Kaskade fans top ‘nice list’ as Kaskade releases full-length holiday album, ‘Kaskade Christmas’ [Stream]
The auditory equivalent of a winter wonderland, Kaskade’s seasonal album, Kaskade Christmas promises anything but a ‘silent night.’
Out today, the full-length Christmas production arrives in time for the holiday, offering listeners Kaskade flavored reworks of a variety of Christmas classics, ranging from “Santa Baby” to “Holy Night.” The 13-track album additionally includes several original Kaskade tracks, like “Cold December” and “It’s Beginning to Snow.” “To add my imprint to classic songs is fun for me, and my die-hard fans will be familiar with the ways I make them my own. Some of the songs are huge departures from the original style, while others stick within the main framework,” Kaskade notes of the album’s revisionist effort.
Released via Kaskade’s own Arkade label, Kaskade Christmas features an array of female vocalists, some of which will indeed be familiar to Kaskade’s following. Ilsey from “Disarm You” makes an appearance, as does Kaskade’s former house group, Late Night Alumni.
The ambitious initiative is an exposé of Kaskade’s sonic creativity, the producer placing his own touch on seasonal staples. “I’ve always loved Christmas music. I grew up singing it with my family at Church which was the gateway to my High School Varsity Choir. This Choir would travel all over Chicago and even landed in NYC to perform a concert series of holiday classics” Kaskade writes in a recent journal post on his website.
A nod to the effort’s centrality in Kaskade’s early and present life, the entry continues “All these years later, I’ve been able to put my own collection of holiday music together and am really excited to have it out this season. This is my Christmas album. I love the challenge of taking music that I have grown up with and producing it in a way that is new and modern.”
When it comes to Kaskade fans, gift giving has been made easy this year.