CLUB GLOW & LIVE NATION PRESENT
Kaskade Spring Fling
2135 Queens Chapel Road NE
Washington, DC, 20018
This event is 18 and over
Having been through the trenches as an original recording artist, producer and in-demand DJ for more than a decade, American juggernaut Kaskade continues to be at the forefront of the dance music scene. Breaking down barriers and shattering records, he's created a career of unprecedented milestones for himself and the industry: the first U.S. DJ to secure a Las Vegas residency, the first solo electronic dance artist to sell-out Barclays Center, as well as the first dance artist to sell-out Navy Pier and the Staples Center during his Freaks of Nature Tour, which was deemed "the only successful national stadium tour undertaken by a solo 'EDM' artist" by Billboard.
Most recently Kaskade returned to the iconic two-weekend Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival for the fourth time, where he was the only electronic artist to take the main stage. In a historic achievement, Kaskade drew the two largest crowds the festival had ever seen in its storied sixteen-year existence.
Prior to kicking off Coachella, Kaskade released his much anticipated single, "Never Sleep Alone," which premiered at #1 on Billboard's Trending 140 chart and is currently on iTunes Top 10 dance chart. Poised to become this year's summer anthem, it's rooted in contemporary house music fused with an explosive energy fit for any massive arena or festival.
Crowned by The New York Times as "the new face of electronic dance music," Kaskade has laid the groundwork for a titanic musical and cultural shift: a post-rock electronic music revolution that has captured the imagination of a new generation of fans across North America. He received his fourth consecutive Grammy nomination for Best Remixed Recording for his edit of Galantis' "Smile." Previously, his eighth studio album Atmosphere scored him his second and third Grammy nominations for Best Dance Recording and Best Dance/Electronica album. He received his first nomination for his double-album Fire & Ice, which debuted No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Electronic Album chart. With his unique creative prowess, the two-time "America's Best DJ" title holder has created chart-topping remixes for everyone from Lana Del Rey to Beyoncé.
Along with taking the festival-circuit by storm, Kaskade performs to jam packed crowds all over the world at Wynn Las Vegas daylife and nightlife venues – Encore Beach Cub and XS Nightclub, where he has a multi-year exclusive residency deal. Wynn Las Vegas served as his first exclusive residency in Las Vegas at Encore Beach Club in 2010.
While he cut his teeth in nightclubs, today Kaskade's live shows are arena-sized; a jaw-dropping spectacle that finds him performing in front of massive LED screens broadcasting evocative images synced with the music in meaning and tone, while strobe lights scan the crowd. "I'm trying to create an environment where you can lose yourself in these really big, grand, euphoric moments and to do that, there has to be a certain intensity. We're barraged with so much information in modern-day culture, and I want people to forget their worries and cares and be able to come together and celebrate life by hearing these songs that they love, with words that have touched them in a certain way. That's what I'm trying to do at each and every show."
The veteran superstar's fan base speaks for itself with more than 1.5 million fans on Facebook, nearly 820,000 followers on Twitter and more than 26 million views combined on his YouTube channel. Kaskade continues to prove his dedication and loyalty to his fans by catering to them through his infamous Tumblr page, including #Askade, a Q&A that allows Kaskade lovers to ask him anything on a one-on-one level. He made headlines during the premiere of the docu-film "Electric Daisy Carnival Experience" in Los Angeles after tweeting fans to join an intimate block-party festivity. The "Kaskade effect" took thousands by storm; fans ignited the streets filling every inch of Hollywood Blvd in hopes to see and hear the icon perform. Due to the overwhelming turnout, Kaskade urged fans to peacefully clear the streets and they did so almost immediately. It was a true testament to the dance music guru's far reaching influence.
Always evolving, he's expanded his resume into the world of health and well-being. In May 2014, he kicked-off a series of fun-runs called The Spark Run, the ultimate high energy, family friendly nighttime 5K run/walk, which celebrates fun, health and originality. At its core, The Spark Run sets out to give back to the community by partnering with local charities and providing a portion of the events proceeds to the individual organizations.
The former skateboarder has been known to show up at gigs in flip-flops, but that no way indicates how seriously he takes his music. "The first thing I think about when I make music is the melody and the lyrics. Production styles come and go, but good songs can stand the test of time."
CID was born and raised in Queens, New York. His dedicated passion for music started showing at the age of just 11 years old, when he would regularly travel for miles on the bus, so he could spend hours listening to new music at his favorite record shop. It wasn't long before he became aquatinted with some of New York's finest DJs, as they became increasingly curious of this enthusiastic young kid, who was seamlessly browsing the same records that they'd been spinning at clubs the night before.His love for DJing became the catalyst for his natural progression into the world of music production.At this stage, it became evident that CID was not only just a talented & aspiring performing DJ, but that he was also developing great demand as an engineer & producer.His striking and infectious productions continue to capture the attention of many of the industries top personnel including Cedric Gervais, Sharam, Don Diablo, Spinnin Records, Protocol Recordings, Size X Records. and many more. It is an exciting stage in the career of CID, with an arsenal of explosive new material on the horizon, CID is set to take his burning ambition to the next level!
More than just a DJ to the dark, all-night allure of the dance floor, Ravell is a catalyst — both in his sound and his story.
Early on, Los Angeles-based Ravell harnessed a delicate balance between the metallic grit of tech house and the hypnotic, breathy rhythms of deep house, giving him a one-of-a-kind sound that propelled his career forward at an exponential rate. Within a few years, he went from a house party DJ to a full-fledged producer commanding not only the attention, but also the guidance of one of this generation's most iconic electronic artists, Kaskade. But before Kaskade, there was his father. At age 12, Ravell, born Richard Garcia, was first encouraged by his family to pursue his love of music. His father introduced him to the art of DJing, and soon it became a passion of his own. Easily finding his footing at house parties in his hometown of West
Covina, he quickly graduated from sets at Gotham City to Matinee to Dance in Southern California and watched as his audiences grew from just hundreds in his parents' backyard to thousands per week in premier nightclubs. After impressing Kaskade, Ravell was awarded the coveted role of opening
for Freaks of Nature, a tour with over 40 stops in North America in 2012. In 2013, he joined again for Kaskade's Atmosphere tour that landed in some of the most iconic arenas in the nation. Then, never once pausing in his goal to conquer monumental claims year after year, 2014 saw Ravell's debut at Coachella Music Festival's Sahara Tent. As the magnitude of his venues and audiences progress, what has always remained is the heart behind the music of Ravell. His ear for music has always come naturally, but expanding beyond his own backyard DJ sessions
allowed him to find yet another pivotal inspiration – performing. Touring the world allowed Ravell to experience firsthand the lasting ability of his sound. Ravell was hooked as he watched his own music become the soundtrack to his audience's nights, exuding an unshakeable positive energy all throughout the dance floor. Supported by his family and inspired by his insatiable passion for music and performing, Ravell has successfully made his mark as one of electronic music's most promising talents. Already with impressive achievements under
his belt, Ravell is now ready to showcase his capabilities not only as a performer, but also as a producer. With the perfect equation of dynamic skill and blazing drive, 2015 is shaping up to be Ravell's biggest year yet.