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Kaskade Releases "Redux 04" EP

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Mark Owens

West Coast EDM luminary Kaskade releases Redux 04 EP, featuring two new productions, "Feel It" and "Find Love."

With 11 albums and seven Grammy nominations under his belt, Kaskade releases Redux 04 as the fourth installment in his Redux series. Kaskade offers darker, powerful dance grooves on steroidal rhythms. The swirling colors of "Find Love" ride a vibrating bassline, while the percussion heavy "Feel It" pulses with industrial synths. Finalizing the quartet of tracks is "Sexy," highlighting the vocals of Kosha Dillz, and "Love Like That," featuring Dani Poppitt.


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Kaskade Releases “Love Like That" feat. Dani Poppitt

An unforgettable night dancing with beautiful strangers.

Kaskade

Mark Owens

EDM megastar Kaskade recently released "Love Like That," the lead track from his forthcoming Redux 004 EP, featuring the seductive tones of Dani Poppitt.

Kaskade says, "When I was producing 'Love Like That' I knew it needed to be more than just another love or love-lost song. It has this piano hook that is meant to work its way into your psyche, and hopefully, people will just be humming it without even knowing what they're referencing. Lyrically, the song has this ability to be an in or out of love gymnast. It is one of those pieces where you can't decide if you want to break up with this song or get married to it." Poppitt's sultry voice enhances the track's dance-y rhythm. Altogether, "Love Like That" soundtracks an unforgettable night dancing with beautiful strangers.

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Electric Zoo | The Big 10 is the One Party You Can’t Miss This Summer

"It will be the biggest, wildest fiesta ever thrown down in its history."

Nobody knows how to close out the summer better than NYC thanks to the epic Electric Zoo Festival. The annual event is the mecca of electronic music festivals on the island and this year it is promising to be the biggest, wildest party it has ever thrown. Made Events and LiveStyle are not setting any kinds of limits for Electric Zoo: The Big 10 in celebration of its tenth year of melting our faces. As always, the party is taking place on Randall's Island during Labor Day Weekend.

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The massive 3-day festival will feature performances from hundreds of DJs and producers encompassing a wide range of styles from deep house to dubstep. Headliners include heavy hitters like Tiesto, Alesso, Marshmello, Kaskade, Gramatik, AC Slater, Andrew Bayer, Chris Liebing and so many more. And, if you've ever been to Ezoo before, you already know the set designs and laser lights are going to be top-notch. The festival is already close to selling out - last year 90,000 fans (aka "animals") made it out to have the times of their lives.

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Electric Zoo: The Big 10's theme will focus on celebrating the wild ride Electric Zoo has been on over the past 10 years, each of which has been nothing short of amazing. If there's an EZoo you can't miss it's this one. Honestly, nothing compares to that moment when you disembark from the 32nd street ferry and onto Randall's Island on day one. The music, the views and the crowd make it one magical event. We can't wait to see all you animals out there!

Tickets for Electric Zoo: The Big 10 are on sale now. Follow this link to grab yours before they sell out!

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Superstar DJs seem to have it easy: Think of David Guetta, splitting time between his private jet and his villa, or Skrillex, effortlessly building a beautiful relationship with Ellie Goulding even as he takes Kanye West's career to the next level. But life in the upper echelon of the EDM scene presents its own challenges: Namely, just what do you do on stage, once the track's queued up, the  knobs are turned just so, and a sea of delirious hedonists need to see that you're as into the music as they are? There's no hiding behind guitars, drum kits, or scarf-festooned mic stands, and the light shows and pyrotechnics favored by the likes of Swedish House Mafia (before they quit touring) only add to the excitement that the performers must then attempt to match. So what have EDM's stars done? Thrown up their hands—literally. Every DJ seems to point skyward at key points in their sets. But they have more than just one hand up their sleeve when it comes to showing how deep they are into the groove: Scroll through the photos below to discover what they do when they're really, really feeling it.

One hand to God...

 

TWO HANDS, pulling down heaven ...

Of course, if you've got a trio of DJs, two dudes can split the work while the third one rests.

One of the cool things about EDM being at its biggest point of mainstream crossover now since (at least) the late '90s is that, as during the Big Beat era, we get some cool mind-bending videos to go with the leading lights' new singles—like the super-trippy vids that directors like Chris Cunningham, Jonas Akerlund and Michel Gondry used to do for the likes of Aphex Twin, The Prodigy and the Chemical Brothers. Skrillex in particular seems like a disciple of these dudes—his "First of the Year" clip was obviously influenced by Aphex's "Come to Daddy," while "Ruffneck" had obvious shades of Squarepusher's "Come on My Selector," both Chris Cunningham productions.

This trend continues with "Lick It," a joint Kaskade and Skrillex production, with another weird-bordering-on-genuinely-unsettling music video with some mind-warping effects. According to MTV, it tells the story of "a freaked out rave refugee covering her blood-squirting ears search[ing] for a little assistance out in a rural frozen wasteland," while "through some tricky backwards photography, we see our heroine to find her salvation." All accurate, though it doesn't quite do the sight of blood reverse-spattering into the panicked girl's ears as she reverse-stomps through the snow (in Steadicam!) justice.

Somewhere, Richard D. James is smiling—though if it was truly Aphex-worthy, at the end, the girl's face and hair would have unexpectedly transformed into Skrillex's. After all, you're not a true EDM icon until the thought of your visage gives seven-year-olds nightmares.