Kaskade is making EDM fans' dreams come true on his highly anticipated double album Fire and Ice, available exclusively on iTunes on Monday (October 24). He teams up with budding dubstep icon Skrillex for "Lick It," a track so tasty that you might try to do just that.
We've secured a preview for your electro-fix, and it's everything you would imagine from a combination of Kaskade's progressive house vibe and Skrillex's sound-crunching bass riffs. Kaskade predicted to MTV News that "Lick It" will definitely surprise people, in a good way.
"I think most people went, 'Wait, Kaskade and Skrillex — that's two different things.' But I think that's what makes it interesting, you know?" Kaskade said. "Don't take somebody who's doing the exact same thing I'm doing, let's find people that I really enjoy, but are doing something different than I'm doing."
Kaskade enticed an impressive group of collaborators from across genres for Fire and Ice, including Skylar Gray and alt rockers Neon Trees, but when pairing up with Skrillex, Kaskade knew he was enlisting one of EDM's rising stars.
"It's crazy — Skrillex has had a massive year," Kaskade said. "I think because not that many people knew about him last year, and then all of a sudden he's just everywhere this year. It's cool that he's been able to do that. It's been a massive impact on the underground."
Skrillex's breakout stems from a rabid fanbase fueling tour demands after a steady stream of successes this year, like his remix of Benny Benassi's "Cinema" and his recent single "First of the Year." Those followed up his massive 2010 debut, "Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites," which opened at #1 on the Beatport Top 100.
Kaskade told MTV News that he had so much fun doing a remix of Scary Monsters and Nice Sprites for Skrillex that he immediately knew that he wanted to do an original song with the dubstep master of Generation Next.
Now, thankful fans of both artists will get two new songs from the pair on Kaskade's double LP Fire and Ice, with one offering a club-ready and revved-up Fire version of "Lick It" and the other a more down-tempo Ice rendition of the song.
"I had already worked up a track and had something in mind, and I threw it to him and this is what we got," Kaskade said. "Skrillex sent it back to me, and I was like, 'Sweet, dude — we got that bass patch in there. Yeah!' "
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