The Illuminertia Music and Art Collective
Illuminertia is the creation of Eric Montross a multimedia producer and sound engineer. He is a multi-instrumentalist and audio visual alchemist who’s released over 20 full length album throughout his career thusfar. His songs have made to the top of the billboard charts in two categories and he has performed on and engineered tracks with many world class musicians. Some of his most notable collaborations have been with Bubba Jones (bassist of grammy award winning Digable Planets), Earl Harvin (drummer of Air), Seasunz (vocalist for Earth Amplified), Salar Nader (world renowned tabla master), Govinda, Even Fraser (Dirtwire), Saqi, Little Star, Angelo Bundini and Rob Shrock a grammy award winning pianist who’s performed with Duffy, Rumer, Adele, Elvis Costello, Leann Rimes, Sir Elton John, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Whitney Houston, Chrissie Hynde, Ray Charles, Faith Hill, Sir Cliff Richard, Wynonna, Aretha Franklin, Isaac Hayes, and so many more.
Illuminertia won the Relix Magazine Jamoff in 2010 and since it’s inception the project has attracted the attention of legendary visual artists as well. Liliwenn the prolific muralist from France designed the Auditory Persuasion album cover. Olivia Curry (a set designer for the Marvel smash hit Black Panther) designed the Mystery School album cover. In 2013, he became a resident DJ at Club Conscious Ecstatic Dance events the Bay Area, CA and he signed a record deal with Street Ritual that same year. They teamed up on a release entitled Energy Eternal which which contained a track called Cloud Busters that that made it onto Bangers: Episode 1. Illuminertia has also been featured in two issues of Under The Radar Magazine including the Best of the Decade issue. Following this Illuminertia became a regular performer at the monthly Zodiac Party in Emeryville located right next door to the legendary Pixar movie studio. He’s a touring artist & editor for the Rise Up TV reality show that is now available on ROKU.