ILLENIUM, the Denver-born DJ and producer whose soaring melodies and bass-heavy drops have captivated crowds worldwide, isn’t just churning out beats – he’s on a mission. Driven by a desire to forge unforgettable musical experiences, ILLENIUM recently sat down to unveil his aspirations, inspirations, and what’s brewing in his creative laboratory for 2024.
Tomorrowland’s Glimmering Horizon
Sure, the postponement of his 2020 Tomorrowland set cast a shadow of disappointment, but Illenium’s eyes still sparkle with the allure of the iconic Belgian festival. “There are still a few bucket list festivals I’d like to be a part of along with some insane venues around the world that I haven’t had the chance to play yet,” he says, his voice tinged with anticipation. The mere thought of igniting that massive, euphoric crowd clearly fuels his fire. “Hopefully I’ll be able to mark a few off this year!” he exclaims, a triumphant note ringing in his voice.
Trilogy’s Triumphant Roar
Stepping onto the stage at Empower Field for his record-breaking “Trilogy” shows, ILLENIUM wasn’t just facing a sea of faces – he was staring down the barrel of Colorado’s largest EDM event ever. But numbers weren’t his sole fixation. “One of the driving motivators behind all of my live shows is providing fans with a memorable experience,” he asserts. “I’m always trying to grow as an artist and striving to put on shows that exceed expectations.” And Denver’s “Trilogy” undoubtedly delivered. “I was nervous all day leading up to it,” he admits, a touch of vulnerability slipping through, “As soon as I got onto the stage though, that feeling melted away and turned to excitement. I had so much fun playing that show and I hope everyone there enjoyed it as much as me.”
Vegas: A Neon Playground Rekindled
As ILLENIUM gears up for his new Vegas residency, one can’t help but wonder what keeps him drawn to Sin City’s vibrant pulse. “It’s like a second home,” he says, his voice radiating warmth. “It’s a city where something is always happening and I love being immersed in that.” From headlining EDC to electrifying TAO Beach, ILLENIUM has become a Vegas mainstay, and his new residency promises to be no different.
Zouk’s Mothership Awaits
“My team and I have been working on an entirely new show that incorporates all of the crazy production that [Zouk Nightclub] is equipped with,” ILLENIUM teases, a playful glint in his eyes. He paints a picture of the “Mothership,” a colossal LED-laden behemoth that pulsates and morphs in sync with the music.
“The Mothership literally looks like an alien spaceship and is full of lights and lasers that opens up and moves around, a GIANT LED screen with panels that move, and just an amazing environment where everything comes together seemlessly,” Illenium explains, his enthusiasm palpable. “I can’t wait for fans to experience it.”
2024: A Year of Collaborations and Surprises
IILLENIUM’s creative engine is humming with anticipation for the year ahead. “I have a song with Rezz and GG Magree that we’ll hopefully be able to release this year. Both of them are incredible artists and were such a pleasure to work with,” he reveals. “There will also be a small surprise coming later this month that I think fans will enjoy.” Whether it’s the tantalizing prospect of ILLENIUM’s signature sound blending with Rezz’s dark techno or the promise of an unexpected musical treat, one thing is certain: 2024 promises to be another stellar year for this dance music visionary.
So, if you’re in the Vegas area, don’t miss your chance to catch ILLENIUM’s residency at Zouk Nightclub. It’s an unforgettable musical experience you won’t want to miss.