ILLENIUM extends Grammy-nominated album ‘Fallen Embers’ with full remix package
Just under a year since Fallen Embers‘ arrival, Dancing Astronaut’s reigning artist of the year ILLENIUM is now giving his Grammy-nominated album the exhaustive remix treatment. The 17-track extension not only includes remixes from singles that had already been delivered in the run up to Fallen Embers‘ July release, but also eight previously unreleased remixes.
Some of the highlights from the newly minted remixes are Ophelia Records mainstays Last Heroes‘ take on “Fragments” with Natalie Taylor, which we’d been searching for every since their set at Ophelia Records’ Miami Music Week showcase. Next up is Dancing Astronaut 2020 Breakout Artist of the Year Moore Kismet, who puts a refreshing take on “Blame Myself” with Tori Kelly, blending their boundary-pushing production in tandem with ILLENIUM’s melodic wizardry. Included in the tracklist’s remaining remixers are Deathpact, who injects even more bass into ILLENIUM and Excision‘s “In My Mind” with HALIENE, STMPD RCRDS regular Julian Jordan, who completely reimagines ILLENIUM and Said The Sky’s “I See You,” and Nikademis‘ rework of “U & Me” with Sasha Sloan from ILLENIUM’s Ultra set, among numerous others.
Those previously never-before-head remixes join already released Fallen Embers spins that include Kayzo‘s heavy take on “First Time” with Iann Dior, NGHTMRE‘s remix of “Heavenly Side” with Matt Maeson, Kaivon‘s remix of “Nightlight” with Annika Wells, and—of course—ILLENIUM’s co-remix with Virtual Riot of “Blame Myself”.
ILLENIUM’s remix LP arrives on the eve of a date at Tampa’s Sunset Music Festival as well as a brace of dates at The Gorge Amphitheater and comes on the heels of the release of “Shivering” with Spiritbox, which debuted when he shut down day two of Ultra. And the new ILLENIUM doesn’t stop here, with both an unreleased collaboration with Dillon Francis and EVAN GIIA named “Don’t Let Me Let Go” and “All That Really Matters” with Teddy Swims being debuted in back-to-back weekends. On top of all that, ILLENIUM was able to take home his first trophy for Fallen Embers, earning Billboard Music Awards‘ top dance/electronic album in 2021. Listen to the full slate of Fallen Embers remixes below.
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