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Turntables are a capricious lot. One day they demand electro or minimal; the next they want anything but. This is, of course, what makes dance music exciting: the fluidity of movement between genres allows the DJ to be not just a technician, but a musical prophet of sorts--someone who gives the people what they want before they know they want it. And few know this drill better than Bay Area house maestro Kaskade, whose follow-up to last year's
Bring the Night, is a DJ mix that aspires to nothing more than making you shake it. He wastes no time getting to the point with the opener, Axwell's "I Found U," a track with an old-school vibe that could turn a convention of CPAs into a pack of gyrating house converts. Kaskade's own remixes--of Nelly Furtado's lilting "All Good Things (Come to an End)" and Floetry's "SupaStar" (mixed in key with Milton Jackson's ecstatic "Cycles")--shine against a solid supporting cast that includes the most recognizable names in dance music, such as Armand van Helden, Bob Sinclar, and Fedde le Grand. You have to hand it to a guy who one minute can put out an album of some of the most intelligent and moving house on offer, and the next get behind the decks and unpretentiously blow up the dance floor. Bravo.