After releasing his widely praised album ASCEND late last year, ILLENIUM has now released four new tour edits – pleasing every single fan that has attended his recent shows.
The four edits bring a harder and more live sound to his album, which comes as no surprise considering these edits are made for crowds, rather than you listening at home. Fans will still be very pleased regarding the release, as the attendees of the ASCEND tour have been waiting to re-live the incredible tour.
ILLENIUM mashes up multiple of his tracks together, as well as improves upon and adds heavy, hard hitting drops. Not all the music is his own, he incorporates external tracks, such as Blanke and 1788-L’s ‘Destiny’.
Of course, there are more than just four ASCEND edits, but releasing the edits is not easy to do; ILLENIUM replied to a comment asking why there weren’t others on Reddit saying: “Fractures was released on a different label. Same with say it and crawl. That’s why I can’t include those unfortunately. I tried. I tried to do the intro too but there’s 17 of my songs on there, so that’s a legal nightmare in terms of releasing it. Couldn’t get it done. The hold on vip was actually a mashup of a Sam Lamar song and hold on.“
When it comes to these types of edits/mashups, the titles can become a real mouthful (as you can see below) and start to get a bit complicated, especially on DSPs such as Spotify.
- ILLENIUM feat. Anna Clendening – Broken Ones (Edit)
- ILLENIUM feat. Bahari vs Blanke & 1788-L – Crashing vs Destiny
- ILLENIUM feat. Jon Bellion vs ILLENIUM & Said The Sky feat. Annika Wells – Good Things Fall Apart vs Sad Songs
- ILLENIUM & Blanke feat. Bipolar Sunshine vs ILLENIUM feat. OEKIIN – Gorgeous vs All Together