ILONA is an American born, UK based, Techno Dj + Music Producer. ILONA’s debut E.P. “Keeping Me Awake’’ reached #41 in the Beatport Techno top 100, and #11 in the Hype Techno Charts in June 2019, and her hit Acid Techno remix of Klaus Blatter’s ‘Space Girl’ on Rob Da Bank’s record label Sunday Best Records has been applauded, and her rise from Dj to producer has turned heads in the Techno scene.
Demanding percussion and gritty Acid topped synths grip your attention and are the driving force behind ILONA’s unique and bold take on Techno, and ILONA consistently delivers high octane performances and thrives on engaging with the audience, garnering her big social media following. Hybrid performances are also highly praised, with ILONA utilising the new Pioneer DJ analog hardware series, Toriaz SP-16 sampler, and the Dave Smith AS- 1 synthesiser into her Dj sets. This Multi Media artist directed her own music video to ‘Keeping Me Awake’, has collaborated with spoken word and visual artists, such as psychedelic author Greg Sams, 3D mapping with PrickImage, and has on featured on stage with her live painting artist Casper Streitman.
Her residency at the legendary Acid House night Shoom sees her Dj-ing regularly alongside artists such as Jay Lumen,Monika Kruse,The Black Madonna, Leftfield, Derrick May, Inner City, Danny Rampling, Phutek, Honey Dijon, Dj Pierre, OC and Verde, Analog Kitchen, and Saytek Live. Further music releases will be on E.P. on Airtaxi Records in February 2020, and a further remix package from Layer 909 early 2020, with tracks by ILONA remixed by Saytek Live and Agent Orange.