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Kaskade

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Though he was born in Chicago, the DJ, A&R director, record store owner, and producer known as Kaskade found his spiritual and musical home in San Francisco by way of Salt Lake City and New York. One of the hardest-working people in the San Francisco house scene, he's Kaskade the house music producer/DJ by night; by day he's Ryan Raddon, A&R director for OM Records. As an A&R man, he helped kick-start the careers of many artists, including Ming + FS and soul-house act Soulstice. In the early days, Kaskade familiarized himself with the rapidly changing electronic music scene wherever he went, eventually finding that house music was the subgenre he loved best. He started out as a DJ in New York and Salt Lake City clubs. During the tail-end of his stay in Salt Lake City, his first attempts to produce tracks were released on his own tiny label, Mechanized Records. He also sold a few tracks to Chris Smith, A&R director for an up-and-coming house label in San Francisco. Though no one could have predicted it, this ended up being the precursor to Raddon's most important career move. When family matters initiated a move to San Francisco, Smith hired Raddon to assist him at the label -- which was, of course, OM. His own full-length recordings as Kaskade began with 2003's house-inflected It's You, It's Me. A soulful, more organic direction provided focus for the following year's In the Moment, and Raddon kept his name in the record racks by piloting editions in the San Francisco Sessions DJ series (as well as the label mix House of OM). He proved surprisingly dedicated to his production craft, releasing Love Mysterious in 2006, which placed on Billboard's electronic albums chart. Strobelight Seduction became his biggest commercial success, following in 2008, and 2010's Dynasty celebrated his new reputation with a parade of vocal features and a co-production with Tiësto. Later in 2010, Raddon put together Electric Daisy Carnival, a mix showcasing artists on the bill for the inaugural dance-music festival of the same name. The double album Fire & Ice followed in 2011 with a guest appearance from Skrillex. Atmosphere arrived two years later and featured softer, more relaxed music along with vocals from Kaskade himself. After the 2014 compilation I Remember rounded up the best of his years on Ultra, the DJ renewed his contract with the label and released Automatic. The album featured guest appearances from Estelle, John Dahlbäck, and K. Flay. ~ L. Katz & John Bush
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Albums by
Kaskade

    14 songs

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    Automatic

    15 songs

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    I Remember

    13 songs

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    Atmosphere

    20 songs

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    Fire & Ice

    12 songs

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    Dynasty

    18 songs

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    The Grand

    10 songs

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    Strobelight Seduction

    11 songs

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    Love Mysterious

    13 songs

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    In the Moment

    13 songs

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    It's You, It's Me

    3 songs

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    Atmosphere (Remixes, Pt. 2)

    3 songs

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    Atmosphere (Remixes)

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    Sometimes

    7 songs

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    Step One Two

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    For The DJs (Extended Edits EP)

    7 songs

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    Sorry

    3 songs

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    Sweet Love

    6 songs

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    Dynasty

    5 songs

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    4 AM

    4 songs

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    Steppin' Out Remixes

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    Steppin' Out

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    Soundtrack To The Soul

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    The Gift EP

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    Keep On EP

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    Gonna Make It

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    Never Sleep Alone [Remixes]

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    Be Still

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    Whatever

    3 songs

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    Whatever

    1 song

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    We Don't Stop

    3 songs

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    We Don't Stop [Remixes]

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    Disarm You

    3 songs

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    Disarm You [Remixes]

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    All That You Give

    25 songs

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    It's You, It's Me [Redux]

    11 songs

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    Dance. Love

    12 songs

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    Dynasty

    12 songs

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    The Om Remixes

    9 songs

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    Angel on My Shoulder

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    Never Sleep Alone

    2 songs

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    All You

    1 song

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    Dynasty (Alex Rich Remix)

    2 songs

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    Call Out (feat. Mindy Gledhill)

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    Fire in Your New Shoes

    1 song

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    Room for Happiness (feat. Skylar Grey) (Above & Beyond Remix)

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    Lessons In Love