One of the most listened to and highly anticipated tracks off of Illenium‘s stunning 2017 album Awake has received the remix treatment from rising experimental producer AWAY.
Illenium‘s chart topping 2017 album, Awake, was an undeniable hit with both fans and fellow producers, with gorgeous vocals and sonic arrangements across the board. Three cuts from Awake received brilliant piano covers back in December, and The Glitch Mob just unleased a heavy reimagining of the Annika Wells featured ‘Crawl Outta Love’.
The latest addition to the remix roster is LA based producer AWAY. Having recently released a massive remix of Crywolf’s ‘Quantum Immortality’, AWAY is back to deliver a glitchy, immersive rework of ‘Leaving’.
The original track, which has racked up a collective total of over 10 million streams since release, pulls the listener in with a soothing lo-fi drum progression and Illenium’s ethereal piano melodies.
AWAY’s remix builds an intense energy that breaks with certifiably jarring drops, effectively juxtaposing the track’s soft vocals with an intense brassy instrumental. The rework is reflective of AWAY’s musical inspiration that derives from both heavy rock and electronic dance music.
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In the few short years that Denver-based Nick Miller has been producing under the name Illenium, his prolific outpouring of captivating remixes and haunting originals has garnered him a devoted following and seen him rise quickly in the ranks of the dance music community to become one of its most beloved new stars.
Illenium has distinguished himself from the myriad of others through an unrivaled ability to create an immersive emotional experience of highs and lows that pulls on the heart-strings and leaves the listener awestruck, displaying an adeptness for creating aural arrangements that vary in style, yet always maintain beauty, complexity and emotional depth. Illenium’s stunning productions come to life through a live performance that incorporates a keyboard and drum pad framed by cutting-edge lighting and visuals, creating an immersive experience that has captivated audiences across the country.
In early 2016, Illenium released his debut artist album ‘Ashes,’ which earned him the No. 1 spot on the iTunes Electronic Album Chart, as well as a remix of The Chainsmokers’ “Don’t Let Me Down,” which racked up over 10 million plays in its first month alone. In addition to selling out most of his debut headlining tour, Illenium has appeared at Lollapalooza, Mysteryland, Summer Set Music Festival, Paradiso, and more.
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Much like his heroes, Thom Yorke of Radiohead, and shock rocker Marilyn Manson, AWAY refuses to remain in one lane, abandoning genre classification and limitations with no regard. Having first cut his teeth in music playing guitar in bands as a teen before he attended his first rave at 16. It was then and there when he realized he could make just as much noise, if not more, on his own as a solo producer.
With artists like Justice and Boys Noize thrusting him head-on into the electronic-rock hybrid, where electro and punk could coexist in noisy harmony. Anointing him as one of the breakthrough artists of 2018, he’s got the numbers to back it up, too:
Since officially debuting in February 2016, he’s already racked over 25 million streams across all the major platforms, while his official music videos for “Honest to Gød” and “Sleepwalker” have amassed over 2 million YouTube views in less than a year. His versatile style and ambitious sonic range have landed him official releases and remixes with a venerable who’s who in the electronic music world including major labels like Atlantic/Big Beat and Interscope as well as tastemakers Mind of A Genius, B3SCI and Lowly Palace/Trap Nation.