Monday, August 2, 2010

Kaskade: The Rainbow Unicorn

Kaskade first hit my ears about five years ago, but I wasn't really aware he would later become one of the most influential music producers of today.  That was when I was walking the streets of NYC, just beginning to discover the appeal of electronic music.  It wasn't until I moved to Miami did I really dive in.  In 2008, he dominated my iPod with his Strobelight Seduction release.  My love for the music brought me to Mansion to experience his magic live. He threw down his tracks up front, but then quickly took us on a ride of house and feel good tracks that had my dress shoes dancing the whole night.  A set at Ultra Music Festival followed in 2010 and he tripped out the entire crowd in just under an hour. After going two for two in a matter of a few months, I dubbed him the Rainbow Unicorn. Why?  His rare ability to keep the energy high, keep it fun and simply unafraid to show the entire room a good time.  Heading to NYC my friends and I were calling the show the Psychedelic Unicorn Party due to the addition of Infected Mushroom on the bill.  Kaskade just released Dynasty and pretty much sent a full stampede of Rainbow Unicorns across the Roseland to trample us with intense tracks and left everyone begging for more.  A night burned into my memory forever...my friends dancing...making new ones...and a shared love of music in one large room.  So here is my rendering of the Rainbow Unicorn, squared up for anyone to use as iTunes art, etc.  Please visit Kaskade's MySpace for upcoming shows and more information.  -Brett


My KASKADE animated video clip: