Illenium transforms Niykee Heaton’s “Infinity,” an acoustic ballad about eternal love, into an uplifting, bass-filled anthem. Illenium’s version is a complete departure from the original, building a unique soundscape in his inimitable style to lend as backdrop for Heaton’s sultry vocals to amazing effect. Smooth and atmospheric with beautiful builds, the music and vocals fit so perfectly you can hardly believe it’s just a remix.
There are melodic bass producers, and then there is Nick Miller. The Denver-based producer known as Illenium has been turning heads in the dance music community and for good reason. 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, accomplishing in the span of just a few short minutes what takes many a full set. He has displayed an adeptness for creating aural arrangements that vary in style, yet always maintain beauty, complexity and emotional depth. Illenium has seen many successful releases throughout 2014 and 2015, including remixes of Kill Paris, Galantis, Dawn Golden, Odesza, Oh Wonder and stand-out originals “I’ll Be Your Reason,” “So Wrong,” and his recent collaboration “Spirals” with Sound Remedy, among others. He’s been making the rounds of the festival circuit in 2015 including Electric Forest, Global Dance Festival, Das Energi, Dancefestopia and Imagine Music Festival.