Illenium is an American musician, DJ, and producer who has shown his talent in recent years, gaining a massive following and fanbase. He grew up in San Fransisco, becoming interested in electronic music at an early age. He began producing, and was extremely inspired after seeing a Bassnectar show at Red Rocks, CO in 2012. This inspired him to work even harder on his music and create something different and special with it. By 2013, he released his first self-titled EP with a Los Angeles label. With this successful EP under his belt, he released his first studio album in 2016, called Ashes. The album was released as a free download, and it peaked at number 6 on the Billboard top electronic charts. The success of his music led him on his first world tour throughout 2016-2017, allowing him to gain even more fans as he played around the world, catching the attention of many with his energetic and vivid sets.
In addition to Bassnectar, Illenium also names ODESZA and Porter Robinson as some of his main influences and people he dreams of collaborating with. Being a new and fresh face in the electronic scene, he has rapidly gained a worldwide fanbase and respect for his passion and energy he puts into performing live. His latest album, Awake, released last year has also been successful and well-liked among EDM fans. He has been performing at more and more festivals, and he is joining the diverse and incredible lineup at BUKU Music & Arts Festival this March 9-10 in New Orleans. The festival has been named on of the best in the country, and you won’t to miss this year with the most diverse and exciting lineup yet. Illenium will be performing among other headliners like Bassnectar, SZA, Virtual Self, Migos, and much more. Click here to buy tickets to BUKU and check out Illenium’s music on Soundcloud below.
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