One of many highlights of EDM in 2019 got here with the discharge of melodic bass heavyweight Illenium’s third full-length artist album, ‘Ascend’, to broad and well-deserved acclaim. That includes radio hits together with ‘Good Issues Fall Aside’ with Jon Bellion and ‘Takeaway’ with The Chainsmokers, together with fan favorites comparable to ‘Beautiful’ with Blanke and Bipolar Sunshine, the 17-track LP was stacked with melodic bass in all its incarnations, from hard-hitting dubstep to heart-wrenching future bass.
As has been custom along with his earlier two albums, Illenium has invited buddies and fellow producers to place their very own spins on future classics from Ascend, culminating in a loaded remix album that lastly sees a launch at present. That includes a mind-blowing 24 remixes from varied niches of the dance music realm (together with 5 totally different remixes of the lead single, ‘Good Issues Fall Aside’), there’s sufficient content material (and sufficient large names concerned) to maintain you engrossed for a very long time to return in Illenium’s largest providing to this point.
It’s laborious to select significantly noteworthy remixes from a remix pack as exemplary and numerous as this, however closely anticipated have been the heaven-trap SLANDER remix of ‘Good Issues Fall Aside’, Alan Walker’s spin on ‘In Your Arms’ and Nurko’s tear-jerking twist on ‘Take You Down’. Some remixes utterly change up the style of the unique, together with Drezo’s home tackle ‘Blood’ and Friction’s DnB interpretation of the album finale, ‘Lonely’. Acquainted names within the melodic bass realm, together with Crystal Skies, William Black, Blanke, Final Heroes and Midnight Youngsters, additionally discover a place in Ascend (Remixes).