Coming off collaborations with Diplo, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, a smash hit in “Hit It,” and a slew of remixes, GTA hold two of the hottest hands in dance music production. The duo are now back to take on another track for Deadmau5, following their remix of “Channel 42.” This time, Matt and Julio rework a throwback Kaskade collaboration and drift away from their expected in-studio methods. Released today via Ultra Records, GTA’s remix of “Move For Me” instills trap slaps in the form of lovestep, keeping the emotion of the original intact while leaving their own mark.
If you were one of the lucky fans who were able to attend one of Kaskade’s Redux tour stops, you might have been treated to the Late Night Alumni rework of “Raining.” Late Night Alumni — which is Kaskade’s side band project – receives a completely new set of piano lines from Kaskade himself (as he’s the keyboardist of the group), transforming the track into a techy offshoot which went perfectly with the theme of the tour. The track is being offered as a free download on his SoundCloud page, and is definitely a welcomed rebirth to a downright Kaskade classic.
Sunday Morning Medicine is a feature from Dancing Astronaut dedicated to the mellower side of electronic music. We bring you our favorite therapeutic selections — old and new — in an attempt to alleviate the agonizing effects of a long weekend of partying.
While there aren’t any strict definitions as to what constitutes downtempo, it’s generally known as slower, ambient-driven electronic music. This week features an assortment of downtempo productions with two impeccable originals from Andrew Bayer, a rework of “Move For Me,” X3SR’s remix of “Breathe,” and an original from Kastle.
If you missed any of last week’s lighter selections, check out Mat Zo’s blissful remix of “Alive,” Jonas Rathman’s forthcoming remix of “Another Love, “ and Moon Boots’ new original “Love Strong.” For Sunday mornings, it doesn’t get much better than lush synth pads over an absorbing, sub-100 bpm broken beat. Click past the break for five downtempo tracks.
Presenting us with the hottest in new music from around the globe, Pete Tong showered us in delicacies last night during his weekly BBC Radio 1 dance music marathon. Kicking the show off with the world premiere of Kaskade’s autonomously sung and produced new single “Atmosphere,” moving on into Sander van Doorn’s electrifying “Neon,” and the bouncy, big room Hardwell remix of Krewella’s “Alive,” followed by other progressive anthems.
Pete’s coveted “Essential New Tune” went to none other than ex-SHM member Axwell for the remode his new single “Centre of The Universe,” replacing Francesco Rossi’s enigmatic tune “Paper Aeroplane” from last week. Daft Punk continued the discussion with Tong in Part 2 of their Coachella interview while immersing in new tracks off RAM “Giorgio By Moroder,” “Loose Yourself to Dance” and “Instant Crush.”
London-based techno producer Scuba ran through his picks for week’s “Goodie Goodies” including Locked Groove’s “Do It Anyway” and favorite tune of the year Dusky’s “Vanishing Point,” while house legend Kerri Chandler was knighted into Tong’s “Hall of Fame” while explaining the compelling story behind “Bar A Thym.” Tong pins Blond:ish as his future star, ending of with a hot mix from Israeli tech-house sensation Guy Gerber.
Premiered back in March on the main stage of Ultra Music Festival, Kaskade’s newest single “Atmosphere” has been officially previewed by the man himself via SoundCloud. While Kaskade’s productions are well known for featuring the vocals of Haley Gibby and similarly enchanting singers, in a change of pace, Raddon has lent his own voice to “Atmosphere.” With light piano chords and celestial subject matter, “Atmosphere” is sure to win over the hearts of the progressive house world. Stay tuned for its official release on June 10th.
You heard us talk about Kaskade’s “It’s Me, It’s You” Redux, but now you can experience it yourself. Yesterday, Kaskade uploaded a 100 minute segment of his three hour set from May 3rd in San Diego, one of the nine stops on his tour. It’s nice to put a tracklist in front of your face while listening — most of these tracks are custom edits and mashups designed with a deep sound and a small crowd.
Normally associated with the stigma of pirated software, Kaskade has teamed up with BitTorrent to offer a “bundle” that allows fans to legally download their favorite artist’s music for the small price of an e-mail address or donation. The current music distribution methods currently in place have been proven to be obsolete in recent years and Kaskade and BitTorrent are seeking to re-invent the proverbial wheel. By signing up and downloading Dada Life’s remix of Kaskade’s “Dynasty” and a short video from the Freaks of Nature tour, users opt-in to a mailing list that allows Ultra Music and any affiliated artists to send promotional materials – a small price to pay for a clean conscience.
A talent as accomplished as Kaskade can at times be burdened by their own success. Superstars like Tiësto,Steve Angello, or Deadmau5, given the opportunity, would undoubtedly jump for the chance to return to their roots and play in a small and intimate environment for fans that have been along for the ride since the beginning. Peering through Kaskade’s release catalog exposes everything from drum and bass, to deep and tech house, to what the world knows him as today: the melodic, synth-laden progressive house maestro that has both touched and moved millions of people across the world. With the announcement of the It’s You, It’s Me Redux tour, Kaskade would mark the 10 year anniversary of the It’s You, It’s Me album with a nine-city tour bringing it back to the venues where it all started.
Earlier today Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas announced its 2013 lineup. Among those names was Kaskade who, after seeing the official lineup, was shocked to see his name listed. Allegedly a clerical error listed Kaskade as performing at this year’s festival but the DJ quickly took to Twitter to dispel the claims.
View the official EDC Vegas lineup here (but scratch Kaskade from the list) and see the Twitter exchange after the break.
While Eastern Canada boasts a wide array of festivals from Escapade to Sensation, Western Canada is quickly gaining traction and establishing itself as a premiere dance music location. After the monstrous success of Northern Lights Music Festival in EDMonton, Calgary is taking the reins by boasting the first ever Badlands: Stampede Music Festival taking place July 5th to July 8th at Canada Olympic Park. The impressive lineup includes Afrojack, Kaskade, Pretty Lights, Steve Aoki, Adventure Club and more, to be powered by 200,000 watts of PK Sound, and have mainstage display modeled after Europe’s biggest festivals. Only one question remains, will you rave in your Stampede gear or leave the boots behind?
Pre-Sale April 24th & 25th at 10am, and general on-sale April 26th at 10am here. All further information on event page here.