Ilya Styles (born November 26, 1991), who performs under his stage name Sean Styles, ex. 2fresh, is a solo rap and reggae recording artist, remixer, songwriter and producer.
In 2007, 2fresh released his first major work as a compilation entitled Da Best. The album included tracks like "B'star" and "Hard Times". The video clip for Hard Times was based on the British drama film Kidulthood.
In 2009, he started remixing other artists and dropped a mixtape called "Mix House". It features remixes of hit singles by artists such as 2Pac, 50 Cent, Dr. Dre, Akon, Nas, Krs-One, Dmx, Xzibit, Snoop Dogg, The Game, and more. The remix of Mams Taylor’s song "Girlfriend" has been sent to Mams via facebook and was met with a positive response.
In 2012, after 3 year break, 2fresh returns with the second volume of his mixtape series Mix House. The idea was that 2fresh recorded his own rap verses and added himself onto tracks he originally didn't appear on. The music video "Mama’s Song" comprises photography montage of his favorite childhood moments from 20 years ago with modern-day photos.
In 2015, 2fresh put out his debut EP "Buffalo Souljahs" which contains socially conscious hip hop songs with influences of reggae and dancehall music. It features several guest contributions from hip hop and reggae musicians, and producers. Its single "Message For Tomorrow" got a lot of attention and was praised for the strong and powerful lyrical content.
2fresh also has experience as a DJ and specialized in Trance and Euro Dance music. "At The Velocity Of Sound 2010" is a two-disc concept project based upon various types of electronic music. The first CD provided contemporary sounds of genres such as Drum'n'Bass and modern Trance, while the second CD provided classical and old school techno, euro dance and ambient songs.
2fresh grew up listening to artists such as: Tupac Shakur, Will Smith, Coolio, Bomfunk MC's, Dj Aligator, Sean Paul, who all influenced him. In addition to expressing his admiration for Bob Marley, The Temptations, Eddy Grant and Ray Charles.
2fresh incorporates hip hop, R&B, Reggae, and electronic styles into his music. 2fresh described his sound as "experimental music". 2fresh is often compared to Kanye West, Sean Paul, Dmx and Timati.
Da Best (2007)
Mix House (2009)
Mix House Volume 2 (2012)
Buffalo Souljahs EP (2015)
Sean Styles & Washiwasha Experience (2017)
ICE EP (2019)
N Da House (TBA)
Mungo's HiFi (Scotland)
Ray Classic (producer, USA)
DJ Algiux (Lithuania)
Spartak (Russian Federation)
G Wylx (Russian Federation)
Alex Fima (Russian Federation)
Ipo Crita (Russian Federation)
Naughty Skill (Ukraine)
Simon Crane (Russian Federation)
Popovski (Russian Federation)
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