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ILL DOOTS | ILL DOOTS (illdoots.bandcamp.com)
ILL DOOTS is constantly thrusting themselves towards the new; with a sound evolving from movie samples and sprawling lyrics built in smokey dorm rooms, into a live, funky beast of a band known for elevating minds, filling hearts, and moving bodies. So it is only appropriate that ILL DOOTS' self titled album is the long-awaited bridge between the live music experience they have been cultivating on the road, and the music that has been available to listeners. After years of dropping mixtapes, touring the US, and putting their mark on the Philly theater scene, ILL DOOTS set out to capture their live sound, stepping away from their tradition of producing beats as individuals and adapting them for live performance, they collaboratively composed new, original music. Inspired by classic records and influenced by genres ranging from Minneapolis funk, classic rock, hip-hop, and everything in between, ILL DOOTS strived to emulate and honor the sounds of the greats—by using the tools of the greats, calling on vintage synths, drum machines, the Rhodes, and more. Working with engineer Micah Forsyth at Watts studio in North Philly the group cut the foundation of the album in just a few days. 

It was clear this album was unlike anything they had ever made before. However, the album’s creation took a dramatic...  more

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releases July 27, 2018 

Recorded & Mixed by Micah Forsyth 
Produced by Scott Ziegler 
Mastered by Ryan Schwabe 

Recorded at: 
Wattstudio-Philadelphia, PA 
Converse Rubber Tracks-Brooklyn, NY 
Tasker House-Philadelphia, PA 
University of the Arts-Philadelphia, PA 
Scott’s House-Philadelphia, PA 

Intro: 
Andrew Nittoli-Vibraphone/Percussion 
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar 
Elle.Morris-Vocals 
Joe Anderson-Trumpet 
Jordan McCree-Drums 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone 
Scott Ziegler-Bass/Pump Organ/Synths/Keyboards 

Suddenly: 
Ron Draper-Vocals 
Khemist-Vocals 
Phantom-Vocals 
Elle.Morris-Vocals 
The Prof.-Vocals 
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion 
Jordan McCree-Drums 
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Brandon Young-Keyboards & Synths 
Scott Ziegler-Bass & Synths 

Lunar: 
Phantom-Vocals 
Scott Ziegler-Bass 

Ain’t No Way to Live: 
Ron Draper-Vocals 
Elle.Morris-Vocals 
Phantom-Vocals 
Khemist-Vocals 
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion 
Jordan McCree-Drums 
Anthony DeCarlo-Electric & Acoustic Guitar 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Brandon Young-Piano, Keyboards, & Synths 
Scott Ziegler-Bass & Synths 

Smile: 
Zeek Burse-Vocals 
The Prof.-Vocals 
Phantom-Vocals 
Elle.Morris-Vocals 
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion 
Jordan McCree-Drums 
Anthony DeCarlo-Acoustic & Electric Guitar 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Brandon Young-Piano, Keyboards & Synths 
Scott Ziegler-Bass, Drum Programming & Chord Organ 

Chemicals: 
Phantom-Vocals 
DJ NoPhrillz-Cuts 
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion 
Jordan McCree-Drums 
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Scott Ziegler-Keybass/Synths, Drum Programming, Vocals 

Hue: 
Phantom-Vocals 
The Prof.-Vocals 
Elle.Morris-Vocals 
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion 
Jordan McCree-Drums 
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Brandon Young-Organ 
Peter Krag-Piano 
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone 
Joe Anderson-Trumpet 
Scott Ziegler-Bass 

Don’t Know Where I’m Going: 
Phantom-Vocals 
Rich Quick-Vocals 
Elle.Morris-Vocals 
Ron Draper-Vocals 
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion & Vibraphone 
Jordan McCree-Drums 
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Brandon Young-Organ, Rhodes, Celeste 
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone 
Joe Anderson-Trumpet 
Scott Ziegler-Bass, Piano, Synths 
Aaron Bastinelli-Additional Engineering 

Programming: 
Phantom-Vocals 
DJ NoPhrillz-Cuts 
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion 
Jordan McCree-Drum Programming 
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Scott Ziegler-Bass, Keyboards, Synths, & Drum Programming 

Sheep: 
Ron Draper-Vocals 
Anwar Marshall-Vocals 
Phantom-Vocals 
Elle.Morris-Vocals 
Phantom-Vocals 
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion 
Jordan McCree-Drums 
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Brandon Young-Calvinet & Synths 
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone 
Joe Anderson-Trumpet 
Scott Ziegler-Bass & Synths 

Free: 
Zeek Burse-Vocals 
Khemist-Vocals 
Phantom-Vocals 
Elle.Morris-Vocals 
Andrew Nittoli-Percussion 
Jordan McCree-Drums 
Anthony DeCarlo-Guitar 
Sam Borrello-Guitar 
Brandon Young-Rhodes, Clavinet, Organ & Synths 
Sam Greenfield-Saxophone 
Joe Anderson-Trumpet 
Scott Ziegler-Bass
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