The quartet producer/deejay group, Dirtyphonics, have been known for making some fire remixes to several big name artist tracks. This time they take Kaskade and Project 46's melodic track, "Last Chance" and give it a couple extra pounds. Now with some dub synths and heavy bass this song now has a new level of intensity. You can't not love the original version of this track, but this is definitely a sick remix that will please the head-bangers out there.
Over the past few years, EDM music has enjoyed one of the largest booms of popularity in music history. Underground DJs, once known to only the truest of house music fans, have shot to stardom, raking in millions of dollars annually. EDM festivals and shows have sold millions upon millions of tickets, selling out huge venues. Recently we've found ourselves wondering what has made EDM music so captivating to the masses. On Saturday, October 5, we were lucky enough to attend Kaskade’s Atmosphere show at the Barclays Center and the reasons became abundantly clear.
With the recent release of his highly anticipated album Atmosphere, there couldn’t have been a better weekend for Kaskade than this last one. Not only was he just announced America’s Best DJ by DJ Times and Pioneer DJ, but he also kicked off his Atmosphere Tour in Miami this past Saturday. Sticking to the description, “big rooms, small tour,” Kaskade took the arena full of devoted fans to another world. The American Airlines Arena of Miami, Florida was transformed into a magical place Saturday night as Kaskade gave an unforgettable arena performance.
After being awarded for the first time in 2011, Kaskade has once again been named America’s Best DJ by DJ Times magazine and Pioneer DJ. Most of the votes were cast via the America’s Best DJ website; however, fans were also given the opportunity to vote in person at more than 20 club and festival events, including EDC Vegas, Movement Festival, and Global Dance Festival.
Having just released his eighth studio album, Atmosphere, on Tuesday and surpassing artists such as Diplo, Skrillex, and Porter Robinson, this is a huge honor for Kaskade (Ryan Raddon). He said, "Words can't do justice to how completely grateful I am to receive this honor for a second time. I am constantly in awe of the love, encouragement and energy I receive from my fan-base, which has continued to inspire and motivate me throughout my career. I feel connected to them in such a real way and their support is something that keeps rocking my world. I couldn't do this without them."
We’ve been waiting for this day to come for months, perhaps even longer. But, alas, after an entire season of teasers, interviews, and questions left unanswered (or perhaps only partially so), Kaskade’s newest production, Atmosphere, is finally ready for the public to listen to and adore.
Over the summer Ryan Raddon, aka Kaskade, told inthemix about the album, “I think it has a little bit of everything; it’s very diverse. If I was to squash Fire & Ice into a single rather than a double album, it might have sounded like this.” Listening to Atmosphere, we agree that this couldn’t be closer to the truth. This album is not only a manifestation of his amplitude as a producer, but also his resourcefulness, passion, and ability to turn everything he touches into pure gold. Each track is it's own story within one large, underlying one that shares the more intimate aspects of Kaskade’s life --from the beginning of his career, up until now. Atmosphere is familiar in that it delineates his signature sound, but it is also foreign as it combines the past with the present. In other words, he elegantly intertwines his deep house roots with his more current, progressive sounds. But he does so in a way that allows for dissimilar sounds to complement one another, rather than clash. Myriad styles are housed under one roof, but for some reason it couldn’t feel more right.
Despite the unfortunate rainy weather that flooded the streets of New York, The Waterfront radiated a warm, purple glow through its glass doors. It was inviting, and enticing. Walking inside the venue, on our immediate right was a Motorola backdrop where celebrities such as M4SONIC, Zosia Mamet (Girls), Lucy Punch (Bad Teacher), Common (rapper), and Chace Crawford (Gossip Girl), were photographed. And of course, Kaskade, who provided the beats for the evening, was there as well. There also was some spectacular street art by Thank You X, whose edgy work was displayed on the wall to thank everyone for attending the invite-only Moto X launch party on Thursday, August 1st. If you didn’t already know, Motorola, a Google company, will soon be coming out with its newest phone, Moto X. With a 4.7-inch screen size, a promised 24-hour battery life, and color choices such as pink, blue, red, and yellow, this is the first Smartphone to be assembled in the US.
We wanted to know a little bit more about the music he produces, who he's listening to right now, and what we can expect in the future. Read on to see what EDX had to say!
So far, what has been the most interesting video entry you’ve received for your #NoXcusesJet contest?
I only saw the first one. I want to check them all at once on Sunday to get a perfect picture of it, but I am really happy about entries coming in from all over the world.
What have you found to be your greatest success to date?
To be able to travel the world based on music success is definitely one of the greatest benefits someone like me can have. It's just an amazing experience to be able to see so many places and meet music-minded people all over the world.
To explain what it’s like to attend Ultra Music Festival isn’t quite that easy. Sure, those who can’t grasp exactly what “EDM” is just don’t get it. To love house music along with it’s accompanying sub genres, is truly a sort of cult our generation has embraced. Over the course of 3 days, Weekend 1 welcomed well over 50,000 people. In retrospect, that’s a tiny portion of the music lovers around the world. But to us? Nope. It felt as if it was the only type of music surrounding us in our own little heaven.
Nestled away in the grandiose Ceasars Palace hotel, PURE Nightclub is ready to ring in the new year in style. The NYE soiree will be hosted by multi-platinum recording artist Nicki Minaj who promises to throw a boisterous party as she leads the countdown to midnight.