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August 08, 2012 12:00 ET

Ptch and Kaskade Team to Share "Freaks of Nature" Tour Highlights With Fans via Breakthrough Social Media Platform

World-Class DJ Uses Ptch iPhone App as Social Media Channel on "Freaks of Nature" Tour

GLENDALE, CA--(Marketwire - Aug 8, 2012) - Master of mashups and remixes, trailblazing DJ and producer Kaskade has partnered with Ptch to share his "Freaks of Nature" tour highlights to fans around the world.

Launched in July and born out of DreamWorks Animation, Ptch's iPhone app platform allows users to quickly and easily compose multimedia mashups up to 60 seconds in length using the photos, videos and music from their iPhones and social feeds. Kaskade is using Ptch, on his current US Tour to give fans a dynamic new way to experience his signature electronic sound and vibrant live dance music atmosphere. Kaskade recently embarked on his 40-plus-date North American tour, highlighted by an industry-first headlining set at Los Angeles' iconic STAPLES Center, which sold out more than a month in advance.

With Ptch, users can share all of their Ptches across social media channels, Kaskade's massive Twitter and Facebook fan community can enjoy these behind-the-scenes experiences and concert and festival footage from the artist. Additionally, Kaskade fans can download and join the Ptch community to interact with Kaskade as well as take a cue from the artist and remix, and mashup -- or "re-Ptch" -- his Ptches with their own styles and personalized content.

"When I plan my tour, I want the fans to be as blown away by the visual components as they are by the music, matching the intensity and energy of the songs with light effects and staging to enhance the live experience," said Kaskade. "With Ptch, I get to do the same thing through social media, getting an easy way to connect with my fans and giving them a special in-the-moment glimpse into the tour."

Ptch is available for iPhone 4 and 4S devices, as well as the iPod and iPad, and is free to download now in the Apple App Store.

About Ptch
Ptch is the new iPhone app that lets you easily create and share personalized multimedia compositions using the video, photos, and music from your mobile device and social feeds. Making and sharing Ptches is fun, fast and social. Based in Glendale, California, Ptch is privately held and backed by DreamWorks Animation. (www.ptch.com)

About Kaskade
Ryan Raddon, known as Kaskade, has been in the trenches of the electronic dance music (EDM) scene as an original recording artist and in-demand DJ for more than a decade. He has released seven studio albums, including his latest "Fire & Ice," scored nine Top 10 hits on Billboard's Hot Dance Airplay Chart, created chart-topping remixes for everyone from Lady Gaga to Beyonce, appeared at all the major summer music festivals, and has performed between 150 and 200 headlining shows a year for the last 10 years, building a name for himself as an innovator of the EDM scene as we know it today. Currently on his 40-plus-city North American "Freaks of Nature" tour, he recently marked an industry-first as the first EDM artist to headline Los Angeles' iconic STAPLES Center and went on to sell out the venue more than a month before his appearance. His 2011 release "Fire & Ice," released by Ultra Music, debuted at # 1 on the Billboard Dance Chart, # 3 on the Independent Albums Chart and # 17 on the Top 200 Albums chart, while the iTunes version debuted at # 4 on the overall album chart. Currently, Kaskade has a monthly residency at Marquee Nightclub & Dayclub in Las Vegas, which he'll continue with throughout the "Freaks of Nature" tour.

For more information on Kaskade, exclusive updates and more visit www.kaskademusic.com or follow him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kaskade; and on Twitter @Kaskade. For more information on the tour, check out www.freaksofnaturetour.com.

Contact Information

  • MEDIA CONTACTS:
    Ptch:
    Jason Throckmorton or Tessa Greenwood
    LaunchSquad
    415-625-8555
    ptch (at) launchsquad (dot) com

    Kaskade:
    Jessica Erskine
    Rogers & Cowan
    310-854-8129
    jerskine (at) rogersandcowan (dot) com