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ILL DOOTS

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ILL DOOTS is constantly thrusting themselves towards the new; with a sound evolving from movie samples and sprawling lyrics built in smokey dorm rooms, into a live, funky beast of a band known for elevating minds, filling hearts, and moving bodies. So it is only appropriate that ILL DOOTS' self titled album is the long-awaited bridge between the live music experience they have been cultivating on the road, and the music that has been available to listeners. After years of dropping mixtapes, touring the US, and putting their mark on the Philly theater scene, ILL DOOTS set out to capture their live sound, stepping away from their tradition of producing beats as individuals and adapting them for live performance, they collaboratively composed new, original music. Inspired by classic records and influenced by genres ranging from Minneapolis funk, classic rock, hip-hop, and everything in between, ILL DOOTS strived to emulate and honor the sounds of the greats—by using the tools of the greats, calling on vintage synths, drum machines, the Rhodes, and more. Working with engineer Micah Forsyth at Watts studio in North Philly the group cut the foundation of the album in just a few days.

It was clear this album was unlike anything they had ever made before. However, the album’s creation took a dramatic turn when the tumultuous departure of a lead vocalist from the group forced ILL DOOTS to strip away much of the album as it existed and call upon other trusted collaborators to help rewrite and rebuild the songs. Thus a previously feature free album welcomed some of the most talented artists on the Philly music scene to get involved. Khemist, Ron Draper, Zeek Burse, The Prof., Rich Quick, DJ NoPhrillz, Anwar Marshall and LaTasha “Elle.Morris” (who has since become a member of the band) are all heavily represented throughout, each offering new sounds, depth, and perspective to the album. In its final form the album’s intricate arrangements interweave with booming anthems that give both a feeling of what is to come and calls upon the nostalgia of the past; soulful, vintage analog sounds come together to craft a sonic kaleidoscope that doubles as a metaphor: teaching us that connecting with others in your time of need can produce powerful results.

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released July 27, 2018

Recorded & Mixed by Micah Forsyth
Produced by Scott Ziegler
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe

Recorded at:
Wattstudio-Philadelphia, PA
Converse Rubber Tracks-Brooklyn, NY
Tasker House-Philadelphia, PA
University of the Arts-Philadelphia, PA
Scott’s House-Philadelphia, PA

Intro:
Andrew Nittoli-Vibraphone/Percussion
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar
Elle.Morris-Vocals
Joe Anderson-Trumpet
Jordan McCree-Drums
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone
Scott Ziegler-Bass/Pump Organ/Synths/Keyboards

Suddenly:
Ron Draper-Vocals
Khemist-Vocals
Phantom-Vocals
Elle.Morris-Vocals
The Prof.-Vocals
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion
Jordan McCree-Drums
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Brandon Young-Keyboards & Synths
Scott Ziegler-Bass & Synths

Lunar:
Phantom-Vocals
Scott Ziegler-Bass

Ain’t No Way to Live:
Ron Draper-Vocals
Elle.Morris-Vocals
Phantom-Vocals
Khemist-Vocals
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion
Jordan McCree-Drums
Anthony DeCarlo-Electric & Acoustic Guitar
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Brandon Young-Piano, Keyboards, & Synths
Scott Ziegler-Bass & Synths

Smile:
Zeek Burse-Vocals
The Prof.-Vocals
Phantom-Vocals
Elle.Morris-Vocals
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion
Jordan McCree-Drums
Anthony DeCarlo-Acoustic & Electric Guitar
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Brandon Young-Piano, Keyboards & Synths
Scott Ziegler-Bass, Drum Programming & Chord Organ

Chemicals:
Phantom-Vocals
DJ NoPhrillz-Cuts
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion
Jordan McCree-Drums
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Scott Ziegler-Keybass/Synths, Drum Programming, Vocals

Hue:
Phantom-Vocals
The Prof.-Vocals
Elle.Morris-Vocals
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion
Jordan McCree-Drums
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Brandon Young-Organ
Peter Krag-Piano
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone
Joe Anderson-Trumpet
Scott Ziegler-Bass

Don’t Know Where I’m Going:
Phantom-Vocals
Rich Quick-Vocals
Elle.Morris-Vocals
Ron Draper-Vocals
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion & Vibraphone
Jordan McCree-Drums
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Brandon Young-Organ, Rhodes, Celeste
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone
Joe Anderson-Trumpet
Scott Ziegler-Bass, Piano, Synths
Aaron Bastinelli-Additional Engineering

Programming:
Phantom-Vocals
DJ NoPhrillz-Cuts
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion
Jordan McCree-Drum Programming
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Scott Ziegler-Bass, Keyboards, Synths, & Drum Programming

Sheep:
Ron Draper-Vocals
Anwar Marshall-Vocals
Phantom-Vocals
Elle.Morris-Vocals
Phantom-Vocals
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion
Jordan McCree-Drums
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Brandon Young-Clavinet & Synths
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone
Joe Anderson-Trumpet
Scott Ziegler-Bass & Synths

Free:
Zeek Burse-Vocals
Khemist-Vocals
Phantom-Vocals
Elle.Morris-Vocals
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion
Jordan McCree-Drums
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar
Sam Borrello-Guitar
Brandon Young-Rhodes, Clavinet, Organ & Synths
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone
Joe Anderson-Trumpet
Scott Ziegler-Bass

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ILL DOOTS Philadelphia

ILL DOOTS is a Philly based artist collective, known for being a band that not only makes quality music but creates experiences that feed the audience’s mind, body, and soul.

ILL DOOTS members’ diverse range of backgrounds and their shared musical consciousness shine through their exhilarating mix of hip hop elements with funk, jazz, rock & soul.
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