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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In my view, there is no reason to get wound up over the DJ Mag Top 100. In all likelihood, nothing will change. Twenty million people, who, for some bizarre reason, still like David Guetta, will probably ensure he takes the top spot. Hundreds of people who are really into the “underground scene” will be outraged that a) Carl Cox isn’t ranked number one, and b) their favorite minimal producer from Toronto (who incidentally no one else has ever heard of) didn’t make the list. Oh and Tiesto will be ranked in the top five for the 47th year in a row.
With that in mind, I’m not going to justify my choices with an elaborate algorithm of DJ skill + production ability / sellout-ness. Here are five DJs/Producers that I like and am going to vote for:
Rebecca & Fiona have been on the rise since collaborating with Kaskade, and have released a music video for, “Dance,” the latest single from their brand new album I Love You Man. “Dance” pays testament to what the duo is all about and the light, indie-dance sound reflected on their US debut album. The twosome bring their feel-good style — that was so popular in overseas — to the states, including the Sweden triple-platinum single “Bullets.” Head to iTunes today for I Love You Man and find the track list below the break.
Kaskade gives us a behind the scenes view at what goes into making his Freaks of Nature Tour happen in a new video posted on his YouTube channel. Episode 1 kicks off hitting the road for Coachella, Las Vegas, and New York, giving us a first-hand look at the intricacies of his new live show. After the debut appearance, Kaskade sets out for sunny Las Vegas to officially kick off the tour to a packed Chelsea Ballroom in the Cosmopolitan Hotel. We get a glimpse of Kaskade’s tour bus where he’ll be spending much of his time while on tour, before rocking out to a sold out New York crowd. The culmination of months of planing have paid off for the
California Illinois native; we’re excited to see Kaskade bring the party across North America with episode 2.
For more Freaks Of Nature tour coverage, be sure to check out our review of his show at Coney Island.Posted by
DJ Mag‘s Top 100 ranking has been the most reputable and trusted ranking system for DJs – but what does that mean? Year after year, dance music fans are asked to support their favorite DJs and producers with a vote on DJ Mag‘s poll, which makes the Top 100 a popularity contest rather than an accurate ranking. As the scene has boomed, fans have caught on and have been particularly critical about what the famed list ultimately represents. Arguments have been made on all facets, especially the debate of producers and DJs being ranked under the same terms. DA editors return to the roundtable to break down the heated subjects of DJ Mag‘s Top 100 in the midst of the 2012 voting.
With Electric Daisy Carnival becoming a fond but distant memory, we thought we would take a moment to remember all of the fun, music, and insanity that just a few weeks ago invaded the Las Vegas Motor Speedway. While our recap video brings it all together, other artists created their own as well which capture some of the greatest moments at EDC — wind storm not included. Check out videos from Datsik, Thomas Gold, Kaskade, Dada Life, Bingo Players & Insomniac below the break. (more…)Posted by
It is always a debate whether or not to cough up hard earned cash for EDM shows these days, when the industry has been a transparent hype machine fueled by many false promises that result in let downs more often than not. It shouldn’t come as a surprise, however, that Kaskade set high expectations for his Freaks of Nature tour, which will be visiting every corner of North America this summer. “Kaskade as you’ve never seen him before” is the guarentee that comes along with the all-American DJ’s summer tour, and after witnessing his second stop in Brooklyn, New York on Friday, we can safely say that he has delivered accordingly.
Over the top production impressed the meticulous crowd, and the only familiarities came in the form of his usual mashups, that repeatedly elevated the overflowing MCU Park, home to the Brooklyn Cyclones by day and ravers by night. Kaskade has been one of the unanimous favorites of festival season 2012, so with buzz still lingering, he finally shared that very excitement with the northeast yet again.
Electronic Dance Music has grown from an underground — and under appreciated — genre to a full-blown mainstream hit in the last three years. However, this growth has brought about a blurring of the lines between music and money motives. For some, this blur is merely a question of right and wrong, but in reality it’s far more complicated than such an idealistic — but admittedly legitimate — concern. Insomniac has created EDMBiz — a conference boasting an impressive panel made up of the leading EDM minds — with the intent of addressing the pressing and pertinent issues. In this introduction video Jason Bentley, the host of EDMBiz, and Kaskade discuss the event. Check it out to learn more.