For the second time in the eight year history of the Pioneer DJ and DJ Times-sponsored competition, Kaskade has been named ‘America’s Best DJ.’ Fans voted online and in-person at more than 20 festivals and events around the US, selecting Ryan Raddon as their top candidate over such industry leaders as Diplo, Skrillex, Bassnectar and more.
Raddon, fresh off the release of his dazzling eighth studio album Atmosphere, said: “Words can’t do justice to how completely grateful I am to receive this honor for a second time. I am constantly in awe of the love, encouragement and energy I receive from my fan-base, which has continued to inspire and motivate me throughout my career.”
Kaskade will be honored at the official America’s Best DJ Award Ceremony and Closing Party on October 13th, at Marquee Las Vegas, and will receive a custom, gold-plated Pioneer DJM-900 Nexus mixer.
Click past the break to see who cracked the top 10.
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 returns to Wynn Las Vegas for an exclusive winter residency at XS Nightclub. Kaskade will play 4 dates in total, including his debut performance October 11th, Halloween day and New Years Eve. The fourth and final date has yet to be announced, but will happen before his residency with Marquee resumes in 2014. Kaskade originally played at Encore Beach Club from 2010 to 2011 before joining Marquee in 2012 and most of 2013. The XS residency will mark one of this winter’s most anticipated Vegas outings.
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.
Remember when electronic albums were few and far between? Not anymore. This year’s new buzzword is album. “Working on my new album” could be the most persistent expression dance artists share across social channels and in due course. DJ/producers and labels now have the widespread audience to follow suit with more commercially-driven music marketing. Step one? Cryptic announcement. Step two – single. Step three – album bulletin with tracklist and pre-order intel. The formula is tried and true. Fans flocking from album-centric genres expect to be indulged with packaged and organized content. That’s what we want to pay for.
As many as 14 full-length albums will hit the digital shelves over the next two months, running the gamut from veterans Kaskade, The Bloody Beetroots and Claude VonStroke to newcomers Krewella and Angger Dimas. This fall’s unprecedented streak of electronic album releases coalesced with EDM’s advancing digital sales should kindle mainstream headway, the right way. Just ask Disclosure what happens when a fire starts to burn… Here are the most anticipated albums of the fall.
With his upcoming studio album Atmosphere approaching its September 10th release date, Kaskade is showing his hand and revealing tunes beyond the self-titled lead single. Teasing “SFO to ORD,” one three records named after travels, Kaskade gifts a mellow tune “for those not waiting for the drop.” Far from conforming to the needs that will arise among his arena tour or any of his massive audiences for that matter, “SFO to ORD” seems to be the enchanting, more classic house tune Kaskade fans of new and old will enjoy.
Plenty of producers have taken their hands at the vocal work by Lana Del Rey, most recently her song exclusively recorded for The Great Gatsby, “Young & Beautiful.” In the midst of work on his upcoming full-length album and an arena tour looming, Kaskade is the latest artist to attempt such a midas touch. When his remix of the masterpiece leaked earlier this summer, the All-American DJ made it clear that the quality and specifics of the mastered version would far exceed the initial excitement of the ripped preview. Well on this Monday, a day he is known to give away free mashups, Kaskade presents his mix of “Young & Beautiful,” an eloquent production to match the artistry of Lana’s vision.
Battle of the Beats is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that pits two tracks that share the same title against one another to determine which production represents the name better. With the dance music community continually growing, producers, mashup artists and DJs alike constantly create new music, often of the same name. Now we are opening it up to our readers to weigh in on whose rendition takes the proverbial cake. Meet The Competition