Automatic

Automatic

by Kaskade

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Overview

A master when delivering a sultry or dreamy beat, Chicago producer Kaskade seemed an unlikely candidate for 2015 dance releases, since banging future house and towering EDM dominated the clubs. Also consider the compiling of his 2014 singles set I Remember and he's got every right to sit out a season while waiting for cooler beats to prevail, but Automatic is the man's most purposeful album in years and with only a few concessions to what's poppin' in the clubs. For instance: there's an EDM break in the New Order-ish opener "We Don't Stop" that sounds entirely 2015, plus the bleeps and the tranced-out then hyped-up song structure of "A Little More" with Sansa and John Dahlbäck is identifiably post-Avicii. Besides those touches, this is the smooth, yet willing to explore, sound of Kaskade that harks back to his days on Om Records, including the extended hypno-house breaks that push "Breaking Up" with Scott Shepard into highlight status. "Where Are You Now" with Tamra Keenan reimagines the retired genre of microhouse as a more pop-aimed and mystical category in the Om tradition, then "Phoenix" with Sasha Sloan is further proof this producer can still work wonders with a echoing piano, a wistful vocalist, plus a simple house beat. "Day Trippin'" with Estelle broadens the horizons with some disco and giddy love song lyrics, then "Whatever" with Kolaj closes the album with flavors that are more indie than EDM. The well-built Automatic bounces between the popular and the underground house sound without ever fully submitting to either, and that's where Kaskade first made his name. Consider this LP a welcome return to form.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/25/2015
Label: Warner Bros / Wea
UPC: 0093624927730
catalogNumber: 549216

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Kaskade   Primary Artist
Ryan Raddon   Vocals
Aaron Ashton   Violin
Estelle   Vocals
Tamra Keenan   Vocals
Sansa   Vocals
Marcus Bently   Vocals
Scott Shepard   Vocals
Steve Mits   Keyboards
Nathaniel Motte   Guitar,Vocals
Ilsey Juber   Vocals
Finn Bjarnson   Vocals
Mark Phillips   Guitar
Theresa Houston   Vocals
Nicole Pinnell   Cello
Julia Karlsson   Vocals
Michael McGarity   Vocals
Tess Comrie   Vocals
Spencer Petersen   Guitar
Andrew Tollman   Drums
Kenneth Nathaniel Pyfer   Keyboards
Sasha Sloan   Vocals
Andreas Schuller   Synthesizer
Kristine Flaherty   Vocals

Technical Credits

II Nations   Arranger
Carlos Cid   Composer,Producer
John Dahlbäck   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Henrik Jonback   Composer
Ryan Raddon   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Thomas Troelsen   Composer,Producer
Bonnie McKee   Composer
Jarrod Gorbel   Composer
Tyler Gourley   Inside Photo
Tamra Keenan   Composer
Donny Phillips   Layout
John Hancock   String Arrangements
Jeremy Coleman   Composer
Marcus Bently   Composer
Steve Mits   Composer
Nadav Benjamin   Cover Photo
Nathaniel Motte   Composer,Producer
Christian Karlsson   Composer,Producer
Linus Eklow   Composer,Producer
Ilsey Juber   Composer
Finn Bjarnson   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Mark Phillips   Composer
Theresa Houston   Composer
Otto Yliperttula   Composer
Karolus Viitala   Composer
Julia Karlsson   Composer
Jayme Silverstein   Composer
Svidden   Composer
Michael McGarity   Composer
Cody Tarpley   Composer,Producer
Anton Rundberg   Composer
Kenneth Nathaniel Pyfer   Arranger,Composer
Andreas Schuller   Composer
Sanna Liisa Ikka   Composer
Sasha Yatchenko   Composer
Kristine Flaherty   Composer

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