Illenium’s Timeless Touch: Unpacking His Decade-Old Remixes
February 15, 2024
February 15, 2024
The dance music scene in Australia has become a reckoning force in the world of bass music, exponentially growing over the past few years turning out talented artists like What So Not, Flume, and a previous DJ to Watch artist, Alison Wonderland. Much like its sister country, New Zealand has also grown to be one of the more influential forces in the scene, hosting events like the annual hardstyle festival Defqon1, which has put the country on the map when it comes to dance music. Also from this great country is the DJ to Watch: QUIX.
Having garnered support from renowned artists in his genre among the likes of What So Not, Milo & Otis, NGHTMRE, and RL Grime; QUIX is well on his way to reaching global influential levels within the trap realm himself. His use of snares and 808’s is unique in itself; in regards to this QUIX explains via a Reddit AMA,
“For snares – I always make them loud as possible giving them enough compression with some reverb. I sometimes like to search through percussion sample packs and make my snare hits from them. For 808’s – I use samples and heavily EQ them!! Heaps of overdrive – not
distortion – overdrive – and some compression gives them the kick it needs.” – QUIX
Already taking 2016 by the horns, QUIX has been busy this year releasing a couple more remixes to add to the already impressive arsenal of his music, as well as a masterfully crafted hour long Dancing Astronaut Mix. Making a strong name for himself with this mix, The Radar 44: Mixed by QUIX consists of a lethal cacophony of bass-heavy tracks from a multitude of artists including EPTIC, Mr. Carmack, Troyboi, Dabow, Ookay, as well as his own original work layered throughout the mix.
His latest work is a remix he did for SNBRN and Ultra Music that was premiered last week via Run The Trap. Quix took on SNBRN’s “Gangsta Walk” that stupefied the world a month ago with a never before released Nate Dogg verse featured in their new single. Quix took the track to the next level, putting his own grimy imprint on the track – careful, IT’S A TRAP!