19 June 2010
Kaskade was born in 1972 in Chicago, Illinois. He later moved to Salt Lake City in 1992 to attend the University of Utah. During this time he owned and operated a local record store, Mechanized Records. In May 2000, Kaskade moved to San Francisco and began working as an A&R assistant for Om Records. Releasing his first single "What I Say" on the label in 2001.
Kaskade's fourth solo album Love Mysterious was released in September 2006. The first single from the album, "Be Still", reached #4 on Billboard Magazine’s Hot Dance Club Play. The single features vocalist Sunsun, and includes remixes by Jay-J and Robbie Rivera. Follow up single "Stars Align" hit number #8 on "Billboard Magazine" Hot Dance Airplay chart and just missed the top ten, #11, on the Hot Dance Club Play chart. His third single released from "Love Mysterious", "Sorry", was his third consecutive top ten hit on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart, at #9. Dirty South provided a remix for "Sorry." The remix was nominated for a 2008 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording. Kaskade did not take his name from the Detroit band the Kaskades, who broke up in late 2006 as many fans believed. He actually took his name from a nature book when he saw a picture of a waterfall and a co-worker agreed "cascade" was a good choice, but Kaskade then changed the spelling.
Kaskade is just one of 9 artists who participated in thetruth.com’s Remix Project, where he remixed the Sunny Side song “Smaller Babies”.