Artist Spotlight: Kaskade

Whether you’ve been listening to EDM for your whole life or if you’re just stepping in to this magical realm of music; Kaskade is a DJ for everyone. His soothing trance melodies and progressive house beats are sure to please any music lover. The messages he portrays in his songs are so positive and uplifting that people of all ages would enjoy the music he makes. He loves to promote love and kindness, which is getting pretty rare in today’s music so it’s definitely very important to appreciate what we have left of it. It’s You, It’s Me is one of his earlier songs that really captures the essence of Kaskade and everything he stands for.

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Kaskade’s songs made me fall in love with electronic music and the community around it. There is a certain mindset that people have at these festivals and events that create a beautiful and caring environment. You can be dancing to your favorite song and someone will notice how you know all the lyrics and ask if you want a better view on their shoulders. You can be dying of heat in the sweaty crowd and a stranger will notice and offer you a sip of water. Everyone actually wants to help everyone have a great time. In such a selfish world, how can you see this happening and not want to be a part of it? It baffles me every single time at how friendly and loving people are at these events. Kaskade recognizes this phenomenon and continues to make music that emanates these beautiful messages.

His songs do often have a huge impact on his fans and it’s not uncommon to see tattoos of his lyrics. I have noticed one song in particular, Room For Happiness with Skylar Grey released in 2012. “Don’t be fooled by your emptiness, there’s so much more room for happiness.” This was actually the very first Kaskade song I ever listened to; I was in love with it the instant I heard it.

Don’t just take my word for it, go Google his name or search his songs and decide for yourself! Oh, and did I mention he’s a 44 year old Mormon? Yes, one of the top American DJs of our time is a married Mormon. This just helps aid the world into realizing that EDM and the PLUR (Peace Love Unity and Respect) movement isn’t connected to the drug-crazed teens looking for a thrill. Most often the people that actually promote this movement aren’t teenagers, I’ve noticed through my experience that they are mostly in their twenties or thirties. This community is real and important and deserves more DJs like Kaskade who promote their values and ideals.

Check out his recently released remix The This This, it’s been on repeat for days. Thanks for reading and don’t stop dancing!

xoxo DJ Walsh

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Sarah Walsh

Journalism and Media Studies major with an unhealthy addiction to the dance floor, just sharing what I love through words and a rhythm.