Darius and James of iLL Blu spoke to Goal.com about their music, footballing heroes and more as part of the leading football website’s Goal Playlist series.
The London based duo, who support Arsenal and Liverpool respectively, also discussed Mo Salah‘s performances for the Reds ahead of yesterday’s Ballon d’Or awards, along with their own backgrounds in playing football when they were younger.
Having originally made their name on the UK funky scene, iLL BLU have evolved
and shown an ability to master whatever they put their hands to. The duo has achieved
substantial success remixing everyone from Hot Chip, to Naughty Boy and Sam
Smith, as well as turning their hands to a more house-inflected production style on the
likes of previous single ‘Tribalist’ featuring Icelandic newcomer Glowie.
The duo called in a powerful line-up of UK hip hop’s hottest risers for their most recent summer banger ‘Chop My Money’, premiered by DJ Target at BBC Radio 1Xtra, featuring Krept & Konan, Loski and ZieZie.
iLL BLU are no strangers to success. Emerging as an integral part of the UK Underground scene, the duo have since been praised far beyond the scene by DJing to crowds in Denmark and France, to London’s iconic Fabric nightclub and securing themselves as frequent faces in the UK Top 40 Charts.
‘Chop My Money’ features dancehall influences and production sharp enough to cut through that summer haze. It’s been streamed almost six million times on Spotify, and you can listen to it right now on the Goal Music Playlist.
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