It’s been a full year and a half since Glow had brought Kaskade to Washington, DC. Expectations were high; tickets sold out within hours of being released – a little over a month before the show was even set to take place. Herds of Kaskade disciples lined up outside Echostage, waiting ever so impatiently to escape the cold and have their ID’s checked. By the time midnight rolled around, fans could already hear their Chicago-bred hero’s set blaring from inside the venue. This is exactly why Glow, the promoter, warned concertgoers to arrive early.
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.
Today, news has broken about the long-anticipated official EDC movie, which is to be titled EDC 2013: Under the Electric Sky. CEO and founder of Insomniac, Pasquale Rotella, announced earlier this year that the 2013 Las Vegas Electric Daisy Carnival would be filmed and created into a documentary style movie. After casting real attendees and months of waiting, we’re finally starting to hear details in regards to the film.
If you didn’t catch Kaskade’s cryptic tweets from two days ago, he hinted about going into a month-long hiatus to score a movie soundtrack. The Grammy-nominated producer, who has just wrapped up a sold-out album tour, has signed on to create the musical score to accompany the EDC film. Past all the Twitter hints and jokes, Ryan Raddon shared his genuine excitement about the imminent project: “EDC has become an American institution and there’s a tangible power in such a massive shared experience. Translating that intensity into a film score is an undertaking I’m truly looking forward to.”
In tradition of Ryan Raddon’s #KMM, or Kaskade Music Monday, the producer has released yet another mash hit. Combining work from ZZTTN and Moguai, Raddon brings us “Something Something Champs,” an Atmosphere mix that he explains he created between the two weekends of Ultra Music Festival this past March. With a keen ear for rhythmic harmony, Kaskade‘s latest mash-up combines the vocal hook from his new album favorite “Something Something” with a undulating bassline from Moguai’s “Champs” and nails his signature pocket of uplifting euphoric sound. Released as a free download and coupled with a music video montage of the final LA Atmosphere Tour stop, the tune is a perfect balance of familiar and new.
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.
This week’s SMM touches on a wide range of genres – dubstep, house, deep house, and even trap. We begin your Sunday morning with Adventure Club‘s “Wonder,” a tearjerker of a song that is very unlike the Canadian dubstep duo. Slowly transitioning into Parra for Cuva’s deep house lullaby, “Wicked Games,” we also present to you TOKiMonsta, Baauer, and even Kaskade/Late Night Alumni. Although most of these tracks are on the older side, we felt this collection would suit your Sunday Funday well.
As if we haven’t heard enough great news from Ryan Raddon over the past few weeks, he brings us yet another treat on this bleary Monday with the release of “Turn It Down Animals.” There’s something about this crowd-pleasing mashup that gets the audience riled up like no other; this was made crystal clear during Kaskade’s closing set at Paradiso Festival in late June when he first premiered the tune to a roaring audience. Kaskade‘s blend of his and Rebecca & Fiona‘s “Turn It Down” and Martin Garrix’s “Animals” has been the talk of 2013′s festival season ever since that memorable rainy day set and has been a climactic moment of almost every one of his performances since. Grab your free copy here.Posted by
If dance music chose a song of the year for 2013, it would absolutely be awarded to none other than Lana Del Rey’s heartwrenching “Young & Beautiful.” Though remixes of the tune began popping up like daisies after its initial release, one has risen above the rest and endured throughout the summer and festival season. Kaskade’s rendition of “Young & Beautiful” debuted at his set at Paradiso Festival in early June and was officially released for free download on DJ’s official SoundCloud page. Today, Ryan Raddon took a different approach to bringing his music to life and released a story style video that follows his closing performance at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival.Posted by
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.
As the music industry is quickly changing direction from downloading to streaming services, Dancing Astronaut provides you with our favorite dance music Spotify playlists from labels, artists and miscellaneous sources to suit different tastes and genre.
Zedd, Dada Life, Laidback Luke, Kaskade and more auction off custom CDJs for VH1 Save the Music Foundation
Many of dance music’s biggest names have teamed up with VH1′s Save The Music Foundation to raise money for the advancement and sustainment of music education programs. Twenty-six custom CDJ-2000nexuses from the likes of Kaskade, Zedd, Dada Life, NERVO and more are all being auctioned off via CharityBuzz.