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Artist Spotlight – Kaskade

Posted By: Exodusadmin Date: 23/04/2020

There is nothing quite like seeing a live Kaskade show. If you come over to Las Vegas, it would definitely be one of the highlights of your experience. This world-famous, highly acclaimed DJ has been dubbed as “America’s Best DJ” for a reason.

Kaskade is a total legend in genres like House music, Progressive house, Electro house, and Deep house. He has a signature style that fans have come to know and love. Even EDM newbies can be caught nodding or tapping their toes as Kaskade’s hypnotic music starts.

So how did he manage to capture the attention of the entire world?

With Kaskade’s upcoming performance at Exodus Las Vegas, it’s high time that we put a spotlight on this artist’s amazing journey to becoming one of the world’s most iconic DJs. This way, you’ll be able to fully appreciate this Kaskade’s beautifully hypnotic music as you dance the night away in one of his shows. In this Kaskade review, we will reveal all! Enjoy!

Kaskade performing at Encore Beach Club facing the camera

Early Beginnings

Ryan Gary Raddon, better known professionally as Kaskade, was born in Chicago on the 25th of February 1971. As a teenager, he frequented music shops, showing an early inclination to the art form. As he started college, he also began refining his DJ skills, working privately in his dorm room. Raddon served a full-time mission at age 19 for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Japan. After which, Raddon got back to his studies promptly, ran a record store while still studying, and eventually finished his degree in communications.


One of his earliest DJ gigs was his monthly Monday night party at a venue called Club Manhattan. He managed to save up for studio equipment and eventually moved to San Francisco with his wife where he got a job as an A&R assistant at Om Records. He continued DJing and producing music. At around this time, “Kaskade” was born. Soon, Kaskade was offered a three-album deal. His first full-length house debut was called “It’s You It’s Me” – and like a sign of successes to come, this received a nomination for Dance Star’s Best New Artist.

Kaskade performing at a Las Vegas nightclub looking out to the audience

Smashing Records

From the years 2001 to 2006, Kaskade started to get the worldwide attention that he deserved, with multiple singles topping the charts. “Steppin’ Out” was one of his earliest singles that landed on the number 5 slot of Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart and number 6 on Dance Radio Airplay. Yet another one is “Everything” which went all the way to number 1 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play chart. Other chart-topping singles include “Be Still,” “Stars Align,” and “Sorry.”

Eventually. Kaskade left Om Records and signed with Ultra Records. He then started collaborating with Canadian DJ, Deadmau5. The collaboration resulted in tracks that topped charts even in countries like Canada and the UK.

Since then, Kaskade has headlined in events like the Ultra Music Festival in Florida and the Electric Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas.

If you want to get familiar with Kaskade’s best words, we highly recommend these ones: Turn It Down – Kaskade with Rebecca & Fiona, Angel On My Shoulder ft. Tamara, Atmosphere, Llove ft. Haley, and Everything.

Kaskade In Vegas

Kaskade is a resident DJ in various clubs in Las Vegas. Seeing a Kaskade show should definitely be in your itinerary for a full Vegas experience. Prepare for topnotch EDM that will course through your veins and captivating light shows that are truly a feast for the eyes. Ready to see a Kaskade Las Vegas show? Then don’t forget to grab your All Access Pass to Exodus Festival early so you are guaranteed a spot to see him live!

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