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.
You could make the case that “Lick It” was the best single off Kaskade’s latest album Fire & Ice. You could also make the case that Nor
man Doray’s remix kicks the original mix out of the water. Norman has been on absolute fire recently with his newest single “Leo.” He also recently teamed up with Laidback Luke and Arno Cost in “Trilogy,” needless to say, both tracks will be tearing the speakers apart in Miami next week. If there is one DJ you have to pencil in to see during Miami Music Week, make sure it’s this guy, because he puts on one hell of a show.
Via: SoundCloud (Norman Doray)
We recently told you about Kaskade’s upcoming “Freaks Of Nature” tour but at the time didn’t have any tour dates or ticket information. Now we can tell you that pre-sale tickets will go on-sale tomorrow, March 15th, at 10AM PST / 1PM EST, before a public release on the 17th. The list of venues is extensive, and Kaskade will leave no part of the country untouched by the time the tour wraps up in mid August. The stage production is promised to be “an unprecedented feat,” and according to the man himself, “people who’ve seen me before will never have seen this and for those who have yet to see me, it’ll only enhance the experience that much more.” There are far too many dates for us to start explaining to you, so you might as well just click through below and start clearing your calendars.
Kaskade has just taken to his Facebook to announce the upcoming “Freaks Of Nature” Tour. He promises stops in over 46 cities, and that it will be the “most comprehensive North American tour” that he has ever done. Last year he headlined Identity Festival, which was the first traveling EDM festival in North America, but we have a feeling that he will be pulling out all the stops since this is a tour of his very own. We’re promised more details for later in the week, so stay tuned for tickets, dates, and other information!
PS: Don’t forget to check out our Identity Festival coverage for a hint of what’s to come.
Via: Facebook (Kaskade)
When we first broke the news of an EDC in NYC it was nothing more than a rumor, a few days later our dreams became a reality when the dates were officially announced by Pacha NYC and Insomniac. It’s hard to believe that in 3 hours tickets will officially go on sale. There is still no set line-up (although there have been some rumblings about Kaskade headlining one of the two days) but Pasquale Rotella was kind enough to tweet out ticket costs and they are surprisingly reasonable for an event that will prove to be the biggest thing to happen to the dance music scene in NYC since the Swedish House Mafia took over MSG. This is going to be historic.
May 19 – 20th at MetLife Stadium
$147 for a 2 day pass, $99 for a single day, $322 for a VIP 2 day pass, and $171 for a single day VIP.
Don’t fall victim to greedy scalpers and be sure you are ready at 3pm to grab your tickets, this one is destined to sell out.
Marquee’s quest to become America’s undisputed #1 club continues with the announcement of its 2012 residencies. The list is impressive (by “impressive,” we mean “we have no idea how the folks at the Cosmopolitan can afford to bring in these guys each and every week, but we’re glad that they can”). In its second year, Marquee will welcome back Above & Beyond, Chuckie, Erick Morillo, Kaskade, and Markus Schulz. Redfoo will also return for his “Party Rock Mondays” residency, but with all due respect to the LMFAO-er, he didn’t belong in the previous sentence.
If you aren’t sufficiently impressed yet, Marquee will also bring ATB, Benny Benassi, and Dirty South to the Vegas strip.
Click past the break to see Marquee’s schedule for January, February, and March. See you all in Vegas.
Insomniac Events is
ripping off taking inspiration from Sensation White and launching a white party of its own. White Wonderland will be a two-night event on Saturday December 31st and January 1st at the Anaheim Convention Center. Kaskade will help ring in the new year, with help from Benny Benassi, Paul Van Dyk, and Dada Life. The following day, Steve Angello will be backed up by AN21, Max Vangeli, and Thomas Gold to prove that Size Matters. Of course, white attire is mandatory for the event, which is unfortunately also 21+. Tickets are now on sale, so head to Insomniac’s website for more information.
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We posted the preview a few days back and the reaction has been a mixed bag to say the least. That being said, when you get that chainsaw madness running wild in a club, it really doesn’t matter what is going on or whether you are partial towards the music. The energy is what sets everything apart. We were lucky enough to see Swanky Tunes two weeks ago and this song added a nice change up to a set that featured a ton of pulsing basslines. Even the original mix isn’t a banger, but is used as an elegant change up to an industry that is made up of fast balls. Try them out again, listen to them live, and then start the banter.
Kaskade ft. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (Swanky Tunes Remix)
Kaskade ft. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (R3hab Remix)
Via: Facebook (Swanky Tunes)