Kaskade linked up with Swanky Tunes after the success of their “Eyes” remix, and the collaboration between the American superstar and Russian threesome resulted in “No One Knows Who We Are.” With the captivating appeal from Kaskade and the electro velocity from Swanky Tunes, the track has been nothing short of massive since its December release. Tim Mason, however, envisioned something even greater. Providing crisp chords and big room progression, his rendition of “No One Knows Who We Are” offers the Mason trademark while leaving much to be enjoyed for long-time Kaskade fans.
In an update posted to his Facebook page Kaskade shared the exiting news that he will be inviting four lucky fans to a “super-saavy pre-Ultra soiree.” Four winners plus one friend per winner are being invited to kick back, listen to music, and hang out with the dance music heavyweight. Following the event the winners will also get to ride along with Kaskade to the Ultra festival grounds. All you need to do to enter is post a memory, story or image related to Ultra, Kaskade, and/or his music directly on the Facebook post, which can be found here. Click below the jump for the deadline and other stipulations for entry.
In keeping with tradition of giving away festival sets, Kaskade uploaded his Ultra saga from his Main Stage performance last Saturday night. He opened with new track “Atmosphere,” which features his own vocals — a first for Ryan Raddon showcasing his growing evolution as an artist. The man is a mash up king, effortlessly fusing euphoric vocals over electro-basslines and continuously able to successfully re-use seasoned tracks by infusing them with completely new sounds. The set features classics like “Fire in Your New Shoes” along with some new surprises from his upcoming album and Summer Lovin tour, including Project 46 collaboration “Last Chance.” Forever an advocator for pushing dancing music forward, Ryan gave this away as a ‘Thank You’ to his fans who have continued to support him over the years. Enjoy. Tracklist below the jump.
Tim Mason is the latest in a line of producers to remix the very large “No One Knows Who We Are” from Kaskade and Swanky Tunes. In what is probably the most traditionally big room remix of the bunch (Rune RK went more melodic on his edit), Tim Mason packs a Size Records-worthy punch for this premiere. Heading down to Miami soon? You can catch this live when Tim hits up No Sugar Added on Saturday March 23rd.
Recently aired on BBC Radio 1, Rune RK1 premiered his radio edit of “No One Knows Who We Are” taking the Kaskade and Swanky Tunes collaboration down a more melodic road, adding energy where the original lacked and stripping the mix of its squealing electro house breakdown. The Danish producer, who cites his main influence as hip hop, adds layers of silky smooth melodies and a subtle kick beneath Lights’ vocal cut, turning the track from an awkward juxtaposition of two styles into a production that glows with delicate harmonies and a satisfyingly smooth breakdown.
Release Date: March 19th on Ultra
Listen to Rune’s 15 Minutes of Fame interview with Pete Tong on Radio 1 after the break.
Following his Freaks of Nature Tour, Kaskade returns to the summer touring circuit in 2013 — only he isn’t exactly touring by standard definition. Between early May and Labor Day weekend, he will be playing a dozen shows at Marquee’s nightclub and a dozen more at the dayclub. Tickets are available now, along with a free Monday mash up to commemorate — Kaskade’s Summer Lovin Mash vs Inpetto, “All That You Give Faces.”
Although styles inevitably change over time, it’s interesting how familiar subtitles stay the same. “Sorry” was the third single released on Kaskade’s fourth studio album, Love Mysterious, and captures the dewy vocals synonymous with his sound. Dirty South released a revamped remix tying in his signature hypnotizing punch without compromising the alluring melody of the original. The Australian even admitted he nearly gave up on the track for he could not come up with inspiration for the song — it went on to earn a Grammy nomination in 2008. Unfortunately, Benny Benassi took home the prize that year for “Bring the Noise,” but their styles blend perfectly regardless of the results.
Grammy-nominated producer Kaskade participated in an insightful Q&A session Sunday night at the Grammys. The ever eloquent DJ discussed his upcoming album, the responsibility of voting members, his love for deep house and, the elephant in the room, Al Walser. His next album, which remains without a confirmed title, is due in late spring or early summer following a tour slated to kick off in March.
Best of Instagram is a feature from Dancing Astronaut that showcases our favorite pictures from our favorite DJs on Instagram each week. For our rare Monday edition, we’ve got red carpet gems from Kaskade, Diplo, Skrillex, and more from last night’s Grammy Awards in Los Angeles, California.
At the Grammys this evening Kaskade was vocal with reporters about his hopes for the future of electronic dance music and the genres new found acknowledgement by the iconic awards ceremony;
“The Grammys have embraced us and are figuring out ways to include us, this year better than ever. The categories had some great artists in it and it was representational of what’s happening in my world.”
With Skrillex once again sweeping the dance music category and electronic music making waves at the 2013 Grammys, it’s no surprise that Kaskade believes that dance music is ready for ‘the big room.’ While mainstream popularity is often met with considerable disdain from devotees of the ‘scene,’ dance music’s effect on the global conversation is an important step to solidifying it as a genre and not a marketing fad.