• The week after Tim Bergling’s death, I spent a lot of time at my studio, but wasn’t really making music there. It was a week-long conversation that happened with everyone who came through. With DJ’s, producers and industry people all adding to the thread. I’ve...

  • 2017 continued the pattern we’ve all been noticing. Music, getting together and creating celebratory moments is becoming more important. Rinsing it out on a dance floor is therapy, a kind we all can benefit from. It’s safe to bet that each of us has had...

  • I have always loved Christmas music. I grew up singing it with my family at Church which was the gateway to my High School Varsity Choir. This choir would travel all over Chicago and even landed in NYC to perform a concert series of Holiday...

  •   Autumn of 2014 – one year ago – was focused around finishing my album, Automatic. Hours designated for sleep were instead occupied by visions of sharing new music. First stop was Coachella – which even in my dream state, I couldn’t have imagined how...

  • “Where do you find your inspiration?” I get asked this question all the time. It’s a struggle to answer, because I’d love to paint a heroic picture of moments where a white tiger is in the corner of my studio, and as I throw him...

  • Once upon a time, there was no such thing as EDM. In those days, there was House Music. And House has always lived in the United States, which means it has always lived in Las Vegas. House wasn’t in the bright shiny light of stadiums...

  • By design, 2014 was supposed to be a quieter year. There wasn’t a full length album to promote, and no official tour. But after logging in over 500,000 miles in the air traveling to more than 25 countries to play, I sort of remember it...

  • Redux started out as being an intention – a big idea about a small room. A few sweaty nights were all I had planned. Loud sound systems in a few key cities, accompanied by low lights, floors packed a few hundred deep, with house heads...

  • When Ultra hit me up with the idea of putting out a “Best Of/Greatest Hits” compilation, I laughed. I feel like I am JUST NOW hitting my stride as a songwriter and producer. In 2005 I had a similar reaction when Om Records prepared to...

  • Recently a reporter asked me how it felt to be returning to the original ground of Woodstock for Mysteryland festival.  It caught me off guard a bit and I had to take a moment to think about it. Electronic Music is having a moment. And...

  • Redux. Twelve intimate shows where I would work to pull everyone on a journey into the past in some dark room with deep swirls of music. This was the concept. In my mind, before it all happened, the clubs would be filled with the heads...

  • I have gotten 32 emails like this over the past 2 days… *end of an era pic.twitter.com/LRT9IUqJrM — Kaskade (@kaskade) June 4, 2014 I imagine over the next week my entire sound cloud will be taken down. Sorry but there is nothing I can do...

  • It’s funny that we live in an age where I have to define what “Free” means. But that’s real. People don’t really know how to receive things for free anymore. It needs to be free with a disclaimer, a release, a license or a clause...

  • 2013 has been a party. There’s no list, narrative or image that can neatly wrap it up. But it has to be remembered. So instead of me fumbling around describing my memories, I’ve collected yours, here. The following is a timeline of tweets from you...

  • I love music. I write music, produce music, remix music – go out every weekend and play music. Music is life. We all conjure up portions of memories that influence who we are.  As a kid much of my free time was spent skateboarding and...

  • Here we are, pushing the last days of summer from the bottom up. I go big in the summer, and always choose carefully where I’ll put my time. This year I did Vegas. My fiercely protected Summer was promised to a residency at the Marquee....

  •   Putting Atmosphere to bed was something I wasn’t ready to do. A short, quick, loud and dirty tour of only six shows ended up feeling like I had just hit my stride when the plug was pulled. But that was by design. Either you...

  • When I decided to pull the trigger on the “It’s You, It’s Me” Redux tour, I felt a little unsure. I wasn’t convinced that people would be interested in these older tracks. We are submerged in a culture that is all about what is going...

  • We are the Twitter-trained, status-update ready, Instagram cosmopolite. If you are anything like me, I’m guessing you can listen to music for hours, but not have the same stamina for watching a screen. I get it. So I’ve adapted how I want to present my audio and...

  • It’s Not That… It’s This: This upcoming tour I’m doing is called “It’s You, It’s Me Redux”. There are nine cities I’m visiting to commemorate the ten-year anniversary of the release of my album. It’s going to be a small and dirty gig-type atmosphere. This...

  • This past Sunday, the LA Times ran an article which was essentially an inflammatory pummeling of the EDM scene. It painted a picture of “Ecstasy-fueled underground” raves, bumped up into the mainstream, leaving a trail of dead, drug-addled kids being picked up by the “…coroner’s wagon rolling down d

  •   Ten years ago this month, I put my entire heart and soul into an album called, “It’s You, It’s Me”. Let me just throw a flashback at you: At the time I was working on this album, things were desperate. I knew that if...

  • If there’s a formula to selling out, I think every band in the world would be doing it. The fact that you write good songs and you sell too many of them, if everybody in the world knew how to do that they’d do it....

  • I heard Kaskade tickets for NYEcost 1 vile of blood, 1 kidney, and your first born male child. — Jessie(@JessieVenom) November 20, 2012 Ha! Yes it has been a fun few days on my Social Media. But even if I am getting slaughtered in your...

  • Ok, I’m going to make this easy for the people who won’t take five minutes to read this entire piece, and want something sensational and negative to walk away with. Here’s your headline: Kaskade totally upset by non-win on Top 100 DJ Poll! Blasts DJ...

  • When talking to the press, I’m often asked how Electronic Dance Music (EDM) sprang up out of nowhere?! These guys. These journalists who make their Santa Claus sparkly eyes, enthusiastic and curious as to how EDM could just pop onto the music scene, *poof* and...

  • Explaining the politics of mash ups is a dirty business. For the uninitiated, a mash up is essentially a remix of a song. But not exactly. Maybe it’s more like a marriage of elements. For instance, I can pluck a vocal track that I’ve used...

  • I’m looking at the calendar, and cannot believe that the seasons are changing. Summer is close, but behind us, and Autumn is threatening to be here. It makes me wonder if everything actually happened? It’s only this past week that I’ve had the time to...