German band Cascada, famous for such hits as "What Hurts the Most" and "Everytime We Touch", was formed in 2004. Its founders were Natalie Horler and producers DJ Manian and DJ Yanou.
The group’s story began in a German town, Bonn. When Natalie was 17 years old, she was already trying her skills as a singer and working with many DJs. One day, she met Yann Peifer (DJ Yanou) and Manuel Reuter (DJ Manian). They immediately decided to work together and came up with the name Cascade. However, the last letter of the band’s name had to be changed since another German musician had the same pseudonym.
The debut single “Miracle” was recorded with the assistance of the label, Andorfine Records. The song went gold in the USA and France. It climbed to the 32nd position of the national German chart. It was an overwhelming success for the new group. Many fans wanted to book Cascada for private events. People all over Europe and the United States were listening to its hits.