Not placed in the cradle…
…but early given along his way was the music in the life of Bernie Gums aka “illitheas”.
Having been sent for keyboard lessons by his parents at the tender age of 6 he learned for 5 years all about music and notes.
In the year of 1999 the "ordinary" music was hung on a nail, and from then on, it was all about the sounds which could be brought out of a PC.
Starting with "Magic Music Maker", over "Protraxx", "Fruity Loops", and "Reason 2.0" up to "Cubase" Bernie continued producing until the year of 2006, when the track "Infinity" had been created — among other tracks — which finally succeeded in a release on vinyl at a German trance-label based in Frankfurt in the year of 2009.
The track "Waiting" ensued directly, and this track Bernie submitted to several major labels.
After getting a selection of several labels, he decided to joining the German trance label "Shah-Music/Shah-Records", founded in 1995 by G. Shah and A. Shah, the parents of Roger and Patrick Shah better known as DJ Shah and Pedro Del Mar.
This was the “starting signal” for a successful music career.
“Waiting” was followed by the tracks "Perfect Day" and "Another Day", to name just two of the "big ones”, which were supported by such well-known DJs as Armin van Buuren, Aly & Fila, and Manuel Le Saux.
Subsequently, Bernie received numerous remix requests, so the production of his own tracks stopped for a while.
At that time several remixes for Shah-Records (Ronny K. - Onyx / illitheas Remix), Trance All Star Records (Sandeagle - Haliaeetus / illitheas Remix), Blue Soho Recordings (Ronny K., Advanced - Atlantis / illitheas Remix) — and many more — arose.
His tracks and remixes have also been released on several "Mellomania" compilations, mixed by Pedro del Mar.
The productions of illitheas are influenced by such trance producers as Ayla, Alex Morph, Tiesto, Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Andy Moor, Jonas Steur, and Sunlounger, but also by musicians such as Yuki Kajiura, Hans Zimmer, and Klaus Badelt.
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