The week after Ultra Music Festival is a time to reflect and break down all the possible new tracks coming our way these upcoming months. One exciting highlight of this years festival was brought to us by The Chainsmokers. Alex Pall and Drew Taggart announced this was their first time debuting a track at Ultra. They stopped the set and announced his grand entrance. As the song opens in you hear Miller's signature sound boom through. You hear a woman's vocals dance their way in as Taggart performed live layered over hers. Though no set release date has been announced, future bass fans will be pleased to hear this isn't the last time you'll see all three share a stage. It looks as if the duo is forming a trio with the Denver-based producer under the name Big City Dreamin. Fans will be able to catch them on a tour this fall. No doubt these three will have one hell of a show lined up.
Some friends from the Illenials group on facebook made up of fans were planning to attend, as a group of 4 we planned to meet in Florida. Though I was only in town for the festival there was also Miami Music Week occurring during my visit. This years festival was held on the Virginia Key Beach park provided a secluded vacation feel to the festival atmosphere. There was no driving to the event due to the limited island space available. Crossing the huge bridge connecting the mainland to this isolated paradise took about minutes each way. Upon returning to the shuttle stops we would then Uber to the hotel. Any musician who can also incorporate live performances in their sets instantly gain my respect. Night 1 my group camped on the rail for Tom Morello, Louis The Child, and Odesza delivering some of the best day 1 moments. Also, day 1 featured a 5 minute set from colonel Sanders of KFC. Recently, the awake 2.
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Nicholas D. Miller born December 26, , known professionally as Illenium stylized in all caps , is an American musician, DJ , and record producer. He has released three studio albums with his most recent, Ascend , being released in August on Astralwerks. He was included in the Forbes 30 Under 30 Music list. Miller was born in Chicago , United States on December 26, He was raised in San Francisco. In , Miller began making electronic music. In the summer of , he saw Bassnectar perform at Red Rocks Amphitheatre and decided to focus on music more earnestly. His music emphasis was Recording Arts and he attended classes for two years. He made many connections in the Denver music scene while taking courses in music business, performance, and recording arts.