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|Net Worth:||$7 Million|
|Date of Birth:||September 23, 1981|
Who Is Cascada
Natalie Horler was born September 23, 1981. In her late teens she began singing in the studio working with a variety of producers and DJs. She eventually met Manuel Reuter, aka DJ Manian, and Yann Pfeiffer, aka Yanou. The latter had worked with DJ Sammy on the international dance hit “Heaven.” The trio recorded the single “Miracle” in 2004 under the name Cascade. Legal problems soon caused them to change the name to Cascada.
- Natalie Horler – vocalist – born in Germany to English parents and speaks and sings English fluently
- DJ Manian – producer and trance DJ
- Yanou – producer and trance musician
Everytime We Touch
The single “Everytime We Touch” was released in 2005 and became a top 10 dance-pop single around the world. It was certified platinum for sales and was a relatively rare breakthrough into mainstream pop in the US for a dance track. The album Everytime We Touch followed in February 2006. It reached #2 on the UK album chart and ultimately sold in the range of seven million copies around the world. A follow up single, a cover of Savage Garden’s “Truly, Madly, Deeply,” was another top 10 pop smash in the UK.
Cascada previewed their next album Perfect Day with a cover of the Rascal Flatts hit “What Hurts the Most” released in November 2007. It was another top 10 hit in a number of European countries and reached the top 40 in the US. The album followed in December 2007 and reached the top 10 in the UK, but it was only a minor success in the US stalling at #70. Perfect Day failed to generate additional significant hit singles.
Evacuate the Dancefloor
Cascada’s third album Evacuate the Dancefloor was preceded by the release of the title track as a single. The song “Evacuate the Dancefloor” is the group’s first #1 pop single in the UK and reached the top 10 in a number of other European countries. The album has peaked at #8 in the UK.
Everytime We Touch (2005)
After forging a deep groove into dance music consciousness with the hit singles “Miracle” and “Everytime We Touch,” 25 year-old German singer Natalie Horler finally releases her full trance-pop debut. It is refreshing to see that Eurodance is still alive! Catchy thick euro synths accentuate breaks of catchy melodies.
There are several covers here… Roxette (“How Do you Do”), Kim Wilde (“Kids in America”), Savage Garden (“Truly Madly Deeply”), X-Perience (“A Neverending Dream”)– the latter two falling too close to the originals. The upbeat songs could have enjoyed some improvement had the producers pushed for more variance in the sounds and arrangement therein, helping distinguish one song from the next.
On the upside, besides the incredibly strong title cut, “Ready for Love” and “One More Night” stand out as the next catchiest songs. Despite a few weaknesses, this primarily uptempo album is a must for any Eurodance fan or anyone who liked the two singles. Another winner from Robbins Entertainment.
Perfect Day (2007)
After being teased for months with Rascal Flatts’ cover and 1st single “What Hurts The Most,” Cascada (Natalie Horler + producers Yann “Yanou” Peifer and Manuel Reuter) unleashed their follow-up to the wildly successful “Everytime We Touch” album. As of this writing, Cascada is the most successful German act worldwide right now and has enjoyed recordbreaking download figures and many awards since their debut.
The “typical Cascada sound” is an upbeat dance cut that opens with a mellow ballad-like segment kicking into a hard driving beat at 1st chorus interspersed with thick synth-driven transitions. While this formulaic approach does make for a consistent dance album, it tends to force the defining mark of the best tracks to be melody.
Standout songs sporting the typical Cascada sound are “Who Do You Think You Are” (not an M-People or Saint Etienne cover), the very catchy “Dream on Dreamer” and “Runaway,” second single “What Do You Want From Me,” and the aforementioned “What Hurts The Most,” featuring some pleasant acoustic guitar woven into the mix. There are a couple of decent ballads (“Could it be You” & the Candlelight mix of “What Hurts The Most”) thrown in for good measure. Interestingly, there are numerous import versions that include up to four additional (non-remix) titles that we don’t get on this US edition.
But the most exciting thing for me as a dance music fan are a few tracks that vary slightly from the Cascada formula yet are still enjoyable dance songs. “Holiday” (a slower tempo, fun girl-power number- and not a Madonna cover by the way), and “Faded” (with its more Ian Van Dahl or Da Buzz feel). My only complaint here is the done-to-death cover of Patti Smith’s “Because The Night.” Although not much new ground has been broken here, Perfect Day is a solid follow up that shouldn’t disappoint Cascada fans coming back for more.