As the countdown to Electric Daisy Carnival Las Vegas crosses the 2-week mark, fans are rounding up their groups of friends in preparation for what could be the single biggest party of the year. Last year’s event was an enormous success on many levels, and this year’s edition is poised to reach even greater heights.
While the festival itself runs 3 nights from Friday June 8th to Sunday June 10th, a dizzying selection of EDM artists will be playing daytime and nighttime parties all over Las Vegas during the Insomniac-sponsored “EDC Week”. So if you and your friends need some help in staying organized and making sure you don’t miss out, click past the break for a full calendar of EDC Week events and planning resources: (more…)
Kaskade has long been a fan of giving away free bootlegs and mashups, and this latest installment of Kaskade Music Mondays comes right from his recently-begun Freaks of Nature tour. The American has always loved adding female vocals to harder tracks, and this week he replaced the vocals in the Tommy Trash remix of “Ladi Dadi” with the vocals from his own production, “Be Still.” It’s a nice change from the original but definitely not ground breaking (but “Ladi Dadi” is probably one of Tommy’s best remixes and we’re all about free music). Hopefully Kaskade will give us more as he continues his tour around the US, but in the meantime grab the free download below.
Kaskade has released his set from Coachella 2012 as a free download on SoundCloud. People were pretty upset when his set was not streamed online from Ultra, so hopefully this makes up for that. The set is full of mashups new and old, and should get you pretty excited for his upcoming Freaks of Nature Tour. You can hear Kaskade pumping up the crowd throughout the set along with the crowd’s respective roar, and the entire 90 minute set is pure bliss. Hopefully some other artists will follow suit and release their sets online as well, but for now, major brownie points for Kaskade.
Yesterday we told you that Kaskade was adding some new stops to his Freaks of Nature Tour, and tickets for the additional shows go on sale today at 10AM PST. As a refresher, it is an “industry-first” that Kaskade will be playing at the Staples Center in LA on July 27th. It’s his first “proper” show in LA since his shows at the Palladium in 20120 — no, flashcrowds don’t count. Kaskade will also be playing at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco the following day, July 28th. Remember to bookmark the links below so you’re ready to purchase tickets. We can’t tell you how fast it’ll happen, but you know these tickets will sell out for sure.
Purchase – Los Angeles – Staples Center, July 27th, 2012
Purchase – San Francisco – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, July 28th
Purchase – Freaks of Nature Tour
Kaskade’s Music Monday — #KMM if you’re hip like that — makes a triumphant return this week in sync with big news regarding his Freaks of Nature Tour, which will be hitting every corner of the United States this summer. Kaskade’s consistent effort to master mashups and release them for free is just another reason why he is one of the most adored artists in electronic music. This time around, the all-American DJ took his own “Call Out,” off his Dynasty album, and mixed it with Sandro Silva and Quintino’s “Epic.” You can bet Kaskade will be dropping this monster when he stops by your city this summer.
Via: Twitter (@Kaskade)
Hopefully you jumped on the presale opportunity for Kaskade’s upcoming “Freaks of Nature” US tour. If a stellar Ultra performance and talks of unprecedented stage production weren’t convincing enough, maybe the supporting acts will put you over the edge. One of EDM’s most up-and-coming producers, Fareoh, will join Kaskade on all stops of the tour. Additionally, dubstep producer Alvin Risk will join for 19 shows, and Treasure Fingers and Le Castle Vania will each make one-time appearances. Click below to purchase tickets and check after the break for the official tour video and list of dates.
Update: Kaskade has added nine new dates to the tour including July 27th at the Staples Center. This is will his first show in LA since 2010 and the first EDM act at the Staples Center. Other dates added are past the break.
One of our favorite tracks from Kaskade’s Fire & Ice was “Lick It,” his collaboration with Skrillex. Aside from the sheer shock value of these two incredibly different artists working together, the resulting track turned out to be one hell of a disco-glitchy groove. There was a lot going on in the original, between Kaskade’s bouncy bassline, big build-ups, and Skrillex’s wobbly touches; each of the three remixes released today plays on different elements from “Lick It,” making for a great remix package that has something for every kind of dance fan. Check out the Alex Kenji, Normay Doray, and Datsik remixes past the jump.
Update: The official video for the original mix is also out today. Check it out below!
They’ve given us Nocturnal Wonderland, taken us Beyond Wonderland, helped us Escape from Wonderland, and blinded us with White Wonderland. Now, the kind folks at Insomniac are back with Wet Wonderland, a weekly pool party at Marquee. If you like big beats and itty-bitty-bikinis, then this is the Wonderland for you.
The new event begins on April 29, when Kaskade returns to Sin City. We’re still waiting on further artist announcements, but we’ll keep you posted as soon as we hear anything.
“The Dayclub experience is an incredible place to showcase what Marquee and Insomniac do best – together,” said Insomniac’s CEO, Pasquale Rotella, in an official statement. “Wet Wonderland will be a unique Dayclub event and we’re so excited to work with the Marquee family to make it happen.”
Via: Plexi PR
Kaskade’s remix of Above & Beyond’s “Love Is Not Enough” is a song worthy of my subwoofer (and perhaps even yours, too). The original mix was pure trance, and it was pretty damn good. Kaskade’s remix, in my opinion, is better. It reaffirms my personal belief that Kaskade is America’s most important Mormon (Mitt Romney might disagree, but he hasn’t remixed Above & Beyond).
Here, Kaskade dilutes the overwhelming beauty of Zoë Johnston’s voice into a delightful progressive house smiler. (“Smiler” is a new term, in the vein of “banger,” which refers to tracks that bring a goofy smile to your face.) If you’ve ever seen Kaskade perform live, you know that he’s an expert mixer. It’s not hard to imagine him weaving the different rhythmic structures of “Love Is Not Enough” into a truly special dancefloor experience. The best DJs can make time feel like it’s standing still. Kaskade is one of them.
We’re no stranger to Kaskade’s music, but his set at this year’s Ultra Music Festival was one that went uncharacteristically hard for the man who brought us Fire & Ice late last year. Rather than playing all of his own tracks in their original form, he paired well-known acapellas from some of his most well-known offerings with some of the hottest songs of the moment. What resulted was a high energy set that went over quite well with the crowd, and as Kaskade put it himself on Twitter, it was “awesome, amazing, unreal… and more!!!” Keep reading for some of his combinations you need to know.