Illya

Illya

Illya

A DJ once described as being “as energetic as he is enigmatic,” Illya has built a solid reputation as one of the leading DJs on Sydney’s ever-burgeoning circuit. Having a passion for electronic music and raves from an early age, Illya spent many years as a fan before being inspired to give the decks a proper go for himself.

He got his start playing sets at Sydney clubbing institution ‘The Globe’ as a guest DJ at Switched On on Fridays nights, as well as being a resident DJ at One on Saturdays. He then moved into promotion with a fellow resident, DJ Frenzie; and the two started Fly, a club night held on Saturdays which introduced Sydney to some of its favourite international names including Kaskade, Jay-J and Crazy Penis to name a few.

His record collection – as well as his simply jaw-dropping techniques when it comes to putting this collection to use on the turntables – is proof alone of why he is a worthy contender when it comes to being named one of the top DJs in Australia. In 2003, he scored the number 18 posit in the inthemix Australian Top 50 DJ Poll, before climbing the ranks to the Number 8 position the very next year and holding the same spot in 2005. Consistently popular and continually on the rise, Illya continues to make a huge impact on the scene, and you’ve really got nothing to lose in going along with it.


Sydney’s Sunday institution After Ours returns for one night only3

Sydney’s Sunday institution After Ours returns for one night only

By Nick Jarvis 20th Sep, 2013

Sounds on Sunday @ Greenwood Hotel, Sydney (18/11/2012)4

Sounds on Sunday @ Greenwood Hotel, Sydney (18/11/2012)

By Elliot Giakalis 26th Nov, 2012

Three internationals come to play at the Greenwood, and combine to deliver a Sounds on Sunday event that caught a small yet hugely appreciative crowd by surprise.

Sounds on Sunday @ Greenwood Hotel, Sydney (7/10/2012)2

Sounds on Sunday @ Greenwood Hotel, Sydney (7/10/2012)

By Shall Lloyd 15th Oct, 2012

Sounds on Sunday returned to the Greenwood Hotel last weekend and once again, the crew at Sounds proved that they would be making a real splash back into the Sydney clubbing scene.

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Sounds on Sunday nods to the old school with opening party

By Angus Paterson 24th Jul, 2012

Interest spiked last month when it was revealed that Sydney institution Sounds On Sunday would be resurrected in time for the start of summer.

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Dance Music Disaster Gigs: Part Two

By ITM HQ 24th Apr, 2012

From tales of shootings to misplaced feces, we got the likes of Carl Cox, Porter Robinson, The Magician and Steve Lawler to tell us about the worst gigs they've ever played.

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Wham! announce summer resident series

By Katie Cunningham 30th Nov, 2011

Over the summer months, Wham! is going to play host to four select DJs to become weekly residents in World Bar’s four different rooms.

Flosstradamus and Nick Catchdubs do free Converse block party1

Flosstradamus and Nick Catchdubs do free Converse block party

By Dave Ruby Howe 11th May, 2011

The residents of Prahran are about to get a serious influx of Fool’s Gold love this weekend.

Illya – Ministry Of Sound Classics mix11

Illya – Ministry Of Sound Classics mix

By Jack Tregoning 29th Dec, 2010

Following this year’s sell-out event, Ministry Of Sound Classics returns to the plush surrounds of the ivy on the first day of 2011. Here's how Sydney jackin' house master Illya does the classics thing.

Start the year at Ministry Of Sound Classics1

Start the year at Ministry Of Sound Classics

By Jack Tregoning 4th Nov, 2010

Following this year’s sell-out event, Ministry Of Sound Classics returns to the plush surrounds of the ivy on the first day of 2011.

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Sydney icons for all-night-long sets

By Jack Tregoning 11th Oct, 2010

Each Saturday in November, Wham! at World Bar will hand its dancefloor to a Sydney DJ icon for the whole night.

Groovin' the Moo @ the Bendigo Royal Showgrounds, Bendigo (1/5/2010)

Groovin' the Moo @ the Bendigo Royal Showgrounds, Bendigo (1/5/2010)

By William Zerno 6th May, 2010

The people behind Groovin' the Moo appear to have a noble cause in mind by bringing a BigDayOut-esque line-up to the more regional outskirts of Australia. And a big day out was to be had!

Groovin' The Moo apologises for festival mismanagement3

Groovin' The Moo apologises for festival mismanagement

By Tom Mann 4th May, 2010

Punters headed to see the likes of Empire Of The Sun and Miami Horror at the Groovin' The Moo festival in Bendigo over the weekend faced three hour queues and a poor festival layout. Organisers have now responded to the criticisms.

Empire Of The Sun, Bag Raiders & more do Groovin The Moo9

Empire Of The Sun, Bag Raiders & more do Groovin The Moo

By Jack Tregoning 4th Feb, 2010

Regional Australia will once again by spoiled by the Groovin The Moo festival this May, with five stops full of festival party action now on the schedule.

Illy - Long Story Short

Illy - Long Story Short

By Liz Charles 5th Jun, 2009

Obese Records are not resting in 2009 with yet another debut artist for the hip hop faithful.

Sounds on Sunday feat. Kaskade @ Greenwood Hotel, Sydney (25/1/09)

Sounds on Sunday feat. Kaskade @ Greenwood Hotel, Sydney (25/1/09)

By Chris Rawlins 29th Jan, 2009

Ryan Raddon, AKA Kaskade was again down under with a new album hitting stores and a three-hour set at a sold-out Sounds on Sunday. A tantalising prospect.

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whambulance whambulance said on Fri 20th Sep, 2013
"oh man. incredible."
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sharkman4 sharkman4 said on Tue 27th Nov, 2012
"Seemed to me they were keeping people off the 'grass' to ..."
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Zest4life2 Zest4life2 said on Mon 22nd Jul, 2013
"Giddy Up!!!!"
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reevedeejay reevedeejay said on Fri 17th Aug, 2012
"hahahaha Sam La More you LEGEND!"
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mighty toy mighty toy said on Wed 30th Nov, 2011
"Am a fan of Wham , shame it is in the cross "