Redux 2014

A year ago, I commemorated the ten-year anniversary of my album, “It’s You, It’s Me” by dreaming big of a stripped-down possibility called Redux. The inspiration for Redux was simplicity. My intention: to play small clubs, and for all who participated to be taken back a decade, when it was all about the music. When the term “House Music” meant something pure. I wanted to touch base with my foundation, and do it in a way that was intimate.

Redux has graduated from being an intention to describing a revolution where our coup d’état is a reversal of time. Redux is an observance of massive sound but restrained lights, married with hedonic amounts of deep and emotive house. When you close your eyes, you’re not missing anything; you’re doing it right. Redux will not be experienced by tens of thousands, but rather, hundreds. You know, like the way we used to do it.

TICKETS + LOCATIONS

http://reduxtour.com/

Our Moments in 2013

2013 has been a party. There’s no list, narrative or image that can neatly wrap it up. But it has to be remembered. So instead of me fumbling around describing my memories, I’ve collected yours, here. The following is a timeline of tweets from you from 2013, punctuated by media from me. Here’s how we threw it down. 

1. RECORDING VOCALS FOR ATMOSPHERE

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2. THE LA TIMES ARTICLE ON EDM

"No One Knows Who We Are" - A response by Kaskade to the LA Times.

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3. GRAMMY NOMINATION FOR FIRE & ICE

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4. DEBUT OF “ATMOSPHERE” THE SINGLE

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5. REDUX

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6. PARADISO

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7. SUMMER LOVIN

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8. INDIA

9. ATMOSPHERE TOUR

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10. YOUNG & BEAUTIFUL REMIX

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11. AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

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12. TWO GRAMMY NOMINATIONS FOR ATMOSPHERE

Family. Friends. Freaks.

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I feel gratitude every day for all the ways life gives me what I need. Family. Friends. Freaks. The holiday season reminds me to put these things in the front of my mind. To be charitable. To be introspective. To give a little more.

Clearly all this contemplation needs a soundtrack. 

But holiday soundtracks can get really bad, really quickly when left to chance. To that end, I’ve wrapped up some Holiday tunes for you. These are songs I’ve created over the years. Some original, some remixes of legends you may recognize. All work that I’m proud of, and hope you’ll enjoy. They’re not all about Christmas, but speak to the spirit of the season. So even if you’re bah-humbugging your way through December you can still sneak a candycane and enjoy the merry feels for a bit.

A live, unedited, uncut recording of the Atmosphere show at The Shrine in Los Angeles California Saturday October 19, 2013. You can also watch it at: YouTube.com/kaskade

SET LIST:
01. Kaskade – Floating
02. Kaskade – Atmosphere [live]
03. Kaskade – Feeling The Night (Extended)
04. Kaskade & Deadmau5 vs. Thomas Sagstad & Benjamind – Move For Me Jaguar (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
05. Kaskade vs. Hook N Sling – Celebrate Sorry (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
06. Kaskade vs. Deniz Koyu – Fire In Your New Rage (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
07. Kaskade vs. Paris & Simo – Be Still Avon (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
08. Kaskade & Late Night Alumni – Why Ask Why (Digital LAB & MITS Remix)
09. Kaskade & Swanky Tunes (feat. Lights) – No One Knows Who We Are [live]
10. Kaskade & Adam K (feat Sunsun) – Raining
11. Kaskade (Feat. Tamra Keenan) – Angel On My Shoulder
12. Kaskade – It’s You, It’s Me
13. Kaskade vs. Pryda – Sometimes Power Drive (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
14. Kaskade vs. Tiesto, Swanky Tunes & Dyro – Room For Noise [live] (Kaskade’s EDC Chicago Mash Up)
15. Late Night Alumni – Every Breath Is Like A Heartbeat (Myon & Shane 54 Mix)
16. Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance (Extended)
17. Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance (Clockwork Remix)
18. Kaskade vs. Bingo Players & Ken Loi – Missing You Out Of My Mind (Kaskade’s Outside Lands Mash Up)
19. Kaskade & Zip Zip Through The Night vs. Moguai – Something Something Champs (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
20. Kaskade vs. Wayne & Woods & Henrix – Don’t Stop Jumangee (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
21. Kaskade vs. Florian Picasso - Everything Artefact (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
22. Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful (Kaskade Remix)
23. Kaskade vs. Hard Rock Sofa, Mor Avrahami & Elkana Paz – 4AM 2ME (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
24. Kaskade & Tiesto vs. Paris & Simo – Only You Tundra (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)
25. Kaskade vs. Qulinez – Stars Troll
26. Kaskade vs. Tiesto, R3hab & Quintino – Chasing How It Is (Kaskade’s UMF Mash Up)
27. Kaskade vs. Arty & Audien – Together We Are Dynasty (Kaskade’s Paradiso Mash Up)
28. Kaskade – Eyes (Extended)
29. Kaskade – Eyes (Swanky Tunes Remix)
30. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember (Strobelite Edit)
31. Kaskade vs. Martin Garrix – Turn It Down Animals (Kaskade’s Paradiso Mash Up)

ATMOSPHERE: LIVE

We are the Twitter-trained, status-update ready, Instagram cosmopolite. If you are anything like me, I’m guessing you can listen to music for hours, but not have the same stamina for watching a screen. I get it. So I’ve adapted how I want to present my audio and visual souvenir of our time together in the Atmosphere. 

Today on Soundcloud I’m releasing my live set from the Atmosphere show in Los Angeles on October 19, 2013 at The Shrine. It is uncut and unedited. From start to finish you can hear what went down, including those moments when my audience’s collective voice rivals the massive sound system.

I like it loud. I like you loud. 

There were multiple cameras at every show, some in your face and others behind the scenes. We caught you posing for the camera and listening to the music speak. Every show had stand out moments that couldn’t be touched. We captured them. American Airlines Arena in Miami, Barclays Center in New York, Navy Pier in Chicago and The Shrine in Los Angeles, you guys brought it. There were over 50 thousand people collectively that experienced this show, and probably several million ways we could have put this story together. But here’s how it will go.

I’m cutting the video up into six parts that will be released over the next few weeks. There is footage from all of the shows in each video. But the soundtrack for each video is a portion of the set I released today on Soundcloud. If you were there, at any show, you will recognize your night.

This is my “Thank you” to the people who made it work. My audience: the ones who showed up as well as the ones who couldn’t make it. These nights changed my life and these are my scrapbooks to look and listen back on this tour, Atmosphere.

ATMOSPHERE: LIVE

01.  Kaskade – Floating

02.  Kaskade – Atmosphere [live]

03.  Kaskade – Feeling The Night (Extended)

04.  Kaskade & Deadmau5 vs. Thomas Sagstad & Benjamind – Move For Me Jaguar (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

05.  Kaskade vs. Hook N Sling – Celebrate Sorry (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

06.  Kaskade vs. Deniz Koyu – Fire In Your New Rage (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

07.  Kaskade vs. Paris & Simo – Be Still Avon (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

08.  Kaskade & Late Night Alumni – Why Ask Why (Digital LAB & MITS Remix)

09.  Kaskade & Swanky Tunes (feat. Lights) – No One Knows Who We Are [live]

10.  Kaskade & Adam K (feat Sunsun) – Raining

11.  Kaskade (Feat. Tamra Keenan) – Angel On My Shoulder

12.  Kaskade – It’s You, It’s Me

13.  Kaskade vs. Pryda – Sometimes Power Drive (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

14.  Kaskade vs. Tiesto, Swanky Tunes & Dyro – Room For Noise [live] (Kaskade’s EDC Chicago Mash Up)

15.  Late Night Alumni – Every Breath Is Like A Heartbeat (Myon & Shane 54 Mix)

16.  Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance (Extended)

17.  Kaskade & Project 46 – Last Chance (Clockwork Remix)

18.  Kaskade vs. Bingo Players & Ken Loi – Missing You Out Of My Mind (Kaskade’s Outsidelands Mash Up)

19.  Kaskade & Zip Zip Through The Night vs. Moguai – Something Something Champs (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

20.  Kaskade vs. Wayne & Woods & Henrix – Don’t Stop Jumangee (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

21.  Kaskade vs. Florian Picasso - Everything Artefact (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

22.  Lana Del Rey – Young And Beautiful (Kaskade Remix)

23.  Kaskade vs. Hard Rock Sofa, Mor Avrahami & Elkana Paz – 4AM 2ME (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

24.  Kaskade & Tiesto vs. Paris & Simo – Only You Tundra (Kaskade’s Atmosphere Mash Up)

25.  Kaskade vs. Qulinez – Stars Troll

26.  Kaskade vs. Tiesto, R3hab & Quintino – Chasing How It Is (Kaskade’s UMF Mash Up)

27.  Kaskade vs. Arty & Audien – Together We Are Dynasty (Kaskade’s Paradiso Mash Up)

28.  Kaskade – Eyes (Extended)

29.  Kaskade – Eyes (Swanky Tunes Remix)

30.  Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember (Strobelite Edit)

31.  Kaskade vs. Martin Garrix – Turn It Down Animals (Kaskade’s Paradiso Mash Up)

Here you go!

#KMM

Las Vegas, an Unlikely Hero

Here we are, pushing the last days of summer from the bottom up. I go big in the summer, and always choose carefully where I’ll put my time.

This year I did Vegas. My fiercely protected Summer was promised to a residency at the Marquee. Saturday nights in a club, and Sunday afternoons by the pool. An unprecedented one-two punch. And what an amazing summer it has been. Just rocking. Labor Day weekend will close out this season, and I will be sad to see it go. But Vegas? Really?  

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Las Vegas screams fake everything. He’s got a big mouth and a hot temper, and is just a little self-conscious that he’s only a mirage in the desert. Historically, Las Vegas has been a feeding trough for the overindulgent American and the gaudy world traveler. This is his rep, his street cred born from decades of being fake. 

But that’s yesterday’s Vegas. That’s your Grandmother’s Vegas. What’s happened is this: Vegas has shifted, and has uncovered what’s next. That “next” has just whispered in the ear of your Grandmother’s Ibiza to sit down and take a few notes. 

Las Vegas seems to have accidentally created the most fertile and nurturing home that Electronic Music has seen in the past two decades. Far from his old-time dodgy tricks, the landscapes that Vegas has built for his DJs and their audiences are lush. The clubs have the best, top-of-the-line sound systems. Music sounds better in Vegas. It just does. The light programming is beyond what most places will even dream of a decade from now. The crowds come from everywhere. Not only the nearby states but continents across every ocean. This setting creates a place where a DJ can stretch out and push the boundaries of where they usually go. This setting provides a previously unimaginable training ground for the up-and-comer looking to cut their teeth in style. This setting has been long, slow and steady in it’s coming. But it’s here now. Las Vegas is the DJ’s new hero. 

Here is the truth. America has been owning this culture, scene, sound and community since we breathed life into it  back in Chicago and Detroit. Somewhere along the way, the rest of the world adopted it, and it grew in millions of directions. So now there are names that nobody can agree upon to describe what we’ve done. House, Electronica, EDM, Techno. It doesn’t matter. Call it Fred. I don’t care. What matters is this. America is taking it back and giving it a proper home.

In Las Vegas, the opportunities for this music are endless. As a listener, as a producer, as a DJ. You think Vegas can’t go deep? Think again, princess. Here’s a sample of a live set I played, coming off the apex of a Big Room night. Recorded sometime between 4am - 6am. Close your eyes and press your eyelids with your fingertips until you see colors flashing. You’re almost there.

It’s not lost on me that as recently as six or seven years ago, I wouldn’t even stop in Las Vegas on tours. It wasn’t the scene I was looking for. It was full of Rat-Pack ghosts and Tiger shows. The entertainment was an extension of the crude billboard of a town. Flimsy, in-your-face, and big.

But things are different now, and you should tell a friend. While all the usual suspects  are scrambling to catch up, we’ve had a pool party happening over here. And in true Vegas fashion, everyone who should see and needs to be seen, has been diving in and gotten wet.

*TRACKLISTING

01.    Two Door Cinema Club – Handshake (Amtrac Mix)
02.    Francesco Rossi - Paper Aeroplane
03.    Mark Knight – Your Love
04.    Nikola Gala – Broken Chords
05.    Strictly Ibiza - Wamdue King of My Castle (Crazibiza Mix)
06.    Purple Disco Machine – My House
07.    Le Youth – Cool (Ben Pearce Mix)
08.    Magic Eye – Inside My Love (Mike Mago Mix)
09.    Justin Martin – The Sad Piano (Charles Webster Mix)
10.    Josh Butler – Got A Feeling (Bontan Remix, Pleasurekraft Edit)
11.    Caseno - Sebastian (Kolombo Mix)
12.    Hot Since 82 – Mr. Drive
13.    Andre Sobota – Voyager
14.    Kaskade vs. Pryda – Sometimes Powerdrive (Kaskade Mash Up)

ATMOSPHERE Video Contest FAQ

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What the?

Kaskade wants to give away a VIP package to each show on his Atmosphere tour. If you’re 21 or over, you can win the “Kaskadian Package" for you and a friend. If you are under 21, the prize will be the "Kaskade Korner Package" for you and a friend. (Please note: CHICAGO winner must be over 21. There is not an under 21 VIP package available for that market.)

Why the?

Obviously. Because you are our favorite.

How Do I Enter?

Beginning August 1st, visit Kaskade’s Facebook page and click on the contest tab. You will be asked to submit a 15-second video. This video should include Kaskade’s song “Atmosphere”. Keep it short and interesting. Make a music video. Make a telenovela. Make a statement. Do whatever you want. But include Atmosphere. We’re keeping the guidelines loose because we want to see what you can do. Be creative. Blow our minds. Easy Peezy.

HOW DO I WIN??!!??!!

Whoa. Easy there pilgrim. After you’ve submitted a video, it’s up to you to get votes. Your friends and family and fans and general acquaintances can vote for you once per day. So can everyone else. Entries and voting begins on August 1 at 12:01 AM EST. Entries and voting ends on August 31 at 11:59 PM EST. So promote your video. The ten highest voted videos in each category will be finalists, to be judged by a highly qualified and very good looking panel. The judges will select a winner for each show from these finalists. Winners will be contacted by email on September 6. Names will be posted on the “Winners” page of the competition site.

Does That Mean I Should Enter As Early As Possible To Get The Most Votes?

Yup. That totally makes sense.

Can I Enter More than One Time?

Sure, but make them interesting and different. We hate clutter over here. Gives us anxiety.

How Long Should My Video Be?

Keep it at around 15 seconds. People (we) lose interest after that. Give us the punchline and wow right off the front. No foreplay required. You don’t get that everyday. 

Do I Have to Make My Own Travel Arrangements If I Win?

Well, yes you do. That’s why you should only enter if you can actually get to the venue all by yourself. But you’re a big kid now. You can do it.

Can I Bring a Friend if I WIN?

Duh. That’s what “for you and a friend” means. 

If I Win Can I Sell the Prize on Stub Hub?

Shut up. No. You should know better. Non-transferable, yo.

Has Anyone Ever Told You That Your Hair Smells Like Strawberries?

It’s peaches, actually. 

This is #SummerLovin. A 2.5 hour set smoothed on down to 30 minutes. I just can’t keep it to myself.  

"Atmosphere" the single now available on iTunes + Beatport!

"Atmosphere" the single now available on iTunes + Beatport!

#Atmosphere

Big Rooms. Small Tour

Want to know more? NEW VIDEO

The sound will take you away this Fall.
http://www.kaskadeatmosphere.com
big rooms | small tour | #Atmosphere

The sound will take you away this Fall.

http://www.kaskadeatmosphere.com

big rooms | small tour | #Atmosphere

Big announcement today. Stay tuned for dates + tickets.

Big announcement today. Stay tuned for dates + tickets.