"Feel good, big room, euphoria, that you can sing along to...The Grand"
Another night out, another dance floor. Kaskade has spent close to every night for the last year entertaining fans on dance floors around the world. Busy? Just a bit. Since June 2008, he has been on the road with an astounding tour schedule that covered over 12 countries heavily promoting the release of his highly acclaimed and chart topping fifth artist album, Strobelite Seduction (Ultra Records, June 2008). Recently Kaskade made headlines for his JUNO Award nomination in Canada, acknowledging the single Move For Me, a collaborative effort with deadmau5 which appears on Strobelite Seduction When he is not playing a show or on a plane traveling to one he is busy in the studio. Recently he has been working on expanding his remixogrophy with new projects that have landed him on top of the charts both in the US and UK for adding his touch to tracks such as Empire of the Sun “Walking On A Dream”, Britney Spears “Womanizer” and LeeAnn Rhimes “What I Can Not Change”. Yet it is not his remixing that has gained him legions of fans around the world, as the Associated Press' Ron Harris remarked last year "…he doesn't need the extra star power to demand global dancefloor respect just a good long listen." It's a great time to be this songwriter/producer/DJ/phenomenon who is one of electronic music's most sought-after emissaries, and one of its most beloved figures. Unaffected and laidback, he's known as "The man [who] gets his shit done with an unassuming demeanor, and usually in flip flops." quipped Blackbook Magazine. Ryan Raddon, known to his fans as Kaskade, continues the ongoing march to his special brand of beat, a style that is instantly recognizable both musically and technically. On March 24th, he will continue his musical progression and follow up last year's chart topping long player with a new mix album titled 'The Grand'. Kaskade explains: "The Grand" is referencing the overall sound of the mix. I wanted to capture the essence of the big room sound that I play but demonstrate that this sound can still have heart and soul. This is the kind of music I enjoy creating and love to play in clubs around the world." I tried to make the mix represent what someone would hear if they came and saw me at a show. A lot of my own songs and remixes mashed together with music that I love to spin.' Kaskade continued, 'I have always looked at the mix tape as an aural blog of sorts...a snapshot in musical time. Something that should be fun to listen to now but when it is pulled out years from now will be just as sweet and accompanied with flood of memories too". Catch Kaskade's 'The Grand Tour' on the road this year destined to play a city near you, dates TBA shortly.