Weekend Rewind: Kaskade – 4 AM (Adam K & Soha Remix)
Back in 2008, Kaskade released his fifth solo album on Ultra Records, Strobelite Seduction. The bonus track on the album was an Adam K & Soha remix of Kaskade’s “4 AM” from 2006’s Love Mysterious. The song’s appeal was instantaneous, becoming a favorite in Raddon’s performances for years to come — not to mention cementing the remix’s place as a defining composition of the progressive house canon.
Eight years later, the clean saw pluck — a staple of the genre at the time — is as elegant as ever, providing the perfect melodic foundation for Becky Jean William’s inspiring vocal performance. The song isn’t overtly complex by any means, but therein lies its beauty: the minimal arrangement allows one’s attention to be completely absorbed by the chord progression and lyrics. This is progressive house at its best.