Deep House Duo il:lo Share The Expansive New Single “Baume; debut EP ‘Myriad’ out 6/16
May 5, 2023 BY Jason Currell
French electronic duo il:lo unveil another piece of their forthcoming EP Myriad with the release of “Baume.” Andreas Schütz and Dejan Dejado treat listeners to a dreamy effort that takes a full-bodied approach to ambient house with sprinkles of soft trance-inducing synths. Listen to “Baume” on all digital retailers HERE.
The duo explains: “We wanted to create a track where it was all about tension and waves of sounds. This piece of music is created to be intense and atmospheric, we used sets of arpeggiators and pads that build a crescendo in successive stages. It’s like an evolving smell.”
“Baume” follows singles “Cynnes,” “Ink,” “Shifted,” and “Soldiner,” which will appear on their new EP. Their music has won the acclaim of tastemakers like Wonderland, EARMILK, Notion, YourEDM, and This Song is Sick.
il:lo are currently on tour in the EU and UK with Thylacine and are pleased to announce their first US headlining tour date in Denver this July. Find the full list of dates below!
Listen & Share il:lo “Baume” here:
Il:lo Tour Dates:
May 05 – London, UK @ Corsica Studios*
May 06 – Dublin, IE @ Grand Social*
May 11 – Munich, DE @ Bahnwarter Thiel*
May 12 – Berlin, DE @ Gretchen*
May 13 – Hamburg, DE @ Uebel & Gefährlich*
May 18 – Athens, GR @ Piraeus Club Academy*
May 25 – Barcelona, ES @ Razzmatazz*
July 22 – Denver, CO @ The Deep
*dates with Thylacine
Formed over a decade ago in Prague, Dejan Dejado and Andreas Schütz of il:lo work across borders, time, and space (one lives in Berlin while the other currently lives in the south of France), sending snippets and tracks back and forth until they’re happy with them.
Following on the heels of 2019’s Sloh and their recent collaborations with Anjunadeep (2021 EP release Meliadi and a live session recorded in Canyon Du Diable in France) and support tours with Parra For Cuva, Stimming, Janus Rasmussen, CloZee and Zimmer, comes the duo’s latest effort Myriad. The EP gently pushes at the boundaries and expectations of what il:lo is and can be. With Myriad, the aim was to make something that still had that undeniable il:lo essence, but that pushed them slightly further into a more deep house, danceable sound.
The architecture that features on the covers of Myriad and its singles are also as integral to the project as the music itself. While sending their work back and forth between each other, they were engaged in a process of stripping out the excess so that they were left with only the most essential and emotive parts of the track; similarly, the architecture that adorns their covers is powerful in its simplicity and makes you stop and consider it from another angle. Stripping things back most often reveals their power.