Recently released on Columbia Records, the first single from the artist’s debut album, ‘Paradise Royale‘ – featuring additional cameo appearances by R. Kelly, Ne-Yo, Mary J. Blige, and Cee-Lo Green – has been remixed by the recently deceased ‘Godfather Of House Music’, Frankie Knuckles (with Eric Kupper).
Born Cassidy Durango Milton Willy Podell, the ever-entrepreneurial DJ turned remixer turned artist was discovered by Sean “P Diddy” Combes at The Lotus Club in Manhattan. Jay-Z first heard Cassidy perform at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards after party and was insistent that he play his wedding to Beyoncé in 2008. And, when Barack Obama was inaugurated to office in 2009, DJ Cassidy performed at the ceremonial ball. He must have made a good impression on the Head of State, as he was also asked to spin for the president’s 50th birthday party.
DJ Cassidy is very concerned about his style and the “Boater Hat” is a staple of his look as featured in his ‘Calling All Hearts’ video: