Debut albums are important milestone in any artist’s career – but back in 2003 in the electronic music world, they were far less common than they are today. And for an artist to persist and grow to become a legend in the past 16 years is absolutely noteworthy. Today, Kaskade’s debut album It’s You, It’s Me celebrates its 16th anniversary.


Coincidentally the same day that Skrillex’s debut album Recess was released, Kaskade’s album was released in a much different musical era. Back in 2003, “dubstep” was but a glimmer in popular culture’s eyes; “future bass” wasn’t even a thing — “regular” bass hardly even was; Justin Bieber was only 9 years old.

Listening back on the album now, there are far fewer “main stage” moments in the production. It’s about groove, rhythm, melody, and soul, rather than glitz, flash, massive bass, and major label features. There’s a time and a place for both, but it’s hard to argue that without the first, there wouldn’t be the second.

Check out It’s You, It’s Me from Kaskade below.

 

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