|These are good times for the Manchester-based DJ Illum Sphere. He's just signed on to Ninja Tune Records, and will release new material next year. A press release from the label teases out the idea of more than release, saying "With new material to emerge next year, including a full length album, the future is looking highly... ahem, illuminated." Ninja Tune is also giving way a free Illum Sphere song in exchange for an email, and the ong is called "Fal Balel." Again from Ninja Tune, they're saying "Its industrial atmospherics, haunting melodics and effortless, boogie-like funk are everything that Illum Sphere is about."
If the name Illum Sphere sounds familiar, it might be because he collaborated with Radiohead last year on the Radiohead TKOL remix album offering up the Illum Sphere workover of the song Codex. Of couse, there's a lot more to his music than that, so check out a live set from him at the Boiler Room, it's a one hour performance.