By Nick Philippou
It’s fair to say that like virtually every fan of EDM this year, Kaskade, dance music’s King of Cool, was moved by Eminem and Diddy-Dirty Money collaborator Skylar Grey. Dirty South’s remix of “I’m Coming Home” is easily one of the most popular house anthems of 2011, so we were delighted to hear Grey featured on Kaskade’s new track, “Room for Happiness,” one the songs on the famed DJ-producer’s highly anticipated double album, Fire and Ice, which drops October 25.
“I’m a huge fan of her voice,” Kaskade recently said. “I just said, ’You know what, I think your voice will work really well with dance music.’”
And guess what, Kaskade fans? When he first reached out to Grey, he was pleasantly surprised to hear that Grey was already a fan of his music!
“I’m really excited about the release of the song because I think that it’s one of the best songs I’ve ever been a part of,” Grey says. Coming from someone that’s been nominated for a Grammy for Eminem & Rihanna’s “Love The Way You Lie” and worked with Dr. Dre, that’s not too shabby an accolade.
So what is the song about? Read on for more.
“It’s about losing something that you had, and how awful that can feel,” Grey elaborates. “And instead of being depressed about it, looking at it as an opportunity to fill that void with something that’s better than what you lost.”
Fire and Ice, Kaskade’s seventh album, will feature two versions of 10 songs, with “Fire” for the club mixes and “Ice” for more down-tempo versions. Skrillex, Neon Trees, Dada Life, Dan Black, Rebecca & Fiona and frequent collaborators Mindy Gledhill and Haley are also featured on the album.
Check out a complete album promo here.