Unedited, uncut, from beginning to end. The screams, the cheering, the live singing. That’s exactly how we like it.
Nearly a month after having completed his highly anticipated Atmosphere tour, Chicago-bred icon Kaskade has unleashed his live set from The Shrine. In addition to featuring tracks off of Atmosphere along the lines of “Floating,” “Feeling The Night,” and “No One Knows Who We Are,” Raddon also includes timeless favorites like “Move For Me,” “Fire In Your New Shoes,” and “Eyes.” However, the San Fran-based artist presents these throwbacks not as original mixes, but on steroids in the form of mashups made exclusively for the tour. This colossal set features ten Atmosphere mashups alone, proving how essential it is to Ryan to give back to his fans the same dedication that he receives each day.
This weekend marked the final round of shows for Kaskade’s Atmosphere Tour, named after his recently released, hit-packed album. Before bringing Atmosphere’s 14 tracks to his first stop in Miami, the Grammy-nominated DJ hyped his “big room, small tour” by hinting that he would be sporting premier and never-before-seen production.
Los Angeles attendees were stunned when not one, but two stages lined the floor area and acts switched back and forth between sets. Fans swarmed back and forth as Late Night Alumni finished with “Empty Streets” and Amtrac appeared at the back stage for a tech house style set.
Kaskade’s lead single “Atmosphere” has been remixed by so many dance artists that the new versions had been released in a two part remix package. Well, one of the most desired tunes around the scene lands in the laps of the electro maestros of Modern Machines. Following the likes of Amtrac, Chocolate Puma, and Hook N Sling, Dimitry Mak and Kapla twist the Atmosphere title-track with a bulky beat, steering it towards the heavy-hitting spectrum away from its smoother roots.
To complement his Atmosphere album release, Kaskade put together a mini mix just for Spotify. The mix serves as a perfect addition to any playlist as it offers a chilled out vibe wright with soothing melodies and glossy vocals. He spins together remixes of “Let Me Go,” “This is How it Goes,” “Call Out,” and “Angel on my Shoulder,” in perfect Kaskade form. Make sure to check out Dancing Astronaut’s official Spotify account here.
Grammy nominated artist and producer Kaskade has more than served his time on the front line of electronic music. Whilst mainstream attention has often chosen to focus on his ability to shift tickets or vocal objections to the media’s predisposition towards his craft, the musical journey of Ryan Raddon has been untouchable by anyone of his generation, let alone today’s. Seven albums deep and as high in demand as ever before, the follow-up to 2011’s ‘Fire & Ice’ comes one decade down the line from his recently re-released debut album ‘It’s You, It’s Me.’ Where its predecessor offered two separate insights into Raddon’s conceptual composition, Atmosphere marks the first of his full-length offerings to bring both worlds under one roof. Luckily, the finished product is one that both the festival-going masses and those sitting on the fence of EDM advocacy are unlikely to shrug off. (more…)
After whetting appetites with the release of “Atmosphere” and further frenzying fans with snippets of “SFO to ORD,” “MIA to LAS” and “Take Your Mind Off,” Kaskade is finally ready for fans to hear the whole of his Atmosphere album. Thanks to a Rolling Stone-hosted stream, fans can hear all 13 tracks before officially adding them to their libraries next Tuesday.
Though noted for the fact the producer performed his own vocals on the titular track, Kaskade spreads the glory by featuring the familiar voices of Haley and Becky Jean Williams. Five collabs can also be found amongst the tracks, which include this spring’s “No One Knows Who We Are” with Swanky Tunes, “Last Chance” with Project 46. and “Missing You” with School Of Seven Bells. If you’re amongst those counting down the days, check the tracklist, stream the album, and head to iTunes on September 10th to make Atmosphere yours.
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Kaskade is officially on the clock with one week left until the release of his latest studio album, Atmosphere. Slowly teasing some of the album’s productions, he’s most recently shared his destination titled tracks “SFO to ORD” and “MIA to LAS,” unveiling a vintage, groovy brand of house to be expected. Continuing to flaunt the album’s tone, Kaskade is now offering an exclusive listen of “Take Your Mind Off.” The record comes in the same vein as his impressive, mellow productions that further distance his new material from the big room sphere.
It takes approximately 4 hours and 55 minutes to fly from Miami to Vegas, and though Kaskade’s preview of “MIA to LAS” comes in at a fraction of that length, the journey itself proved plenty of time for the producer to become inspired in his studio in the sky. The third song to be teased from his upcoming album Atmosphere, “MIA to LAS” follows in “SFO to ORD’s” footsteps by relying on a beat but not bass, ditching the progressive for just house, and being far, far too short of a preview to fully grasp its song structure. Luckily for fans, soon all will be revealed: Atmosphere in all its glory will be released on Ultra Records September 10th.
Part two of the remix package for Kaskade‘s uber popular “Atmosphere” is out, and on top of remixes from Cave Kings and East & Young lies a stomping rendition of the original from some of dance music’s favorite Aussies, Hook N Sling. If “Atmosphere” is an emotional and uplifting song in your mind, this remix revs up the energy for a better festival or mega-club fit.
Behind the Twin Peaks Stage at a sold out Outside Lands, Ryan Raddon wears a fitted San Francisco Giants hat and a tight-lipped grin. With a swelling crowd clamoring for his Sunday night headline set behind us, the man known to his fans as Kaskade has every reason to be happy at this homecoming of sorts.
Raddon’s affinity for the festival’s host city goes far beyond his forehead. While he originally hails from the Chicago suburbs, Raddon’s Kaskade project was born in the City by the Bay after he moved there to work A&R for OM Records and start a family with his wife Naomi. Both initiatives proved successful; Raddon used OM as a launchpad to his present prominence and is now a globe-trotting father to three daughters.