Kaskade, ‘Atmosphere’: Fall Music Preview 2013

Mark Owens

Release Date: Sept. 10       
Label: Ultra Music

Dance veteran Kaskade, born Ryan Raddon, settled in to record his eighth studio album, Atmosphere, after a 55-plus-date mega-tour in 2012 that included a Staples Center sellout. “I was just burned out, I guess,” the DJ/producer says. “If I hear another snare roll! That’s all I’d been listening to for four months, five days a week.” Atmosphere works through that EDM fatigue with some of the sparkling, chilled-out grooves that launched Kaskade’s career in underground house more than a decade ago, but it doesn’t entirely forget its place: Album opener “Last Chance” is an instant festival anthem.

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