On Friday, May 12th, Kaskade kicked off his Spring Fling tour at Washington, D.C.’s Echostage with support provided by Ravell and CID. In his second of three shows during his stay in D.C., Kaskade did not disappoint, playing an extended 3+ hour set to a sold out club. If he is coming to a city near you this Spring on the tour, it is a show that cannot be missed.
Starting off the night, rising Arkade Records star Ravell warmed up the club with his grooving beats. His deep house, rhythmic beats were exactly what the early arrivals wanted, allowing attendees to settle in and find their feet for the incredible show to come. Ravell production chops and ability to craft a set illustrate that he is a name to be reckoned with in years to come.
Next up on the decks was CID, who continued to build off of Ravell’s opening. CID name has been steadily growing over the year with some impressive collaborations and remixes and his talents shined brightly during his 75-minute set. Opening with some deep house beats, CID quickly turned his set up to the max with a stretch of ‘Notorious’ by Malaa, ‘Deep Down Low’ by Valentino Khan, and ‘Dancing is What to Do’ by Don Diablo. To perfectly close his set, CID’s energetic remix of Galantis’ ‘Love on Me’ moved through the crowd, priming the masses for headlining act.
Kaskade’s sets have always been one filled with energy and Friday night was no different. The tone was immediately set by opening with ‘Disarm You’ and featuring iconic tracks like ‘Last Chance’ and ‘Room for Happiness’ shortly after. The next couple hours were packed with his own productions, his euphoric remixes, and some of today’s most popular beats. His always memorable remix of Lana Del Rey’s ‘Young & Beautiful,’ a double feature of his protégés, Galantis, with ‘Runaway’ and ‘You,’ and his latest unreleased remix of Tinashe’s ‘Flame,’ which was released a few days later, shined through as the night wore on.
In addition to his impressive production skills, Kaskade has the ability to craft some of the most memorable mashups in the electronic music industry. On Friday night, they were on full display, dropping ‘Move For Me Enceladus,’ ‘How Long Allein,’ ‘Eyes Reloaded,’ and the ever popular and personal favorite, ‘Something Something Champs.’ His ear for creating these mashups is truly impressive and they continue to drive crowds crazy, even years after their release.
Closing out the set, Kaskade launched into two of his most iconic songs, ‘I Remember’ and ‘It’s You, It’s Me’ before wrapping up the night with a back-to-back set with both CID and Ravell joining him on the decks. The Spring Fling tour was surely an incredible night and a night that will be remembered for years to come. When Kaskade takes the decks, especially at a club setting, something memorable will soon be following. With six more shows left on the tour in four more cities, make sure you do not miss this opportunity.