Infobox musical artist
Name = Kaskade
Img_size =
Background = non_vocal_instrumentalist
Birth_name = Ryan Raddon
Alias = Kaskade
Born = 1972
Origin = Chicago, Illinois, United States
Instrument =
Genre = House
Deep house
Occupation = Disc jockey
Record producer
Years_active = 2001 – Present
Label = Om Records
Ultra Records
Associated_acts = Late Night Alumni, Deadmau5
URL = http://www.kaskademusic.com/

Kaskade (born Ryan Raddon in 1972), is an American DJ and record producer.


Kaskade moved to Salt Lake City in 1992 to attend the University of Utah. During this time he owned and operated a local record store, Mechanized Records. In May 2000, Kaskade moved to San Francisco and began working as an A&R assistant for Om Records. Releasing his first single "What I Say" on the label in 2001.cite web|title=Om Records: Kaskade|work=om-records.com |url=http://om-records.com/artists/kaskade |accessdate=2008-01-07]

"In The Moment" saw Kaskade's first top 10 single with "Steppin' Out" reaching #5 on "Billboard Magazine"’s Hot Dance Club Play chart and #6 on Dance Radio Airplay.cite web|title=Billboard.com|work=Billboard.com |url=http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/retrieve_chart_history.do?model.vnuArtistId=477686&model.vnuAlbumId=777530 |accessdate=2007-03-17] The fourth single to be released from the album, "Everything," reached #1 on "Billboard Magazine"’s Hot Dance Club Play.

Kaskade's fourth solo album "Love Mysterious" was released in September 2006. The first single from the album, "Be Still", reached #4 on "Billboard Magazine"’s Hot Dance Club Play. The single features vocalist Sunsun, and includes remixes by Jay-J and Robbie Rivera. Follow up single "Stars Align" hit number #8 on "Billboard Magazine" Hot Dance Airplay chart and just missed the top ten, #11, on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. His third single released from "Love Mysterious", "Sorry", was his third consecutive top ten hit on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart, at #9. Dirty South provided a remix for "Sorry." The remix has been nominated for a 2008 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording.Although unconfirmed, many people believe that he may have taken his name from the Detroit band the Kaskades, who broke up in late 2006.

Upon signing with Ultra Records in late 2006, Kaskade subsequently left OM Records and now only releases with the former.

Most recently Kaskade has worked with Canadian house/electronic DJ/artist: "Deadmau5", to help produce some tracks on Strobelite Seduction. Including the first single, released as an EP, Move For Me. The single became his fifth top ten hit on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart, reaching the number one position in its September 6, 2008 issue [ [http://www.billboard.com/bbcom/charts/chart_display.jsp?g=Singles&f=Hot+Dance+Airplay Billboard.com - Current Hot Dance Airplay] ] . It also gave Kaskade his first number one single on this chart.

Other Projects

Kaskade is also an active member of Summer Of Space, Late Night Alumni and The Sellars. Remixed Late Night Alumni's "Empty Streets", which is found of "Tiesto"'s "In Search of Sunrise 5" mix.



* "It's You, It's Me" (2003)
* "In the Moment" (2004)
* "The Calm" (2006)
* "Love Mysterious" (2006)
* "Strobelite Seduction (2008)

ingles and EPs

* "What I Say" (2001)
* "Gonna Make It" (2001)
* "I Feel Like" (2002)
* "True" (2004)
* "Keep On" (2004)
* "Steppin' Out" (2004)
* "Soundtrack to the Soul" (2004)
* "The Gift" (2004)
* "To Do" (2004)
* "Steppin' Out Remixes" (2004)
* "Sweet Love" (2004)
* "Everything" (2005)
* "Safe" (2005)
* "4AM" ( [2005] )
* "Be Still" (2006)
* "Stars Align" (2006)
* "In This Life" (2007)
* "Sorry" (Dirty South Remix) (2007)
* "Sometimes" (2007)
* "4AM ((Adam K & Soha Radio Edit))" (2008)
* "Move for Me" (Kaskade & Deadmau5) (2008)
* "I Remember" (Kaskade & Deadmau5) (2008)


* "Sounds of Om 3" (2002)
* "San Francisco Sessions 2" (2003)
* "House of Om 3" (2005)
* "Bring the Night" (2007)


* Pussycat Dolls - Don't Cha "#1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play".
* David Morales/Tamra Keenan - Here I Am "#1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play".
* Paris Hilton - Nothing In This World #12 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.
* Justin Timberlake - Lovestoned #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.
* Nelly Furtado - All Good Things (Come To An End) #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.
* Britney Spears - Gimme More #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play.
* Seal - Amazing #1 Billboard Hot Dance Club Play (two weeks)
* Britney Spears Break the Ice-#1 Billboard Hot Dance Play (1 week)

Notes and references

ee also

*Om Records
*List of number-one dance hits (United States)
*List of artists who reached number one on the US Dance chart

External links

* [http://www.kaskademusic.com/ Official Site]
* [http://kaskadefansite.com/ Fan site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/kaskademusic Official Kaskade MySpace Page]

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