Consistenly bouncing back and forth between his old and new style of dance music, Kaskade has the ear to satisfy just about anyone. Following his REDUX 003 DELUXE release, the Chicago native is back with a deep house beat. Teaming up with Lipless, MY LIGHT starts dark in tone with feminine vocals, brandishing “You are my light” into your head, up the the climax. The main body of the track is a gentle but dark bassline humming under melodic synth work, giving off a very sensual and mysterious energy!
Having released REDUX 003 early in the summer, Kaskade comes back with a little surprise. With the EP already being jam packed with 18 songs, Kaskade adds 5 more to the package of the already diverse playlist. REDUX 003 DELUXE adds on three more exclusive originals and two remixes, ranging from bass house, deep house, future bass and down-tempo influenced styles. With Diplo & LöKii jumping on the project these exclusive tracks are a do doubt must have in your playlist for a good dance party.
It is not untrue, Love does often have us running around in circles; what is uncertain is the outcome. With a new release Win & Woo go over these woes in HERE U R. “This is not the way that loves supposed to be, a broken record on repeat“, sings Sara Skinner about hopeful feelings in a doubtful situation. Really about going through the emotions in that kind of scenario, the Chicago producers add an uplifting deep house bass line to keep you dancing away from any of those kinds of doubts and negativity. Following the even more uplifting RIGHT IN FRONT OF ME, TEA TIME and a couple of impressive remixes, HERE U R is a wonderful addition to their playlist and yours.
Cover Photo: Andrew Glatt
What is love without the pain? Some will believe you cannot have the good with out the bad. For Autograf the good & the bad is what Love & Retrograde comprises of; the highs and their lows of their last couple of years. You can even hear it literally as you go through dark low bass lines and high end synths and vocals between songs.
Starting the EP off with Test the Waters, a down tempo beat setting a heavy tone. In between these hypnotic instrumental breaks echoes, “Go out and Test the Waters the tide will drag you deeper than you know“, like a test of will of some kind. What will come of this darkness and confusion? The EP then jumps into Retrograde, tunneling through minimal bass sounds, giving some life with these bassline grooves, a strong positive transformation!
Getting your energy ready the Casual Love, this track breathes life into Love & Retrograde, a hopeful sound to bounce around to and chant along with. “I’m looking for people of a like mind… I’m looking for love of a casual kind“; another house anthem for Autograf. They Then get funky with Hold Me Back, giving the right attitude for living singing, “the corners no place for me babe“. Turning this EP on its head from dark to energetic sounds with strong notes, Love & Retrograde really paints a story from start to finish.
Letting their fans know it represents growth for them musically and personally, paying close attention you can hear and feel that in this EP. From the dark, minimal sounds and the doubtful lyrics in the beginning with, to vivacious house beats and groovy tunes with strong affirmations. Autograf ends it strong with Night Drive, a mix of high vibes and low techno basslines. Love & Retrograde is the perfect title for the project for what it represents.
Getting lost in music is easy with Option4, his music can take you on a journey or tell you a story. Even literally with his Nest HQ releases a little over a year ago depicting drug lords and legalization of marijuana in his home city Denver, CO. From start to finish To Be Your Baby takes you on an audio adventure, slowly layering on eerie hypnotic sounds that build up to deep basslines and a bouncing beat. Working together with Kid Astronaut on this track this collaboration follows his work with Treasure Fingers and Worthy.
I was wondering when the world was going to get the Christmas album it deserved. It was about time someone took the title away from Mariah Carey and leave it to a Chicago native to get the job done right. Kaskade brought back to life Christmas tradition with this album and added the sound and energy of modern day culture. Nobody could have pulled this off better.
A Billion Young comes back with a new track that shows a switch up in style. Experimenting with some house music foreshadowing their upcoming album Us. Only proper to dabble in house genres being apart of Chicago. Strawberry Satin would follow a few hip hop, foot work and juke remixes and releases and compilations. Their last mixtape Flwr which included popular locals like Sylvie Grace, Rich Jones, Jac Stovley and John Mcdonnell hit nearly 100k plays on Soundcloud. will be interesting to see what they got coming up next.
With a Cover Art tributed to his Discography, Kaskade introduces Redux 002. Following a string of Remixes and podcast mixes this EP refreshes his discography with a set of deep house tracks that would keep your summer vibes lasting! Distinguishing his sound from his recent collaborators CID and Deadmau5 following his experimental house beat Jorts with Too Many Zoos. With a tracklist as extensively long and diverse, you will be lucky enough to find a show that is not Sold out by this living Chicago legend.
Following his Nest HQ series of releases Option4 kept his brand of tech house alive through podcast sessions with notable names like Prima Lux, Sin Label, The Barber Shop and Caveman Sounds. In between broadcasts his single Big Bang was born. Following, His label Hot Boi Records celebrates its first release. A productive year for the long time Chicago patron.
Coming up on a big collab Option4 gets to Workin with the one and only Worthy with the help of Leela D. on vocals. His most recent work this time collaborating with Treasure Fingers is a disco and tech house so groovy it will have you workin that body all night and day, another track under the Nevous inc. label from New York. This Denver Producer will be popping in and out of cities on tour so catch, do not miss these beats when they roll through your city!
Wild schedule so far up till now for Autograf, I wonder if they for saw all this in their Future Sauce. So much to happen in a years time; Originals have been released, remixed and played on stage for fans to hear. A remix project just last month saw PLS&TY, James Carter and TELYkast , Gianna Kosta and Mynga take on their Simple. Cant forget fellow local Cofresi‘s remix of Nobody Knows either. Autograf has a good arsenal for a the many shows and festivals they have been apart of, over 100 just this year! When do they sleep?
Remaking other artists work as well the Chicagoan’s are showing no signs of stopping, already working on a remix for Halsey ahead of their single release Sleepless in NYC. Post Malone got the deep house treatment just last month following their Lukas Graham remake. Dealing with two differnt styles here Autograf makes it their own like second nature and comes back with an original piece, with their signature ambient synths and hypnotizing vocals.