Ryan Raddon better known as Kaskade, is an American DJ and record producer. Kaskade took his stage name from a nature book when he saw a picture of a waterfall and a co-worker agreed "cascade" was a good choice, but he then changed the spelling. He was born February 25, 1971 in Evanston, Illinois. On October 27, 2010, DJ Magazine announced the results of their annual Top 100 DJ Poll, with Ultra Records Kaskade placed at #35 On October 27, 2010.He is the brother of Rich Raddon. During 1989-1990 he attended Brigham Young University in Provo,honing his DJ skills in his dorm room at DT. He moved in 1992 to Salt Lake City to attend the University of Utah. During this time he owned and operated a local record store, Mechanized Records. Kaskade moved to San Francisco and began working as an A&R assistant for Om Records on May 2000. in 2001, he released his first single "What I Say" on the label .Ryan is from Chicago, has lived in LA, Tokyo, New York, and San Francisco which earned him the name "Big City". Ryan is currently married to Naomi Raddon, he is fluent in Japanese.
In the late 2006, Upon signing with Ultra Records Kaskade subsequently left Om Records and now only releases with the former.