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Ryan Gary Raddon
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American DJ and record producer, born 25 February 1972 in Chicago, Illinois.
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2thestars

2thestars

July 1, 2015
It starts promising in the early 2000's with some classic 12" cuts on Om Records and a few other indie labels. Deep and soulful house, San Francisco style, those were the days. A great debut album ('It's You, It's Me') in 2003 and follow up album ('In The Moment') in 2004. 2006 says goodbye to Om Records and over to Ultra Records, and the third album 'Love Mysterious' is pretty decent as well. The first single 'Be Still' - killer bassline. A hint of New Order. In 2008 we have a couple of tracks with 'Dead-Mouse', and Kaskade is clearly aiming for the charts here. It's the beginning of the end. 2008's 'Strobelite Seduction' album is the last time you will hear Kaskade's signature soulful sound, soon to be ditched in favour of a more commercial sound, used by everyone else in the dance music industry. Next up is 2010's disastrous 'Dynasty' album. It's very mainstream, very cheesy. There's no wonderful soulful vocal talents of Rob Wannamaker or Joslyn on here. No, we have none other than 'Polina' and 'Dragonette'. The official video for 'Fire In Your New Shoes' is laughable. 2011's 'Fire & Ice' album is just as bad. More mainstream nonsense and music that sounds nothing like Kaskade, co written by trendy Dubstep producer 'Skrillex'. The first single - 'Turn It Down' featuring 'Rebecca & Fiona'. Sorry who? Never heard of them. They can't sing. TURN IT OFF more like. And it doesn't get any better for 2013's 'Atmosphere' album either. The lead single 'Atmosphere' actually features Ryan Raddon himself attempting to sing. He comes in with the line 'All my life I've been a star'. Yes, OK, Mr. Popstar. At the time of writing, Kaskade has just released a remix of a Justin Bieber track and is currently one of the most popular 'EDM' artists in the world. It's all a bit hands in the air. Kaskade may well have achieved the commercial success he so desired, but his music has suffered greatly in the process.
ijustspeak

ijustspeak

January 9, 2015
Kaskade: once a San-Fran house producer of decent kaliber. Now; wack producer of disposable crap-EDM-festival rubbish.
caio.ck1

caio.ck1

July 13, 2014
Just a comment: KASKADE, WHY ARE YOU GOING SOOO DEEEP DOWN WORST IN YOUR NEW PRODUCTIONS???

Where is Kascade of 2003, 2004, 2006??? Could somebody tell me WHAT´S HAPPENING TO THE MUSIC NOW A DAYS ?????

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