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Kaskade Dishes on Drugs, A Huge Collab and Music Piracy

Ryan Gary Raddon, known by his fans as Kaskade, shared his thoughts on drugs and music piracy during a recent interview with PopSpoken. He even revealed what big-name artist he's currently talking to about a collab. Check out some of the highlights from the interview below.

When asked how he feels about "drug-fuelled raves," Raddon discussed desensitization while also asking a question that challenges the whole community. As a happily married man and father of three, Raddon expressed - as he has in past interviews - that these events can be just as fun sober.

"Are we doing enough? I feel like most promoters are forthcoming and direct because there have been so many problems in the past. You put (disclaimers) on cigarettes and alcohol, but they’re still on there. At one point, it becomes redundant. People in the community are finally beginning to speak up. I think there is a good dialogue around this issue. I don’t know what more we can do, but it’s possible to enjoy these parties sober."

One of the most exciting parts of the interview was hearing who Raddon is currently trying to coordinate a collab with.

"I've been talking to Diplo about making music. That dude has a crazier schedule than mine. I’m sure one of these days, it’ll happen."

Finally, he dug into the issue of music piracy, saying he's not as concerned with the money and would rather people hear the music.

"I’m not worried about people not buying the music – I’m a touring artist. Listen, it’d be wonderful if everyone bought the music or streamed it off such services. But what’s most important is that people hear the music. Whether downloading illegally or streaming off sites that don’t pay, it doesn’t bother me – I want them to hear it first. If somebody hears a song and it motivates them to get it, I think it’s important that they turn up at the show and hear the catalogue of music that I make."

Read the interview in full: http://popspoken.com/nightlife/2015/12/kaskade-zou...

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Jamie Lamberski Senior Editor

I'm a storyteller at heart, and music makes my world go round.

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