Kaskade released his seventh studio album Fire & Ice back in October, unleashing upon the world a blizzard of fiery beats that stand as a testament to the last decade of this American DJ’s deep progressive house genius. Reaching global success with Ultra Records, Ryan Raddon has shown the world his evolution as an artist through fire and ice.
I was immediately entranced by this DJ the first time that I saw him perform in NYC on Mischief Night 10/29/10 at Roseland Ballroom. Opening for Calvin Harris and DeadMau5, Kaskade managed to steal the show, sweeping his audiences away into his epic electronic fantasy. Last year, he headlined the same event, dropping his icy, heart-wrenching, slow tracks alongside perfectly pararelled, fast, aggressive, fire versions of each club banger. The two discs of Fire & Ice intertwined together amidst top caliber production elements, created a cosmic atmosphere that I will never forget.
Kaskade makes his return to the big apple this Friday, June 15th at MCU Park in Brooklyn, presented to you by Pacha NYC, as part of his massive 50-plus city Freaks Of Nature tour. Trust us when we tell you that you will not want to miss this progressive house madman during his career-milestone North American tour. If you need further convincing…listen to his live set from Coachella Valley Music Festival…we haven’t been able to stop bumping it since April. If you’ve missed him at Ultra, Coachella, and Electric Daisy Carnival…do yourself a favor and mob over to BK on Friday.
Here’s Knife Party’s full live set from EDC Las Vegas. I was actually really impressed with his set. He played some pretty massive tracks.
Knife Party Full Live Set @ EDC Las Vegas | Download
01. Knife Party – Rage Valley
02. Wax Motif Feat. Neoteric – Go Deep (Torro Torro Remix)
03. Jus Jack & Oza – The Mess
04. Nari & Milani – Atom w/ Basto – I Rave You
05. Labrinth – Last Time (Knife Party Remix)
06. Sandro Silva & Quintino – Epic
07. Swedish House Mafia feat. John Martin – Save The World (Knife Party Remix)
08. Skrillex & The Doors – Breakn’ A Sweat (Zedd Remix)
09. ID – ID
10. Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party – Antidote
11. Steve Aoki & Knife Party – ID
12. ID – ID
13. Knife Party – Destroy Them With Lazers
14. TJR & Whiskey Pete – Face Melt
15. Knife Party – Tourniquet
16. Deadmau5 & Melleefresh – Hey Baby w/ ID
17. Knife Party – Internet Friends VIP (incl. Dubstep Drop)
18. Swedish House Mafia & Knife Party – Antidote (Schoolboy Remix)
19. Skrillex & Damian Marley – Make It Bun Dem
20. Skism – Power (Eptic Remix)
21. Knife Party – Centipede
22. Knife Party – Fire Hive
23. Porter Robinson – Unison (Knife Party Remix)
24. ID – ID
25. Knife Party – Sleaze (feat. Mistajam)
26. Fatboy Slim – Ya Mama (Push The Tempo) (Moguai Remix)
27. The Bloody Beetroots – Ill To Destroy w/ ID
29. ShockOne – Chaos Theory
30. Skrillex feat. Sirah – Kyoto
31. Knife Party – Bonfire
32. Nero – Crush On You (Knife Party VIP Remix)
KDrew’s newest joint “If You Like It” just released today on Indie Music Group. It’s another Dubstep inspired remix that’s extremely upbeat — i’d slap it on the workout playlist for sure.
Dj White Shadow : If You Like It (KDrew Remix) | Direct Download
Seven Lions drops a sick new Dubstep remix of Above & Beyond’s On My Way. Honestly, didn’t think i’d like an A&B Dubstep remix but this is actually wicked fresh.
Hot Bonus Track | Seven Lions : Isis (Direct Download)
This past Sunday, June 3rd, Pacha NYC brought us our first outdoor NYC concert of the summer (let’s face it…EDC NY was in Jersey…) and wowee was it a bloody Knife Party! Upon arrival at the beach club, we were immediately excited by the raging dance party that was already in full force underneath the large white tent that usually houses the club’s massive beer garden. The waterfront views at Beekman’s are quite spectacular, and the superior beer selection at this venue’s bar was a delightful treat in comparison to the usual brew we’re offered at our beloved EDM events.
Sazon Booya was on stage, getting the crowd hyped up with their moombahton-tastic set. A thick cloud of smoke over the crowd perfectly complemented the thick basslines, two-step pulses, and quick reggaeton-infuenced drum and percussion elements. Taking in the unique electro house/bachata sounds with the back drop of the beautiful Brooklyn Bridge on a warm June night was a pretty incredible scene to start off the party.
Nick Catchdubs, a Brooklyn based DJ who is co-founder of Fool’s Gold label with A-Trak, took the stage next, smoothly transitioning the audience from the quick Moombahton drum fills, into the deep dubstep that we love womping out to so much. Catchdubs really won our heart over with the hip hop mixes he threw into his set… we are most definitely going to keep following this DJ closely.
At 9:15 PM, the aggressive Aussie derpstep duo, Rob Swire and Gareth McGrillen, stormed the stage with strong, infectious energy. The crowd was in a frenzy, yelling in unison “KNIFE PARTY”, and went absolutely ballistic when the seizure music was dropped on them in full force. Gareth sprayed the crowd with champagne while hyping up the crowd with his hand in the air as he & Rob (both members of Pendulum) blasted bangers like “UNTIL THEY KICK US OUT”, “Destroy Them With Lazers”, “Internet Friends” and “Rage Valley”.
Beekman Beach Club was completely transformed into Rage Valley…for the hour and fifteen minutes that Knife Party was on stage. We were all so excited, thinking they came on early and thus would be playing an almost 3 hour long set… but sadly the duo closed their set early at 10:30 PM. Confused, fans (including us) rushed over to Beekman Beach Club staff members for answers…but the staff was just as baffled as us. Knife Party absolutely killed it while they were on set…but they ended prematurely and missed my birthday midnight, which I must say was quite the buzz kill.
The DJ that went on afterward was pretty good, some people left but most stayed and continued to bounce around to the (less cool) dubstep that was booming. Knife Party most definitely knows how to throw a killer party…just perhaps needs to work on their endurance, especially when headlining an event. Thanks to Pacha NYC for a bangarang time at an awesome new venue!!
SBB internet friends…you liked us on Facebook…and now… you’re going to BUMP!
Knife Party – Internet Friends
Krewella just announced their debut EP, “Play Hard” which will be available exclusively on Beatport on June 18. The announcement comes with the release of a snippet of the title track which you can watch below.
Jahan of Krewella said,
“Thanks to the internet, we grew up on a plethora of genres…KREWELLA is basically a product of the music that we were raised on—ranging from pop, to punk, to metal”
Every track on the Play Hard EP embodies a different subgenre of EDM ranging from dubstep, to progressive house, to moombahton. Demand has proved so strong for Krewella’s signature sound that they have had to adjust touring plans from small clubs to major festival dates this year. Sounds like a tough life!
And that’s not all, Krewella also unleashes their recent collaboration with Adventure Club. I’ve probably replayed it upwards of 10 times in the past 2 hours. The melodies are infections, the drops are deadly and the vocals are super sexy.
Adventure Club ft. Krewella – Rise & Fall | Download –-HOT!
KREWELLA’s North American tour dates include:
DATE CITY VENUE
Sat 6/9 St. Louis, MO Pulse Festival
Sun 6/17 Chicago, IL Spring Awakening
Thu 7/19 Minneapolis, MN Global Dance Festival
Fri 7/20 Red Rocks, CO Global Dance Festival
Sat 7/21 Kansas City, MO Global Dance Festival
Sat 8/4 Toronto, ON Veld Festival
Sat 8/11 Cincinnati, OH Fountain Square
Sun 9/2 New York, NY Electric Zoo
This Sunday, June 3rd, Knife Party is coming to NYC to destroy us with lazers at the new Beekman Beach Club at Pier 17. South Street Seaport is a prime NY waterfront location where we will be getting down to Nick Catchdubs, Alex English, Hellfire Machina, and Sazon Booya from 4 PM to Midnight. Join us in celebrating my birthday with this awesome Australian electro house/dubstep duo. I would love nothing more than to rage my way into my 24th year to rage valley with all my favorite bumpers!! Big ups to Pacha NYC !
Beekman Street and South Street on the north side of Pier 17, New York, NY.
Doors open 4pm-12am. 18+ to enter. General Admission $40.
Adventure Club is at it again with another amazing mix. This time they create a wonderful blend of Club and Dubstep sound which they like to call “Clubstep”. In this song they used a sample of Maps from the Yea Yea Yeas and it fits perfectly. A must download for sure.
Adventure Club : Wait | Download