[Video] Kaskade Shares His Soothing San Francisco Redux Live Set

Embarking on a twelve city Redux tour paying homage to his house roots for the second year in a row, Kaskade brought things back to the basics in small dark rooms across the country. Kaskade describes Redux as “an observance of massive sound but restrained lights, married with hedonic amounts of deep and emotive house. When you close your eyes, you’re not missing anything; you’re doing it right.” Housed in small intimate venues, sold out crowds of a few hundred people experienced the magic of Redux together. Looking back on the experience, Kaskade shares some insight via tumblr on his initial expectations in comparison to the actual realities of how Redux went down. 

With the notion of dialing things back to the way things used to be, Kaskade noted that his expectation for Redux was that “the clubs would be filled with the heads that supported me early in my career. The friends and family who had been there for the entire ride.” In reality the crowd was a marriage of old and new fans. This rubbed the so-called “old fans” the wrong way with new fans showing up to the shows with very little knowledge about the concept of Redux.

The “new fans” seemed to be regarded as lesser than or called posers because they didn’t fully understand the music or were chasing the “drop”, Kaskade admits, true, some of the newer kids looked a little puzzled, waiting for something to kick in that would not be kicking on that Redux night.” Then he goes on to defend them, noting that if everyone arrives to the music then there is no difference, “what I see is that they’re not doing it wrong, they’re just doing it differently.”

For Kaskade it’s all about the music, “when everyone gets on the same page and we all get there together, I honestly do not care if it’s your first night or one-hundreth show. When it’s on, when it’s working? Magic.” That’s what Redux is all about, bringing people together and getting down to the groove. Despite some of the hiccups with scalpers and a few rowdy fans, Kaskade seems to be rather happy with the way Redux 2014 turned out. In case you didn’t get to experience in person, you aren’t excluded, Kaskade has provided a 2 hour video recording of his 3 hour San Francisco Redux set. “This music is at its core about diversity and acceptance. Not haughty tolerance and judgement. The message has always been about love and all the things that peel off from that. We can sustain an infinite amount of people. Music will not wear out, it does not decay. Nobody has to earn their way in, and if Redux does it for you? Come on in, and welcome to the deep end.”

The final verdict: The kids are alright.


Kaskade & Andy Caldwell – Everything (Kaskade’s Big Room Mix)
Kaskade – Steppin’ Out
Kaskade – Sweet Love (2014 Redux)
Kaskade & Wild Children – Catalyst
Shiba San – Okay
Kiesza – Hideaway (Gorgon City Mix)
Kaskade vs. Pleasurekraft – Move Sinister Strings (Kaskade’s Redux 2014 Mash)
Kaskade vs. Don Diablo & CID – Last Chance Got Me Thinkin’ (Kaskade’s 2014 Blue Balls Redux Mash)
Guess What – Understand This
Kaskade vs. Chocolate Puma – Brighter Day Dub Of Boom (Kaskade 2014 Redux Mash)
Kaskade (feat. deCarl) – Ain’t Gotta Lie
Kaskade – Angel On My Shoulder
Galantis – Smile (Bart B More Mix)
Coyu – Get Some Sleep (J Paul Gettos Mix)
Eelke Kleijn – Stand Up
Kaskade & Adam K – Raining (Late Night Alumni Mix)
Kaskade vs. Julian Jeweil – Air Conditionne Eyes (Kaskade’s 2013 Redux Mash)
Hot Since 82 – Planes & Trains (Dosem Mix)
Joachim Garraud – The Computer (Kaskade Mix)
Kaskade vs. Hosse – Please Say You Will Keep The Fire Burning (Kaskade’s 2014 Redux Mash)
Jochen Simms – You’re Not Alone (Manuel De La Mare Vs Will Gold Remix)
Kaskade vs. Claude Von Stroke – Don’t Stop Vocal Chords (Kaskade’s 2014 Redux Mash)
Kaskade – Atmosphere (Redux Mix)
Kaskade vs. Midland – All That You Give Realtime (Kaskade’s 2014 Redux Mash)
Kaskade – It’s You, It’s Me
Kaskade – SFO to ORD
Kaskade – 4AM