Since he dropped The Pursuit in 2009, The ILLZ has been one of my favorite artists. He was one of the first interviews I ever did for this site. One of The ILLZ’s strong traits is his sampling. In “Closer”, The ILLZ samples Temper Trap’s “Soldier On” and it works beautifully. The ILLZ has never really blown up and I’d selfishly like to keep it that way. He’s one of those artists you want for yourself.