ill-esha is one of those names you should know because she’s all over and been around. Since starting as a house and drum & bass vocalist in her teens, ill-esha, or Elysha Zaide as she was born, has been a pioneer on her own wave. Her new album, Open Heart Surgery, comes via Texas’ Gravitas Recordings and after getting a few listens through, I’m saying you need to check this out.
This Canadian singer-songwriter-producer-DJ has been bringing her tripped out bass music for over 10 years and was one of the OGs pushing that glitch-hop sound so it’s no surprise this album is as dope as it is. For those who love that deep UK bass sound but find it’s not musical enough, this album is for you. There’s just an added side of purple, a dash of dubstep, and a whole lot of glitch making this a special record. The fact that Ill-Esha also sang on most of these records just really puts her in another class. Check this out and find out for yourself.