KASKADE RELEASES “JORTS FTW”
(FT. TOO MANY ZOOZ)
LOS ANGELES, CA – JULY 15, 2016 – Multi Grammy® Award nominated world-renowned singer, songwriter, and music producer Kaskade has released a new song entitled “Jorts FTW” (Ft. Too Many Zooz). The accompanying video features footage from Dukes of Hazzard and was premiered yesterday by Rolling Stone. To watch the video now, click HERE.
“When I saw and heard this video of Too Many Zooz playing in a New York subway, I knew I wanted to work with them. This energy they had was ridiculous. A few email exchanges later, and we landed in a studio together for a day. We hammered out an idea I had, and that energy I saw on the video was amplified in person, in the studio,” Kaskade told Rolling Stone. “It just moves through them. “Jorts FTW” was created from that session, and I am proud of this song. It’s massive. It’s built to work on a dance floor, in a festival, in your car, wherever. This song makes people feel good and there’s nothing to be mad at with that.”
Kaskade’s fame shows no sign of letting up globally – he was recently inducted into Pete Tong’s Hall of Fame, and sold out London’s The Steelyard on his most recent UK date. This past May Kaskade electrified an audience of over 30,000 fans with his largest solo headlining date of his career. The unprecedented event, presented by Insomniac and Exchange LA, was the first dance music event to take place in the Convention Center’s 45-year history. Tickets for the performance sold out immediately. Kaskade called it the “best show of my life”. He also recently performed at EDC in New York and Las Vegas and continues his Las Vegas residency for Wynn at XS and Encore Beach Club. Kaskade’s most recent releases include a remix of Alicia Keys’ current single “In Common” (listen HERE) a set of remixes for his track “Fakin It” with Felix Cartal, available HERE. Arkade/Warner Bros. Records released Kaskade’s heralded ninth album Automatic on September 25, 2015.
A complete list of Kaskade’s upcoming live dates is available HERE.
Multi GRAMMY® Award-nominated singer, songwriter, producer, remixer and musician, Kaskade is a titan in the dance music world, and a groundbreaking innovator in the music industry as a whole. Bending the curve by which his contemporaries measure themselves, Kaskade has an unprecedented string of “firsts”. He was the first DJ to land a Las Vegas residency, the first ever solo electronic dance artist to sell-out both Navy Pier in Chicago, and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, and the first dance artist to perform and sell out at the Los Angeles Convention Center in its 45-year history with a career-defining solo headline date in front of 30,000 fans. A three-time Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival veteran, Kaskade made history in 2015 where he was the only electronic musician to headline the festival and drew the two largest crowds in its storied sixteen-year existence.
Crowned by The New York Times as “the new face of electronic dance music,” Kaskade has been bridging the gap between old school music purists and a new generation of music lovers. Relentlessly touring the world and playing to tens of millions people around the globe, he has been in the trenches for over a decade, laying the groundwork for a titanic musical and cultural shift. With nine studio albums and five GRAMMY® nominations to his name, Kaskade’s global reach is ever-expanding. He has headlined every major North American festival, and was recently inducted into Pete tong’s Hall of fame, and sold out London’s The Steelyard on his most recent UK date. His single “Fakin It” was first premiered in the UK when Kaskade went back to back with Danny Howard on his primetime “Dance Anthems” slot on BBC Radio 1.
While Kaskade’s handwriting is all over the history of electronic music, his influence today is at an all-time high. His latest full length album, Automatic [Warner Bros. Records/Arkade] claimed the #2 spot on the Billboard Dance /Electronic Albums Chart. Automatic commanded a Top 15 placement on the U.S. Digital Chart, as well as amassing over 50 million streams on Spotify in less than a year’s time. His live set from Ultra Music Festival 2016 has garnered over 1.9 million views in a matter of months. (Watch here) Kaskade continues his reign in Las Vegas with a residency for Wynn at XS and Encore Beach Club, and his social media reach continues to connect him with his audience in an authentic and powerful way. Rolling Stone asserts, “Kaskade represents an intensely positive side of dance music culture”, another cornerstone in the foundation that sets him apart.