He was later invited to mix the third volume in the Sounds of Om series, as well as the fourth volume of Om's San Francisco Sessions. But there are lots of good DJs who can't produce a decent track to save their lives, so the question remains, is Kaskade any good on his own?
Like a lot of notable house producers, the only recognizable signature in his sound is clarity, or, to put it another way, the absence of any difficult or challenging sonic textures that could interfere with digestion. If it were ice cream, it would be vanilla. Which may sound like an indictment, but never forget that vanilla is far and away the most popular flavor of ice cream. Sometimes you want a big dish of smooth and creamy vanilla ice cream.
The album's lead single, "Steppin' Out", is a great track, perhaps one of the best house tunes I've heard in quite a while. The flanged acoustic guitar loop that carries the minor key hook throughout the song is one of those hooks you can't seem to forget. If this isn't a hit, it deserves to be.
The rest of the album is hit or miss. Kaskade understands that a good album, just like a good DJ set, needs modulation. You need to keep your audience engaged by varying the elements and changing the tempo every now and again. Sure enough, after "Steppin' Out", there's a downtempo track called "Maybe".
It's got an interesting trip-hop beat, but the pasteurized adult contemporary vocals by Becky Williams, along with some uninspired, canned orchestral flourishes, don't do much to endear the song to me. Maybe we're starting to deal Talkin' about us Darlin', maybe this love can be real Won't be walkin' away Maybe inside we feel I'm not talking 'bout us.
Maybe we're starting to deal Maybe we're starting to deal Maybe this love can be real Maybe this love can be real Maybe inside we feel Maybe inside we feel Maybe we're starting to deal Talkin' about us Darlin', maybe this love can be real Won't be walkin' away Maybe inside we feel I'm not talking 'bout us.
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This is just a preview! Cannot annotate a non-flat selection. Make sure your selection starts and ends within the same node. All News Daily Roundup. Album Reviews Song Reviews. Song Lyrics. Review: RIFF-it. RIFF-it good. Listen while you read!Kaskade (born Ryan Raddon) is an American DJ and record producer. Kaskade came up in the electronic music game alongside fellow DJ/producer Deadmau5 as American progressive house shot .