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This Is What Alicia Keys Sounds Like On Kaskade's New Label

Thursday, December 11, 2014
Nolan Oribello
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Welcome To Arkade

So what do you do when your label initially rejects your Grammy-nominated work, Soundcloud starts removing your music from your own account, and you find yourself without a means to get your music out? For Kaskade, who vented earlier this year about his troubles, the solution is now clear: you make your own label.
"There is an abundance of raw talent out there, now more than ever. There is also a dire need for new talent to be brought to the forefront.  Arkade is here to do that, to promote one kind of music. Music that I love." - Kaskade

Fairchild - I Just Want You

The first single from Arkade comes from newly-signed talent Fairchild. The vocals, taken from Alicia Keys's 2007 hit "No One," are tweaked into a low, haunting plea over warping synths and a groovy bass line. I normally prefer that nobody mess with Alicia's voice, but Fairchild's skillful manipulation accomplishes an appropriate tone and context. It's a dark and moody tune, balanced out with echoey, upbeat percussions and moments of minimalism. I wouldn't be surprised if it made it's way into the middle of a Redux set. A great way to introduce a new artist, and a strong start for the infant label. "I Just Want You" is now available on Beatport.