As you may know Autopilot is now available for Pre-Order Here. Check out the First Single “Pick Pocket” Below.
In order to provide some insight to the crafting of this, my first self-produced album, I have been doing a series called “Journey to Autopilot” on My Beats & B-Sides” show which streams live every week at 8pm on all Streaming platforms. Here are the first 2 episodes.
Beats & B-Sides w/Illogic: Journey to “Autopilot” Part 1
Beats & B-Sides w/Illogic: Journey to “Autopilot” Part 2
I can remember back when Celestial Clockwork was released I told myself, “I will produce my final album” but rest assured, this is not my final album!
Autopilot is a new beginning for me. With 20 years of experience releasing projects, you are probably wondering how releasing another album is something new. This album is my first album where I’m displaying my vast array of skills: the lyrics (of course!), the production,the mixing and the photography is all me! Shout out to DJ Ginsu for the mastering and Ill Poetic for the album/vinyl layout.
It was important to me that I self produce a project at some point in my career. Autopilot is both the accomplishment and affirmation that I can achieve anything I set before myself by working hard and staying disciplined.
This album is not perfect. It’s not super clean or easy, but neither am I. Personally, I hate perfect albums because many times they are robotic and usually have no feeling. With Autopilot, you hear my heart in every word, soul in every kick, excitement in every snare snap and instrument. This is something special and I believe that it is one of my best! Thank you for riding with me all of these years and I hope that you stick around because I have so much more to give you. But for now, I give you the gift of Autopilot.
In 2011, I stumbled upon Flying Lotus’ Cosmogramma, which was released a year prior. While listening to it I was amazed and inspired to write many poems and songs. Over a weeks time I wrote, recorded and mixed the 7 pieces that would become The Cosmogramma Interpretations Ep. This collection of songs and poems would turnout to be some of my most original creations to date. I had many grand Ideas for it that never materialized so it sat on the shelf for 9 years, until today. I hope that you enjoy listening to it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
Good Morning. I am proud to announce that my 8th studio album, 1st Self-produced album, “Autopilot” will be released on Tuesday October 20th, 2020! Mark your Calendars! Pre-Order will begin in a few weeks!
On Illogic’s first beat tape “Beats for You: Vol 1” Illogic establishes him-self in the production world as an inviting presence. From the hard hitting drums of the opening track “Kill It” or the obscure soundscapes of “On the Edge” and “Chaos 6”, or the smooth subtlety of the closing “Hello Girl”, Illogic shows that he is here to stay as a producer. Purchase below:
In this episode Illogic takes us on a journey through the creation of his first album “Unforeseen Shadows”. He provides multiple insights to all of the songs, dropping many in-depth jewels about the one that started it all.
With 2019 coming to a close I felt that it was only right that I hit you with some music that I have been enjoying this year. All of the albums on this list have been released this year except one. That one project is April + Vista “You are Here”. The reason that I included songs from this record is because this is the record that I have listened to most this year after discovering them in the spring. Her voice, her writing and their production for me was just infectious and dominated my headphones for much of 2019. The list also includes some selections from the homies Murs and Nigel (Onry Ozzborn), as well as some Jazz from Alfa Mist and some funk from the Du-Rites. Of course its heavy in hip hop, but contains a nice range of sounds and moods. For me, this year has been about rediscovering old music, but I definitely had to dip into the current stream. I hope you enjoy!
When collaborative efforts happen, sometimes that shit is magical. Criminal brings the beats and Illogic, well he does what ILL does: brings that tightly wound lyricism that has everyone paying full attention. The fire on this release simply cannot be contained.