Illinois is a young Barcelona DJ of only 25, who debuted as a DJ four years ago in Boombox, Apolo 2’s Thursday legendary club night, commanded by Kosmos and Ginebra. Currently, Illinois is one of the usual guest DJs at Nasty Bass. Lover of powerful low-end freqs and orthodox follower of to the cult of bass, in his Dj sets he mixes with ease bass music, house and techno bass, with a great charisma and attitude, both a trademark of his Dj style.Be aware, Illinois is here to stay.
More than a DJ, He’s been my best friend since longer than I can remember, he started attending a lot of events and parties with 17 years old, and thanks to his awesome charisma, optimism, his facility to interact with anyone and his great taste in the music, he started to learn and became one of the very bests DJ’s I’ve ever listened to (and I’m not saying because I’m a friend, his talent is real).
Of course, as a friend I wanted to help him produce his logo and visual identity, I didn’t need a brief, I knew him well enough to create a design which fits perfectly for him. He loves geometric designs, with bold lines, to represent the powerful sounds of bass music. He loves red&black, he always wears that colours in his clothes, so I integrated those ones in the logo. And he’s always wearing a feather earring in one ear, so I wanted to integrate the feather in the logo instead of one letter “i” because it is a distinctive. I choose a “baseball” style because he’s much into the style, baseball jackets and caps.
Illinois is a word game for his naming, based on “ill” + “noise”. Because he considers himself “sick of electronic music”, wich of a lot of people is considered “noise”. Therefore, through these two words, we form: Ill&Noise = Illinois, wich which is at the same time representative of Illinois city.