Video: ill-esha – “Eye Of The Tiger (Remix)
EDM’s Female OG, ill-esha and Dancing Superstar White Tiger Take It To Another Level on “Eye of the Tiger”
In the world of dancers, there are boys, there are men, and then there are gods. Thankfully, ill-esha has secured one of the world’s most talented dancers to grace her video for “Eye Of The Tiger” (Remix). His name is White Tiger, and among many festival goers he is a legend. ill-esha’s remix for “Eye Of The Tiger” takes Survivor’s legendary song and amps it up for a new generation. ill-esha revamps the remix with bright synths, skittering drums, and pitched down vocals, that can inspire any party animal to embrace “the thrill of the fight.” Taking on “Eye Of the Tiger” is a ballsy move. Luckily, ill-esha and her dancing comrade are up to the task.
“Eye of the Tiger” (Remix) is equal parts crazy, outlandish, and inventive. In the midst of it all is the bond between ill-esha and White Tiger. ill-esha remains White Tiger’s coach, supervisor,and spiritual guru throughout the video, pushing the young, wiry dancer to ever increasing heights. From the mountains to the sandy beaches, ill-esha and White Tiger stay perpetually turnt in every scene of the video and showcase a level of ambition that has gotten each to the top of their respective fields. Like White Tiger himself, the video doesn’t take itself to seriously. Sometimes its all about letting your inner animal out…especially if it needs to dance.
After the successes of her Open Heart Surgery LP, Canada-to-Colorado transplant ill-esha recently shared a fresh collection of remixes for the album. In contrast to the pure, heartfelt originals, these thirteen freshly re-imagined versions pack a serious punch, yet manage to maintain a soulful vibe throughout. The sultry songstress commissioned talent from around the world for the release, including Buku, Mr. Bill, Amp Live, and Russ Liquid, plus a ton of Gravitas favorites such as Psymbionic, ChrisB., CloZee, The Digital Connection, Perkulat0r and more. Released on August 19th, the new album promises something for fans of both ill-esha’s vocal prowess as well as her hypnotic, bass-driven beats, and is available as a pay-what-you-want download.
Check out the Do Androids Dance premiere of ill-esha’s “Eye Of The Tiger” (Remix): http://doandroidsdance.com/videos/ill-esha-eye-of-the-tiger-remix-ft-white-tiger/
Watch “Eye Of The Tiger” (Remix): http://youtu.be/9wVd6mvW1i0
Listen to Open Heart Surgery: The Remixes – https://soundcloud.com/ill-esha/sets/open-heart-surgery-the-remixes
Download Open Heart Surgery: The Remixes – http://music.gravitasrecordings.com/album/open-heart-surgery-the-remixes
For nearly 20 years ill-esha has weathered the dynamic, often ephemeral soundscape of electronic music, simply by being an original. “I’m not really an observer. I’m 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. “I’ve just been moving one step up at a time over the years, into being this completely original show.” Authenticity has been a driving force in ill-esha’s albums, including 2008’s The Perfect Circuit, 2010’s Circadian Rhythms, and most recently, 2014’s Open Heart Surgery, among a plethora of singles, EPs, and various appearances and side projects. Looking at the space she’s helped lead, she says, “Those of us who do it own way without going with what’s hot in the market, we don’t blow up as much, but we’re all still here.” With turntables, keytars, vocal loopers, and other instrumentals integrated within her sets, all of the iterations of ill-esha’s journey are represented.
“Eye Of The Tiger” (Remix): http://youtu.be/9wVd6mvW1i0
Open Heart Surgery: The Remixes – http://music.gravitasrecordings.com/album/open-heart-surgery-the-remixes
Open Heart Surgery: http://music.gravitasrecordings.com/album/open-heart-surgery