It seems like Kaskade’s popularity has really skyrocketed this year, which has led to many invitations for him to share his music with the people. One such instance cropped up earlier this month, where Kaskade was asked to provide a set for BBC 1 Radio’s Essential Mix. Here is that set, with Kaskade banging out 2 hours of all his favorite songs at the moment. I have to admit, there is a lot of cheesy popular stuff in here, but then again his sets have always been comprised of pop-house. His current style almost makes me miss his older, more chill stuff. Despite of this, the mix he put together is still pretty fun to listen to. You won’t find many exclusive tracks in here, but it’s mixed well and has a nice bounce to it. Some artists use the EM as a means of introducing new material, while others see it as an opportunity to demonstrate what they can do in a live performance. Kaskade has definitely chosen the path of the latter, and I think this is a great representation of his club-oriented sound.

Kaskade – Essential Mix (9-9-2011)
01 Kaskade and Adam K – Raining (Intro Mix) [Ultra Records]
02 Kaskade – Eyes [Ultra Records]
03 Tiësto and Hardwell – Zero 76 [Musical Freedom]
04 Kaskade – Angel On My Shoulder (EDX Mix ) [Ultra Records]
05 R3hab and Swanky Tunes – Sendin’ My Love (Kaskade Mix) [Spinnin]
06 Kaskade – Dynasty (Dada Life Mix) [Ultra]
07 Tommy Trash – The End [Vicious]
08 Nicky Romero – Solar [Spinin’]
09 Kaskade – Empty Streets (Acapella)
10 Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike With Dada Life – Tomorrow (Digital Lab And Pedro Henriques Dub)
11 Kaskade – Stars Align (Acapella) [Ultra]
12 Skylar Grey – Invisible (Kaskade Mix) [Interscope]
13 Michael Woods – First Aid [Diffused]
14 Kaskade and Deadmau5 – Move For Me (Acapella) [Ultra]
15 Kaskade With Rebecca and Fiona – Turn It Down [Ultra Records]
16 Boy Lost – Itza Trumpet Thing (Mind Electric Mix) [Scoundrel Records]
17 Fedde Le Grand – So Much Love [Flamingo]
18 Laidback Luke – Natural Disaster (Instrumental) [Mixmash]
19 Kaskade – All That You Give (Acapella) [Ultra]
20 David Guetta and Avicii – Sunshine [Virgin]
21 Sebastian Ingrosso and Unless – Calling [Refune]
22 Alex Gaudino – Kissed
23 Kaskade and EDX – Don’t Stop Dancing (Acapella) [Ultra]
24 Wolfgang Gartner – Undertaker [Ultra]
25 Kaskade – Steppin’ Out (Acapella) [Om Records]
26 James Blunt – Dangerous (Deniz Koyu and Johan Wedel Mix) [Big Beat]
27 Coldplay – Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall (SHM Mix)
28 Dirty South and Thomas Gold – Alive [Phazing]
29 Dbn and Menck – Redemption (Instrumental Mix)
30 Kaskade – Step One Two (Acapella) [Ultra]
31 Kaskade – It’s You It’s Me (Dance.Love Mix) [Ultra]
32 Calvin Harris – Feel So Close [Virgin]
33 Switchfoot – Always Yours (Max Vagelli and An21 Mix)
34 Joachim Garraud – The Computer (Kaskade Mix) [Dim Mak]
35 Late Night Alumni – Finally Found (Max Vangelli Mix)
36 David Guetta – Paris [Virgin]
37 Alex Kenji, Star Killers and Nadia Ali – Pressure (Alesso Mix) [Spinnin’]
38 Sander van Doorn – Koko Bingo Players Mix [Doorn Records]

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