Illum Sphere


Restless as a DJ and adventurous in his productions, Illum Sphere (real name Ryan Hunn) is both a key player in the Manchester music scene and a unique presence on the global stage. Deliberately oblique in his approach, he's had a vital impact on electronic music.

As well as being one of the founders of club night Hoya:Hoya who are regulars in Room Two here, as an artist Illum Sphere has released music on Ninja Tune, Young Turks, 3024, Fat City and Tectonic, remixed for the likes of Radiohead, Martyn, Kuedo, Lorn, Zed Bias, MONEY and as a DJ has played across the world.

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Thursday 15th January 2015
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Wednesday 14th January 2015
Competition: Win Copies of Illum Sphere's FABRICLIVE 78
Tuesday 6th January 2015
Biography: Illum Sphere (FABRICLIVE 78)
Wednesday 19th November 2014
Audio: Illum Sphere - FABRICLIVE 78 Promo Mix
Wednesday 5th November 2014
Tuesday 23rd September 2014
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Thursday 24th April 2014
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Tuesday 1st April 2014
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Monday 24th March 2014
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Thursday 23rd January 2014
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Monday 17th June 2013
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Wednesday 1st May 2013
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Friday 19th October 2012
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Monday 17th September 2012
Audio: Jonny Dub - FABRICLIVE x Hoya:Hoya Mix
Thursday 3rd May 2012
Audio: Jon K – FABRICLIVE x Hoya Hoya Mix
Tuesday 10th January 2012
Audio: Illum Sphere - One For Hoya Mix
Tuesday 6th September 2011
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Tuesday 30th August 2011
Blog Mainline: Pinch - RA Podcast
Thursday 24th February 2011
Audio: Kidkanevil - FABRICLIVE Promo Mix
Wednesday 15th December 2010
In The Company Of... Indigo (+ FABRICLIVE Promo Mix)
Tuesday 30th November 2010
Audio: Illum Sphere - Psycho (Doc Daneeka Remix)
Tuesday 29th June 2010
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Thursday 6th May 2010
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  • One For Hoya Mix

    Illum Sphere is an artist whose thick smog like take on atmospheric beat music has scored him vinyl releases on Fat City, Martyn’s 3024 and Tectonic. He also co-runs the Hoya:Hoy...