IlldotLogic has never been satisfied with the status quo. Beginning in his freshman year in high school, he began crafting his own style of music because as a listener, he was not satisfied with the music being released at the time. In 2009, he digitally dropped The QWERTY Mixtape as a progressive hip hop project during a time when hip hop was primarily dominated by simple synthesizer melodies, TR-808 drums, and even simpler song concepts.
Rose Quartz Blog had this to say of the release: “Like Kanye’s pre-College Dropout mixtapes up to and including Drakes ‘So Far Gone’, IlldotLogic (or Illington Dotsworth if you’re so inclined) continues “that vibe” nicely with The QWERY Mixtape. Funky fresh shit from Duval County, Florida, of all places, this release ranges from electro-infused dance floor jams to drum machine-heavy riding music through to some surprising touches of slow burn introspection all polished off with slick-shine production. It’s an incredible listen and something which should be considered for many a faves of ’09 lists.”
After a several year break from releasing music, IlldotLogic is back with his debut LP Dreams In Stereo. With influences from indie rock to the dance music of the 1990s, from dubstep to boom-bap hip hop, Dreams In Stereo comes to the listener as an eclectic yet thematically cohesive piece of music.
Recording began in 2009 with the recording of “Follow Me” which is produced by Jason Stokes of The Claymores in Jacksonville, FL. Several other songs were recorded previously to IlldotLogic’s relocation to Atlanta, GA in 2010 where he finished recording the album in mid 2011 in the basement studio of a rental house.
Fellow Jacksonville, FL natives Picasso Witapen (FFJB Music) and Drazah Backwards add hip-hop influences to the album. While Stokes produced three of the songs and co-produced three others, IlldotLogic remains the primary producer of the project. Stokes also mixed the record alongside Paul Lipinski (Alicia Keys, Yellowcard, Red Jumpsuit Aparatus).
Highly melodic and driven by epic chord progressions and big drums, the soundscape of Dreams In Stereo puts the listener in the mind more so of watching a movie instead of listening to an album. The apt titled Dreams In Stereo puts a new, original, spin on various genres of music and puts IlldotLogic in a lane completely by himself. It turns music into a movie, into a dream.