Fresh from Red Bull Studios Cape Town comes ill.Gates’ new single Orange Sky. The glitch hop track delivers a fresh new take on an already huge scene through crossing several genres and bleinding ill.Gates’ trademark sound with Cape Town’s local flavours.
ill.Gates Orange Sky features the vocals of Cape Town rapper Youngsta and is the product of a global collaboration made possible by the kind folks at Red Bull – who provided a space for artists to come together and create something massive.
When ask how it all came about, ill.Gates said that he came to South Africa last Autumn to play at the Earthdance Festival and to produce music at the Red Bull Studios in Cape Town. He explained that as it turned out, it became one of the most inspiring tours of his life. And that together with Youngsta, PH Fat, Sibot, Greg Reve, and Jam Jarr he channeled that inspiration into what he feels is his EP to date. Naturally another collaboration with Youngsta wasn’t too far off, and together they created a summer tune called ‘Orange Sky’, which is all about sunrises, sunsets, good friends and good times.
“Good times are best when shared so we are giving this tune away, straight up. No label, no stress… just a gift from us to world.”
ill.Gates has said that fans should keep their ears peeled for the rest of the Cape Town EP, apparently it’s a heater…