DJ Illatek is a regular night club DJ and event host with over 15 years experience who has played everywhere from student raves in Birmingham to upmarket footballers hang outs in London,and further afield with residencies in Tenerife, Bombay and Faliraki.
You may also find him hosting events like The Acton Carnival or backstage at The Wireless Festival or on the red carpet at The MOBO’s.
No genre is out of bounds for him and he can often be seen to play a set with 5 different music styles, which has seen him winning two local DJ competitions. He has had residencies at NYT, 10 Rooms, Trap and Embassy in Central London as well a 3 year spot at Flavas/Karma in Ealing. He also DJ’s from time to time for legendary events Garage Nation and Pure Temptation (see video).
DJ Illatek’s style can be heard on one of his mix CDs, “Fever Pitch”, “The Rescue Mission” and “Legends of Hip Hop (Tupac & Biggie)” one of the most creative mixtapes heard. To date over 3000 of these have been given out to ravers for free, and over 5,000 people have listened online. Click here to listen. Illatek has a passion for mashups and refixes and many have been played on the BBC Westside FM and Bang Radio.
Illatek also throws his own events from time to time and has promoted nights in Birmingham, Northampton and London, including ‘Good Times Good People‘ at The Blag Club together with Dev from Radio 1 and Darren B (Trevor Nelson’s producer) which saw people such as Bashy, More Fire Crew and Ricky & Melvin from Kiss attending, as well as his “Get Your Swagger On” parties in West London featuring performances from Donaeo, Funky Dee and Juggy D to name but a few.
Illatek has been interviewed and performed guest mixes on many radio shows including the BBC Asian Network (DJ Kayper’s show X 1, DJ Limelight & Kan D man’s show X 2) and Choice FM (now Capital Xtra).
As an official Warner/Atlantic Street Team DJ he has been a part of promotional marketing campaigns for Twista, Sean Paul, Fabolous, Little Brother, Brandy and more.
Illatek has worked closely with local artists such as A G Dolla and 7 time Jump Off Rap Battle winner Sam Khan’s video for his track “I Think I Love Your Lady” which received over 258,000 views and was playlisted on channel AKA.