What’s the best way to banish a case of the Mondays? Kaskade fans know the answer: Music Mondays. His weekly bootlegs have become some of our favorites at DA, since they mesh the perfect dose of party-ready electro with Kaskade’s signature sexy vocals. This week’s track, “Dynasty Noise,” cleverly flips the Dada-ified vocals from the duo’s “Dynasty” remix over the Dada Life classic “White Noise Red Meat.” Check it out below and grab the bootleg at Kaskade’s Soundcloud page!
R3hab and Swanky Tunes combined forces to create a stunning remix of Tiesto’s “Maximal Crazy” and their own production “Sending My Love.” This time they are on the same remix package of Kaskade’s “Eyes.” Interestingly enough, Kaskade has a remix of “Sending My Love” coming out in early December (sounds like these guys have formed quite the friendship). The original mix represented the definition of calm, while it wasn’t something that would send you off your feet it still gave you a ‘feel good’ sensation. Let’s see how both of these remixes differ from the original.
Initially when hearing Swanky Tunes’ rendition you will hear a chainsaw like sound right from the get go. You might have thought that this was R3hab’s remix, but it would be the Russian group that is responsible for this pulsing madness. These guys have been remixing much harder tracks such as Dada Life’s “Happy Violence” and “If You’re Lonely.” This one will definitely thump at a club near you.
R3hab takes full advantage of Mindy Gledhill’s sexy voice and then incorporates his craziness to create a drop that will sure as hell knock you on your ass. Stuff like this always works at shows because the energy stays at an all time high till the sun rises (check out our review of his Ruby Skye show).
We are fully aware that the original mix will be hard to top, but we still want to know what you guys think of these remixes. Sound off in the comments.
This gem of a track comes straight to us from Kaskade as part of his awesomely epic “Kaskade Music Mondays” that we’ve been following for quite some time. This week it’s a mashup that he played at his amazing Roseland Ballroom show and has been in this editor’s repertoire ever since seeing it get dropped live. Deniz Koyu’s “Hertz” is a track that we’ve been digging here at DA lately, and the “It’s You It’s Me” vocals work like a dream atop the sweeping synths and irresistible drop. If you don’t download this track, you should probably stop reading this website. We’re that serious.
Tommy Trash adds a little added grunge to Zedd’s “Shave It,” this remix definitely incorporates a similar sound from his previous production “Blair Bitch Project.” Remixing Zedd’s biggest track thus far is no easy task – it definitely did well at the box office. That being said, Tommy adds a few unique touches that extend the lifeline of “Shave It.” The remix package will be released on November 8th along with a remix from Kaskade.
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.
The full video for Dada Life’s “Happy Violence” is out, and focuses on a mythical office that begins celebrating when “Dada Life Inc” stock goes through the roof. This consists of coffee pots being poured on heads and shirts being ripped off — though none belonging to females, natch. The video accompanies the release of the vocal mix, as well as a slew of remixes to it — including from Kaskade and Swanky Tunes. The full release is available on Beatport now, but let us know in the comments which one you’re digging the most.
PS: Kaskade played it both nights at Roseland Ballroom.
Why isn’t Halloween a nationally recognized holiday? Nearly all young professionals and students go out and treat it as one of the biggest occasions of the entire year. You spend time planning your costume and where you’re going to party. Do corporate offices really want you to come in the next day hungover and less productive than normal? Of course not, but that’s what sick days are for. Hopefully this guide makes you want to stay a few extra days in the city of sin, so if you do decide to lengthen your stay make sure to keep this in mind: If you decide to go out, make sure you crush it. “I have work tomorrow” and “I have an early flight to catch,” are not valid excuses to tank a night out in one of the best cities in the entire world. If you are in that category, well, you might as well not have gone in the first place.
In this guide, we’ll break down the daily EDM events going down in each venue. That being said, we have a disclaimer. XS Nightclub decided to go balls to the wall and absolutely blow out their lineup. You could book a room in the Wynn or Encore and never even have to leave for the entire weekend. While new venues and different hotels add to the experience, are you really going to miss Avicii, Axwell, Alesso, Deadmau5 or Afrojack? That’s what we thought. Anyhow, make your decisions accordingly and thoroughly, any funny sexual excursions embarked upon during Halloween weekend that you would like to share with us can be sent to email@example.com.
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).
Stay tuned for an official DA review — we might even hook you up early.
Kaskade first played his “Sending My Love” remix during his BBC1 Essential Mix, and now the track is back in our headphones on its own. Kaskade delivers an airy take on “Sending My Love,” forgoing some of R3hab‘s electro grind for a sweeping piano build-up and progressive flavor. No word yet on the release date for this banger, but DA man-crush Tommy Trash has a remix on the way as well.