Illvis Freshly is a Canadian, genre blending, elec-tronic hip hop group, with diverse musical stylings and sounds. Consisting of two emcees, a live gui-tarist, a DJ, and all original beats, Illvis Freshly is redefining the boundaries of west coast under-ground hip-hop. Doc Zoo and Danimal House, the two MCs, have complementary rap styles and en-gaging, socially conscious lyrics. Jesus Estevez (Doc Zoo) produces the beats, using a combina-tion of synthesizers, live instrumentation, and the classic funk and soul samples quintessential to 90s hip-hop. During live shows, guitar wizard Phil Lyons provides tasty riffs and killer solos to create a dynamic and captivating performance. In addition to playing beats and scratching, DJ. Mt Doyle also sings lead and backup vocals. Their sound has been described as Beastie Boys meets Sublime, with some classic Jurassic 5 hip hop flavor in the mix. You’re always guar-anteed a good time at an Illvis Freshly show, and you might leave with a fresh perspective on the new school, west coast, underground hip hop scene.
With a fresh new EP on the way this spring, Illvis Freshly has been busy and shows no sign of slowing down. They released 2 full length albums, “What Chu Know About Illvis?” (2015) and ‘Illennials’ (2016) a year apart, as well as numerous wildly entertaining music videos. These projects consecutively won them Best Urban / Electronic Recording for the respective singles and Group of The Year at the VIMAs for 2016/17. Their albums and numerous remixes have received local and international attention in the world-wide hip hop, funk, and electronic scenes, establishing them as one of the most progressive, accessible, and fun acts in Canadian hip hop.
Illvis Freshly is “one of those bands you have to see live”. They have had the opportunity to bring their feel good party vibes to a number of amazing festivals including: Shambhala, Rifflandia, Electric Love, Fozzyfest, Boogaloo, Kamp Festival, High Times Cannabis Cup, Quadrapalooza, Victoria Ska and Reggae Festival, and, Tall Tree Music Festival (to name a few). They have played countless shows across the West Coast of Canada and have begun to branch out into international markets. The Illvis Freshly full live band show will be making it’s official debut will available for bookings in the summer of 2018!
Hailing from Victoria, BC, Illvis Freshly blends the classic hip hop sound of the 90s with live guitar, rapping, and turntablism. With high energy performances and bass heavy flavour, Illvis Freshly is bringing the funk back to the west coast Canadian hip hop / electronic music scene.