Illenium Shares ‘ASCEND’ Remixes
May 19, 2020
May 19, 2020
Around this time last year, Illenium was preparing for his first EDC performance. Now, as he recovers from round two at EDC, he prides himself as a producer we know and love for his familiar feel-good tracks and intensely emotional vibes. If you’ve seen him live, though, you also know he can get down with some deep bass and dubstep. Most of these tracks never see the light of Soundcloud or Spotify, but recently he dropped “Don’t Give Up on Me,” a heavy-hitting deviation from his usual future bass sound. His fans obviously welcomed the change, because he has surprised us again with a darker version of a classic track off his last album.
“Sound of Where’d U Go” is a collaborated edit with 1788-L (which he/she/they recently clarified is pronounced one-seven-eight-eight-L, not seventeen-eighty-eight-L) that takes the euphoric sounds of Illenium and Said the Sky and twists it into experimental glitch bass. The song introduces the heavenly vocals of Kerli but immediately goes into the sinister, twisted synths that 1788-L is known for. This is the track that 1788-L hinted at before Coachella and Illenium played during his set there. I’m feeling #blessed that Illenium didn’t lock this one away like he usually does with his heavier tracks. This release is also exciting for 1788-L too; this collab is sure to sky-rocket the exposure of the already fast-growing mystery producer. Hopefully, the future holds more releases like this for us bassheads from both producers.