Neillusion was born and raised in West Coast Demerara, Guyana, where he developed a keen interest in local genres such as Dancehall and Soca. In a culture rich with Caribbean, Latin, African, and Indian heritages, musical influences came from all directions. With his increasing curiosity, he began collecting music, from new to old, and became known amongst his peers as the go-to for music. He soon began to explore new genres outside of the South American-Caribbean bubble, such as Afrobeat, Afrohouse, Rap/Hip-Hop, and Reggaeton.
Briefly after his big move to Toronto, Canada in his early teens, Neil was introduced to electronic music by his classmates. He soon gravitated towards artists such Mastiksoul, Dj Chuckie, and Gregor Salto, who remain an inspiration to this day. Naturally, his interest guided him into deejaying. Starting off spinning at friends’ and schoolmates’ parties, his skills strengthened. With electronic music continuously on his mind and in his ears, he decided to jump into music production. As an amateur producer, he soon learned that the art isn’t as easy as it sounded, but that didn’t stop him. His free time were easily consumed by spending hours on the computer learning new techniques and creating new songs. Eventually, Neillusion made a name for himself in the Caribbean music scene, being more known for his remixes and mashups.
But like every young musician, Neillusion had to make an important decision at the crossroads of maturity. With decreasing support from his relatives, he decided to take a hiatus to pursue a career. After a few years, his passion for music, instead of fading, grew much stronger. He leaped right back into the game without any second thoughts. Shortly after his return to music, he released Renegades featuring Polish rapper, Szymore. The track was a regional success and motivated him to release more songs. Neillusion has collaborated with artists from all over the globe, from Angola, to Mauritius, to Indonesia, to Brazil. He has also performed in venues of all sizes in Indonesia, Guyana, Panama, and Toronto. With no plans on taking a break anytime soon, Neillusion will continue to release hits and provide adrenaline at his events.