Fans of Chicago-born DJ/producer Kaskade jumped for joy last week, when the 46-year-old Ryan Gary Raddon finally broke the silence regarding his long awaited sequel to Redux EP. Back in 2014 Kaskade first introduced the Redux concept to his fans by releasing Redux EP (001), which also marked the starting point of his accompanying ‘It’s You, It’s Me Redux Tour’. Since then, fans were eagerly awaiting more of the same recipe: deep house music at its very best. Kaskade stated:
“I am really excited to get my Redux EP 002 in to the hands of my fans. It’s been three years since 001 came out, and judging from the vibe online around this release, they’re ready!”
To Kaskade personally, the first Redux EP marked the end of a 10-year journey into house music. Redux, which is Latin for ‘return’, literally took fans back to Kaskade’s early days in house music, before his career propelled to greater heights through collabs with the likes of deadmau5 and Neon Trees, to name a few. Matching the idea behind the concept, Kaskade’s ‘It’s You, It’s Me Redux Tour’ shows were held only at 200-300 capacity clubs, before eventually taking Redux to the main stage of EDC Las Vegas in 2014.
Now, three years later, Redux EP 002 has just been released on Kaskade’s own Arkade imprint, which he founded in 2014. It surely brings back similar vibes to its 3-year old predecessor, which also included some carefully chosen collaborations and smooth melodic house beats. For the sequel, he turned to LöKii and Mr. Tape for the heavier beats, whereas the two collaborations with Late Nite Alumni portray a fresh view on future bass, R&B and chillout house. Clearly, Redux EP 002 is an adventure through the many different sounds of the deep house genre, that simply doesn’t disappoint as a whole.