Kaskade has done a lot in the past year to earn his standing as “America’s #1 DJ”. The Chicago native put together one of the biggest festivals of the summer in IDentity festival, released a full 20 track album, and has produced and remixed tracks with the likes of artists such as Tiesto, Dada Life, and Skrillex. Having seen Kaskade at the Massachusets IDFest this summer, I can also say from first hand experience his stage show is one of the best out there, due in a large part to his mashups and ability to blend tracks together flawlessly. Fortunately for us, Kaskade releases most of the mashups he mixes for live sets on his Soundcloud. Some are as simple as laying his vocals over another artist’s track, and other are intricate blends of several songs (my personal favorite – “Angel on My Shoulder Reaver 76″), but all are equally awesome. Here are some of the best.
Kaskade vs. David Guetta – All You Paris
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Kaskade vs. Gorillaz – Steppin’ Out on Melancholy Hill (Max Vangeli & AN21 Mix) (Kaskade Mashup)
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Kaskade vs. Diddy, Dirty Money & Dirty South – Coming Home at 4 A.M. (Kaskade Mashup)
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Kaskade vs. Tiesto, Hardwell, EDX, & Marco V. – Angel on My Shoulder Reaver 76 (Kaskade Mashup)
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Kaskade vs. Swedish House Mafia – Fire in Your New Shoes vs. One (Kaskade Mashup)
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Why not? Here’s one more album to stream. Help support Kaskade and buy the album on iTunes (it’s already number 5). Kaskade was recently voted the best DJ in America and number 30 in the DJ Mag Top 100 of 2011 poll. Not bad for the 30 year old from Chicago.
Kaskade and Dada Life decided to team up on this absolute JAM. Numbers 30 and 38 on DJ Magazine’s recently released 2011 poll, both of these guys had huge a year. As relatively new performs, it should be interesting to see how their careers progress.
This week we have a great selection of music from some heavy hitters in the electronic genre as well as some less-known individuals. Enjoy!
Willy Joy – Woman Like Me (Bird Peterson Remix)
Sharkoffs – Everglade
Kaskade vs. Gorillaz – Steppin’ Out On Melancholy Hill (Max Vangeli & AN21 Mix) (Kaskade Mash Up)
Zedd – Shave It (Original Mix)
Felguk – Jack It
Back in July, Ultra records hosted a remix competition for Adam K and Kaskade’s track ‘Raining”. This entry, by PIXL, won the event, and with 25,000 plays on soundcloud surely provided him with plenty of exposure.
For those of you that listened to Kaskade’s essential mix, or the lucky few that attended ID fest, this track should be familiar to you. Great locals laid down by duo Rebecca & Fiona. Kaskade has been unable to put out anything less that stellar as of late.