Okeechobee’s 4th run promises RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tipper, Bassnectar, Kaskade, and more

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Okeechobee’s 4th run promises RÜFÜS DU SOL, Tipper, Bassnectar, Kaskade, and moreOkeechobee

Besides the in-demand event brand’s Orlando arm of Electric Daisy Carnival, Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival is Insomniac’s newly adopted Floridian music destination—in conjunction with original organizers, Soundslinger. After taking a brief hiatus in 2019, the four-day weekender will return to Sunshine Grove for its fourth installment in 2020, March 5-8, with ample electronic and multi-genre acts of mention in tow.

From the electronic ether, RÜFÜS DU SOL, Bassnectar, Kaskade, Alison Wonderland, Bob Moses, and Big Gigantic have all been secured for the 2020 Okee undertaking. Additionally, acts like Vampire Weekend, Mumford & Sons, Lotus, and more serve to shake up the weekend criterion, satiating even the most famished multi-interest festival-goer.

Okee 2020 kicks off Thursday, March 5, with the opening night pre-party. All ticket and camping passes go on sale Friday, October 18 at 10am ET, here, where general festival information is available, too.

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Kaskade presents placid new installment in ‘Destinations’ series, ‘Arkade Destinations Iceland’

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Kaskade presents placid new installment in ‘Destinations’ series, ‘Arkade Destinations Iceland’Kaskade Live Credit Rukes

 Arkade Destinations Iceland is sonic escapism, Kaskade style. The dual-disc compilation album arrives as the sensory appealing sequel to 2018’s inaugural installment in the Destinations concept series, Destinations: Tulum.

Built around Kaskade’s experience of
“traveling the world and becoming emotionally attached to different locations,”
Destinations is the producer’s effort to authentically translate the
spirit and character of a specific geographic place through sound.

“I’ve developed personal relationships with the moods of different spots, and wanted to start with Tulum as it’s always lingered with me,” Kaskade said at the time of Destinations: Tulum’s release. “I hope with the compilation…I can bring back the feeling of being in Tulum…[the] experience of sitting on the beach and walking through the town.”

Now, just a little more than a year later, Kaskade invites streamers on an Icelandic adventure sound tracked by Lipless, Blue Noir, MR TAPE, Finnstagram, LoKii, and more. The 27 Arkade Destinations Iceland inclusions transition with imperceptible ease. The fluidity with which the album so seamlessly glides from one production to the next is due in part to Kaskade’s maintenance of a down- to mid-tempo arrangement across the cuts that cohesively constitute Arkade Destinations Iceland.

Fingers brush against the metallic strings of guitars on many of the constituting tracks; these riffs are but one of the tactile elements that figure on the album that add texture. Tonally placid in its overall makeup, the compilation album captures the wintery personality of Iceland with an icy authenticity.

Read Dancing Astronaut’s interview with Kaskade on his Destinations series, here.

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Kaskade releases ‘Redux 003 (Deluxe)’ giving fans 5 new tracks

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Kaskade releases ‘Redux 003 (Deluxe)’ giving fans 5 new tracksKaskade Redu Remi

Back in May, Kaskade released the third edition of his Redux EP series, which clocked in at a staggering 18 tracks. Somewhere along the way, though, it seems like the progressive house pioneer deemed that 18 originals just wasn’t enough, and opted to bulk Redux 003 up with just a few more takes. No complaints here. Redux 003 (Deluxe) brings a total of five new jams to the party, with a handful of completely fresh Kaskade productions and a couple of indelible remixes of favorites from Redux past.

Stood out among the new licks is “Still Waiting,” the only track of the lot that’s produced solely by Kaskade himself, and one that still bears the California-based producer’s heartfelt audible signature while straying a bit from the lush house sound that he’s most known for. Soft pads create an instant dream state for a bassline that percolates and ticks along a chopped chillstep beat, all of which simply set the stage for a classic Kaskade vocal track that’s as vulnerable as it is beautiful. The second brand new original on the release is the equally atmospheric and objectively more aggressive “Lose Control,” a soulful peak-hour bomb produced in collaboration with BROHUG. Also included is the very recently released joint with TELYKast, “No One Else.”

The remixes on the updated Redux 003 include LöKii’s turbo-bass rendition of “Ruckus,” that craftily preserves the electroclash vibes of the original and Diplo’s remix of “More,” with a bassline so deep that it’s almost guttural.

Redux 003 (Deluxe) is out now on Arkade Records.

NMF Roundup: Gesaffelstein reveals new EP, JOYRYDE drops ‘Selecta 19’ + more

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NMF Roundup: Gesaffelstein reveals new EP, JOYRYDE drops ‘Selecta 19’ + moreGesaffelstein Selecta 19

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.

Gesaffelstein surprised the world once again by announcing on Oct. 3 that a new six-track EP would be released the following day. Also making this NMF particularly fiery is a new tune from JOYRYDE, “SELECTA 19,” and Pryda’s new 13-track collection. deadmau5’s here’s the drop remix LP has finally arrived, including remixes from artists like Rinzen, and NGHTMRE and Grabbitz have joined forces to deliver the irresistibly catchy “Bruises.” Kaskade’s new Redux compilation has arrived, featuring songs like “Lose Control” with Brohug, and Zeds Dead have remixed Oliver Tree’s “Miracle Man.” Arty brings weekend bliss with his new single, “Daydreams,” and G Jones drops off a new single, “Dark Artifact.” Armin van Buuren and Matluck keep the upbeat days of summer moving with “Don’t Let Me Go,” and Golf Clap reveal their spicy remix of Destructo’s “Bassface.” The Glitch Mob link with LICK for the dramatic “System Bleed,” and Pegboard Nerds and NERVO come together for “Crying Shame.” Goldroom continues to reveal tunes from his forthcoming LP, including “Just Like A Dream,” and Party Pupils, Louis Futon, MAX, and TOBi deliver a mega-collab, “One Two Things.”

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.

5 juicy takes from Kaskade’s Reddit AMA

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5 juicy takes from Kaskade’s Reddit AMAKaskade Photo Cred MarkOwens

Kaskade takes to r/electronicmusic just days before the release of the Redux 003‘s Deluxe Edition, allowing fans to pick and prod the melodic house maestro’s brain about everything from the current state of dance music to finding inspiration, and how to deal with life’s challenges. Kaskade is a unique entity in the electronic community not just for his longevity on top, but for how transparent and connected he’s been with his fans since his debut nearly 20 years ago.

Here are some of the hits from his AMA.

How the perception of dance music in the states as evolved over the years.

5 juicy takes from Kaskade’s Reddit AMAKaskadeAMA1

Challenges faced and the VSTs that helped overcome them.

5 juicy takes from Kaskade’s Reddit AMAKaskade AMA2

Another very merry Kaskade Christmas?

5 juicy takes from Kaskade’s Reddit AMAKaskadeAMA3

Sunsoaked may’ve been canceled, but it’s not forgotten.

5 juicy takes from Kaskade’s Reddit AMAKaskadeAMA4

Oh, and how about Redux 004?

5 juicy takes from Kaskade’s Reddit AMAKaskadeAMA5

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Kaskade joins TELYKast for feel-good crossover tune, ‘No One Else’

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Kaskade joins TELYKast for feel-good crossover tune, ‘No One Else’Kaskade Redu Photo Credit Insomniac

2019 has been quite the busy year for dance music ambassador Kaskade, filled with twist and turns. Outside a small setback in that the third edition of his SunSoaked festival didn’t come to fruition, things have generally been on the up for the veteran producer. He and Diplo remixed each other, with the former taking on “Give Dem” and the latter re-molding “More,” and it’s just been revealed that he’ll be headlining a New Year’s Eve show at New York’s Terminal 5. September 20 commenced perhaps the most expansive Redux tour to date, in which he’ll be taking fans across the USA down memory lane with his deeper-oriented cuts and unearthed classics.

Regardless of the packed schedule, Kaskade has remained committed to the studio, crafting plenty of anthemic new tunes to keep audiences busy and ingraining himself deeper within the crossover sphere. The latest in this series of releases comes as a collaboration with rising pop collective TELYKast on his Arcade imprint. “No One Else” is a feel-good, radio friendly vocal tune that unfolds slowly across streams of euphoric synth progressions and lush harmonic elements. The vocals shine in this piece, with rich and deep undertones striking a pleasurable balance with the instrumentation surrounding it. We can hear it on the main stage already.

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NMF Roundup: Zedd and Kehlani create a ‘Good Thing,’ Boys Noize links with Francis and the Lights + more

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NMF Roundup: Zedd and Kehlani create a ‘Good Thing,’ Boys Noize links with Francis and the Lights + moreZedd Rukes

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.

Zedd and Kehlani kick things off this final Friday of September with their new collaboration, “Good Thing,” and Boys Noize links with Francis and the Lights for “Why Not?” Kaskade keeps it mellow on his new collaboration with TELYkast, “No One Else,” and Zeds Dead join forces with Funkin Matt an Fiora for “Feel So.” AC Slater’s new album includes tunes like “Bad Behavior” with Chris Lorenzo and Purple Velvet Curtains, and Mercer takes on DJ Snake and Majid Jordan’s “Recognize.” Golf Clap and MASTERIA deliver “Mystery Scene” on mau5trap/Insomniac, and Gareth Emery follows “Laserface 01 (Aperture)” with “Laserface 02 (Thoughts In Pieces).” Dimension remixes himself on “If You Want To,” and Gorgon City reveal “Warehouse Mix” and “Terrace Dub” iterations of “There For You.” Tritonal team up with Rosie Darling on “Never Be The Same,” and NGHTMRE remixes Saven Lions, SLANDER, Dabin, and Dylan Matthew’s “First Time.” Galantis bring their piano-filled joy to “Holy Water,” and Tinlicker reveal their new LP, This Is Not Our Universe. Anna Lunoe and Nina Las Vegas cook up a weekend heater, “One Thirty,” and YehMe2 remixes Matoma and Bryn Christopher’s “All Around The World.”

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.

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Diplo doubles down on a Kaskade original, to bring ‘More’

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Diplo doubles down on a Kaskade original, to bring ‘More’Diplo

Between his seemingly interminable menagerie of other musical ventures, Diplo still somehow finds the time to continue his foray into the modern house music fortress. Narrowing in on a recent Arkade anthem: Kaskade and Felix Cartal‘s “More” from the former’s Redux 003 EP.

Stepping outside his new country alias, Thomas Wesley (his real name), Diplo’s ditched the ten-gallon hat and rhinestone Western shirt (for now) to bring some gritty, guttural low end to the formerly fluorescent “More.” The Mad Decent maestro nixes Jenn Blosil’s syrupy croons and frothy vocal chops for a grumbly, club-catering finished product. The rendition arrives like its predecessor’s malevolent twin, donning a mischievous smirk and enough clapping percussion to keep listeners alive and on the floor well after the remix fades out.

Showing four on the floor ardent fidelity in recent years alongside his sprawling sundry of sonic involvements, Diplo has recently gone as far to erect his own label, Higher Ground, in order to celebrate the long-winded development of the genre—propping up its most incisive contemporaries in the process. The Major Lazer patriarch tapped modern house sensations, Walker & Royce for the imprint’s inaugural release: Rave Grave.

NMF Roundup: Diplo remixes Kaskade, Spencer Brown takes on deadmau5 + more

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NMF Roundup: Diplo remixes Kaskade, Spencer Brown takes on deadmau5 + moreSpencer Brown Press 3 E1568995205752

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.

Diplo leads the charge this NMF with a sultry remix of Kaskade, Felix Cartal and Jenn Blosil’s “More,” and Spencer Brown previews deadmau5’s forthcoming here’s the drop! remix LP with his take on “fn pig (ov).” Cashmere Cat’s sophomore album makes its debut on Sept. 20, featuring song like the Christina Aguilera-sampled “WATERGIRL,” and Chris Lorenzo takes on Boombox Cartel and MadeinTYO’s “NEW WIP.” M83’s much-anticipated 15-song DSVII is out now, featuring songs like “Feelings,” and Kill Paris puts an even groovier spin on Haywyre’s already-funky “Storyteller.” Opiuo and Lafa Taylor shine in “Send It,” and Muzzy tackles Knife Party’s “Ghost Train” with a sinister rendition of his own. Billy Kenny and Huxley take to the dance floor on “SWEAT,” and Feenixpawl and Marcus Santoro bring the feels with “Forever Young.” Cristoph puts his own spin on The Temper Trap’s “Sweet Disposition,” and Dom Dolla plays with words on “San Frandisco.” David Guetta remixes himself as Jack Back in a new remix of “Thing For You,” and Luttrell paints a serene soundscape with his remix of Jai Wolf and Mr Gabriel’s “Lose My Mind.”

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 Ultimate Golden Ticket experience with Kaskade is up for grabs at Breakaway Festival Tennessee [Contest]

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The Ultimate Golden Ticket experience with Kaskade is up for grabs at Breakaway Festival Tennessee [Contest]Kaskade Photo Cred MarkOwens

Caution—once you experience a festival this way, there’s no going back to General Admission. You’ve been warned. Breakaway Festival’s Tennessee stop is slated for October 11 – 12 at Nashville’s Fairgrounds, and ahead of the event, organizers are offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience with the Ultimate Golden Ticket giveaway. The package includes a meet and greet with Kaskade, two ultra-tier VIP tickets for both days that include side stage viewing, along with drink and merchandise vouchers for both days, and admission to both Breakaway after parties.

The two day event features a stacked lineup of dance and hip-hop heavyweights including Zeds Dead, Chris Lake, Future, Gashi, Ekali, and more. Move quickly though, the Golden Ticket isn’t up for grabs long. Enter below.

Enter Breakaway Festival Tennessee’s Golden Ticket Giveaway.