Kaskade x deadmau5 as Kx5 — New Single “Take Me High” Out Today, 9/16 via mau5trap/Arkade









Following the heat around their current Top 40 radio single “Escape,” deadmau5 and Kaskade – known jointly as Kx5 – offer their new single “Take Me High” today, September 16.  

“Take Me High” made its debut during Kx5’s monumental EDC Las Vegas set. As the powerhouse club-leaning followup to the duo’s “Escape,” this moment has been reserved for those who worship the dance floor. A stomper that features a soaring house vocal sample perfectly timed for the current revival (nodded to recently by Drake and Beyonce). “Take Me High” is a perfect homage to the history of dance music by two of the music’s lifers. 

Listen to “Take Me High” now here:

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Meanwhile, the pair continue to have success with their 2022 Kx5 debut single “Escape” featuring Hayla. The track hit #32 on Top 40 U.S. radio, a first for either artist. In addition to its Top 40 success driven by spins at such notable stations like KIIS-LA, B96 Chicago, SIRIUSXM Venus, MC Hitlist, WKSC, WLKT, WNRW, KALV, KENZ, KUDD, KMXV, WPLW, WNFN, WSPK, WDOD, KIOA and more, “Escape” is the number one most-played song on US Dance Radio this year and in the UK was made MistaJam’s Jam Hot Record of the Week on Capital Dance and Danny Howard’s Hottest Record in the World on Radio 1. The song has topped almost 35 million streams on Spotify alone with over 60 million total plays across DSPs.

deadmau5 and Kaskade first paired together in 2008 on “I Remember” – a genre-defining anthem which recently appeared on Rolling Stone’s ‘200 Greatest Dance Songs of All Time’ list, with the rock bible stating, “…a collaboration between two of the biggest dance stars to emerge in the late 2000s — has an appealing modesty about it, even as it induces mass singalongs at festivals (still).” Since then, they have collaborated on tracks but with Kx5 they have solidified it into a wholly new artistic project, one which will consist of more studio releases in the coming months leading into an album, as well as a greatly anticipated live show set for December 10 at Los Angeles’ Memorial Coliseum.  

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About Kaskade:

As a household name in electronic music for over two decades, multi GRAMMY Award-nominated musician Kaskade needs no introduction. His list of achievements is a mile long: 12 studio albums, seven GRAMMY nominations, the first solo electronic dance artist to sell out both Navy Pier in Chicago and the Staples Center in Los Angeles, the first DJ to ever secure a Las Vegas residency, the only DJ to have played the Grand Canyon West Skywalk, the only musician to conceptualize and create an entire season of music for video game giant Rocket League, headlining multiple live streams during quarantine, a Fortnite feature concert, and the first electronic artist to ever headline Coachella.

Less tangible but even more important has been his influence on dance music tastes and culture for generations of listeners. Often Kaskade is one of the artists who introduced now-veteran listeners to the genre, and such fans typically become evangelical fans for life. In 2019, he worked with multi-award winner Meghan Trainor on “With You,” Cheat Codes “Be the One” and Gorgon City on “Go Slow,” and official remixes for the likes of Alicia Keys, Jennifer Lopez, and Gwen Stefani earlier. In 2020 Kaskade leaned into the mandatory time off from touring by releasing the most consecutive music, back-to-back of his career. Stay tuned for more moves from the original curve bender Kaskade.

About deadmau5:

Joel Zimmerman, more commonly known as deadmau5 (pronounced ‘dead mouse’), is one of the world’s most respected electronic music producers of modern times. Enjoying international chart success with his 2x platinum-certified single “Ghosts ‘n’ Stuff,” as well as “Professional Griefers,” “Sofi Needs A Ladder” and “I Remember,” he has also released seven critically acclaimed albums. The multiple JUNO Award-winning and GRAMMY®-nominated artist’s ability to push the boundaries of his talent grows at an equal rate to his fan base, which counts 15 million and more over his combined social media channels. His latest music offerings include “Pomegranate” with The Neptunes, “Bridged By A Lightwave” with Kiesza, “Channel 43” with Wolfgang Gartner, “Hypnocurrency” with REZZ, “When The Summer Dies” with Lights, “Hyperlandia” featuring Foster The People, this is fine.” with Portugal.The Man, instrumental “XYZ” and “My Heart Has Teeth” featuring Skylar Grey.   In the live realm, his 2019/20 U.S. cubev3 tour featuring production of his own design and implementation ranked in the Top 10 of Pollstar’s top tours globally. Beyond his music career, he is also a co-founder of gaming venture PIXELYNX and is an executive of HD streaming platform StreamVoodoo.  

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