Watch Illenium's First Episode In New Behind-The-Scenes Video Series

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Ah the life of a rockstar, or DJ for this matter. When fans see an artist, their short set on stage is just a fraction of the time they spent for that performance as Illenium documents in the first series of his new “Ignite” series that gives a behind-the-scenes look at the life of a touring DJ. 

“I try to bring a more serene outlook on electronic music and really capture the beautiful moments of life and look back and have it be a positive experience, not just a fun time.” - Illenium 

Here Nick Miller appears in Shanghai alongside his manager Sean Flynn as they reveal how difficult of an itinerary they truly have with nonstop travel before and after the performance with little to no time for sleep. He also explains the meaning behind the choice of a phoenix as his logo as well as his vision for the Illenium project to have a positive impact on as many people as he can. 

Illenium - Ignite Seres: Shanghai

Illenium Stuns With His Most Powerful Single To Date, “Take You Down”


Nick Miller is an artist that never fails to strike a chord. Known worldwide by his stage name of Illenium, he packs a passion into his songs that reaches out through layers upon layers of production, vocals and live instrumentation – a passion that grips you instantaneously, no matter the track. His devotion to his craft stands out in the oversaturated world of electronic music, and watching him soar to new heights over the past few years has been inspiring, to say the least. 

This week Illenium struck a chord in a way that surprised many of his fans. Taking to social media, he posted a letter diving deep into his struggles with mental health and addiction, sharing that he overdosed just six years ago and has stayed on the path to healing ever since. The letter concluded with the discussion of “Take You Down,” Illenium’s newest single that touches on addiction, specifically as an ode to his mother.


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Today “Take You Down,” Illenium’s most emotive release to date, is here. The producer’s signature faraway guitar chords are on full display on the intro, joined by haunting uncredited female vocals to set a solemn mood. As the energy builds, breaking into an airy drop soundtracked by flute-like progressions, ethereal synths and hammering percussion, Illenium grips us in a way that he never has before – not only because of the power in the production, but because of the power in the story that comes with it.

Most refreshing about Illenium is that his music is so unapologetically real. His struggles, his pain and, most importantly, his love electrifies everything he touches. “Take You Down” is an emotional, poignant, shining example of that. Stream it below and enjoy.

Illenium - Take You Down

Excision & Illenium Team Up On Hard-Hitting, Melancholic New Single “Gold (Stupid Love)”

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Today’s a good day to be a basshead! Back in March, Illenium shared that he and Excision had been in the studio together - and after a few teasers and some confusion as to if the collab would ever see the light of day, “Gold (Stupid Love)” is finally here.

We weren’t sure what to expect out of a collab from the two heavyweight producers, but this latest offering is even better than we could’ve anticipated. Starting off slow with some warbling guitar and soft vocals courtesy of LA-based duo Shallows, some powerful percussion and rising synths quickly transform the track from an emotional ballad into a hard-hitting dubstep monster. Although both Excision and Illenium have traveled down slightly different paths on the bass-music spectrum, their unique sounds perfectly compliment each other on this new one. Check out “Gold (Stupid Love)” below and enjoy!

Excision & Illenium - Gold (Stupid Love) 

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