I was one of 20,000 people to skip out on Radiohead's headlining set Saturday night for Ryan Raddon's mammoth performance at the Sahara tent during Coachella Weekend 1 in Indio, California... and with no regrets! Debuting his new "Freaks of Nature" stage and light show, Kaskade brought it as hard as it comes after the lights dimmed (and the crowd burst into screams of anticipation) for his 11:15pm set time.
Track after track, Kaskade delivered his unique and creative blend of progressive house through his hour and thirty minute set (and apparently pumped $100,000 dollars of CO2 into the tent to make everyone feel refreshed). The best part about a Kaskade show, and this Coachella performance in particular, is Ryan's positive aura that surrounded him as his youthful energy touched each and every sweaty, smiling fan. I've never seen a person so fully engrossed in absolute bliss while performing. Kaskade lives life for every moment and shares his happiness with every fan through his music. No wonder he's America's favorite producer & DJ, and mine for sure. I only wish it would have lasted for twice as long.
Make sure to check out this amazing live set!
Complete Set List
01. Kaskade – Eyes (Intro Edit with Swanky Tunes Mix)
02. Kaskade (feat. Skylar Grey) – Room For Happiness (Gregori Klosman Mix)
03. Kaskade vs Nicky Romero – Angel On My Stronger (Kaskade Mash Up)
04. R3hab & Swanky Tunes – Sending My Love (Kaskade Mix Mash)
05. Kaskade vs. Franz Novotny – Be Still Big Bang (Kaskade Mash Up)
06. Kaskade vs. Tommy Trash – Empty Streets Cascade (Kaskade Mash Up)
07. Kaskade vs. Swedish House Mafia – Fire In Your Antidote (Kaskade Mash Up)
08. Kaskade vs. Dada Life - Dynasty Noise (Kaskade Mash Up)
09. Feenixpawl & Ivan Gough – In My Mind (Axwell Mix)
10. Kaskade vs Nicky Romero – Turn It Down Toulouse (Kaskade Mash Up)
11. Kaskade & Deadmau5 VS. Swanky Tunes, Matisse & Sadko – Move For Me The Legend (Kaskade Mash Up)
12. Dirty South & Thomas Gold – Eyes Wide Open
13. Kaskade – Llove – Dada Life Remix
14. Kaskade vs. Hard Rock Sofa – 4AM Quasar
15. Kaskade & Skrillex – Lick It
16. Kaskade vs. Sandro Silva & Quintino – Call Out Big Bang (Kaskade Mash Up)
17. Kaskade (feat. Neon Trees) – Lessons In Love (Extended Mix)
18. Kaskade vs. Deniz Koyu – It’s You, It’s Hertz (Kaskade Mash Up)
19. Kaskade vs. Qulinez – Stars Align Troll (Kaskade Mash Up)
20. Kaskade & Adam K – Raining
21. Deadmau5 & Kaskade – I Remember (Strobelite Edit)
This set was recorded at Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival 2012. From the horses mouth: Kaskade, "I placed a Zoom H4n handheld recorder in my booth to try and capture some of the audience reaction. I put that with the audio that came directly from the mixer. Enjoy!"
Review and Photography by Michael Arnold