Illenium stuns with 15-track remix package for ‘Awake’

This post was originally published on this site

Since his debut in 2013, Colorado producer Illenium has pushed the envelope with his feels-inducing musical creations. He’s thrilled the electronic music scene with his innovative originals and remixes, selling out venues wherever he goes.

Now, he follows up his sophomore album, Awake, with a stunning 15-track remix package for that same collection of music. He tapped the talents of some of the scene’s most inventive names for the set of reworks, and the result is a diverse compilation that truly has something for everyone.

From the heavier remix from The Glitch Mob of “Crawl Outta Love” to the euphoric Crystal Skies rework of “Let You Go” to Au5 and Fractal‘s drum & bass-injected version of “Sound of Walking Away,” Illenium has pulled together an exceptional body of work that displays varied interpretations of some of his best music to date.

The Awake remix package is out now on Seeking Blue.

Austin City Limits unveils staggering 2018 line-up with ODESZA, Childish Gambino, REZZ, and more

This post was originally published on this site

Austin City Limits is one massive annual event that every devout festival goer ought to check off their festival bucket list at least once. The two weekend Texas throw-down wrangles a staggering herd of talent year after year that brings the best of electronic, pop/rock, and hip-hop to Zilker Park, ACL’s host venue on the banks of the Colorado River with scenic skyline views of downtown Austin. Sitting atop this year’s festival billing is the legendary Paul McCartney, Metallica, Childish Gambino, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, ODESZA, and The National.

Running from October 5–7 and October 12–14, ACL’s expansive 2018 lineup features over 140 live acts, providing a truly cross-genre, mega-festival experience. From Khalid and Shawn Mendez, to Deftones and St. Vincent, and Lily Allen, Børns, and Sylvan Esso in between, the C3 Presents-produced event delivers the full sonic spectrum to satisfy a range of musical tastes. With live performances by Marian Hill, Sophie Tucker, and synth pop rockers CHVRCHES, along with key electronic acts in Justice, Illenium, Rezz, San Holo, and Gryffin, Austin City Limits continues to be at the pinnacle of festival curation.

Tickets are now on sale for both weekends here.

Featured image courtesy of ACL.

Eminem brings out 50 Cent, ODESZA has their crowning moment, Cardi B shows off baby bump: Everything that happened at Coachella Day 3

This post was originally published on this site

The 19th annual edition of Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival is officially in the books. After Beyoncé handed over her empowering main stage performance on Saturday night, fans probably wondered if the final day of Coachella could ever be as iconic. Fortunately for all, Coachella is a festival that always seems to top itself. Marquee acts, such as Eminem, Miguel, and Cardi B, gave attendees a second wind in the sweltering Indio desert with their closing day performances, along with burgeoning electronic talents ODESZAIllenium, and San Holo.

Here is DA‘s guide to the key moments of day three at Coachella 2018.

Eminem brings out an all-star cast in Dr. Dre, 50 Cent, Skylar Grey, and more 

As Coachella’s closing headliner for an audience of nearly 100,000 people, Eminem knew he had a tough act to follow in Queen B’s landmark two-hour set (which made her the first ever woman of color to headline the festival). Marshall Mathers rounded up an all-star roster to join him on stage — including Dr. Dre50 Cent, Bebe Rexha, Skylar Grey, and Kehlani — to perform some of the biggest career hits.

While Mathers was sure to cover his golden-age hits “The Real Slim Shady” and “Lose Yourself,” his set list didn’t just focus on his own discography. The rap icon was joined by his mentor, Dr. Dre, onstage to perform “Still D.R.E.” and “Forgot About Dre.” The pair even nodded back to Snoop Dogg’s classic, “Nothin’ but a G Thang,” along with a cover of Tupac’s 1996 hit with Dre, “California Love” (which Snoop and Dre had previously resurrected a hologram of Tupac in the latter’s own 2012 headlining appearance).

Photo credit: Kevin Mazur, Getty Images for Coachella

Eminem’s mentee 50 Cent then took to the stage for a medley of “In Da Club” and “My Life,” giving the set a nice bookend appeal as it showcased their own hip-hop family lineage. Finally, Eminem was joined by longtime collaborator Skylar Grey as they performed multiple tracks, including “Stan,” “Walk on Water,” and “Love the Way You Lie,” showing off their electric chemistry.

Photo credit: Kevin Winter, Getty Images for Coachella

ODESZA delivers a milestone performance with aerial drones, a live drum line, and many special guests 

Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight of ODESZA had a sparkling 2017 after releasing their critically-acclaimed studio album, A Moment Apart, which netted their first-ever Grammy nomination. What better way to cap a wildly successful year than a spring kick-off performance in one of the world’s most visible festivals.

Back in 2015, ODESZA made headlines at Coachella when they brought out USC’s full drum line for a stunning rendition of their track “Bloom,” along with a live remix of Alex Adair’s “Make Me Feel Better.” So the Seattle-based duo knew they had to one up themselves.

This year, Knight and Mills’ appearance was nothing short of cutting-edge as they filled the late night headlining slot on Coachella’s main stage. Time sped up and slowed down, hearts stopped and began racing all at once, and technological spectacle felt organic in ODESZA’s live performance at Coachella.

Photo credit: Kevin Winter, Getty Images for Coachella

With this year’s inclusion of the highly-disciplined ODESZA drum line — which the pair has been incorporating in their album-accompanying “A Moment Apart” tour — Knight and Mills took this element to its height by incorporating drum line members throughout the entire set. It’s clear that the coveted ODESZA drum line has become a permanent mainstay during the most commanding moments of their live act.

Along the way, ODESZA brought a number of vocalists onstage to perform their various tracks from the latest album. Naomi Wild was first to take front and center in her live performance of “Higher Ground.” Wild’s mic had issues at the start, for which the design team quickly solved as the young singer belted her soft tune to an awe-inspired audience. To cap it all off, Knight and Mills brought out high-powered soul artist Leon Bridges to perform their single, “Across The Room,” as hundreds of aerial drones floated up into the California night sky to erect ODESZA’s icosahedron logo.

ODESZA have been diligently perfecting their live act over the years, working to incorporate immersive visual elements and surprise guest appearances along the way. But never before has an EDM act integrated such a captivating array of LED drones in their act to bring visual production from the screen into the sky. In addition to pioneering their own new genre, the boys can now count themselves spearheads for the visual production side as well.

Illenium brings his full AWAKE live band to the Sahara tent

Illenium is one EDM act that is currently smashing every bar he’s set for himself artistically; and with incredible candor and humility, one might add. The talented and focused artist out of Denver has been selling out arenas, collaborating with everyone whose anyone, and incorporating a live element to his shows. Now Illenium’s AWAKE act has become a mainstay at festivals, including band members Dabin, Day, and Said The Sky.

While in Indio Valley, the artist covered a full spectrum of his own classics in the Annika Wells-assisted “Crawl Outta Love,” his remix of Flume and Tove Lo‘s “Say It,” and his track, “Rush Over Me,”with Seven Lions and Said the Sky. The melodic dub step producer then paid homage to Excision and Zomboy before ending with his track with MAX, “Beautiful Creatures.”

Perhaps the shinning moment of Illenium’s Coachella debut came in the form of a live VIP of his track with 1788-L and close friend, Said the Sky, “Where’d You Go.” Fans have certainly been going crazy over the live edit online.

Illenium x Said The Sky x 1788-L – Where’d You Go (VIP) from EDM

Migos is plagued by sound issues in the Sahara tent

After walking onto stage 30 minutes late, and having sound issues early on, people were apparently not happy with the Migos‘ performance. Yet, within a couple minutes, Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff easily earned the crowd’s forgiveness. The group began with “Higher We Go,” the opening track of Culture II, and by the time they slipped into their second song, “Slippery,” the crowd was in full-frenzy mode. Migos waited until the set’s final stretch to survey their biggest and most recent hits, which included the classic “Bando” for Offset (whose original was given to him by fiancée Cardi B).

“We thank God for making us the greatest group in the world,” Quavo proclaimed as a closing statement. It was the kind of humble arrogance that didn’t quite match the trio’s rather plagued live performance at Coachella.

Photo credit: Scott Dudelson, Getty Images for Coachella

THEY.’s performance included a nod to Kurt Cobain 

As THEY. took to Coachella’s Mojave stage, the rap/R&B hybrid duo surprised attendees with an refreshing and intriguing rock-crossover by covering Nirvana‘s “Rather Die.” Intriguing, because of how odd it seems to take on such a disturbing song and refit the track with a hip-hop drop. Refreshing, because hip-hop acts rarely, if ever, sample rock ballads. THEY. were certainly keen to rework a song from Nirvana’s Nevermind album beyond the wildly overdone “Smells Like Teen Spirit.”

Perhaps Kurt Cobain might have appreciated the subversive move.

Photo credit: Scott Dudelson, Getty Images for Coachella

Pregnant Cardi B brings out Chance The Rapper, Kehlani, and G-Easy 

Cardi B, who recently revealed her baby bump during an SNL performance, brought out a number of superstar friends during her afternoon Coachella performance, with live collaborations with Chance The Rapper on their single, “Best Life,” and G-Easy on “No Limit.”

The “Bodak Yellow” rapper also performed livcuts of “Bickenhead,” “Drip,” “Bariter Cardi” with 21 Savage, and her remix of Bruno Mars‘ “Finesse.”

Photo credit: Christopher Polk, Getty Images for Coachella

Photo credit: Scott Dudelson, Getty Images for Coachella

Portugal. The Man trolls ODESZA fans, delivers rock history lesson 

Portugal. The Man are known for their silly pre-set messages. Just last week, the band used amusing musings like “Having fun? Getting fucked up? Talking politics at family dinners?” and “Kevin’s got a boner” at a performance in Reno, Nevada. During closing night of Coachella 2018, as the sun began to set, the Alaskan rockers delivered a message to ODESZA campers in quirky fashion.

Portugal. The Man – “If you’re here for Odesza, you’re a little early” from Coachella

Yet it wasn’t only fun and games for Portugal, as they spent the entirety of their set schooling attendees with a serious rock music history lesson. After kicking off with Metallica‘s “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” the alt-rock band then surveyed a broad range of classics from Pink Floyd, T. Rex, and Black Sabbath, before ending with a “Hey Jude” sing-a-long.

“To anybody who says that there’s a lack of rock bands at Coachella, it’s not about genre — it’s about music,” the group’s front man shouted. “But if you are gonna complain about the lack of rock bands at Coachella, this is the only band here you need to see.”

Photo credit: Scott Dudelso, Getty Images for Coachella 

Featured photo credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Coachella

Insomniac fills out robust 2018 EDC week with over 25 artists and 14 new shows

This post was originally published on this site

Insomniac added over 25 new artists and 14 events to the fifth annual EDC week in Las Vegas, coinciding with the festival’s 22nd annual installment. 

In doing so, the festival welcomes 14 signature party experiences during the week of May 16–23, including the hardstyle focused Basscon Pool Party and two dubstep-fueled Bassrush parties, along with a variety of diverse headliners throughout the week. New programming includes a vast array of parties across the cities hottest nightclubs, including Elephante, Porter Robinson, NGHTMRE, Gryffin, Hot Since 82, Illenium, Yellow Claw, and many more.

Full programming details, more information, and tickets are available here.

Headbangers, rejoice: Lost Lands’ second lineup is here

This post was originally published on this site

Lost Lands

Headbangers’ head honcho, Excision, has unearthed the lineup for the second edition of Lost Lands.

Following last year’s installment of colossal proportions, Lost Lands returns to Thornville, Ohio with a monumental 1,000,000 watts of bass, two full-size main stages, performances by Flux Pavilion, REZZ, Ganja White Night, Illenium, Jauz, Slander, NGHTMRE, Excision himself, and many, many more.

If the event is anything like last year’s fervent installment, attendees can expect a wallowing wonderland of extinction and bygone friends to be made. Excision will perform an exclusive b2b with Downlink, there will be late night camp parties, and three times as many dinosaurs.

More information and tickets are available here.

 

DZ3e4dPUMAA-7yG

BUKU Music + Arts Project – photos by Christian Miller and Dianna Shelley

This post was originally published on this site

Photo credit: aLive Coverage

Photo cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Dianna ShelleyPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian MillerPhoto cred: Christian Miller

Lollapalooza announces 2018 edition with The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Vampire Weekend, ODESZA, more

This post was originally published on this site

lollapalooza

The Midwest’s premier music festival, Lollapalooza, returns to Chicago’s Grant Park August 2–5 with a newly announced lineup for the behemoth, 4-day affair. Topping the 2018 bill are The Weeknd, Bruno Mars, Jack White, Arctic Monkeys, Travis Scott, Logic, and ODESZA, and, most notably, Vampire Weekend — the band’s first live performance in four years.

Other high-profile acts include Tyler, The Creater, CHVRCHES, LL Cool J, Portugal. the Man, and Brit superstar Dua Lipa. The festival’s electronic and dance music bookings are just as thrilling, with a comprehensive roster of veteran and rising acts: Zedd, ExcisionDillon Francis, Galantis, Illenium, REZZ, Chromeo, Hippie Sabotage, Tycho, Zomboy, WhatSoNot, Malaa, Valentino Kahn, Petit Biscuit, Ghastly, Chris Lake, Herobust, and Space Jesus.

Lollapalooza also boasts an impressive undercard with Gucci Mane, Lil Pump, St. Vincent, and Aussie one-woman band Tash Sultana, who rarely tours the US.

With over a hundred names set to appear over the weekend, Lollapalooza truly has become an American institution with something to satiate everyone’s musical tastes. GA and VIP passes to Lollapalooza can be found here.

Listen to The Glitch Mob turn Illenium’s ‘Crawl Outta Love’ on it’s head

This post was originally published on this site

the-glitch-mob-press-2014-650

When The Glitch Mob return to dance music — which is about every four years or so — everyone surely knows it. In addition to announcing a monumental 36-date world tour with their Blade 2.0 stage set up, the Lis Angeles-based trio released the first single from their forthcoming album, titled See Without Eyes. 

Now, The Glitch Mob stir the pot a bit more with their remix of Illenium and Annika Wells‘ emotional break-up ballad, “Crawl Outta Love.” The trio completely turns the track on it’s head with their ethereal landscapes, eery synth work, and signature bombastic drums, transforming the pure emotionality of the original single into a heavy, glitched-out track of completely different dance floor appeal.

Illenium releases mystifying music video for ‘Crawl Outta Love’

This post was originally published on this site

Illenium Crawl Outta Love

2017 was a career-defining year for Denver’s Nick Miller. The melodic bass producer released his sophomore album, Awake, climbed to the major festival mainstage, and won “Remix of the Year” at the inaugural Electronic Music Awards. To kick off the new year, Illenium has already announced performances at Coachella, BUKU Music + Arts Project, and EDC México, and has just released a stunning music video to accompany his powerful break-up ballad, “Crawl Outta Love,” featuring Annika Wells.

The video features a series of breathtaking drone shots and aesthetic themes that fans will recognize from Miller’s album artwork. Set deep within a forest off the coast, the journey begins with a young girl and a hooded figure. While their exact relationship is left up to viewers to interpret, their connection seems to highlight the throes of navigating a toxic relationship. As mystical fog rolls in so as to capture the track’s somber tone, the visual and metaphorical elements — thunderstorms, climbing mountains, running into the light — highlights the song’s message of letting go, leaving someone behind, and mustering the strength to move on from a tattered past.

Ever After Music Festival drops stacked 2018 lineup

This post was originally published on this site

Ever After Music Festival will be returning to Kitchener, Ontario for its fourth installment this June, and yesterday the festival dropped a stacked bass-heavy lineup. Basshead highlights include Excision going b2b with Datsik, Getter, Flux Pavilion, Illenium, and essentially the entire rest of the lineup. Claude VonStroke will be there bringing it in for the techno crowd adding some diversity of the lineup.

The festival will also have a waterpark, rides, and camping. Tickets can be purchased here.

EverAfter_Lineup-1024x1024