unconventional live electro acoustic revolution
MTV Award winner Sensor is a Romanian electro-acoustic band consisting of producer Paul Ilea, Sasha Negara, and special guest Mara on vocals. With the roots in the industrial-techno scene of the early 2000’s, these multi-award winning artists have since released 4 studio albums as well as sharing the main stage at European festivals with major names such as The Prodigy, Faithless, Kylie Minogue, Kelly Rowland, Korn, Bob Sinclair, Genesis, Scorpions, Crystal Method, Chicane and others. With eccentric band leader Paul Ilea composing all their music, Sensor has evolved as a band as naturally as its members and therefore came to explore a whole range of genres, giving these a boost of an unique, recognizable style. The result? An originally crafted style, a mix of electro and broken beats, post dubstep and acid jazz, symphonic and ethnic flavors, that appear to resemble, but in fact break these well known patterns. All wrapped in electrifying, hyped-up live shows. Sensor is nothing like a regular music group, because they are so much more than that! Always following unconventional paths regardless the trends and managing to build a trademark, diversity is the key word for this unique band.
Born in 1999, the group is based on a former percussion ensemble called Hans’n’Feet that subsequently changed its name into Sensor, a formula that revolutionized the Romanian showbizz industry as it designed a whole new idea: a techno-tribal-electro group relying on percussion on unconventional instruments and a very dynamic show involving bins, cans, broom sticks, electric grinders, synths and any tool you can think about.Sensor won several awards so far such as the the MTV Award in 2005 for best video single (Help Yourself), Best Sound Award at Romanian Music Awards in 2009, VIP Music Award for Best Group in 2011 and, most recently, nominee to Best Electronica Artist at AIM Music Awards California, US .
SENSOR’s first album, „Lands”, is also the first Romanian world-fusion album, followed by other 3, among which the latest „U.S.B. – Urban Symphonik Beats” was released in late 2013. With featurings like LORA, Mara, Mc Tina, this complex album has a lot of twists and turns, from post dubstep to dnb and all kind of surprising broken beats, experimenting both symphonic melodic lines and electronic sounds. And Sensor set the trend once again by releasing the U.S.B. album on a special edition USB card.
By taking their passion one step further, Sensor developed their own Production company – Kult Studio Production -where together with an array of talented artists engage in other areas as well such as show production, theater and film soundtrack composition.
2014 Touareg -music created for Liza Panait fashion show
2014 Figure Out -single /Skillz Records
2013 Urban Symphonic Beats – album / Kult Studio Records
2009 Best, Unreleased -album /Sunete Magazine
2008 Sensuous Moods album created for Jolidon anniversary event
2007 Promo Club Mix
2005 E-volution album / EMI Era Business
2002 Lands album / A&A Records