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American DJ and producer Kaskade, born Ryan Raddon, is one of the headliners of this year’s edition of Bud Light Escapade Music Festival. He made his debut in the DJ Mag Top 100 for the first time in 2009, reaching an impressive 51st place, and has since become incredibly popular. Known for his hit songs like Disarm You, Never Sleep Alone, Lick It, Move For Me and I Remember, he has definitely made a name for himself in the electronic music industry.

In order for you to learn more about Kaskade, here are five surprising facts about him :

1. He recently collaborated with Incase

Since he spends most of his time on tour, Kaskade enjoys traveling light, with only a carry-on. He recently collaborated with Incase to design a line of travel bags and accessories.

2. He reached the 30th position in the DJ Mag Top 100

It was in 2011 and 2012 that Kaskade reached his best DJ Mag Top 100 ranking by reaching 30th place, ahead of artists like Calvin Harris, Steve Angello, and Eric Prydz.

3. Tokyo is one of his favorite destinations in Asia

He visits Asia about four times a year, and Tokyo is definitely one of his favorite cities. Every time he visits the Japanese capital, he feels like he is transported ten years into the future, and he always finds new places to visit.

4. He collaborated with several big names in electronic music

Kaskade collaborated with none other than Skrillex for his song Lick It, Deadmau5 for his songs Move for Me and I Remember, and Rebecca & Fiona for his hit Turn It Down.

5. Christmas album

Last December, he released a Christmas album, with all the classics of the holiday ranging from “Santa Baby” to “Holy Night”.  “Some of the songs are huge departures from the original style, while others stick within the main framework. Add that to a few originals and…I am really proud of what I have created here.” – Kaskade said in his journal.

Even if Christmas is over, it’s a great album to listen while you need concentration at work.

To make you wait until his performance in June, here is a playlist of his greatest hits.


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