After his performance at Creamfield Hong Kong in December 2017, Billboard Radio China had the special opportunity to sit down with living legend <a href=”/music/Kaskade”>Kaskade</a> at the Sony Music Asia headquarters in Hong Kong. The six-time Grammy-nominated singer, songwriter and producer is a groundbreaking innovator in the dance music world.
Kaskade, who started DJing in his native city of Chicago in 1995, began his journey like many others, in the dark alleys of night clubs. However, fast-forward 23 years, and Kaskade is headlining events like the Ultra Music Festival and selling out arenas, becoming a household name on the EDM circuit.
Kaskade is truly a multitalented man who doesn’t just kill it on stage performing his widely popular songs, but now he’s a top producer that is responsible for a lot of up-and-coming talent in the EDM scene.
Watch Kaskade’s video about his visit to Shenzhen and Hong Kong:
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Kaskade takes a look back at his long reign at the top of the game, and talks about what keeps him motivated to bring his fans endless inspirational music. Aside from telling us about what drives him, he also gives us his insight on the EDM scene in Asia. He talks about how this market is up and coming and that the fans are showing the same level of passion that drives the music in Europe and in the U.S.
We also touched on a topic that’s close to Kaskade’s heart: his first Christmas album. He talks about what Christmas means to him and why he made it a priority to finally make this dream come true.
Check out the full interview on <a href=”http://www.billboardradiochina.com/bb2/12-January-2018-Kaskade-Kaskade-Christmas-10-Questions” target=”_blank”>Billboard Radio China</a>.