For Kaskade, it's all about love. "It's that simple," says the California-based producer, songwriter and DJ. "And from that love comes the music," he says. The proof is in Dynasty, Kaskade's sixth album, a 12-track journey where love has never been more apparent in his sound. Dynasty is the follow-up release to the massively successful Strobelite Seduction, which garnered his four global hit singles "I Remember" and "Move For Me" which were both collaborations with deadmau5, then "Angel On My Shoulder" and "Step One Two."
Amidst all the work and accolades in 2009, including a Best Remixer Award at the International Dance Music Awards and nominations for Best American DJ, Best Producer and Best Full Length DJ Mix, Kaskade's sound still holds authentic to the underground. Highlighted by strong sales (#1 iTunes Dance for six weeks), consistent and high music chart placement (topping Billboard Hot Dance Airplay, iTunes Dance, BBC Radio and "most played record" on Sirius Dance Radio 2009), various TV and film licensing ("Gossip Girl," Sex and the City, Devil Wears Prada and the upcoming film Date Night with Steve Carell and Tina Fey), 2009 served as a hallmark year for Kaskade, a global superstar in his own right with a versatility that's unmatched in the electronic music world.
It's a rare performer who can rock the pop-electro hipster crowd one night, then hop a plane to Brazil and play to 2.5 million partygoers at Carnival and in the same breath, drop into Los Angeles and sell out the historic Hollywood Palladium. His 2011 release Fire & Ice released by Ultra Music, debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, #3 on the Independent Albums Chart and #17 on the Top 200 Albums chart, while the iTunes version debuted at #4 on the overall album chart. Kaskade operates in a creative space full of versatility, originality and an ever-fresh element of surprise, whether performing or producing. As the go-to producer for taking pop hits and turning them into dance floor anthems—in the past years he remixed tracks for Lady Gaga and Beyonce, Timbaland, Keri Hilson, Little Boots and Empire Of The Sun. With the release of Atmosphere, 2013 promises to be his biggest year yet.