When we discovered that today was Kaskade’s debut on Pete Tong’s Essential Mix show on BBC Radio 1, we were honestly very surprised that it was only his first essential mix given his superstar status and ability, having recently been voted as America’s best DJ in 2011 and already a household name in the EDM scene.
Having taken the US by storm with phenomenal performances as a headliner at the inaugural Identity summer tour (that some of the Dancing Astronaut team had the pleasure to witness), this mix is a brilliant sequence of anthem after anthem, which is made even more impressive by that fact that more than half were produced by him or at least remixed by his Midas touch.
He features his absolutely mesmerising summer track, “Eyes”, the stable of DJ sets @ Electric Zoo, Alesso & Ingrosso’s “Calling”, his remix of “Invisible” (and amazing remix with a different feel to the other remixes), his classic “Raining“, his unreleased track “Turn it down” with Swedish duo Rebecca & Fiona…honestly, every track in his mix is amazing, just take a look at the tracklist.
Forget about bringing your iTunes EDM playlist to a party this weekend, just use this 2-hour mix. With so many good tracks, we thought it would be interesting to ask the Dancing Astronaut community – what’s your favourite track in this mix?
Listen to it here, and add it to your collection of Essential Mixes, it certainly ranks amongst the best of the mixes I’ve heard in recent history on Pete Tong’s famous BBC 1 Radio show.
01. Kaskade & Adam K feat. SunSun – Raining (Intro Edit) [Ultra]
02. Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes [Ultra]
03. Kaskade – Angel On My Shoulder (EDX Remix) [Ultra] w/ Marco V – Reaver [TAO] w/ Tiësto & Hardwell – Zero 76 [Musical Freedom] (Kaskade Bootleg)
04. R3hab & Swanky Tunes feat. Max C – Sending My Love (Kaskade Remix) [Wall]
05. Kaskade feat. Haley – Dynasty (Dada Life Remix) [Ultra]
06. Tommy Trash – The End [Downright]
07. Nicky Romero – Solar [Spinnin] w/ Kaskade feat. Becky Jean Williams – Empty Streets (Acappella) [Ultra]
08. Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs. Dada Life feat. Tara McDonald – Tomorrow (Digital Lab & Pedro Henriques Dub Remix) [Smash The House] w/ Kaskade – Stars Align (Acappella) [Ultra]
09. Skylar Grey – Invisible (Kaskade Remix) [Interscope]
10. Kaskade & Deadmau5 – Move For Me [Ultra] w/ Michael Woods – First Aid [Diffused]
11. Kaskade feat. Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down [Ultra]
12. Boy Lost – Itza Trumpet Thing (Mind Electric Remix) [Scoundrel]
13. Fedde Le Grand – So Much Love [Toolroom]
14. Laidback Luke – Natural Disaster (Instrumental Mix) [Mixmash] w/ Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – All That You Give (Acappella) [Ultra]
15. David Guetta & Avicii – Sunshine [Virgin]
16. Sebastian Ingrosso & Alesso – Calling (Instrumental Mix) [Refune]
17. Kaskade feat. Haley – Don’t Stop Dancing [Ultra] w/ Alex Gaudino – Kissed [Ultra]
18. Wolfgang Gartner – Undertaker [Ultra] w/ Kaskade – Steppin’ Out (Acappella) [OM]
19. James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu & Johan Wedel Remix) [Atlantic]
20. Coldplay vs. Swedish House Mafia – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall [EMI]
21. Dirty South & Thomas Gold feat. Kate Elsworth – Alive [Phazing]
22. DBN & Matty Menck – Redemption (Instrumental Mix) [Nero] w/ Kaskade – Step One Two (Acappella) [Ultra]
23. Kaskade feat. Joslyn – It’s You, It’s Me (Dance.Love Mix) [Ultra]
24. Calvin Harris – Feel So Close [Sony]
25. Switchfoot – Always (Max Vangeli & AN21 Remix) [Atlantic]
26. Joachim Garraud – The Computer (Kaskade Remix) [Dim Mak]
27. Late Night Alumni – Finally Found (Max Vangeli Remix) [Ultra]
28. David Guetta – Paris [EMI]
29. Nadia Ali, Alex Kenji & Starkillers – Pressure (Alesso Remix) [Spinnin]