[Listen] Have Yourself a Merry Little Kaskade Christmas
Kaskade has been on a roll this year. With sold out Redux concerts and new music, dance music’s legendary producer shows he’s not slowing down. Especially not even for the holidays. Just over the Thanksgiving holidays, Kaskade dropped his very first Christmas Album. Have Yourself a Merry Little Kaskade Christmas.
Have Yourself a Merry Little Kaskade Christmas
The 13-track album is everything you need to take your holiday season up a notch. EDM holiday music has been attempted before (i.e. Diplo and Mad Decent’s A Very Very Decent Christmas), but this album proves dance music can be for the holidays as well. Filled with Christmas Classics, Kaskade Christmas is guaranteed to not be forgettable. When an artist typically makes a Christmas Album, the likelihood of it coming across as cheesy can be quite high. However, with Kaskade Christmas, not a single ounce of cheesiness exists. By efficiently using a minimal use of production and vocals, the album is a testament to how less is more. Each track is unique and carefully crafted, keeping your ear addicted for an hour of bliss.
Kaskade Christmas Tracklist
First on the album is a collaboration with Kaskade’s house group Late Night Alumni titled “Christmas is Here“. This track like a few others on the album are originals. Intertwined amongst the originals are holiday classics such as “The First Noel”, “Silent Night”, “O Come Emmanuel” , and “God Rest Ye”. Whats interesting to note is the use of original framework for some classics but with other originals, he goes in another direction. This can be evidenced in “Deck The Halls” where he adds a sultry and groovy touch.
Several female vocalists are featured throughout the album including silky voices of Erika, Jane XØ, Dia Frampton. Kaskade himself steps in to sing on “Cold December” and “Winter Wonderland” showing off his former choir days. Contending for most catchiest track of the album is “Santa Baby” featuring Jane XØ. With a sexy slow beat, seductive vocal and creative use of instrumentation, “Santa Baby” will have you pressing the repeat button.
On speaking about the album Kaskade said,
“All these years later, I’ve been able to put my own collection of holiday music together and am really excited to have it out this season. This is my Christmas album. I love the challenge of taking music that I have grown up with and producing it in a way that is new and modern.”
Start dancing this holiday season with Kaskade Christmas below.