June 3


Kx5 ‘Escape’ Jon Summit Remix – LISTEN

By RawKeith

June 3, 2022

deadmau5, Kaskade, Kx5

“As a DJ, there’s always the perfect track to play, and I hope to have a version of that for every moment,” Chicago producer John Summit recently told DJ Mag’s Megan Venzin in his March 2022 cover story.  As one of the hottest-rising artists on the scene, his remix of Kx5’s “Escape” featuring Hayla is a strong example of that.  Summit dazzled his audience with a perfect moment at Coachella this past April when he debuted his mesmerizing rendition of Kaskade and deadmau5’s smash hit.  Now John Summit’s official remix of “Escape” is out, via mau5trap/Arcade alongside an extended version.

The John Summit remix arrives on the heels of Kx5’s explosive debut performance at EDC Las Vegas May 20.  Headlining the circuitGROUNDS stage on the Saturday night, deadmau5 & Kaskade performed to a packed stage of thousands and were joined by “Escape” vocalist Hayla.  The set was a highlight for fans and press alike with Jason Bracelin of the Las Vegas Review Journal crowning Kx5 the ‘biggest pairing of the weekend’ stating,  “Kaskade and deadmau5 are good foils for one another, the former’s more refined melodic sensibilities blending well with the latter’s head-down progressive house and often relentless, near-hypnotic throb. Performing together, they balance catchiness with conclusiveness.” Adding Graham Berry of Billboard, “When either deadmau5 or Kaskade arrive onstage it’s a given that you’re about to experience a big-deal EDC moment. When they showed up together to give the debut performance of their new experimental collaborative project Kx5, it was like a rave dream made real.”


Meanwhile, the original version of “Escape” released in early March has reigned for seven weeks in a row at #1 on the Billboard Dance Mixshow chart ranking as most weeks at #1 of any song in 2022. The record has also topped the Mediabase Dance Radio chart at #1 for four weeks. Find it now moving into pop radio after recently hitting #1 at dance music radio with an unprecedented 600 weekly spins, marking the first #1s for both Kaskade and deadmau5 since when they hit the top spot for their songs together “Move For Me” in 2008 and “I Remember” in 2009 and then Kaskade for “Dynasty” and deadmau5 for “Ghosts N Stuff” both in 2010.


Next up look for Kx5 to headline the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum December 10.

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