Kaskade is one the most influential people in electronic music and also one of the most sincere and humble. Today he announced his label “Arkade” which he has given life to out of love and his passion for music. Along with the announcement Kaskade also also provided a peak into his childhood and Dog Ear Records. Over the past few years a good number of artists have gone off to make their own labels but that being said I’d be lying if I said I’m not eagerly awaiting to see what Kaskade and his label will put out now that he has total freedom.

“I love music.
I write music, produce music, remix music – go out every weekend and play music.
Music is life.
We all conjure up portions of memories that influence who we are. As a kid much of my free time was spent skateboarding and hanging out at Dog Ear Records. It was a combination arcade and record shop; everything I needed under one roof. If they served hot dogs I probably would still be there. I would go after school and dig through the crates of vinyl and try to master the art of Galaga.
Combining things I love.
I have worked at a record store and later on owned and operated a record store. I have worked at a studio and at a record label. I have pressed CD’s and sold mix tapes; even slung vinyl out of the trunk of my car.
Music has always been my passion.
Arkade is my new label. There is an abundance of raw talent out there, now more than ever. There is also a dire need for new talent to be brought to the forefront. Arkade is here to do that, to promote one kind of music.
Music that I love.”

Source: Kaskade
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