His tunes come in a wave of sexual rhythms and dreamy vocals and DJ producer Kaskade plans to share his new take on house music with Australia.
Since releasing his fifth album, Strobelite Seduction, last year, Kaskade’s career has entered a new realm. Despite his recent remixes for high-profile acts Nelly Furtado, Empire of the Sun and Justin Timberlake, it was the collaboration with electro-house phenomenon Deadmau5 that resulted in his iconic status.
It’s my fifth artist album and I had no idea the impact the album would have, Kaskade told Sydney Star Observer.
The sound with Deadmau5 was a new thing and I was able to connect with him at a really good time. The sound hadn’t really hit the commercial side of things yet and he hadn’t worked on a vocal track yet. It was interesting to see it go into a different space.
I thought I was doing well before but with this album it has been chaos.
With his music now a staple of any DJ set, Kaskade has been responsible for many summer anthems including It’s You, Steppin’ Out and Be Still.
Kaskade credits his song-writing ability and Strobelite Seduction’s connection with the audience for his newfound fame.
If you listen to my record it’s a lot more than just one specific genre. I really enjoy song writing and that’s become obvious to me over time, he said.
This is what sets me apart because I sit down and actually write songs instead of just doing sound design.
I really like to focus on a strong melody with a nice vocal, whether male or female. I love creating a song rather than an atmosphere.
Although his previous albums have gone under the radar, Kaskade plans to develop new ways of standing out in the loud and competitive world of dance music. A new album is scheduled for autumn 2010.
[With the new album] I’m looking to collaborate a bit more than I have in the past, he said.
I love what’s going on with pop music at the moment with Kelly Rowland and David Guetta and it seems now more people are willing to listen to producers from the underground and take us seriously.
Kaskade will bring his colourful set to Parklife at Kippax Lake on Sunday, October 4.
I’m always rehashing it and mashing stuff up and getting it new and fresh and finding different mixes, he said. That’s the great thing about performing live and at Parklife you’ll hear the music and the stuff I’m feeling at the moment -” it’s going to be amazing.
info: For more details on Kaskade visit www.kaskademusic.com. For bookings and ticket information on Parklife visit www.parklife.com.au.

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