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Illenium enters next phase with ‘Nightlight,’ talks one year of ‘Ascend,’ selling out Madison Square Garden, and more [Interview]

With three masterful longform outings already to Illenium’s credit, Ashes, Awake, and the now year-old, Ascend, the Denver-based producer’s meteoric skyrocket from little-known remixer to one of melodic dubstep’s vanguards did not occur by chance. Succeeding an unmistakable campaign for the aforementioned third album to round out an unforgettable 2019, which included sold-out headlining appearances […]

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Illenium enters next phase with ‘Nightlight,’ talks one year of ‘Ascend,’ selling out Madison Square Garden, and more [Interview]

With three masterful longform outings already to Illenium’s credit, Ashes, Awake, and the now year-old, Ascend, the Denver-based producer’s meteoric skyrocket from little-known remixer to one of melodic dubstep’s vanguards did not occur by chance. Succeeding an unmistakable campaign for the aforementioned third album to round out an unforgettable 2019, which included sold-out headlining appearances […]

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Illenium surprise gifts ‘ASCEND’ tour edits

Live edits and mashups are almost exclusively withheld from release, but this trend evidently does not apply to Illenium, who generously began releasing these materials at the end of 2018 following the completion of his tour in support of his sophomore album, Awake. At the time, ten staple pieces from the Awake campaign were unexpectedly […]

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Illenium surprise gifts ‘ASCEND’ tour edits

Live edits and mashups are almost exclusively withheld from release, but this trend evidently does not apply to Illenium, who generously began releasing these materials at the end of 2018 following the completion of his tour in support of his sophomore album, Awake. At the time, ten staple pieces from the Awake campaign were unexpectedly […]

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Illenium drops monstrous remix package for ‘ASCEND’

Last year, Illenium continued his relentless elevation into the electronic stratosphere with the release of his third LP, aptly titled ASCEND. This album sparked an unforgettable live show that took him to main stages all over the world and earned him a No. 1 spot on Billboard’s Top Dance/Electronic Albums chart. Now after so much […]

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Illenium, X Ambassadors offer broken-down acoustic of ‘In Your Arms’

Nine months later and Illenium’s album, Ascend still preserves the same charm that it did upon the initial listen. While he may have admitted his next sonic phase this past April, issuing a follow-up collaboration alongside Excision, Illenium is far from finished with reshaping the pieces of his third full-length project. Having already been subjected […]

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Illenium, X Ambassadors offer broken-down acoustic of ‘In Your Arms’

Nine months later and Illenium’s album, Ascend still preserves the same charm that it did upon the initial listen. While he may have admitted his next sonic phase this past April, issuing a follow-up collaboration alongside Excision, Illenium is far from finished with reshaping the pieces of his third full-length project. Having already been subjected […]

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Illenium, X Ambassadors offer broken-down acoustic of ‘In Your Arms’

Nine months later and Illenium’s album, Ascend still preserves the same charm that it did upon the initial listen. While he may have admitted his next sonic phase this past April, issuing a follow-up collaboration alongside Excision, Illenium is far from finished with reshaping the pieces of his third full-length project. Having already been subjected […]

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Illenium alchemizes inner darkness into light through stunning third studio album, ‘ASCEND’ [Review/Interview]

2019 has been a year of Ascen-sion indeed, for Denver-based DJ/producer, Nick Miller. Not only did he further cement his Phoenix-adorned earmark to the apex of the electronic space, but he also successfully crossed over into mainstream global markets, doing so without surrendering his established aural identity. Miller, more popularly known as Illenium, while still […]

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Stream Illenium’s hotly anticipated third LP, ‘Ascend’

Denver bass/dance-pop phenom, Illenium, returns in efforts to reiterate why he’s among the most pressing acts in modern dance music, as his long-awaited LP, Ascend, lifts off on the newly relaunched Astralwerks. Few musicians, let alone electronic acts, reach stream numbers in the billions, but Illenium’s ability to juxtapose introspective acoustic harmonies with vibrant festival-friendly […]

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‘Blood’ arrives as the final single ahead of ILLENIUM’s upcoming LP

The release date of ILLENIUM‘s third album offering, ASCEND, is just around the corner. After a slew of hype-inducing samples from the project, which have included “Pray” and “Good Things Fall Apart,” the final single ahead of release has now arrived: “Blood,” featuring Foy Vance. ILLENIUM continues the emotive motif woven into ASCEND thus far, […]

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Tiësto offers Illenium and Jon Bellion’s ‘Good Things Fall Apart’ a bigroom rendering

This past May, Illenium disclosed the fourth and arguably most prosperous offering from his third studio LP, ‘Ascend‘ with “Good Things Fall Apart” alongside Jon Bellion. In an unprecedented sighting earlier this week, the Godfather of dance music himself,Tiësto, was revealed to be the single’s first official adapter. The rendition serves as a shining complement […]

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Tiësto offers Illenium and Jon Bellion’s ‘Good Things Fall Apart’ a bigroom rendering

This past May, Illenium disclosed the fourth and arguably most prosperous offering from his third studio LP, ‘Ascend‘ with “Good Things Fall Apart” alongside Jon Bellion. In an unprecedented sighting earlier this week, the Godfather of dance music himself,Tiësto, was revealed to be the single’s first official adapter. The rendition serves as a shining complement […]

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Tiësto offers Illenium and Jon Bellion’s ‘Good Things Fall Apart’ a bigroom rendering

This past May, Illenium disclosed the fourth and arguably most prosperous offering from his third studio LP, ‘Ascend‘ with “Good Things Fall Apart” alongside Jon Bellion. In an unprecedented sighting earlier this week, the Godfather of dance music himself,Tiësto, was revealed to be the single’s first official adapter. The rendition serves as a shining complement […]

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Illenium shares phase-one schedule for 2019 Ascend Tour

With a third album on the way, a coinciding North American tour, and a jam-packed summer festival schedule, wherever electronic dance music is housed through the rest of 2019, Illenium will likely be near. The Ascend Tour (named for the impending album) will kick off this September in Pittsburgh and continue through year’s end, with […]

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Illenium announces third LP, ‘ASCEND’—due in August

Illenium just released an emotive anthem in his John Bellion collaboration “Good Things Fall Apart”—but that’s not all the prolific future bass producer has up his sleeve. The artist surprised fans on social media with an announcement that he’d be releasing a third album, ASCEND, before summer’s end. ASCEND will release on August 16, with […]

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