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Unknown Artist ilo ilo Mailed Us USB With Debut Song On It & We Can’t Stop Listening

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This mysterious project called ilo ilo, whose identity(s) have yet to be released, have been posting hypnotizing looping videos on Instagram. They came across our radar thanks to a mysterious package that was physically mailed to our office in Denver last week which contained a usb stick and a short, mysterious letter (see photo below).

The usb stick contained this video we uploaded to YouTube below and had us curious what the project is.

Is this a collective, a side project, a brand new artist or something else?

A lot of their Instagram videos and their bio show a phone number (808) 202-2690 and after calling we heard a voicemail of a girl saying the same thing in the video above ending with “I have something special I wanna show you. It’s called ilo ilo.” We then received a text saying “Welcome to ilo ilo ♥‿♥ click below for everything you've ever wanted” with a link to their Instagram, where they've been uploading videos for the past 8 months.

Today we get one step closer to knowing a little more about ilo ilo thanks to a second USB we received from them including the MP3 of what seems to be their debut song called "wait" with some other files.

We don't know if this is a new label's first release, an artist's debut song, or something else? "wait" is a longer version of what was played in the video clip. It has a dreamy quality to the song that hooks you in from the beginning and packs some island-ready groove filled drops full of steel drums. The infectious simple lyrics repeats throughout yet don't let you get tired of them. After hearing this first song from the mysterious project we’re really intrigued as it sounds like it's drawing influences from Mura Masa and ODESZA while setting the tone for their very own style. Enjoy!

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WTF Is ilo ilo?

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Sometimes we come across something that immediately catches our attention and has us asking “WTF is this?” That’s exactly what we have today, but we’re not exactly sure what it is yet. We received a package this morning from something called ilo ilo, and it’s not exactly the typical submission we’re used to.

We got a mysterious, trippy tube in the mail with a short letter, a rose and a USB all with the same branding for something called ilo ilo. 

After digging around a bit we came across a SoundCloud page with no uploads and an Instagram page for ilo ilo filled with with short clips only lasting a few seconds pairing uncredited music with glitchy, dreamy videos that we just can’t get enough of. They’ve mastered the art of looped videos on Instagram as we instantly became hypnotized scrolling through their feed.

A lot of the videos and their bio show a phone number (808) 202-2690 and after calling we heard a voicemail of a girl saying “hey, its me. i know we haven’t talked in a while but I’ve been thinking about you a lot lately and I have something special I wanna show you. It’s called ilo ilo.” We then received a text saying “Welcome to ilo ilo ♥‿♥ click below for everything you've ever wanted” with a link to their Insta.

We decided to see what was on the USB and when we opened it there was a video lasting a little over a minute that really grabbed our attention. The video kicks off with the same voicemail before an infectious, uncredited song starts playing joined by glitchy video clips similar to what we saw on their Instagram page. Throughout the video a date 5/16/18 kept flashing up that has us questioning what’s coming.  

What is ilo ilo? We're not sure yet. After seeing this video teasing an ID, we’re assuming this is a new music project. However, who is this? The letter we got started off saying “i miss u” so we’re wondering if this is an artist we’ve featured on TSIS before? We really have no idea, but are excited to see what’s happening on Tuesday as it seems they have something up their sleeves. If you have any info feel free to DM us about it as we’re very curious. See the video below and enjoy!


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