Switchfoot – Always

This is probably my favorite song on Kaskade‘s recent Essential Mix, which is saying a lot with the quality of the tracks that he put into that session. If you haven’t listened to his Essential Mix yet -> click here and it’s track 33 remixed by Max Vangeli & AN21. These two do an incredible job of keeping the songs integrity, while giving it just the right injection of house. Hope you enjoy!

Fire & Ice

It’s always a good sign when you watch a teaser trailer and it sends shivers of excitement down your spine. I’m sure many of you know this familiar feeling and that it usually corresponds with something so irresistible that you can’t wait any longer for it. Kaskade has always been an artist at the pinnacle of DJing and producing here in the states. Always pushing his music to reach for greatness, while shaping the entire EDM community with the quality of his tracks. The album, ‘Fire & Ice’, is set to release on iTunes the 25th of October and will surely help to get us through the Winter season.

‘This album represents the last ten years of my career, all the miles traveled, the shows that I’ve played, the people that I’ve met, and the memories I’ve made.’ – Kaskade

Can’t get enough? Yeah, neither can we! Here’s a little more from Kaskade in the studio. He gives the audience a feel of how much really went into this album and also the many fantastic collaborations that are going to be incorporated into this double-disc release.

Monday Melodies

Happy October! 

Here are some Monday melodies to brighten your day!

First I have got a fun drum and bass track:

Danny Byrd – Tonight (Feat. Netsky)

Next I have a mashup that Kaskade just posted to his SoundCloud which he said he featured at Nocturnal:

Kaskade vs. Gorillaz – Steppin’ Out On Melancholy Hill (Max Vangeli and A21 Mix) (Kaskade Mashup) 

Lastly I have Above and Beyond’s official video to “You’ve Got to Go” featuring Zoe Johnston 

 

 

Wanna go back?

“you can post biaatch!”

Sadly, time turners still don’t exist, but don’t fret…we’ve found the next best thing. As you all know ID was mind blowing in all the right ways. Check out dis Post-Identity Mix to take you back to the time of glitter, dirt, and bass. Eat it up yo

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Get your fix here Post-Identity Mix by GravityLift

Invisible

Kaskade’s remix of Skylar Grey’s song “Invisible” is pure genius.  This track is raw, relatable, and haunting.  Hope you love it as much as I do!

[Verse 1]
I take these pills to make me thin
I dye my hair, and color my skin
I tried everything, to make them see me
But all they see, is someone that’s not me

[Chorus]
Even when I’m walking on barb wire
Even when I set myself on fire
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible
Everyday I try to lock my past
Even though inside I’m such a mess
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible

[Verse 2]
Here inside, my quiet heart
You cannot hear, my cries for help
I tried everything, to make them see me
But every one, sees what I can’t be

[Chorus]

Even when I’m walking on barb wire
Even when I set myself on fire
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible
Everyday I try to lock my past
Even though inside I’m such a mess
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible

[Bridge]
Sometimes when I’m alone
I pretend that I’m a queen
It’s almost believable

[Chorus]
Even when I’m walking on barb wire
Even when I sat myself on fire
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible
Everyday I try to lock my past
Even though inside I’m such a mess
Why do I always feel invisible, invisible

Kaskade’s BBC Radio 1 Essential Mix

After Kaskade discovered that many rips of his Essential Mix for BBC’s Radio 1 that were being downloaded had terrible quality, he tweeted this:

All these rips of my essential mix sound like crap. How bouts I just load that sucker up on soundcloud tmrw for ya. #KMM

This statement was tweeted yesterday, making today our lucky day.  Kaskade just uploaded a quality version of the mix onto his  SoundCloud, which we have posted for you to directly download from here. So, for all of you that don’t follow Kaskade on Twitter, or simply don’t have a Twitter and have been looking for this mix, here you go!  We discovered that this mix is very similar to his Identity set @ The Gorge. So if you wanted re-live the last moments of IdentityFest, then grab the essentials right here!

KASKADE’S BBC RADIO 1 ESSENTIAL MIX

Track List:

01. KASKADE & ADAM K – RAINING – INTRO MIX
02. KASKADE – EYES
03. TIESTO & HARDWELL – ZERO 76
04. KASKADE – ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER – EDX MIX
05. R3HAB & SWANKY TUNES – SENDIN MY LOVE – KASKADE MIX
06. KASKADE – DYNASTY – DADA LIFE MIX
07. TOMMY TRASH – THE END
08. NICKY ROMERO – SOLAR
09. KASKADE – EMPTY STREETS – ACAPELLA
10. DIMITRI VEGAS & LIKE MIKE WITH DADA LIFE – TOMORROW – DIGITAL LAB AND PEDRO HENRIQUES DUB
11. KASKADE – STARS ALIGN – ACAPELLA
12. SKYLAR GREY – INVISIBLE – KASKADE MIX
13. MICHAEL WOODS – FIRST AID
14. KASKADE & DEADMAU5 – MOVE FOR ME – ACAPELLA
15. KASKADE WITH REBECCA & FIONA – TURN IT DOWN
16. BOY LOST – ITZA TRUMPET THING – MIND ELECTRIC MIX
17. FEDDE LE GRAND – SO MUCH LOVE
18. LAIDBACK LUKE – NATURAL DISASTER – INSTRUMENTAL
19. KASKADE – ALL THAT YOU GIVE – ACAPELLA
20. DAVID GUETTA & AVICII – SUNSHINE
21. SEBASTIAN INGROSSO & ALESSO – CALLING
22. ALEX GAUDINO – KISSED
23. KASKADE & EDX – DON’T STOP DANCING – ACAPELLA
24. WOLFGANG GARTNER – UNDERTAKER
25. KASKADE – STEPPIN’ OUT – ACAPELLA
26. JAMES BLUNT – DANGEROUS – DENIZ KOYU & JOHAN WEDEL MIX
27. COLDPLAY – EVERY TEARDROP IS A WATERFALL – SHM MIX
28. DIRTY SOUTH & THOMAS GOLD – ALIVE
29. DBN & MENCK – REDEMPTION – INSTRUMENTAL MIX
30. KASKADE – STEP ONE TWO – ACAPELLA
31. KASKADE – IT’S YOU IT’S ME – DANCE.LOVE MIX
32. CALVIN HARRIS – FEEL SO CLOSE
33. SWITCHFOOT – ALWAYS YOURS – MAX VAGELLI & AN21 MIX
34. JOACHIM GARRAUD – THE COMPUTER – KASKADE MIX
35. LATE NIGHT ALUMNI – FINALLY FOUND – MAX VANGELLI MIX
36. DAVID GUETTA – PARIS
37. ALEX KENJI, STAR KILLERS & NADIA ALI – PRESSURE – ALESSO MIX
38. SANDER VAN DORN – KOKO – BINGO PLAYERS MIX

Identity Fest: If Words Could Describe

If words could describe how absolutely EPIC Identity Festival was, we would love to use them to give you a detailed explanation.  Unfortunately, between Nero, Kaskade, Rusko, The Disco Biscuits, and Pretty Lights, our state of  mind is still blown away, leaving us with nothing to do but smile.  For those of you that were fortunate enough to attend Identity Fest– you know what we mean.  For everyone else- you’re in luck!  The great success of this years FIRST ever Identity has sealed the deal, and proven that the world of EDM is definitely on the rise.

Although we would have loved to have seen less commercialization of the event, we were stoked on the turnout.  Hopefully as Identity Fest grows, it will not focus as much on revenue from material sales, and will be able to focus much more on the music itself.  For those of us that live for the music, even the first year left us completely satisfied.  Our MASSIVE compilation of photos and videos documenting the weekend will be up soon, in the meantime, here is a little preview of Pretty Lights absolutely slaying it.  Like we said…..words can’t describe.

 

Turn It Down

But actually turn it UP! Another great song that Kaskade has concocted while touring with the States’ with the largest electronic-only festival, Identity. We truly can’t reiterate enough how excited we are to hear Kaskade live @ The Gorge. This tune has a very Tegan & Sara feel to it, but with that Midas touch that can only be linked to one of the States best DJ/Producers (if not THE best). Hope you all enjoy this song, wherever your Friday takes you.

Don’t Stop Kissing Kaskade Mash Up

With IdentityFest only 12 more days away from The Gorge and new music from the tour constantly pouring onto the web, then how can we contain our excitement? Oh yes, that’s right… we can’t! Here’s another new mash up from the incredible Kaskade . Enjoy!

Kaskade & EDX vs. Alex Gaudino – Don’t Stop Kissing (Kaskade Mash Up)

Kaskade & Aoki Do Identity Tag Set

Check out this video of Kaskade & Steve Aoki tossing down a tag set at IdentityFest in Philly. Hopefully this will be more of a regular occurring thing as Identity rolls through more of the tour stops and finally reaches its last stop @ The Gorge Amphitheater here in Seattle. T-minus 19 days, so get excited!

Check out this interview with Kaskade as he talks about IdentityFest too:

 

Song in opening of second video: Nicole Scherzinger – Don’t Hold Your Breath (Kaskade Remix)