hometown: Victoria, BC
Jesus “Doc Zoo” Estevez: Producer, Vocals
Dan “Danimal” Howse: Vocals
Phil Lyons: Guitar
Justin “Mt.Doyle”: DJ
Band of the Month promo photos are courtesy of Rocktographers, a collective of Victoria concert photographers who cover shows, interview rockstars and, each January, showcase some of the best concert photos from local shooters.
Illvis Freshly is a funky, bass heavy, hip-hop monster. They’ve blended the classic sample heavy hip hop sound of the 90s with live rock n roll, guitar, rapping, and turntablisim. The two MCs, Danimal House and Doc Zoo, bring high energy, raw, and unforgiving lyrics with crazy flows and a wide variety of content and themes. DJ Mt Doyle is always on point, scratching, mixing, and keeping the party live. Phil Lyons absolutely shreds the guitar, captivating the crowd with face melting riffs and his ridiculously entertaining antics. Illvis Freshly’s debut LP entitled “What Chu Know About Illvis?” received huge support from the world-wide Hip Hop, Funk, and Electronic scenes. 2015 was a big year for Illvis Freshly, winning Best Urban/Electronic Recording for their song “On The Breaks” and Group of The Year from the Vancouver Island Music Awards. In November 2016 they released their sophomore album, “Illennials,” a take on our current state of affairs regarding everything from politics to the disenfranchised millennials.
Illvis Freshly has been able to bring their feel good party vibes to a number of amazing festivals such as Atmosphere Gathering, Shambhala Music Festival, Rifflandia, Electric Love, Song and Surf, and Tall Tree Music Festival. Illvis Freshly is on a mission to bring their funky fresh sound to the west coast music scene.
What Chu Know About Illvis – May 2015
Illennails – Nov 2016
We are just about to finish our tour to promote the new album (Victoria, Quadra, Courtenay, Vancouver, Nanaimo, Port Alberni). We have 2 new music videos in production, and are already starting to record our next album.
Illvis Freshly – Upside Down (featuring Caleb Hart) (download)
Illvis Freshly – Till It’s Gone (download)
Illvis Freshly – Backroads (download)