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Illenium’s Ascend tour: A deeper look at the artists joining him in Seattle

(Photo: Stanley Sutton)

The Friday night of Illenium’s tour is definitely for the long-time, devoted fan that has seen Nick Miller meteoric rise in the EDM scene and been there with him since back in 2014 (or earlier even) and never faltered in their true love for this music. And if you love Nick’s music, you almost synonymously associate one of his best friends, Said the Sky, as a part of that rise to fame as well. However, for those readers who aren’t aware of Nick’s bestie, it’s absolutely impossible not to fall in love with his music right from the beginning.

Said the Sky

Colorado-native Trevor Christensen, aka Said The Sky, was first introduced to the world of music through learning the piano at the age of eight. Although he didn’t continue lessons at his young age, he re-ignited his passion and began learning other instruments throughout middle school. After taking the Digital Audio Production class offered at his high school his interests quickly shifted toward electronic dance music.

Said the Sky

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With such a large musical arsenal at his disposal, Said the Sky truly brings a unique experience to the scene. His captivating melodies combined with his expressive bass lines will leave you feeling like your heart can’t be any happier. His debut album, Wide-Eyed, released earlier this year can be described in one word: Beautiful. The 15-track masterpiece that you can listen to below will take you on a stunning and emotional journey that you won’t be able to stop.

And last but not least, an artist that is actually not as well-known as the other artists on the tour, but definitely worth catching as he looks to only continue to gain momentum in the future…


First things first, the E is silent! His first original material as Blanke, was a two-track release in 2016 that showcases his breadth and musical DNA. From star-gazing synths to booty bouncing breakbeats and toxic bass textures, all within one section, both the title track Curiosity and Nashi are a statement for Blanke.

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Between teaming up with huge acts like Rezz or Black Tiger Sex Machine and playing shows literally all across the world, the Australian rising star is absolutely crushing it and worth getting into the Friday show early to experience.

And there you have it, so many melodic bass all-stars all coming together for a night of gorgeous melodies and live music. All in all, you can honestly expect anything from an Illenium set, and following these acts, there will definitely be mind-altering visual show.

In addition to intense pyrotechnics and dizzying lasers, songs were accompanied by apocalyptic, cinematic visuals from Illenium’s album cover designer Stuart Lippincott, this will without a doubt be a magical evening. This show will be pulling out all the stops and the stage is set for it to be two nights of music that any attendee will not soon forget.

Will you be at the upcoming Illenium shows? Who are you most excited to see? Share your thoughts below or in our comments section on Facebook and Twitter!

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