Here & Now

Here & Now

by Kaskade
     
 

For most house artists, emotional engagement isn't really the point; the involvement they're trying to inspire is mainly physical, and that often leads to a certain predictability in the music. Ryan Raddon (aka Kaskade) is a bright and shining exception to that rule, a master of club conventions who never seems toSee more details below

Overview

For most house artists, emotional engagement isn't really the point; the involvement they're trying to inspire is mainly physical, and that often leads to a certain predictability in the music. Ryan Raddon (aka Kaskade) is a bright and shining exception to that rule, a master of club conventions who never seems to allow himself to coast or phone it in. He also seems to be a connoisseur of good singing voices, intelligent lyrics, and uplifting melodic hooks as much as he is a lover of thumping foursquare beats, which means that his albums tend to be highly listenable as pop music, not just as utilitarian dancefloor fodder. Here and Now, a generously packed two-disc set, collects all of his single releases along with B-sides and other rarities not previously released on a Kaskade album, and it doesn't disappoint. Fans will already be familiar with such popular fare as the soulful and joyous "Gonna Make It," the subtly jungle-flavored "Peace on Earth," and the gorgeous "It's You, It's Me," but non-completists may be hearing the rhythmically tricky "This Rhythm" and the surprisingly dubbed-up funk-reggae of "My Name" for the first time. The real treat is Kaskade's caressingly beautiful arrangement of the classic Christmas hymn "Still, Still, Still," previously available only on the Home for the Holidays [OM] collection. Despite one or two slightly less exciting tracks, this is an excellent overview of the work one of dance music's most exciting talents.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/09/2006
Label:
Om Records
UPC:
0600353061422
catalogNumber:
30614

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Tracks

Disc 1

  1. It's You, It's Me  -  Kaskade
  2. Gonna Make It  -  Kaskade
  3. Samba Love  -  Kaskade
  4. Everything  -  Kaskade
  5. I Feel Like  -  Kaskade
  6. Peace on Earth  -  Kaskade
  7. I Like the Way  -  Kaskade
  8. Meditation to the Groove  -  Kaskade
  9. Maybe  -  Kaskade
  10. Let You Go  -  Kaskade

Disc 2

  1. Steppin Out  -  Kaskade
  2. What I Say  -  Kaskade
  3. Sweet Love  -  Kaskade
  4. This Rhythm  -  Kaskade
  5. Soundtrack to the Soul  -  Kaskade
  6. I Like the Way  -  Kaskade
  7. My Name  -  Kaskade
  8. For You  -  Kaskade
  9. Move  -  Kaskade
  10. Still Still Still  -  Kaskade

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kaskade   Primary Artist
Jay Lawrence   Vibes
Becky Williams   Vocals
Rich Dixon   Guitar,Electric Guitar
Craig Poole   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Background Vocals
Andy Caldwell   Keyboards
Finn Bjarson   Acoustic Guitar,Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,fender rhodes
N. Botts   Trumpet
Ryan Raddon   Bass,Percussion,Keyboards,Loops,fender rhodes
Rob Wannamaker   Vocals,fender rhodes
Yoni Gileadi   Keyboards
Colette Marino   Vocals
Aaron Ashton   Violin
Scott Johnson   Keyboards
John Lee Hancock   Keyboards
Randy Herbert   Drums
Debra Fotheringham   Vocals
Becky Jean Williams   Vocals

Technical Credits

Mitsuo Koike   Mastering
Craig Poole   Composer,Producer
Andy Caldwell   Composer,Programming,Producer
Kaskade   Composer,Producer,Remixing
Finn Bjarson   Composer,Programming,Producer,Acoustic Treatments
Ryan Raddon   Composer,Programming,Producer,Images
Casey Nefcy   Mastering
Rob Wannamaker   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Vocal Arrangements
Yoni Gileadi   Composer,Programming,Producer
Colette Marino   Composer,Producer
Scott Johnson   Engineer
John Lee Hancock   Programming,Producer,String Arrangements

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