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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Kaskade - Dynasty

Techno Tuesday roars in like a lion today, and it comes just in time for me. After day two of not getting much sleep, something super upbeat sounds terrific right about now. I was doing some random searching around about all things Deadmau5 related, and this fellas name popped up. Figured I'd give it a go, as I don't have a ton of other DJ's on deck for review. Ryan Raddon (aka Kaskade) is a Midwestern boy like myself. He was born in 1971 in Evanston, Illinois famous for Northwestern University. Although being born in IL, he ended up going to BYU in Provo, Utah for college. While honing is DJ skills in the dorms, he decided to take his talents to Salt Lake City and transfer to the University of Utah. He decided to own and operate a local record store in Salt Lake City, that eventually led him to moving to San Francisco to pursue his music career. He is a devout Mormon, and went on a 2 year mission trip in Japan years back. He's dropped around 10 albums now, but a couple of them are only available for download. He's not seen a ton of success in the common areas, but is pretty well known on the dance circuit. This dropped on iTunes in April of last year and then hit the stores in May. In terms of dance, it's pretty straight up. I don't think he's doing anything different than any other DJ out there today. He does a ton of collaboration work, as you don't hear his voice on any track here. There is a ton of vocal though - every song seems to have a different female lead. I won't tell you it's amazing, but there are some nice beats. It's probably an average to above average dance record. I could see it getting play at the club, but not in my car stereo.

1. Start Again
2. Don't Stop Dancing
3. Dynasty
4. Say It's Over
5. Fire in Your New Shoes
6. Human Reactor
7. Only You
8. Call Out
9. To the Skies
10. Don't Wait
11. Empty Streets
12. All That You Give

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Dynasty
2. Human Reactor
3. Fire In Your New Shoes

2.25 out of 5 stars

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