Illenium

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Illenium
Born
Nicholas D. Miller

(1990-12-26) December 26, 1990 (age 28)
Chicago, IL, United States
ResidenceDenver, CO, United States
Occupation
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician
Years active2013–present
Home townSan Francisco, CA, United States
Musical career
Genres
Instruments
Labels
  • The EDM Network
  • Kasaya
  • Seeking Blue
  • Prep School Recordings
  • Gravitas Recordings
  • Astralwerks
  • Armada Music
  • OWSLA
  • Uplink Audio
  • Artist Intelligence Agency
Associated acts
Websiteillenium.com

Nicholas D. Miller, known professionally as Illenium (stylized as ILLENIUM), is an American musician, DJ and producer.

Background[edit]

Miller was born in Chicago, Illinois,[1] but his family moved to San Francisco when he was little. He began making electronic dance music in early 2008 and in the summer of 2011, after seeing Bassnectar perform a show at Red Rocks, Miller became passionate about working on his first release, noting that, "when I saw him, I got Ableton the next day."[2]

Career[edit]

2013: Self-titled EP[edit]

In 2013, Illenium made his official debut with the release of his self-titled EP. The EP was released through the Los Angeles-based Prep School Recordings record label.[3]

2016: Ashes[edit]

In 2016, Illenium launched record label Kasaya Recordings in tandem with Seeking Blue.[4] On February 15, 2016, Illenium released his debut studio album, Ashes[5] as a free download via Kasaya Recordings and MrSuicideSheep's label, Seeking Blue. The album peaked at number 6 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart,[6] and at number 19 on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart.[7] The album was made available on vinyl on March 25.[8] Illenium later embarked on The Ashes Tour, which concluded on December 28.[9] A remix album was released for Ashes on 16 December 2016.[10]

2017: Awake[edit]

In September 2017, Illenium released his second studio album Awake via Kasaya Recordings & Seeking Blue.[11]

Illenium won Remix of the Year at the 2017 Electronic Music Awards for his "Say It" Flume remix. He also performed at the Electronic Music Awards show that year.

2018[edit]

On February 13, 2018, a collaboration between Kill the Noise, Illenium and Mako, titled "Don't Give Up on Me", was released as single via Proximity. The song was initially leaked in the Reddit community by fans who revealed the link to the then-unreleased version of the song that was published on Mako's YouTube channel.[12]

On July 17, 2018, Illenium released his collaboration with Excision titled "Gold (Stupid Love)".[13]

On July 21, 2018, Illenium debuted his new single "Take You Down" at the Global Dance Festival.[14] The single was released on Friday, 3 August 2018.[15]

On November 9, 2018, Illenium released "God Damnit"[16] with Call Me Karizma.

On November 30, 2018, Illenium released his remix of "Without Me" by Halsey.[17]

2019[edit]

On January 24, 2019, Illenium released "Crashing" featuring Bahari.[18][19]

On January 29, 2019, it was announced that Illenium will perform at the Indy 500 Snake Pit on May 26, 2019, along with Skrillex, Alesso, and Chris Lake.[20]

Personal life[edit]

In 2013, Illenium moved to Denver, Colorado, where he currently resides.[21] During an interview, Illenium stated that when he's not producing music, he spends a lot of time outdoors with his friends noting, "I feel like that keeps me centered." He also stated that one of his favorite activities is going out to the movies.[22]

Illenium cites ODESZA and Porter Robinson as some of his musical influences, while also considering Robinson a "dream collab."[23]

In July 2018, before the release of his single "Take You Down" he posted on his social media about his drug addiction in the past and the struggles he and his family had to face. He claimed that the single was inspired by his journey through drug addiction.[24][25]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums

Tour[edit]

Illenium has opened for artists such as The Chainsmokers, Big Gigantic, and ODESZA.[26]

Illenium embarked on his first headlining tour, The Awake Tour, which was accompanying his album Awake on November 10, 2017.[27]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "ILLENIUM: Information".
  2. ^ "Illenium Premieres 'Reverie,' Shares Insight On Debut Album 'Ashes': Exclusive".
  3. ^ "ILLENIUM Bio | ILLENIUM Career". Retrieved 2016-10-05.
  4. ^ Tillman, Liz (2016-06-20). "INTERVIEW: Meet Illenium, the Producer Who's Spearheading Melodic EDM to New Places". EDMNYC. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  5. ^ "Illenium's Debut Album 'Ashes' is All We Hoped For [Review". Your EDM. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  6. ^ "Illenium - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  7. ^ "Illenium - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved October 5, 2016.
  8. ^ "Stream, Download Illenium's Debut Album 'Ashes' : Buzz". Music Times. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  9. ^ Emma Holmberg. "Illenium's Ashes Tour Hits the Northwest this Winter". Dancemusicnw.com. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  10. ^ Middleton, Ryan. "Illenium 'Ashes' Remix Album Released: Kill Paris, Just A Gent, k?d & More Featured". Music Times. Retrieved 17 December 2016.
  11. ^ "Illenium's Remix Album Is One Of The Finest Collection Of Remixes This Year". YourEDM. 16 December 2016.
  12. ^ George, Rachel (February 13, 2018). "Illenium & Kill The Noise Share Hauntingly Beautiful Record 'Don't Give Up On Me' Featuring Mako". Billboard. Retrieved February 15, 2018.
  13. ^ Bein, Kat (July 13, 2018). "Excision & Illenium Release Bass Balad 'Gold (Stupid Love)' Feat. Shallows: Listen". Billboard. Archived from the original on July 18, 2018. Retrieved July 19, 2018.
  14. ^ "FIRST LISTEN: Illenium Debuts Beautiful New Song "Take Me Down" At Global Dance". Your EDM. 2018-07-22. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  15. ^ "Illenium Reveals New Single Dropping Friday [LISTEN HERE]". Your EDM. 2018-07-30. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  16. ^ Powell, Karlie (November 9, 2018). "Illenium & Call Me Karizma unleash confessional collab 'God Damnit'". Your EDM. Archived from the original on November 15, 2018. Retrieved December 10, 2018.
  17. ^ "Halsey's 'Without Me' Gets Cinematic Illenium Remix: Listen". Billboard. Retrieved December 3, 2018.
  18. ^ "Illenium & Bahari Are Drunk on Love in 'Crashing': Watch". Billboard. Retrieved 2019-01-27.
  19. ^ IlleniumVEVO, ILLENIUM - "Crashing" ft. Bahari, retrieved 2019-01-27
  20. ^ "Here's the lineup for this year's Snake Pit at the Indianapolis 500". FOX59. 2019-01-29. Retrieved 2019-01-29.
  21. ^ "ILLENIUM".
  22. ^ "Illenium Exclusive Interview Backwoods Music Festival Oklahoma". 25 August 2016.
  23. ^ "[EDM Assassin Exclusive] Illenium Interview - Grand Rapids - EDM Assassin". 22 December 2015.
  24. ^ "Illenium Opens Up About His Struggles with Addiction, Overdosing On Heroin". Your EDM. 2018-07-31. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  25. ^ "Illenium Shares Heroin Overdose Story". EDM.com - The Latest Electronic Dance Music News, Reviews & Artists. Retrieved 2018-08-02.
  26. ^ "Illenium". Illenium. Retrieved 2017-09-11.
  27. ^ "EDM.com". EDM.com. Retrieved 2017-10-02.

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