Kaskade on House Music: I Didn't Think It Would Become So Popular

January 25, 2012 By:
Kaskade on House Music: I Didn't Think It Would Become So Popular

Kaskade has been one of the pioneers of house and dance music, he’s got a residency in Vegas at Marquee night club, and his new album “Fire and Ice” is a double disk with 20 tracks.

Things are looking good for Kaskade right now. Stereotude's sister site Hollyscoop caught up with the electro music producer during Sundance at the T-Mobile Presents Google Music at Tao in conjunction with Marquee Las Vegas where he talked about how he’s leading electro music into the mainstream.

“I always thought this [house music] would be an underground thing and I would go about my business and write and create my music and have a nice life, but I think it’s been interesting, the last couple of years have been amazing for house music,” says Kaskade. “It seems like people are ready for something new and house music was right there, electronic music was budding and ready to happen, there’s a lot of great talent and artists out there and I just think it’s an exciting time for us.”

His current album, “Fire and Ice” is out now and features 10 tracks interpreted in two different ways, the “fire” version and the “ice” version.

“I thought it would be cool to do a double disk with each song having its own version,” says Kaskade, “A fire version and an Ice version so it’s two CD’s but it’s only 10 songs, envisioned two different ways.”

Kaskade plays all over, he performs once a month at Marquee in Las Vegas, but he admits that the West Coast is always his home away from home.

“Los Angeles, San Francisco, the West coast is my home. Those are the cities that really brought me up and I still enjoy playing there so much,” admits the DJ.