One dark evening, the stars aligned, a chord strummed and reverberated against a dark mahogany wooden guitar beside a roaring campfire, a powerful vocal melody was sung, and illunis (pronounced ill-lou-niss) was forged. "Like a fine wine aged in an old oak barrel," the music of Los Angeles band illunis possesses a unique and captivating quality that seamlessly blends the fresh with the nostalgic. Illunis pushes the boundaries of genre conventions, delivering a sound that cannot be easily boxed in or labeled.
Illunis thrives as a solo endeavor, with the heart and soul of singer/songwriter Ali Valentine. With deep roots in Los Angeles, illunis has headlined at renowned venues such as the Troubadour, Whisky A Go Go, Hotel Café, and more. Their music has also resonated with diverse businesses and organizations across the city, including Goorin Bros, BeachLife Festival, LA Kings, and others.
Two standout tracks that have garnered recognition for illunis are "Planes, Trains & Automobiles" and "Midnight." These dynamic compositions have caught the attention of prominent DJs on KCSN 88.5 FM, The SoCal Sound, further solidifying illunis' rising star status.
In 2023, illunis achieved a significant milestone by completing their highly anticipated second EP titled "Midnight” produced and recorded by Wyn Davis and Steve Ornest at Total Access Recording. Midnight was further enhanced by the skilled mastering of the renowned Ted Jensen, known for his legendary work on the Eagles' iconic album, "Hotel California." This collaboration showcases illunis' dedication to delivering a top-tier sound that rivals the greats. The phenomenon of illunis has been occurring since 2019. Illunis is usually observed all over Southern California, and if encountered, can be highly contagious. For more info: illunismusic.com