CARDINAL

CARDINAL

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Hailing from Estonia, Kaspar Tasane (aka Cardinal), is one of the most talented up & coming producers making their mark in the world of trance and progressive. Cardinal’s m... read more
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Hailing from Estonia, Kaspar Tasane (aka Cardinal), is one of the most talented up & coming producers making their mark in the world of trance and progressive. Cardinal’s musical evolution began while listening to his mother’s cassettes of some of the earliest forms of EDM, such as Depeche Mode. While others at his young age were listening to mainstream Euro pop, Cardinal was intrigued by harcore styles, Euro techno, and German trance music. Upon moving to the United States in 2000, Cardinal’s tastes soon shifted to the sounds of early Tiesto and Paul Oakenfold. The alluring sounds of these trance icons inspired him to want to learn how to DJ and produce his own sounds. He quickly taught himself both trades by immersing himself with knowledge through music theory books, production software, and his own turntables, of course.

In 2003, Cardinal returned to his native Estonia for college and landed regular DJ gigs around the country. Alongside fellow DJ and friend, DTB, Cardinal placed second behind Menno De Jong in a mixing competition held on di.fm. From there the duo gained numerous guest mixes on various radio shows that aired on the popular internet station. It was during this time that one of Cardinal’s productions made its way into the hands of DJ/producer, Airwave. From there the track was sent to Banshee Records (formerly known as Bonzai), and Cardinal’s first record, “Moonshine Above The City,” was released. The record debuted in 2008, and received welcoming feedback from numerous artists, including legendary trancers M.I.K.E. and Solarstone. In 2011, Cardinal teamed up with EDM singer/songwriter Arielle Maren (featured on Ørjan Nilsen’s “Redemption”), for his first release on Enhanced Music.

“Sink Into Me” became a success, and spawned Cardinal’s first appearance on the Top 40 of the Beatport trance chart. The Protoculture remix was featured on Armin Van Buurens “A State of Trance” radio show, Andy Moors “Moor Music” podcast, and received support from several other notable names, such as Dash Berlin. The budding producer is set to release several new productions via Enhanced Music, which will undoubtedly captivate listeners around the globe.

His follow up single to “Sink Into Me” was a massive collaboration with Estiva titled “Wait Forever”. It made a huge splash on the Beatport trance chart, as it held its position at a strong #5 for over a month! It also gained massive support from Armin van Buuren, Above & Beyond, Ferry Corsten, Markus Schulz, to name a few, and was hailed as one of Enhanced Music’s future anthems. This dance floor Destroyer is destined to become the track that will solidify Cardinal into the elite circle of the hottest new names in trance and progressive.

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