Watch This: Kaskade and Stuart Price discuss Coachella, songwriting, future house and more at IMS Engage
The creative brains behind IMS Engage are doing something right. A few weeks back, the Los Angeles industry gathering — the North American offshoot of the famed International Music Summit in Ibiza — pitted Ryan Raddon and Stuart Price together for an hour-long panel.
Raddon, of course, has built his namesake as Kaskade over the past decade crafting uplifting progressive house tunes and performing at the world’s largest festivals. Price, on the other hand, has often served as more of a behind-the-scenes figure, producing records for Madonna, The Killers, Kylie Minogue and more (though it’s also worth mentioning his appearances as Jacques Lu Cont and Les Rythmes Digitales).
When you pin together two of the best songwriters in dance music, interesting conversations are bound to occur. Throughout their discussion at IMS Engage, Raddon and Price dabble in everything from their creative aspirations, to the history of sampling, Chicago house music and more. The two producers off the panel by answering questions from the audience, including Kaskade’s now notorious response: “I don’t like the word ‘future house’ because house is the future. We’ve been living in the future since 1982.”
Watch Kaskade and Stuart Price’s full panel from IMS Engage above, and check out our full recap of the event.