Collaborations are a thing of beauty, aren’t they? The way that two of your favourite artists could come together and combine their sounds, ideas, genres, and make something spectacular in the process is a remarkable luxury. Consistent success in such collaborations can lead to the artists combining more frequently in the future, or even making a permanent fixture of it, such as Swedish House Mafia. Two artists that have worked together on a number of occasions are Joel Zimmerman and Ryan Raddon, AKA deadmau5 and Kaskade, and one of their famed works ‘Move For Me’ turns 10 years old today.
The pair are both geniuses in their own rights, with their solo tracks dominating for a number of years, hence you could imagine before the collaboration that the tracks would not have disappointed. More famously coming together for ‘I Remember’ – which also turns 10 later this year – Zimmerman and Raddon produced ‘Move For Me’ as part of Kaskade’s Strobelite Seduction EP, released prior to the full album release. The track quickly gained support and went on to be Kaskade’s 5th Billboard Dance Top 10 track at the time, and hitting top spot in the process. The success of the two North American producers was only increased as a result of this progressive house creation, and the combination of each others signature sounds founded a strong relationship between the pair, within their music as well as outside. Deadmau5 and Kaskade went on to release ‘I Remember’ as part of deadmau5’s album Random Album Title. A ‘Strobelite Edit’ also featured on the full album release of Kaskade’s aforementioned album. The pairing came together again just over a year ago to create ‘Beneath With Me’ along with vocals from Skylar Grey, reigniting the old collaborative flame between the two.
Tracks like ‘Move For Me’ are a fine example of why music from previous years is still very much relevant. The quality and impeccable sound within tracks such as Kaskade and deadmau5 has been extremely consistent, hence why tracks from 10 years ago deserve an honourable mention, such as this.
Happy Birthday to Kaskade and deadmau5’s track ‘Move For Me’. Check it out here: