Chicago-born Ryan Raddon, better known as Kaskade, has found tremendous success with his beautiful, airy, minimal style of progressive house. Active in dance music since 1995, Kaskade has won over millions of fans with an ear-pleasing production style that seems to consistently satisfy dance floors, particularly those populated by females. Growing up in the Chicago suburbs, Raddon was heavily influenced by New Wave bands like The Cure, Echo and The Bunnymen, and The Smiths that ignited his love for melody and lyrics and was strongly impacted by the house music scene that developed in Chicago. Following stints spinning throughout college and in A&R at OM Records, he began working on his own music, which includes multiple singles, EPs, and remixes, as well as the albums: his most recent 2011 release Fire & Ice – which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, No. 3 on the Independent Albums chart, and No. 17 on the Top 200 Albums chart, while the iTunes version debuted at No. 4 on the overall album chart. Multiple mega-hits such as “Angel On My Shoulder” and “Dynasty” have delivered Kaskade to the top of the dance music charts, while his marathon live DJ sets have endeared him to fans (he’s been known to play for 8 hours straight). With a long list of collaborators including deadmau5 (“Move For Me” and “I Remember”) and Haley (“Don’t Stop Dancing” and “Only You”), Kaskade has shown versatility and consistency. Despite his superstar status in the nightclub world, Kaskade is a happily married family man and a practicing Mormon. He doesn’t drink, smoke or use drugs, perhaps the most dangerous thing you’ll see him consume is a piece of chocolate cake.