Illenium‘s breakout arguably career occurred when the Denver-based melodic producer was named winner of Kaskade‘s “Disarm You” remix competition. Fast forward three years, and Nick Miller continues to rise to domination on the festival circuit — most recently bringing his Awake Tour to Dallas’ Lights All Night and San Diego’s OMFG! New Year’s Eve Festival.
While in Southern California, Miller awed his NYE crowd as he unleashed quite the heavy-hitting surprise during his notable Kaskade remix. Armed with an ODESZA-influenced trap style drop, followed by 808 kicks in halftime, the live video edit (above) is being dubbed Illenium’s VIP remix. In so doing, Illenium further poises himself as an artist focused on taking a living approach to his live performance, all the while proving that he’s not just interested in pressing play, but pushing the boundaries of his sound and experimenting with evolving styles.
Apple Music’s Beats 1 Radio is ushering in the new year with 24 hours of new DJ mixes, featuring ‘Welcome 2018’ cameos from some of the top names active in the electronic industry. The ‘Welcome 2018’ roster sees leading artists of 2017 Martin Garrix, Zedd, Above & Beyond, Sub Focus, Illenium and more face off in the timely series that’s sure to provide the soundtrack to early 2018.
Apple Music users can access the full array of mixes here.
Illenium has a uniquely evocative sound design and his rise in EDM is in large part thanks to his embodiment of the beautiful, more deeply introspective side of the genre. For years, the producer has opened the floodgates on gorgeous, sound design juxtaposed with melodic EDM style drops. With the release of his sophomore album Awake, Illenium ventured into a more commercial side of EDM, sure, but also did so without compromising the emotionally-inflicting tendencies of his music.
Now, Illenium fans and lovers of all emotive music will be delighted to find out that an EP of piano covers from Awake has arrived just in time for the holidays. “Beautiful Creatures,” “Fractures,” and “Crawl Outta Love” have all received piano covers thanks toJulien Marchal, Lorcan Rooney, and Lambert respectively. The tunes are incredibly captivating and ones that will awaken its listeners in its delightful production depth.
It’s Friday and that means that is officially New Music Friday and break for many of you. As we make our way into the weekend here and the holidays, it’s now time to share all of this week’s newest music releases with the official New EDM This Week playlist. As we scoured the web this
Nothing is truly regular when it comes to Illenium. Whether it was the artists quick rise to fame, to his original and gorgeous sound design, Illenium is truly a one of a kind artist. Makes sense that he would further that title by releasing some of the most unique and exciting remixes from his debut
As Spotify shares its end of year charts, underscoring 2017’s dominant artists, albums, songs, and more, the streaming giant has likewise highlighted the year’s prominent productions in the dance electronic sphere via its Best of 2017 playlist. The 100-track compilation acknowledges many of the high powered anthems that proved to be prevalent over the course of the year, including Axwell ^ Ingrosso’s “More Than You Know,” Skrillex and Poo Bear’s “Would You Ever,” San Holo’s “Light,” and Illenium’s graceful rework of Flume’s “Say It.”
“The Best of 2017” playlist is a diverse sampling of the year’s electronic staples, and of releases put forth by more esoteric artists like Kasbo, Lucas & Steve, and DROELOE. Spanning multiple genres ranging from future to electro house, the Best of 2017 lineup denotes a predilection for ODESZA, with five of the duo’s tracks earning superlative status through their appearance on the playlist. Martin Garrix, Illenium, and Kaskade are the three producers that follow with the most songs on Best of 2017, with each artist seeing three of his 2017 releases comprise the grouping. In the context of Spotify’s Best of 2017, ODESZA, Martin Garrix, Illenium, and Kaskade arise as the year’s dominant electronic entities.
Following the release of Illenium’s album Awake, the DJ and producer has announced that the official piano covers will be released this Friday. Illenium’s “Beautiful Creatures” will be covered by Julien Marchal, “Fractures” will be covered by Lorcan Rooney,” and “Crawl Outta Love” with Annika Wells will be covered by “Lambert.” Stay tuned for the