Kaskade goes back-to-back with a fan for his 18th birthday [Watch]

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When Kaskade fan, Efrain Cuessy, was diagnosed with stage-two Hodgkin’s lymphoma at the age of 17, he had several rounds of chemotherapy treatments to face, and a choice to make: what to wish for, through Make-A-Wish Foundation. A longtime Kaskade listener, Cuessy decided to use his wish to bring the “Fun” producer to his approaching 18th birthday party.

Not long after Cuessy shared his wish with fellow members of the tightly knit community of Kaskade fans, Kaskade Konnect, Cuessy heard from Kaskade’s Media Director, Jodi Call.

“Jodi told me to save my wish–this one would be on the Kaskade team,” Cuessy recalled in an Instagram post. “I could not piece those words together. When I told my parents that Kaskade would be coming to my party, they laughed,” Cuessy writes. “They knew how much I loved Kaskade and how I’d always wanted to see him perform since I’d first heard his music.”

Updates from the Kaskade camp interspersed Cuessy’s chemotherapy, until the series of calendar days arrived at Cuessy’s birthday, January 31. Having received a cancer-free diagnosis 16 days prior, Cuessy certainly had cause to celebrate. PRG and Sexy Lites donated the equipment that would convert Cuessy’s birthday party from a backyard celebration, to a fully loaded electronic atmosphere. Owner of Sexy Lites, Sean Guarino, and Vice President of PRG, Tim Brennan, car pooled to personally drive the entertainment hardware from Las Vegas, to Cuessy’s home in Whittier, California. When all of the necessary tech was in place and ready to go, all the party was missing was Kaskade.

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“Kaskade walked into my backyard, said hi to me, and asked if I was ready for a little back-to-back action,” Cuessy continued of Kaskade’s arrival at his party.

Cuessy and Kaskade shared the decks for a 30-minute set. After Cuessy and Kaskade’s back-to-back performance, Kaskade took over to deliver what would be Cuessy’s first-ever live Kaskade set.

“If I could hang out with my fans on this small of a scale every day I would. Getting to know Efrain and his story was such an inspiration for me. It was an automatic ‘Yes’ when I heard that he wanted me to play his 18th birthday party in his backyard,” Kaskade says. “When I found out he wanted to play before me, I insisted on a b2b – this is how we did it back in the day. I’m so appreciative of everyone who donated their time and equipment to celebrate Efrain’s birthday, and I’m honored that he asked me to be part of it.”

Watch Kaskade and Cuessy go back-to-back.

Photo credit: Efrain Cuessy/@cuessyphotos

BREAKING: Is Kaskade doing a Redux in NYC? Mysterious signs appear all over city

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BREAKING: Is Kaskade doing a Redux in NYC? Mysterious signs appear all over cityKaskade Residency Debut OMNIA Nightclub 12 Photo Credit Aaron Garcia

All roads lead to Redux? It sure seems that way in New York at least, given anonymous pictures of his visage all over town have been popping up on the web. It’s through mysterious campaigns like this that the dance world came to find out about stops on the Swedish House Mafia reunion tour, and Aphex Twin’s Coachella appearance. Now, what appear to be visual indicators of Kaskade‘s imminent arrival to the Big Apple is stirring a rabid frenzy among fans.

It all makes sense when thinking deeper, at least to followers of the super star’s social media accounts. He’s been hinting at another Redux show for quite some time, and recently began upping his interactions with those pointing out past promises he made to bring the show to the area and even re-posting speculative posts about potential shows in Brooklyn. This of course coincides with the announcement of a third Redux EP on its way.

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Kaskade to release third EP in Redux family, ‘Redux 003’

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Kaskade to release third EP in Redux family, ‘Redux 003’Kaskade Live Credit Rukes

Kaskade fans, prepare to be “disarmed”—the third installment in Kaskade’s Redux EP series is on its way. The arrival of Redux 003 will mark the first release in the Redux family since 2017’s seven-track Redux 002. Redux 002 invited featured artists, LöKii, Mr. Tape, and Late Night Alumni, to blend their own unique sounds into the deeper side of Kaskade’s aesthetic. The sleek, melodic mellifluousness of Redux 002’s sound further exemplified the brand’s auditory concept.

Despite the centrality of the live experience to Kaskade’s Redux vision, Redux 003 will not be accompanied by a tour. Kaskade will instead offer fans a larger than usual Redux show, in place of a multi-date Redux initiative. The “Fun” producer has yet to divulge the details of the Redux 003 event that will follow the forthcoming EP, or the formal release date of the third offering in Redux’s sonic saga.

A return to the roots not only of dance music, but of the earlier stages of Kaskade’s career, Redux is Kaskade’s effort to recreate the affective intimacy of smaller dance clubs, home to classic house sound.

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— Kaskade (@kaskade) January 30, 2019

Photo Credit: Rukes

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Cardi B, Skrillex, Kaskade, and more announced as residents of new Las Vegas hotspot, KAOS

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Cardi B, Skrillex, Kaskade, and more announced as residents of new Las Vegas hotspot, KAOSSkrille Birthday

Cardi B will be the new kid on the block as the Bronx-native heads to the Las Vegas Strip for her very first residency. Las Vegas’ Palms Casino Resort announced on January 23 that the “Bodak Yellow” rapper was one of the first artists to secure a residency with KAOS, a brand new dual day-club and nightclub slated to open in April.

Joining Cardi B for the club’s inaugural talent roster, Skrillex, Kaskade, Above and Beyond, and G-EAZY round out KAOS’ exclusive list of 2019 residents. KAOS is one of the products of Palms’ recent $690 million dollar renovation of its existing resort. Sure to be Las Vegas’ latest hot spot upon its April opening, KAOS promises visitors hi-fi tech, including a rotating, 360-degree DJ booth.

Skrillex and Boys Noize announce another show as Dog Blood by way of Sunset Music Festival

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Sunset Music Festival (SMF) will be returning to Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL for its eighth consecutive year this upcoming Memorial Day Weekend. The phase-one lineup of the festival, suited for everyone from trance to dubstep fans, is out in conjunction with a pre-sale kickoff, for those looking to secure the most advantageously priced spot at Sunset.

SMF attracts approximately 60,000 fans over two event days each year. This year’s lineup will feature acts ranging from Kaskade and Audien to Alison Wonderland and Chris Lake. Dog Blood, comprised of Skrillex and Boys Noize, is certainly among the most auspicious features on the lineup. This is the duo’s second event announcement of the year, following their earlier BUKU Music and Arts Festival show announcement. Indeed, there is much to look forward to from SMF this year, as two of the scene’s most prominent labels, Anjunabeats and Deadbeats, will be found on Sunset grounds, hosting branded stage takeovers at the festival.

Unique to previous years, SMF is introducing GA Plus passes (in addition to standard GA and VIP passes) which will allow express entry on both festival days from 3 PM until midnight Saturday and Sunday. Presale tickets are available here.

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Good Morning Mix: BRKYLN spreads the ‘Good Vibes’ on new Radar mix [EXCLUSIVE]

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There’s a new duo in town. LA-based BRKLYN continues to become a strong force heading into 2019. Cameron Alexander and Cody Nadeau kicked off the year with a remix of “Everybody Hates Me” from The Chainsmokers Sick Boy project, garnering enough traction for a Sirius XM Cookout Mix on Diplo’s Revolution. From there, it was all about increasing creativity, leading toward a 5-track debut EP released on Tritonal‘s Enhanced Music imprint. With their first full body of work, BRKLYN earned a spot on Dancing Astronaut‘s Radar mix series.

The mix will lift some spirits and bring back nostalgic memories, thanks to BRKLYN’s seamless mashing of historic dance tracks with hits of present day styles. Kicking off with their EP’s first official single “Good Vibe” featuring label-mate Zack Martino, the mix quickly descends into Weezer’s “Say It Ain’t So” dropped into Kaskade. Other highlights include a heartfelt Avicii feature on “Silhouettes” mashed with Martin Garrix‘s recently released “Yottabyte,” and an early Chainsmokers vocal from ROZES layered perfectly over Porter Robinson‘s “Divinity.” The duo also includes some new tracks from the EP, including a collaboration with Disco Fries on “Brightside.”

BRKLYN’s Things I’ve Learned EP is out now and they’ll provide direct support for Audien at Academy LA and Metropolitan in New Orleans NYE weekend.

 

Dillon Francis and Kaskade release new tracks for ‘Ninjawerks Volume 1’ compilation album

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American Twitch streamer Tyler “Ninja” Blevins has unveiled Dillon Francis and Kaskade as the next releases off  the compilation album, Ninjawerks Volume 1 — a project pushing electronic music and gaming closer towards collaboration. Ninja partnered with stalwart label Astralwerks to manifest this endeavor, which aims to soundtrack his gaming universe with top-notch electronic music.

Francis’ contribution, “LFDG,” features another twitch star and rising social media celebrity: Chris Melberger. The track falls in line with the aforementioned producer’s catchy moombahton aesthetic, coating the eardrums in eclectic rhythms and invigorating trap-inspired bits. Kaskade exported his house ambiance in “On Your Mind;” a slow burner with distant, emotive vocals that glide into bouncing stretched horns and grooving basslines. Both acts join an already powerhouse roster which includes Tycho3LAUAlesso, and more recently, an experimental piece by NERO.

 

 

Photo credit: Twitter/DillonFrancis

NMF Roundup: KOAN Sound return with debut LP, Dillon Francis unleashes ‘LFGD,’ SNBRN remixes Hotel Garuda + more

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NMF Roundup: KOAN Sound return with debut LP, Dillon Francis unleashes ‘LFGD,’ SNBRN remixes Hotel Garuda + moreKoan Sound

It’s most important day of the week: New Music Friday. With the overwhelming amount of tunes hitting the airwaves today, Dancing Astronaut has you covered with the latest edition of The Hot 25.

The release of the NINJAWERKS Vol. 1 compilation album this week brings new tunes from some of dance music’s biggest names, including Dillon Francis and Kaskade. Andrew Bayer has joined forces with Ane Brun for the gorgeous “Love You More,” out on Anjunabeats. RL Grime has revealed a colossal set of remixes for NOVA, including a formidable rework of “Rainer” by k?d. KOAN Sound burst back onto the scene with the release their debut full-length, Polychrome. HEYZ works wonders in his new single with darkDARK, “Darkest Little Friend.” Hardwell delivers some sunshine in the form of “How You Love Me” with Conor Maynard and Snoop Dogg. Nicky Romero flips Jess Glynne‘s “Thursday” in his newest, and NGHTMRE and Big Gigantic make magic with “Like That.” Cloonee keeps the beat rocking with a feel-good take on Matoma‘s “Sunday Morning,” and Ekali strips “Leaving” down for a serene, acoustic rendition.

As each week brings a succession of new music from some of electronic music’s biggest artists, here’s a selection of tracks that shouldn’t be missed this NMF.

The Knocks deliver an Orbit playlist brimming with warm-weather house ahead of Electric Paradise performance

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The Knocks deliver an Orbit playlist brimming with warm-weather house ahead of Electric Paradise performanceThe Knocks Playlist 1

For those unable to escape the frigid winter winds Dec 22 to experience the Dominican Republic’s Electric Paradise in Punta Cana, The Knocks have organized a fierce consolation prize. For those fortunate enough to attend, DA’s latest Orbit playlist  is the ideal vessel to prepare oneself for the idyllic weekend afoot.

The Knocks, consisting of Big Beat‘s Ben “DJ B-Roc” Ruttner and James “JPatt” Patterson, have curated the ideal means of winter escapism. Touting tracks from DJ Snake, Boston Bun, Kaskade, and more, the aggregation of effervescent offerings will segue listeners into breezy beachfront bliss–all they need do is press play.

This year, Electronic Paradise is living up to its name with illustrious bookings like Disclosure, Major Lazer, Foster The People, Seth Troxler, and more. Tickets and festival info are available here.

Ring in New Years in Las Vegas with Calvin Harris, Tiësto, ZEDD, Kaskade, J. Cole, and more

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Ring in New Years in Las Vegas with Calvin Harris, Tiësto, ZEDD, Kaskade, J. Cole, and moreOMNIA Zedd Photo Credit Mike Kirschbaum 2

For dance revelers and hip-hop heads alike, one of the premier destinations for New Year’s celebrations is always Las Vegas. The Strip never sleeps and with Hakkasan Group‘s reliably stacked programming, the best of the best are lined up to be soundtracking the final club nights of the year. Party goers can expect to ring in 2019 with performances from ZEDD, Tyga, Tiësto Lil Jon, Calvin Harris, Kaskade, and more at some of the country’s most in-demand super clubs — OMNIA, JEWEL, Hakkasan Nightclub, and 1OAK.

Festivities begin at MGM Grand on Saturday, December 29 with Party Favor, rapper Tory Lanez at JEWEL, and ZEDD kicking off New Year’s Weekend at OMNIA. Hakkasan’s collective New Year’s roster rounds out a massive year of performances along the Strip this year, and points to an even bigger year of billings ready to get underway.

See Hakkasan Group’s full lineup and schedule of artists and venues for New Year’s, and purchase tickets here.