Dance DJs often fill their sets with high-tech visuals to create atmosphere and keep crowds from noticing that they're making all the sounds with their mouth. Enjoy a multisensory experience with this GrouponLive deal to see Kaskade at Tequila Nightclub. For $55, you get two general-admission tickets on Wednesday, August 15, at 9 p.m. (up to a $115.50 value, including all fees). Doors open at 8 p.m.
A massive LED screen looms over Kaskade as he lines up behind his decks, where glowing images dance to what Billboard calls "some of the loveliest melodies in dance music, replete with acoustic guitar strums and sweet-voiced nymphs." On stops along his Freaks of Nature tour, Kaskade often douses his glitzily attired audience not just with music and light, but also with confetti, glow sticks, and smoke. "I'm pretty sure smoke-filled rooms make the music sound better," he told Rolling Stone after a show in Cleveland in June.
Born Ryan Raddon, Kaskade grew up outside Chicago, where house music first spawned its signature percussive beats and synth-swathed loops. Kaskade merged these elements with the melodic and lyrical style of New Wave, forming a distinct voice heard on his seven studio albums and in the showers of many of his fans. The latest, Fire & Ice, paints lyrics onto the pulsing rhythms of nine of the album's 10 tracks. "I want the words to reflect things that I'm feeling or situations that I have gone through," he told Billboard. "Dance music can be fun, but it can also say something and be more than just party music." The beats reverberate throughout the cavernous, neon-lit Tequila Nightclub, with plenty of space to let the good vibes shimmer around the crowd of dancers.