Directed by Cameron Michael Debe
Cinematography by Rony Portillo
Featuring Akili King, Emilie Wilde, and Hillary Lui
Sound Design by JIL
Produced by Satchel Lee and Caroline D’Arcy Gorman
Get to know the City’s hottest up-and-coming group in the second episode of DRØME Presents: CRUSH. Meet JIL, the psychedelic electronic soul trio (and sometimes quartet) who’s lush sound sends us to another world. In this exclusive video featuring the group’s latest release, “Virgin Atlantic”, JIL’s music will wrap you up in a sonic blanket. Though immersive and rich, there an unplanned elegance to JIL’s music: “[We] like to create worlds in sound that have a stochastic element”. Experimental yet polished, unpredictable yet whole, JIL’s mature sound feels like the future. In a networked age where social media is saturated with attention-seeking content, the members of JIL maintain their anonymity to direct focus to the music. “Always move with good energy, and if you do that, then what do you have to apologize for?
Check out the video above to see why we’re CRUSHing on JIL.
In the making of DRØME we hope to showcase a community of doers and nourish an attitude of empathy in a world that teaches us to pass judgment rather than practice kindness. The stories, images, and people shared in this magazine are an amalgamation of perspectives often overlooked or explicitly excluded from art and media worlds. The dearth of diverse identities and viewpoints within the arts is harrowing, especially for a young generation that is fighting its hardest to overcome conservative notions of order ultimately practiced as acts of discrimination against the very people and things we find most inspiring. In DRØME, the featured creators and creations encourage us to never shy away from who we are and what we want. Each artist, in sharing their story, embodies their own definition of agency. Against a mainstream ideology that indoctrinates patriarchal, capitalist, and hateful theories turned into policy, the artists in our first issue represent the ways in which art can take power back from society's denigrating control.