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…)Posted by
Not many can enchant audiences the way Ryan Raddon can. A statement only properly understood if you’ve experienced this Freak of Nature live. Last June, the renowned American producer captured desert festival-goers in this aw-inspiring set complete with famous mashups and Fire & Ice classics. Anyone who has experienced the hyped Insomniac festival knows Kaskade’s music flows perfectly with the fantasy world EDC creates. A highlight of the set is hearing the crowd roar as the fireworks go off during Call Out/Epic mashup, while the Move for Me/The Legend mashup may have the power to turn your Wednesday morning completely around. Tracklist after the break.
You could make the case that “Lick It” was the best single off Kaskade’s latest album Fire & Ice. You could also make the case that Nor
man Doray’s remix kicks the original mix out of the water. Norman has been on absolute fire recently with his newest single “Leo.” He also recently teamed up with Laidback Luke and Arno Cost in “Trilogy,” needless to say, both tracks will be tearing the speakers apart in Miami next week. If there is one DJ you have to pencil in to see during Miami Music Week, make sure it’s this guy, because he puts on one hell of a show.
Mother Nature brought the ice to New York on an unexpectedly snowy Saturday in October, but with an energetic, wide-ranging three hour set, Kaskade definitely brought the fire.
Kaskade’s two Halloween weekend shows at Roseland Ballroom, cleverly dubbed “Trick or Beats,” marked the first shows since the release of his album Fire & Ice. Expectations for his set ran high, given the new material from the album and its sonic diversity. In short, the show succeeded on every level: Fire & Ice tracks easily found a place among Kaskade’s Music Monday bootlegs and other popular tracks; “delicious” lasers and breathtaking visuals created an over-the-top spectacle; and the crowd loved every minute.
In the teaser video for Fire & Ice, Kaskade says the album “represents the last ten years of [his] career.” It’s been a wild ride for the producer and DJ, going from quietly releasing deep-house grooves like “It’s You, It’s Me” to dropping “Raining” in front of packed stadiums filled with devoted fans during this summer’s Identity Festival Tour. As Kaskade’s career has grown, so too have his musical horizons, and Fire & Ice (his seventh full album) is a testament to his incredible evolution as an artist and DJ.
The release hinges on a unique yet fitting premise. Each song appears twice — once with a more uptempo, fuller “Fire” mix, contrasted by a stripped-down “Ice” version. The dual disc offering serves as an homage to his deep-house roots and more laid-back production tendencies with side project Late Night Alumni, but simultaneously acknowledge his evolution into a super-producer and influencer. Collaborations with Dada Life and Skrillex show how attuned Kaskade is to the dance music being played alongside his; Skrillex’s wobbly dubstep flourishes lend a surprising edge to “Lick It,” but also feel right at home alongside electro-tinged tracks like “Lessons in Love.” But enough of our teasing — see how it all comes together in our full review below.
Kaskade’s upcoming album, Fire and Ice, is set to drop in just under a week, and buzz on the web is heating up ahead of the dual disc release. A new video posted on the mega DJ’s YouTube page reveals some of the behind-the-scenes action that went into making the Fire and the Ice — exposing the origin of his unlikely collaboration with Skrillex as well as some insight into the vocalists he selected for the album. Yes, this video is essentially five minutes of torture if you’re a Kaskade-aholic, but at least we’re making the wait a little less boring.
It’s also our duty to inform you that despite the text in the video, the official album release has been moved up to October 24th (this coming Monday). We hear the shift comes from — get this — the Coldplay album release scheduled for Tuesday. Yeah, we don’t get it either (though the Fedde Le Grand remix to “Paradise” is pretty awesome).
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Kaskade is coming out with a new album Fire & Ice that is set to hit iTunes on October 25th and November 8th everywhere else. This is big news for America’s number one DJ, because it represents the last 10 years of his work. We are exciting to see what tracks are on it, but after his recent releases of “Eyes” and “Turn It Down” we know the entire album is going to be a success. Stay tuned for an album review of all the tracks on Dancing Astronaut shortly!
Release Date: iTunes October 25th, everywhere else November 8th
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