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Music Monday: Illvis Freshly

West Coast Hip Hop, Ghetto Grove, Big Flavored Bass? Rhymes and Poetry! Guitar Assaults! Beastie Boys, meets Cypress Hill with heavy power chords and a sweet Nineties nod; let me introduce Illvis Freshly.

Illvis Freshly has officially found the funk, and moulded it into a bass heavy, hip hop monster. They’ve blended the classic sample heavy hip hop sound of the 90s with live rock n roll guitar, harmonica and turntablisim.

The two MCs, Danimal House and Doc Zoo, bring high energy, raw, and unforgiving lyrics with complex flows and a wide variety of content and themes.

Phil Lyons absolutely shreds the guitar, captivating the crowd with face melting riffs and his ridiculously entertaining antics.

Previously The Funkee Wadd has always been down to bring the flavour with precise cuts and scratches and constantly keeping the party live, this week as creative directions are being nurtured, Illvis Freshly said goodbye to Kyle and welcomed Mt. Doyle.

Mt. Doyle has been a staple in the Victoria Electronic scene for as long as any of us can remember, and we could not be more excited to have this beast hold it down in place of The Funkee Wadd. -Illvis Freshly


Illvis Freshly just released their first full length album “What Chu Know About Illvis?”, receiving huge support from the world-wide Hip Hop, Funk, and Electronic scenes.


Illvis Freshly's "Funk Like This". 
Off their debut album, "What Chu Know About Illvis?". 
Shot, Directed, and Edited by Jim Vanderhorst of Rebel Cause Films

The official video for Illvis Freshly's "Pass That" off of their debut album "What Chu Know About Illvis?" The video was shot in Logan's Pub in Victoria, BC by Alex "Scram" Miller of AEX Imagery.

LBH, being from the west coast ourselves, has a special place in our big ol heart for this song. “On The Breaks” was filmed on location in Tofino, British Columbia. Home to some of the best cold water surfing in the WORLD as well as in Cathedral Grove where the life energy is on pointe.

Illvis Freshly's music video for their single 'On The Breaks' from their debut LP, 'What Chu Know About Illvis?'. Filmed and directed by Jim Vanderhorst of Rebel Cause films.


The past year has been paramount for the boys, having had the chance to share the stage with many incredible acts such as Souls Of Mischief, Neon Steve, Obie Trice, Skiitour, Stickybuds, Ghettosocks, Emotionz, Scott Jackson Fresh Killz, and many more.


The summer of 2015 has been a pivotal year for the boys, heading all across BC performing at amazing festivals such as Atmosphere Gathering, Shambhala Music Festival and local festivals, Rifflandia and Tall Tree Music Festival, where they were voted in by the community of Victoria and beyond to perform. Illvis Freshly is bringing the ruckus to the west coast, straight goods.




Friday March 25th 2016 at the Cambie in Nanaimo. 

On this awesome night, All profits will be donated to The Turntemple to aid with its efforts in offering pop-up after school programs with an urban edge to youth at risk.

With 3 awesome artists, 1 audacious band, beautifull dancers & good vibes, this show will SELL OUT!! Don’t miss out on this great opportunity to give back to the community. Invite your friends & bring the love!

For online tickets –>

Facebook Event: DO THE THING – Slynk • Illvis Freshly • Sammy Senior • Wax Organix


Twitter: @illvisfreshly
Instagram: @illvisfreshly

See Monday, with the right tunes.. you aren’t so bad.

words by | deanna beaudoin


ig | @lovebeinghere



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