He just won‘t get tired: Despite his extremely busy schedule, Ilai still finds time to keep up a steady output of pumping Progressive Psytrance. Between airport terminals and backstage rooms we caught him for a short chat.
Summer 2016: Out of the many festivals you played at, which one comes to your mind?
I was pretty impressed by Psychedelic Circus in Germany with an attendance of about 6,000 people. The organization was simply perfect and I enjoyed my time there so much, meeting many friends and artists.
Would you share with us some tracks that made your summer 2016?
Surely “Space Safari” that got amazing feedback from the dancefloor, flying on its daytime melody. “Dmx Perception”, a collaboration with Sonic Entity still unreleased with a very psychedelic vocal. And a rmx I did for a Egorythmia track with a rolling bass delivering a deep, psychedelic frequency right through the percussions.
Having so many gigs at the moment – do you actually still party?
Often there’s not even time for a drink and I go straight back to the hotel after the gig to get ready to move on to the next gig. Yeah, it can be stressful, but I love my work and I feel ready to face some inconveniences. For example, last June I had 3 gigs in 3 different countries and I just kept traveling non-stop though Czech Republic, Austria and then Italy till I got back home in a real zombie-state, but proud to have been able to make it for the first time. Anyway, I can say I became very well trained for long, continuous activities, also being part of the Sonica Festival crew – love and passion really keeps me going. I’m currently getting ready for a new Sonica adventure in August 2017 and hope to see you all to share vibes and smiles!