January 27, 2014


Kaskade: "Eight Years Ago, We Didn't Even Have a Category"

Ryan Raddon, better known as Kaskade, has been an active DJ for almost two decades now, but tonight's GRAMMY Awards brought new challenges for the Chicago-based EDM artist.

This was the first year Kaskade was nominated for two awards – Best Dance Recording for his single "Atmosphere," and Best Dance/Electronica Album for his hit album of the same name. 

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He caught up with Fuse's Jack Osbourne on the GRAMMYs red carpet to reminisce over EDM's stunning trajectory: "Eight or nine years ago, we didn't even have a category," he remembers. "I think we kicked and screamed and fought really hard to get a category and once we got it, a lot came along. People started recognizing [EDM] for what it is ... more people are taking note."

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The producer also reveals his excitement at being nominated alongside Disclosure for Best Dance/Electronica Album, as the English duo's Settle was his favorite album of the past year.

Watch the full interview to hear more on Kaskade's plans for 2014, which include potentially scoring more films and a lot more touring. Be sure to visit fuse.tv/grammys for extensive red carpet coverage of music's biggest night.