Cascada get 'Dangerous'
Cascada releases her next single from the number 1 selling album Evacuate the Dancefloor – released on the 12th October Dangerous is a fusion of the groups trademark dance and trance sound.
The first single and title track Evacuate the Dancefloor set the scene for the band’s new direction. The song is a playful, sexy pop stomper that brings R&B, slinky soul and rap to the table for the first time. The track is still a euphoric, arms-in-the-air dancefloor anthem, but this time, its moves are more sophisticated, its sonic tricks cleverer and vocalist Natalie Horler’s vocals both more personal and powerful than ever.
Elsewhere on the album, the band can be heard flirting with rock guitars, channeling Kelly Clarkson on the anthemic Breathless, subtly serenading on the candlelight ballad Draw The Line and experimenting with electronic grooves on Fever.
“We have definitely developed the Cascada sound,” says vocalist Natalie. “With Evacuate The Dancefloor, we’ve taken all we learnt over the last few years and moved on. It’s refreshing and fun. You can hear from the album how much more we put in to the songs. Some of them are pure pop, not overly dance. Others have house beats or guitars. There is one midtempo track called Hold Your Hands Up which is a bit acoustic and there’s even a ballad. Most of it is still recognisably Casada, but it’s definitely different from what we’ve done in the past.”
Bonn-based Brit Natalie grew up in Germany, but speaks with an accent that betrays the fact that her family are from Southampton. The daughter of David Horler, an acclaimed jazz musician and arranger who worked with the likes of Quincy Jones, Stan Getz and Tony Bennett until he retired recently, Natalie grew up around music, though was more influenced by Mariah Carey and Whitney Houston than her dad’s trombone playing.
In 2004 Natalie met Cologne-based producers Manian and Yanou. The pair invited her to front their new project, Cascada. Within 18 months, together they found international fame with their huge, debut hit Everytime We Touch. A smash in the States before the band had even toured there, the song quickly caught on across the globe, followed by a multi-platinum 500,000 selling album that spawned eight singles, including the massive Miracle and a dance cover of Savage Garden’s Truly, Madly, Deeply. Second album Perfect Day (500,000 copies sold), led by hit single What Hurts The Most, continued Cascada’s reign as one of the world’s Top 10 selling dance acts.