Kaskade made history Thursday by becoming the first producer to perform on the Grand Canyon Skywalk, and describing this feat as epic is honestly an understatement.
The set left fans in awe of the stunning set and out-of-this-world views that only enhanced the entire experience. On the iconic glass bridge that spans around 70 feet across the Grand Canyon rim in Arizona, Kaskade, demonstrated that creativity and originality in a time of incredible economic and mental distress is far from dead.
If you are not familiar, the Sky Walk is a 10-foot wide, horseshoe-shaped glass bridge that extends 70 feet out over the rim of the Grand Canyon. It looks down and allows views right through the glass platform 4,000 feet to the floor of the Canyon below. It’s also apparently strong enough to hold seventy fully loaded 747 passenger jets, peep more stats on its official website.
— EDM Maniac (@EDMManiac) May 15, 2020
There are in reality only a handful of DJ’s/ Producers who seem to be truly thriving during this quarantine, and it is abundantly clear that one of DMNW’s favorite house-heads, Kaskade, is a producer who is taking full advantage of the opportunity.
He has definitely been a recurring presence on multiple streams since the United States moved into shelter-in-place back in early March. Streaming consistently throughout this from places like his own Arkade HQ, to playing from his home during Proximity’s Digital Mirage Festival, and even a sponsorship deal with Chipotle.
If you missed this last one, he partnered with Chipotle and ended up giving out free burritos with free delivery to his adoring fans. And while he has been a consistent player in the world of EDM streams, it seems like he only has more surprises up his sleeve especially after last night (although, really, how can you top that?).
To make this magical event happen, Kaskade collaborated with the Be App streaming platform and a Coca Cola partnership. Launching the Coke Studio’s 60 days of music, Kaskade was the first performer on this new app.
This particular app will continue to broadcast more than 100 events in the foreseeable future that will assist in supporting the International Red Cross and the Red Crescent Campaign. This will also provide donation opportunities for fans to support other charities which directly benefit COVID-19 Relief efforts.
Awesome camera work! https://t.co/fhxv4JO7vH
— Brandon (@bsprag) May 15, 2020
“We know that people may feel lonely or isolated as a result of the pandemic, and Coca-Cola remains committed to uplifting the human spirit and fostering connection while we’re apart,” said the Vice President, Global Sports & Entertainment, The Coca-Cola Company, Ricardo Fort in a recent live interview. “By providing 60 days of live, interactive music content that fans can share and enjoy with others, we hope that Coke Studio Sessions will provide small, daily moments of entertainment for those adjusting to their new normal.”
In a time when we can’t do a lot of things we normally would normally always be partaking in because of this pandemic – hanging out with friends, hiking, seeing new places, going to festivals and concerts – this Grand Canyon Kaskade set truly did a masterful job of making us feel like we are not missing out on anything and that this memory is one that will not soon be forgotten. You can catch his full set and relive the journey yourself of this historic production below:
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