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 over the past year 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 gave the world a taste of what he has to offer in 2014 with standout originals “Falling In,”“So Wrong,”“Make Me Do;” remixes of Dawn Golden, Odesza, Oh Wonder; and performances at Global Dance Festival, Decadence NYE and other select dates. However, as foreshadowed by his inclusion in UKF’s “Ones to Watch: 15 for 2015,” this is poised to be Illenium’s breakout year.
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Playing piano and various instruments since the age of eight, Colorado native Trevor Christensen is coming forward with a fresh perspective on music. Bringing his melodic background and technical training into his music, he works to capture everything beautiful in what people know as EDM. His last 3 years have been devoted to his production, and bring the ideas build up in his head from his entire childhood to life. His music is, what he hopes it to be, an experience: A captivating blend of moving bass lines, and soaring melodies. This is nothing you want to miss.
Gaining influence from a wide spectrum of artists, William Black has set out to deliver quality music that contributes to an emotional state of mind. William has only just immersed himself in the dance music scene, but he has already caught the eye of Gareth Emery who supported his remix of "Emotional" by Flux Pavilion & Matthew Koma, and Adventure Club who regularly play the remix he did of their song "Thunderclap". William's remix for Australian based singer Evangeline charted 3 in the US on Spotify and number 5 Globally.
Dreamers Delight is the brainchild of Los Angeles-based producer Reed Krafft, who began the project in 2013 following years of working behind the scenes in the music industry. Combining the cultural influence gained from world travel and his knack for soulful, intelligently produced melodies, Dreamers Delight is leading a charged campaign that is quickly gaining momentum and turning heads throughout the electronic music world.
“The music that I’m working on is representative of my unique experience, which makes it a little different than what’s being put out elsewhere,” says Krafft. “There’s raw energy flowing, uplifting feels, and melodies that are meant to push you to a point of reflection – of oneself, the world and universe around us. My vision is to have my music reflect a clear divide and refreshing break from the norm.”
Dreamers Delight hit the music-sphere in 2013 with his debut Close Your Eyes EP release, and has since continued to put out multiple original mixes and remixes. Speaking to Krafft’s skill as a producer, Earmilk wrote, “In the near future – without a doubt – [Dreamers Delight’s] style won’t be hard to miss… he understands where he is headed and is developing into one hell of an artist.”
Krafft has garnered a significant following online, totaling over 1 million combined streams on Soundcloud and YouTube between his original productions and remixes. His most recent single release “Around” pushes the listener with euphoric, dream-like synths alongside bright, experimental bass lines; continuing to push his vision through his beats. “Dreamers Delight… weaves a middle road between reality and a transcendental fantasy – beautiful, uplifting and euphoric,” says Magnetic Magazine.
Krafft released his first single, EP and Remix EP under Gramatik’s United States/European-based label, Lowtemp Records, and recently finished up his first national tour last Fall. With a busy upcoming spring tour and major festival announcements around the corner, 2016 is shaping up to be a huge year for the ever-evolving Krafft and Dreamers Delight.