Sunday, May 4, 2008

The Sound Of Bay Area House - A Kaskade Mega Mix


Have discovered his music through my Hed Kandi collection and ever since, he's been one of my heroes in house music and fave DJ, producer and remixer, Kaskade or Ryan Raddon. Here's a short bio from da man...

Kaskade moved to Salt Lake City in 1992 to attend the University of Utah. During this time he owned and operated a local record store, Mechanized Records. In May 2000, Kaskade moved to San Francisco and began working as an A&R assistant for Om Records. Releasing his first single "What I Say" on the label in 2001.

In The Moment saw Kaskade's first top 10 single with "Steppin' Out" reaching #5 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart and #6 on Dance Radio Airplay.[2] The fourth single to be released from the album, "Everything," reached #1 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play.

Kaskade's fourth solo album Love Mysterious was released in September 2006. The first single from the album, "Be Still", reached #4 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play. The single features vocalist Sunsun, and includes remixes by Jay-J and Robbie Rivera. Follow up single "Stars Align" hit number #8 on "Billboard Magazine" Hot Dance Airplay chart and just missed the top ten, #11, on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. His third single released from "Love Mysterious", "Sorry", was his third consecutive top ten hit on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart, at #9. Dirty South provided a remix for "Sorry." The remix has been nominated for a 2008 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording.

Although it is still a myth, many people believe that he may have taken his name from the Detroit band the Kaskades. Who broke up in late 2006, due to creative differences with then drummer Adam Moody.

Upon signing with Ultra Records in late 2006, Kaskade subsequently left OM Records and now only releases with the former. (Excerpt from wikipedia).

Tracklist:
1) What I Say (Soft Shuffle Mix)
2) Sweet Love (Extended Mix)
3) It's You, It's Me (12" Extended Mix)

4) Amazing (Kaskade Remix) - Seal
5) Everything (Big Room Mix)
6) Lights Out (Kaskade Remix) - Mister O
7) Brighter Day (12" Extended Mix)
8) Soundtrack To The Soul (Big City Dub Mix)
9) Cali Spaces (Kaskade Remix) - Mark Farina
10) Be Still (Morgan Page Remix)

11) Sorry (Members Only Dub Mix)
12) Meditation To The Groove (Johnny Fiasco's Soul Focus Vox Mix)
13) Feelin' Hypnotized (Kaskade Remix) - DJ Colette
14) Steppin' Out (The Beard Mix)

Enjoy this superb collection of his greatest hits and remixes from my own compilation. PEACE!

4 comments:

theforce said...

i dont know this guy but i sure can dig his music. and you beitmeister...you did it again. this mix is great while driving late night. thanks for the mix. great work lex

Joesizzle said...

thank you so much for this Kaskade mix...been waiting for something like this since I added your site to my favorites...cheers...

the beatmeister said...

Yo din (the force)!

musta?? :D i know you'd like this one. it's really great for chilling out, unwinding and yup, you're correct, it's really most appropriate for driving esp late nights. it'll really calm you down esp with those jeeps and buses around.

thanks much once more! :D

cheers!

PS: btw, it's also a nice background when you're chillin' out at the beach.

the beatmeister said...

joesizzle,

no prob bro! am glad you enjoyed this one. thanks much for adding me to your favorites. :D

cheers!