Kaskade has kicked off festival season with a bevy of new productions. His last offering was a new original titled “Jorts FTW” — a strange, albeit exciting festival piece designed with wild crowds in mind. The track was a step outside of his usual brand of emotive house music, yet well-received nonetheless by fans for its intensity.
His newest track brings us back to his roots in the underground as he converts Alicia Keys’ single “In Common” into a sultry, garage-tinged house number. Subtle synth accents paired with mellow kicks provide a smooth background for Keys’ verses to flow effortlessly over. Ultimately, Kaskade has created the perfect canvas to adapt “In Common,” forming a new piece completely his own that almost sounds as if it could have been the original version.
“I listened to the song and loved it immediately,” Kaskade said. “Alicia Keys’ voice is huge in this vulnerable way. And deep house is just another spin on what she’s doing. I couldn’t help myself. I didn’t even ask for – or get – permission. I pulled the parts together myself, put them back together in my way, and sent it to her.”
The remix comes a poignant time, arriving the day after tragic news of Colleen Burns’ passing: a dedicated Kaskade fan who passed on July 8. Our condolences go out to Burns’ family and friends, as well as to Kaskade who was also personally affected by her loss.