iLLPHONiCS is a band that creates a musical sound best described as "Hip-Hop Fusion" named St. Louis's “Best Hip-Hop Group of 2011," as voted by the readers of the Riverfront Times, the band has been actively performing and recording since 2006.
The unlikely formation of the band in 2006 was initiated by iLLPHONiCS frontman and emcee, Fallout Morris, when he was an Audio Production student at Webster University. He decided to make use of the school's recording studio to record an album, and called on his U.City High School comrades Keith Moore (keys), Chaz Brew (drums), and Simon Chervitz (bass), as well as fellow Webster classmate, Kevin Koehler (guitar), to provide the songs and instrumentation.
After almost seven years together, playing well over 200 shows, and performing in 10 different states Illphonics has gained respect and admiration throughout the Midwest region and beyond due to their dynamic live show and progressive recordings. Their two self-produced EPs, Illusion (2010) and Reality: Check (2012), have earned the band a solid reputation on a national scale with numerous blog write-ups and a spotlight in Performer Magazine. Their debut album, Sound, placed #36 on Vintage Vinyl’s (well-known record store in St. Louis) Top Selling CDs of 2009, making it the highest-grossing CD by an unsigned band that year.