happy music is just as good. With that
constant driving bass, freestyle, and soulful lyrics, it surely is.
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