by Illingsworth

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this release is being done in conjunction with my buds over at, a cool site that you should read while listening to this project. they are branching out into making music posts, and they're kicking it off by premiering a lot of brand new content from michigan musicians. please go and check them out.

you can listen to the joint in one solid block by going here:

i went 15 months straight, dropping projects every month, from january 2014 to march 2015. then i helped Rufio Jones release his 2nd project "Rufio Jones' Loot Suit". then i kinda went dark.

but only because MY FIRST SOLO VINYL & FIRST SOLO CASSETTE were on the horizon in the form of the newly relased project, "Worth The Wait" (AND YOU CAN ORDER IT HERE, on House Shoes' Street Corner Music imprint, which is distributed by Fat Beats.

even though i was only in the shadows for a few months, it felt a little agonizing. don't get me wrong, i've been working. it just didn't feel great to not be sharing the labors.

but i knew, sooner or later i'd be here, sharing with you again. i really enjoy sharing the efforts. i also wanted to present something that was pretty different than "Worth The Wait" (click that link up there and get that damn vinyl. SERIOUSLY GET IT OR THEY'RE GONNA BREAK MY LEGS. ok, nobody's probably gonna do that but, whatever.)

this project is a short collection of sample-free selections. each song was created in ableton. i chose to do these original joints in ableton because the majority of my sample-based music is created primarily in sony acid pro 7. switching programs allowed me to take a slightly different approach than usual. i used a lot of vsts. i also used the Novation Mininova, and the microKorg. also used my lizard-brain.

this isn't me changing up my whole style and abandoning the samples. i just wanted to share a different style for a sec, and put something into the universe. you knew i was gonna do it, sooner or later.

in other news, i'm going on tour for about 6 shows, with my buds Open Mike Eagle + Serengeti, in support of their duo project, CAVANAUGH.
grab their new project here:, and you CATCH US ALL on these dates.
12-10 los angeles, ca - bootleg theater
12-11 fullerton, ca - slidebar (free entry)
12-12 tucson, az - club congress (free entry)
12-15 austin, tx - sidewinder
12-16 dallas, tx - club dada
12-18 phoenix, az - valley bar via Instagram

also, my next full-length is coming mid-2016 most likely. again, via STREET CORNER MUSIC. talk to yall soon.


released December 1, 2015

production by ILLingsworth
artwork by ILLingsworth, with lots of clean up by rasinbrandi


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Illingsworth Detroit


stuff i make = music with @rufiojones @seanuppercut and @stryfeD, beats, raps, videos.
born & bred resident of Detroit.
smooth due to alopecia.

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