(Söla, Under No Illusion, Whartone Records, Killer Vibe Records, Cutting Edge Material)
This & That (Underground Sessions)
Institute Darlington (Room 2)
Tickets available on Skiddle
A night run by and for dedicated ravers; Illusion is a reaction against commercial interpretations of the underground music scene. Disclosing the most talented up and coming DJs in the industry, Illusion is predominately about the music rather than notoriety behind the name. With strong residents and even stronger guests to come, the well thought out party is making waves.
SM ONE, formally known as Sonny James, is a 22 year old Tech House & Techno DJ/Producer who is originally from Leicester, but now applies his trade in Manchester.
Since the start, SM ONE has always aimed to keep his music true to the Tech House genre that his resides in, while also making it unique enough to stand out from the crowd, and with support from Solardo, Detlef, Mark Jenkyns, Jey Kurmis & Vibe Killers, to name a few, it appears he is doing this to some degree of success. In march, his production ‘Say What Again’ was made Data Transmissions single of the week and over the past 12 months he has released on Solä Records, Whartone Records, Killer Vibe Records and Cutting Edge Material, with more in the pipeline before the years end.
Over the past 24 months, SM ONE has also been regularly playing at venues all across the country, and a selection of dates in Europe too, alongside many of the industry's biggest names including Skream, Route 94, Secondcity, Max Chapman, Leftwing & Kody, Darius Syrossian, Doorly, Bontan & more.
With this project still being in its early years, you can be sure to see more coming from this artist in the future!
First appearing b2b on Groove London's radio station 'The WorkHOUSE' in November 2016, getting on the decks together has always felt natural for these two. Starting off DJing from party-to-party, in March 2017 Borna and Lewis swiftly established a duo and created their name: This & That. They began playing their home town of Darlington, and have since featured on a number of lineups throughout the North East.
Always being keen to throw a party, they quickly secured their first event 'Underground Sessions', held in a cellar underneath one of Darlingtons busiest restaurants. They quickly outgrew this and moved into the nightclub scene with the launch of 'Illusion'.
Having featured in line ups along side: Riva Starr, Camelphat, Sidney Charles, Latmun, Mihalis Safras, Bontan, Rich Wakley, Leftwing & Kody, Jacky, Truth Be Told, Lee Walker and Andy Lee for events such as Reverb, Ruckus, Solar Knights, Sound Navigation and Concept. Their passion for underground house & techno is demonstrated through the enthusiasm they bring to the crowd.
Music has always been a huge part in Jake's life, he got into the house and techno scene from a young age. A passion for this style of music led for him to go on and produce his own tracks, and warm up for DJs such as Marshal Jefferson. The aspiring DJ and Producer started off playing at Mr Hutton's Bar at the start of the year and has now gone on to working with the team at the keys to create ‘Illusion.’
Triple-B are an up and coming duo, made up of two local lads known well throughout the town, starting off playing around on a controller in their bedroom they’re now putting their self taught knowledge to use on the terrace at Avalon and now once again at illusions.
Mainly playing sets at house party’s and getting behind the decks every and any chance they get they have a real love for music and you can guarantee if they’re not behind the decks they’ll be at the front of the dance floor showing their support.
This pair are more than capable of getting the crowd going and putting on a show to please anyone with the same passion for house and techno and are sure to impress once again as they did previously on Boxing Day.