When Kaskade and deadmau5 first partnered on their 2008 smash ‘I Remember’, the pair were leading names in the rapidly expanding electronic music scene that enraptured a generation of music lovers across America. 14 years later, the duo has formalized their occasional collaborations and long-running friendship into an official project– Kx5–with a self-titled album that carries on the genre-defining spirit of their early work with the additional excellence that comes from a decade and a half of studio and onstage experience for each.
Set for release on March 17, 2023 via mau5trap/Arkade, advance music is enclosed here for your consideration.
The project was announced in March 2022 with the release of ‘Escape’. The debut single carried on the tradition of sleek melodic house music first heard on ‘I Remember’ (and its follow-up ‘Move For Me’), securing significant Top 40 radio play (the first for either artist).
The album showcases incredible vocals, melodies and energetic, fruitful drops that highlight the high production level that deadmau5 and Kaskade are on. The album, which as largely already been released as singles, is simply amazing. From collaborations with Elderbrook, SOFI TUKKER, to outstanding melodic offerings such as ‘Escape’ – the self-titled album is a joy to explore. There are hard-hitting, techno-esque productions that show another side of them as well as their more familiar house/melodic sound.
Kx5 has already established their ability to draw crowds as large as the biggest stars on the charts today. The duo’s first performance at Electric Daisy Carnival last May packed out the Circuit Grounds stage beyond capacity, while the pair’s December 2022 headlining gig at the iconic Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum smashed records (the show broke records landing it as the largest single-day concert event headlined by an electronic music artist ever in North America per Pollstar with Billboard confirming Kx5 at the Coliseum as the biggest ticketed global headliner dance event of 2022), proving their popularity outside of dance music’s biggest festival.