Growing up in a musically enriched culture such as New Orleans, IKIL ORIION embraces music, art & fashion in a way Andy Warhol or Basquiat would today, showcasing the distinct synergies between the 3 mediums. They call it “Raw Noir
Nouveau Punk” and has been described as “Post- Rock ” – the future of modern music drawing comparisons to iconic artists such as Lenny Kravitz, Mick Jagger, David Bowie & Iggy Pop.
Groundbreaking debut album ‘PARANOISE VOID’ was mixed & engineered by Grammy winning Multi-Platinum production team Sylvia Massy & Rich Veltrop. The album features an All-Star cast of characters consisting of the original Ska/Punk pioneers Fishbone, New Orleans funkster Ivan Neville, UK legend Don Letts (Big Audio Dynamite), percussion maestro Leon Mobely (Ben Harper) and modern day guitar hero Rocky George of Suicidal Tendencies. Grammy nominee Erick Labson(Lady Gaga + Black Eyed Peas) mastered the album project at Universal Mastering Studio in Hollywood, Ca.
Hailing from New Orleans (birthplace of Jazz & Blues) and born into a diverse family ethnic background consisting of African- American, Native American Cherokee & French IKIL ORIION at a young tender age set out to create a path of his own with the sole intent to conquer Planet Rock. The name IKIL ORIION means ‘the brightest star in the galaxy’, an International budding star and a global brand that encompasses the spirit of what true Rock & Roll legends are made of.
His influences range from the Sex Pistols, The Clash, Morissey, Prince, The Police, The Cure, New Order, Depeche Mode, Bad Brains & the Beastie Boys. In a short period of time IKIL ORIION has burst onto the scene grabbing the attention of music lovers, fashionista`s, dispelling the critics and holding the mainstream media hostage. His music has been placed in films, tv shows, commercials, web programs and he has been endorsed by some of Hollywood`s elite celebrities. Lead single ‘For Better ‘R’ Worse’ already has 150k views on youtube.
IKIL ORIION is ready to bring his music and brand to the United Kingdom. Watch this space.
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