For some time now, house producer and DJ Kaskade has been releasing one free track every "music Monday" through his Soundcloud page. This week's holiday-themed installment is his take on Bing Crosby's classic "White Christmas." The mix is fairly faithful to the original, but sports a more modern-sounding beat and bassline and some funky guitar licks. I was skeptical too, but it turns out catchy and chilled-out.
While you're at it, you can check the music Monday back catalog, which includes another Christmas-themed remix of Frank Sinatra's "Mistletoe and Holly," a few remasters of Kaskade's older work, and a variety of cleverly-titled mashups that are more representative of his usual style.
Kaskade is most famous for a pair of collaborations with fellow producer Deadmau5 and vocalist Haley, "I Remember" and "Move For Me." His last solo release, Dynasty, dropped on Ultra Records last spring. He also wrote and produced most of Haley's solo debut, which released earlier this fall, and did a club remix of Katy Perry's "Teenage Dream" that won praise from Katy herself.
If you're in New York City, Kaskade will be joining the likes of David Guetta and Fedde Le Grande to celebrate Pacha NYC's fifth birthday. He'll be performing this Saturday, December 4th. -peter menniti