Their vision is Reggaetronics – putting the rootsy vibe back into modern productions, blending influences of dub, cumbia, bass music, hiphop and jungle into a very own style of reggae. For Ostróda they team up with Austrian MC Kinetical to promote their second album „Reggae Not Dead“.
Various single releases, the first album „Reggaetronics“ and growing feedback on hundreds of club and festival shows in Europe, Asia and Latin America made Illbilly Hitec one of the most exciting newcomers of it´s genre. The success led them to work with Brother Culture, Dubmatix, Seeed, Dactah Chando, Rob Smith, Zion Train, Solo Banton or Jstar.
In 2015 Illbilly Hitec with Aldubb & Dubmatix released on vinyl great capture of their dub meeting in Germany – „Berlin Sessions“. Later same year comes the second album „Reggae Not Dead“. Again they show musical versatility and add an even wider range of flavors to their top level performances. This time the Berlin-based crew focuses on old-style reggae interpreted for the modern age, conjuring up a varied mix of roots, digital, hip hop, and dub. In the long list of international collaborators you can hear Longfingah, Tribuman, Paco Mendoza, Lengualerta, Daman, Kinetical, Cheshire Cat, La Yugular and Sonido Satanás, who round off the album with their English, Spanish, French, and Patois lyrics. As a bonus there are remixes by JStar, Zion Train, Krak in Dub and Fleck.
On their return to Ostróda they will be with Kinetical on vocals. He is the flag ship of the Austrian reggae and bass music scene, showing a wide range of rap, raggamuffin and grime styles. Reggaeville.com stated: “Illbilly Hitec have more than proven their point and shown that Reggae is very much alive, even in the non-Jamaican diaspora.”
14.08.2016, Green Stage, Ostróda Reggae Festival
iLLBiLLY HiTEC – Reggae Not Dead
iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Longfingah – East to West
iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Longfingah & Jah Jah Man – All That I Have
iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Lady N & Longfingah – State Of Emergency
iLLBiLLY HiTEC – Head Up ft. Longfingah & Tribuman
iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Longfingah & Zhi – Keep On Rolling
iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Lengualerta & Tribuman – Pas d´Problème
The Berlin Sessions ft. Aldubb, Dubmatix, iLLBiLLY HiTEC, Lengualerta & Longfingah – Essential
iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Longfingah – Higher Calling
Kinetical x Mink – Chant Down Babylon
iLLBiLLY HiTEC ft. Dactah Chando – Manos En El Aire