When Kaskade and deadmau5 first partnered on their 2008 smash “I Remember,” the pair were leading names in the rapidly expanding electronic music scene that enraptured a generation of music lovers across America. 15 years later, the duo has formalized their occasional collaborations and long-running friendship into Kx5 and celebrate the project with the release of Kx5, their self-titled album today, March 17 via mau5trap/Arkade.
Now it has been a full year since Kx5 was formally announced with the release of “Escape” featuring Hayla. The debut single carried on the tradition of sleek melodic house music first heard on “I Remember” (and its follow-up “Move For Me”), securing significant Top 40 radio play, charting for 14 weeks and was crowned the #1 U.S. Dance Track of the Year per Mediabase, the #1 Dance/Mix Show Airplay and one of the “50 Best Dance Songs of 2022” per Billboard. Other notable accolades for “Escape” included #1 songs of 2022 from key players in the genre including Dancing Astronaut, SiriusXM, C89.5, Evolution and EDM Tunes with DJ Mag touting it a “Best of 2022” single. The song also won the “Electronic Chill Track of the Year” from the BBC’s Radio 1 Dance Awards and currently it is nominated for an iHeart Radio Music Award for “Dance Song Of The Year” with the winner to be announced on March 27, 2023.
Listen to Kx5 right now via Spotify, Apple Music, and other streaming platforms.
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