KASAKDE ANNOUNCES ‘FIRE & ICE’ DOUBLE CD ALBUM TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 8 ON ULTRA MUSIC, iTUNES EXCLUSIVE OCTOBER 25
SEVENTH STUDIO ALBUM INCLUDES COLLABORATIONS WITH SKRILLEX, NEON TREES, SKYLAR GREY AND DADA LIFE
FEATURES HIT SINGLES ‘EYES’ AND ‘TURN IT DOWN’
KASKADE TO HOST BACK-TO-BACK ‘TRICKS OR BEATS’ SHOWS AT ROSELAND BALLROOM NYC TO CELEBRATE ALBUM RELEASE OCTOBER 28TH AND 29th
SUPPORT ACTS ANNOUNCED BELOW
2011 has been an incredible year for producer and America’s number one DJ, Kaskade. The November 8 release of his seventh studio album, the double CD ‘Fire & Ice’, on leading dance label Ultra Music, is a perfect tail-end to the year, and an insightful prelude into what promises to be an even bigger 2012 for Kaskade.
Kaskade (aka Ryan Raddon) has spent the last twelve months creating the double disc album in his Santa Monica studio, following on from his 2010 album ‘Dynasty’ which debuted at no.5 on the iTunes Overall Album chart. A conceptual first in dance music, ‘Fire & Ice’ explores both sides of Kaskade’s personality, with the two discs serving as a soundtrack for a total nightout.
The Fire disc contains ten original songs geared firmly toward the dancefloor. From lead single ‘Eyes’, which BBC’s Pete Tong used to open his Essential Selection show, to ‘How Long’ and ‘Llove’, Kaskade’s signature anthemic lyric-driven house is displayed at its best. His collaboration with Skrillex, ‘Lick It’, serves up a growling slice of electro, but never forgets the musicality and melody that underpin Kaskade’s productions, qualities that are re-affirmed in the disc’s closing track, his collaboration with Skylar Grey, ‘Room For Happiness’.
On the second disc Ice, Kaskade chooses to remix all ten songs from Fire himself. Designed to serve as a counter-point to the first disc, Ice provides the perfect down-tempo post club experience, showcasing his musical versatility. The remixed ‘Eyes’ draws on sparse, sonic textures akin to James Blake and Nicolas Jaar. Kaskade transforms his Skrillex collaboration ‘Lick It’ into slow-burning electronica, perfect for a late night drive home. Most of all Ice serves to emphasize the emotive lyrics that underpin Kaskade’s songs, easily missed at high-tempos. Ice offers the perfect chance to observe an artist who builds his music from the words up, a rarity in contemporary dance music.
“The first thing I think about when I make music, is the melody and the lyrics,” said Kaskade. “Production styles come and go, but good songs can stand the test of time. People might know ‘Eyes’ as a big-room dance music anthem, but underneath it’s a beautiful song. The ‘Fire & Ice’ concept allowed me to present my music to people in a new way, and show that my music can work at many different tempos and styles outside a club setting.”
From his ground-breaking double residency in Las Vegas at Marquee and Encore Beach Club, to headlining the 20+ date amphitheater tour IDentity this summer, curating a legendary BBC Essential Mix, and being named America’s Best DJ by DJ Times and Pioneer, the renowned producer Kaskade has simply not stopped in 2011. With the release of ‘Fire & Ice’ his incredible rise to the pinnacle of dance music shows no sign of slowing down.
Full support for his Roseland Ballroom ‘Tricks Or Beats’ show has been announced. On October 28 KAskade will be joined by Alesso, Le Castle Vania, MNOR, Sleepy & Boo and on Saturday October 29 Theopholis London, Alvin Risk, David Waxman.
Full track list:
Disc 1 – Fire
1. Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes
2. Kaskade with Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down
3. Kaskade feat. Neon Trees – Lessons In Love
4. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It
5. Kaskade feat. Haley – Llove
6. Kaskade feat. Marcus Bently – Let Me Go
7. Kaskade feat. Quadron – Waste Love
8. Kaskade & Dada Life with Dan Black – ICE
9. Kaskade & Inpetto with Late Night Alumni – How Long
10. Kaskade feat. Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness
Disc 2 – Ice
1. Kaskade feat. Mindy Gledhill – Eyes (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
2. Kaskade with Rebecca & Fiona – Turn It Down (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
3. Kaskade feat. Neon Trees – Lessons In Love (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
4. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
5. Kaskade feat. Haley – Llove (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
6. Kaskade feat. Marcus Bently – Let Me Go (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
7. Kaskade feat. Quadron – Waste Love (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
8. Kaskade & Dada Life with Dan Black – ICE (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
9. Kaskade & Inpetto with Late Night Alumni – How Long (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)
10. Kaskade feat. Skylar Grey – Room For Happiness (Kaskade’s ICE Mix)