"It feels really cool and completely unexpected to start receiving awards and honors for what I love doing and have been doing for most of my life," Kaskade tells VIBE about being honored at the 2013 PTTOW! Summit on May 1st. The invite-only youth media and marketing summit brings together inspiring leaders from the world’s most innovative companies, along with cultural icons, to showcase game changing projects and fuel transformational media partnerships shaping today’s culture and impact on the youth market.
The star producer-DJ, born Ryan Raddon adds: "They say this is an 'icon' award and it's pretty surreal to have people recognizing what I've done in my career and all I really hope to keep doing is continue to inspire people to follow their hearts and hope that my music can help move them to do so too."
Other honorees include: advertising legend, Lee Clow, MTV creator Tom Freston, skateboarding legend Danny Way and seven-time Grammy Award winner will.i.am.