01 Jan Kaskade Super Bowl Party Maya Scottsdale
Maya Day & Nightclub Welcomes Kaskade on the night before the Big Game!
The New York Times may have called him the “new face of electronic dance music” in a 2011 profile, but Ryan Raddon, known as Kaskade, has been in the trenches of the EDM scene as an original recording artist and in-demand DJ for more than a decade.
The GRAMMY-nominated artist, has scored over a dozen Top 10 hits on Billboard’s Hot Dance Airplay Chart; created chart-topping remixes for everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyoncé; appeared at all the major summer festivals, including Lollapolooza and Coachella; and performed nearly 200 headlining shows a year for the last 10 years. In the process he’s become known as an EDM innovator opening the doors for the likes of Deadmau5, Tiesto, Skrillex and more, and laying the groundwork for a titanic musical and cultural shift: a post-rock electronic music revolution that has captured the imagination of a new generation of fans across North America.
With a catalog of original songs that celebrate love, friendship, and the music itself, Kaskade is also one of the most beloved dance artists in the world, inviting fans into his daily life via Twitter, constantly sharing new music via Soundcloud, and crafting live shows with the fan experience in mind. He was the fan-voted winner of the 2011 “America’s Best DJ” title, presented by Pioneer Pro DJ and DJ Times. The former skateboarder has been known to show up at gigs in flip-flops, but that no way indicates how seriously he takes his music: “The first thing I think about when I make music is the melody and the lyrics,” he says. “Production styles come and go, but good songs can stand the test of time.” His 2011 double-album Fire & Ice debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance/Electronic Albums chart, and earned him his first GRAMMY nomination.
While he cut his teeth in nightclubs, today Kaskade’s live show is arena-sized; a jaw-dropping spectacle that finds him performing in front of massive LED screens broadcasting evocative images synced with the music in meaning and tone, while strobelights scan the crowd. “I’m trying to create an environment where you can lose yourself in these really big, grand, euphoric moments,” he says. “And to do that, there has to be a certain intensity. We’re barraged with so much information in modern-day culture. I want people to forget their worries and cares and be able to come together and celebrate life by hearing these songs that they love, with words that have touched them in a certain way. That’s what I’m trying to do at each and every show.”
AGES: 21+ ONLY
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DRESS CODE IS STRICTLY ENFORCED: For the nightclub there is NO: t-shirts, shorts, hats, or sneakers allowed.