Illenium has what is possibly one of my favorite musical styles in the wide world of EDM. The melodic dubstep producer blends melodic feels with hard hitting bass to create tracks that will have you hitting replay. Over the past couple years, Illenium‘s rise through the ranks of EDM has been positively meteoric. 2016 was marked by the Denver resident’s Ashes Tour that swept through the United States.
Illenium’s melodic dubstep has become an essential addition to festival lineups.
This June, he will be playing his debut performance at EDC Las Vegas. He will also be performing during EDC Week with trance king Armin van Buuren. We selected one of our favorite tracks ‘Only One’ for you to enjoy for free download.
‘Only One’ is one of Illenium‘s signature tracks, featuring haunting vocals partnered with heavy synthesizers. Nina Sung‘s choral style underlines the deep emotion in the lyrics of ‘Only One’ and pairs perfectly with the electro-house styling of the track.
It opens with a mellow tone and gradually escalates through the build. When the track hits its chorus, Illenium moves from melodic stylization to heavy synthesizers that top of the track perfectly.
“You were the only one that kept me alive.”
I recently saw Illenium perform as an opener when Kaskade’s Spring Fling stopped over in New York. Illenium performed many fan favorites, from his remix of Kaskade‘s ‘Disarm You‘, to ‘Afterlife‘ and ‘Spirals‘. Of course, he dropped ‘Only You’ during his hour-long opening set.
As Illenium continues his ascension through the EDM ranks, we will be seeing more incredible tracks from the talented producer. 2017 is only halfway over but Illenium has already dropped beautiful tracks like ‘Fractures‘ and ‘Feel Good‘.
Get ready for Illenium’s EDC debut by listening and downloading for free ‘Only One’:
Another single that represents the young producer’s unique melodic dubstep is, ‘With You’.
‘With You’ opens with melodic saccharine notes reminiscent of an acoustic piano. In typical Illenium fashion, the melody morphs seamlessly with underlying beats to completely transform. In seconds the song goes from sweet acoustic to a track with a smooth beat and light synthesizers. Quinn XCII lends his mellow vocals to this track that flows between slow and fast beats.
“I may need you to be stronger if I’m not there with you.”
‘With You’ is a powerful track with evocative lyrics, melodic beats, and an addicting flow. This track stands out among Illenium‘s many hits, with its more laidback beat.
Illenium will have a busy summer, playing festivals from coast to coast across the United States. Illenials can catch the melodic dubstep producer at Bonnaroo, EDC Las Vegas, Firefly, Electric Forest, Shambhala, and Electric Zoo. Not able to make any of these festivals? Illenium will also be playing several individual shows across the United States. Click here to see all his tour dates and locations.
Enjoy ‘With You’ below:
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