“They can have a voice, fight for their right to dance, fist pump for freedom — whatever goes. We just want you to spin the vote.” That’s the mantra for Spin The Vote, a joint venture between Insomniac and Rock The Vote we first told you about way back in April, but that is more timely than ever with election season just around the corner. Insomniac has put together a video (below) packed with footage from the Spin The Vote activation site at EDC Vegas, and it features shoutouts from mega DJs Morgan Page, Kaskade, and Pretty Lights encouraging fans to go out and make a difference. As the last guy in the video put it: “It takes no time at all and you’re making a bigger difference in the world — go out and do it.”
Best of the Rest is a daily feature from Dancing Astronaut that recaps the most important posts of the day as well as the stuff we didn’t get to. With the rapidity that dance music news and releases come out it’s difficult for us to hit everything — we hope BOTR serves as a catch-all. Make sure to check it out at the end of each day to ensure you don’t miss anything!
Hardwell took a good bit of heat on Twitter from some members of the Swedish House Mafia a few weeks ago for releasing another one of his signature ‘bootleg packs‘ with unauthorized use of one of their tracks. Despite his swift apology and promise to take down the track in question, it has definitely started an interesting conversation in the dance community. Now, Kaskade has penned an eloquent response to the situation on his Tumblr page, reminding people that “the politicking of a mash up is nothing new.”
Dada Life’s highly anticipated remix for Kaskade’s “Llove” has finally hit the release circuit. Since spicing up the Fire & Ice hit in sets from both Kaskade and Dada Life, the thumping electro beat has been a top live gesture. Taking the previously soothing vocal from Haley, Stefan and Olle give “Llove” a twist of their own, much like they have done for “Boyfriend” and “Girl Gone Wild.” The wait is over, so get your hands on Dada Life’s remix of “Llove” via Beatport and Ultra Records.
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Lavo’s famed Thursday night parties invariably attract big names, long lines, and an impressive girl to guy ratio — but once you get inside it’s almost always worth the wait. The musical maestro for last Thursday’s event was the venerable Kaskade, and though his set time wasn’t until 1 AM, hopeful fans were lining up by 10 — an hour before the doors even opened. The turnout was a testament to both the exclusivity of the venue and Kaskade’s celebrity status. The same man who once shut down Hollywood Boulevard was now the reason for a 58th Street takeover.
You’d be hard-pressed to name more than 5 artists that have more clout in America than Kaskade. It might be his personality or his incredible productions, but there is something about this west coast producer that draws people to him. There isn’t a Kaskade show that isn’t sold out and this weekend at Marquee Dayclub was no different. He is a true craftsman behind the decks, constructing intricate and eclectic sets that drive crowds wild without being too cliche and predictable. Click past the break to check out the 5 tracks that defined the party.
Headlining a tour with the title ‘Freaks of Nature‘ comes with certain expectations, both of the music, and the crowd. In his latest video, Kaskade reveals the true ‘freaks’ that have come out to his shows nationwide this summer. Go behind the scenes with the man himself, Fareoh, and dance music fans in Southern United States, ranging from Florida to Arizona. On the flip side of things, you get to see Ryan Raddon — father and husband — spend time with his family while on tour. This latest episode of FON portrays the diverse and extreme road life that Kaskade’s been living this summer, and of course, the over-the-top performances night after night.
For more Freaks Of Nature tour coverage, be sure to check out our review of his show at Coney Island.
While on his Freaks of Nature tour, Kaskade gives us a listen to his new track with Swanky Tunes, “No One Knows Who We Are.” The collaborative production features a euphoric vocal against Swanky Tunes’ progressive energy, and a drop that steals the spotlight. Check out this brand new live video of Kaskade premiering his future smash-hit and let us know what you think about this heavyweight tag-team.Posted by
Today is a good day for dance music enthusiasts — we’re able to watch not one impressive livestream, but two. In addition to Tomorrowland, we are being treated to Kaskade’s sold out Staples Center show tonight as well. The show kicks off at 9:15PM PST / 12:15 EST, and should serve as a nice source of entertainment for anyone who was planning to stay in tonight. It’s also interesting to note that one year ago today Kaskade was also in LA, but stirring up all sorts of problems due to his impromptu “#flashcrowd,” which ended up shutting streets and drawing thousands.
While we love being able to live vicariously through the camera lens, the jealousy is sometimes overwhelming. Prepare your senses and souls because we imagine there’s a few surprises in store (and not just “Stars Troll“). Will you be watching both?
Kaskade’s top bootleg has made its way past Music Mondays, straight to the release circuit. The cross between his own “Stars Align” and Qulinez’s “Troll” has worked wonders on the festival stages and has been a staple in Kaskade’s Freaks of Nature sets. The euphoric vocal from “Stars Align” compliments the the lighter builds of “Troll” to anticipate the serving drop. Bring Kaskade’s main stage presence to your music library and grab his big-time mashup on Beatport courtesy of Ultra Records.
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