Today’s EDM Origins highlights songs from none-other-than, the ambassador of American house-music, Kaskade.
[Progressive Trance-House:] Kaskade feat. Becky Jean Williams – Start Again
The EDM Origins post for today focuses on house music, particularly the mish-mash of progressive house, vocal trance and dance music typical of super-producer Kaskade. In “Start Again,” enchanting and uplifting female vocals commence the ride and journey into tech-house beats melded with trance-like melodies. It’s hard to pinpoint any onestand-out track from Dynasty. Most of the album has this signature sound of Kaskade’s. More epic even, are the remixes of EP’s popular tracks and, as is common practice in EDM, the whole album (see Kaskade’s Fire & Ice (Double EP Album), other self-remixers include Diplo and DJ Tiesto to name a few)
[Dance / Club House:] Kaskade & Adam Sun feat. Sunsun – Raining (Dance.Love Edit)
“Raining” is EDM producers, Kaskade and Adam Sun‘s dance-house masterpiece, filled with intoxicating vocals, bass heavy synths and a quite dance-able rhythm. The “dance.love edit” is featured on Kaskade’s remix compilation album, dance.love, alongside a host of other amazing remixes of Kaskade’s songs and other artists such as Alex Gaudino, Samantha James and Adrian Lux (see below:)
Samantha James – Waves of Change (Kaskade Remix)
Kaskade featuring Adrian Lux – Teenage Crime (Axwell & Henrik B Remode)
This Remix Feature is on one of my favorite singles from California-based R&B songstress and dancer, Tinashe. “2 On” featuring Schoolboy Q is considered by many to be her break-out single that put her into the mainstream. I highlighted the song when it was first released, Drake’s “remix”, and the [at the time] a few select listenable EDM remixes shortly after it’s release. Chiefly, Wax Motif’sfloor-filling dance remix, and TOKiMONSTA’s classy, seductive remix, which some fans very expertly choreographed in the link below.
By far two of the best remixes of Tinashe’s top 40/radio debut are by Jersey house DJ and producer, DJ Irresistible (check out another nice Jersey House remix here from DJ Poppa Dubb). Of note also is the Future House andalternative remakes by LUCA LUSH and DJ Q respectively.
So today I finally attended a Schweinbeck Music Industry Mixer event. I had been meaning to go for awhile as the woman who runs it also went to the same university as I, and had been inviting me to these events on Facebook for forever.
Come to find out, the most recent one (not sure about all) was hosted at the Sledge Lounge off Buford Hwy near Chamblee and Doraville and in planning what to do for the night Google Maps conveniently “told” me “Yo ninja Darris. This mixer event is like 8 min. from you and you aren’t doing anything. Dat move is?)” and I agreed with G.M.
Sledge Lounge was actually quite a welcome relief to some of the bigger venues I’d been going too and was very chill and intimate, despite the heavy playlist of street and gangsta rap from Local ATL Artists. Prospects attempting to make their way into the music scene of Atlanta were on stage and members of the industry itself, journalists, and PR agents were all there networking as well. I arrived somewhat late (around 11 p.m., two hours after it started) and proceeded to the bar before snapping pictures and videos which will be uploaded soon,
Diana Schweinbeck, business and artist management agent, hosts the Industry Mixer events and has been holding them in Atlanta for the past two years. Many up-and-coming and even established artists, producers, radio personalities and DJs attend her “mixer” events. As someone breaking into the industry myself #BIGTHUMBSUP