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For America, this is a very exciting time,” says Kaskade, aka San Francisco-born Ryan Raddon - croaky-voiced after a late-night gig - on the explosion of house music in his native country. “It's always been an underground thing but now it's hitting the mass population it's wild to see, especially for guys who've been around for a while like me. We never thought it would happen!” Having been on a twenty-city US tour with the likes of Steve Aoki, Nero, Skrillex and Avicii, it's something he's seen first-hand, including headlining a sold-out gig at the 25,000-capacity Shoreline Amphitheatre in his home town. “That was a moment for me,” he says. Throw in an Essential Mix, Pete Tong support for his huge singles including 'Eyes' (which Pete recently opened his show with), and an incredible seventh artist album 'Fire & Ice', out around the time you read this, presenting a selection of tracks in dance and ambient versions, and you have Kaskade doing more than his fair share towards the dance revolution.