The story behind the new Kaskade and deadmau5 collaboration “Beneath With Me,” featuring the impeccable talents of Skylar Grey, is a bit of an oddity. Deadmau5 uploaded a preview of the track way back in May last year and then uploaded a second version a few days later. Then, silence until April of this year when Kaskade uploaded the track to his own Soundcloud, apparently without deadmau5’s knowledge. Finally, two months ago, Kaskade released the track with an accompanying music video, yet again without deadmau5’s knowledge.
To make this story even more confusing, Kaskade just uploaded yet another version of “Beneath With Me” to his SoundCloud account. This upload includes a “Kaskade’s V.4” in the title, potentially a playful nod to the “V.3” notation that was in the title of Kaskade’s original upload. This version differs from the officially release version primarily in its genre, with the original being a slow-burn, electro house banger and this new version veering off into glitch-hop, future bass territory. We wonder if deadmau5 will chime in yet again, but despite any background politics, this new version of “Beneath With Me” contrasts nicely to the original and offers fans a new look at a great collab.
Listen to Kaskade’s V.4 version of “Beneath With Me” below:
And you can catch up with V.3 here.