“I see what’s happening to my peers who are signing to majors and it was important for me to avoid some of that.”
In December 2014, it was announced that Warner Bros. Records was staking its claim in the EDM world by signing one of the genre’s biggest players, Kaskade. The 44-year-old DJ/producer was only too happy to oblige when he was approached to start his own independent label named, “Arkade”.
It was also revealed that the 3-time Grammy nominee inked a 2-album deal with the company, which means that he had no time to waste with regards to putting out new music as soon as possible!
After releasing albums on independent labels like Om Records (People Under the Stairs, Bassnectar) and Ultra Records, Kaskade has now confirmed that he’s preparing to launch his 8th major studio album, and he’s finally letting us hear its first single.
The track, “Never Sleep Alone”, features vocals from Tess Comrie that fit the soft, melodic, translucent, “Kaskade feel” that we’ve fallen in love with over the years. The song pulls influence from several different electronic sub-genres including trance, electro, and even future house.
First played during his surprise “Holy Ship!” b2b set with Skrillex, the drop in “Never Sleep Alone” delivers a larger festival-vibe than traditional Kaskade, and should be featured throughout his summer DJ sets.
Listen to it here:
Meanwhile, Kaskade is preparing to play a host of American festivals including Coachella, EDC New York, Summerfest, Electric Forest, and Lollapalooza. Safe to say that people will be heairng this a lot out there 😉
His new album is set to drop on Warner Bros. and Kaskade’s own label, Arkade. No further information on the release have been released yet but stay tuned for more deets!