April 8th, 2011
With the temperatures rising and a summer full of big events on the horizon it felt only natural to kick-start spring with Kaskade. In the last 3 years his career has sky-rocketed, and easily placed him among the ranks of the greatest house producers in the business. With the release of his 6th solo album last year, Kaskade has been riding high and easily packed out Opera Nightclub, with probably one of the biggest crowds I’ve seen there. As always, the tag team of Liquified and Opera set the stage for a memorable evening, providing the perfect atmosphere for the high caliber DJ’s Liquified is bringing to Atlanta.
House music has been getting a lot of love in Atlanta lately, and a good portion of that is coming from Reboot Music and it’s roster of DJ’s. This night was no different, with DJ Mogill opening with a power house set that would have been perfectly suited to close any other night at Opera. Fans began streaming in around 10 pm, and it quickly became one of the busiest nights I’ve seen. In what must have been a intimidating setting, DJ Mogill ate it up, driving the energy in the room higher and higher until the room erupted as Kaskade made his way down to the booth, providing the perfect opening for one of the best house producers in the world.
Kaskade wasted no time and jumped right into one the biggest singles off of “Dynasty”, dropping “Fire in Your News Shoes” feat Dragonette, instantly taking control of the crowd and refusing to let go. Weaving his way through his deep discography, Kaskade dropped hits like “Move For Me”, “Angel on My Shoulder” and “I Remember” off of ‘Strobelight Seduction’ and just about every major hit off of ‘Dynasty’, and the crowd responded with every drop, dancing and singing along with each other. This wasn’t a typical night at Opera, and everything felt much more like an artists performance and nothing like your typical DJ set. These weren’t just dance music fans, they were hardcore Kaskade fans.
Nothing cemented this point more then when Kaskade finished his set. The crowd roared to life and demanded, all together, for “one more song”. The club lights might have been up, and the system quiet for the first time all night, but no one was going anywhere. Kaskade did play one more song, and I have no doubt that if he could he would have kept going till the sun came up, and the crowd would have loved every second. Nights like these go way beyond a night out at the clubs, and I’ll remember it for a long time to come.
ABOUT ATL NIGHTLIFE
ATL Nightlife (http://www.atlnightlife.com) is a multimedia marketing company based out of Atlanta, GA that works with many of the top venues in Atlanta. ATL Nightlife’s coverage extends to encompass all of Atlanta nightlife from nightclubs to fashion shows to MMA events. ATL Nightlife’s goal is to provide top-tier coverage of events while maintaining a high level of production quality.
For almost 20 years Liquified (http://www.liquified.com) has been synonymous with the biggest and best electronic music events in North America. Founded in Manchester, England in 1989, Liquified relocated to North America in 1992 to help develop an emerging electronic music scene.
In the early 1990s Liquified threw parties along the East Coast in cities ranging from Charlotte to Miami, settling in Atlanta where they created a truly vibrant electronic music fan base and introduced some of the biggest names in dance music to the United States. Notably in 1996 Liquified organized and promoted Sasha and John Digweed's first ever US tour the now legendary 'Northern Exposure'.
In 1999 Liquified headed West and organized a series of ground-breaking after-hours parties that quickly established them as a major player in the West Coast dance music scene. Producing infamous events at the prestigious Mayan, where they put together the event that inspired John Digweed's 'Global Underground Los Angeles'. Their consistency in blooding the best new talent and bringing sizeable and passionate crowds to cities all over North america has put them in the top ranks of Electronic Music promoters in the US.