Safe to say that one of the most influential artists in dance music history is Kaskade. As one of the OGs in the scene, he helped pioneer the house and progressive based sounds that have become staples of the main stage at festivals everywhere. Producers everywhere are still striving to capture his combination of groove and emotion in their songs to this day. The greatest seal of approval from an artist in dance music is most certainly the collab, so when Kaskade reaches out to produce a track with you, it’s a big deal.
In this the case, the collab happens to be between Kaskade and Cheat Codes, their new track “Be The One” takes the classic Kaskade sound and gives it a modern update. From the opening drum hit, combined with the synth reverb, you get classic Kaskade Atmosphere vibes. Cheat Codes lays down their vocals over the future house synth track that heads into a nice buildup. The drop is perfect for the dancefloor in 2019, with synths combining elements of electro and psy-trance. Expect this track to be a staple in both Kaskade and Cheat Codes sets all summer long. Here’s what both Cheat Codes and Kaskade had to say about coming together for “Be The One.”
“Kaskade’s one of the reasons we got into dance music. So blessed to be collaborating on this record with him. ‘Be the One’ is about that desire to be special in someones life. Bringing them into the fold, and bringing them experiences they’ve never had before. I think every relationship has those moments that stick out and make it memorable, whether its a short fling or someone you’re committed to long term with. Everybody wants to be ‘the one,’ that person that makes a HUGE impact on someones else’s life.”– Cheat Codes
“I’ve always really enjoyed listening to Cheat Codes, so I hit them up with some ideas for a collaboration. We were all on the road so we went back and forth over email until we all agreed on the beginnings of what would become ‘Be The One.’ They liked this sound, and so did I. It naturally stuck out, definitely had a special vibe to it. They added a vocal and we all knew we really had some dance floor magic. Working with them has been really fun, it’s always cool to introduce that new energy to my own process and see how it shakes out. This time it shook out to something that will hopefully shake up all the floors it hits.” – Kaskade
Check out Cheat Codes and Kaskade’s “Be The One,” out now on Spinnin’ Records.