Cashmere Cat Comes To Williamsburg
One of the many talented artists who raised eyebrows and expectations in 2013 was definitely Cashmere Cat. Magnus August Høiberg, better known by his many stage names (Cashmere Cat and DJ Final ), is a Norwegian DJ/Producer who represented his native country in the DMC World DJ Championship between 2006 and 2009. Since he broke into the scene under the moniker Cashmere Cat in 2012, he has garnered the respect and attention of his peers, like Diplo, Hudson Mohawke and A-Trak. He also has amassed a loyal following of fans addicted to his genre-bending style. On March 19th, Cashmere Cat has an upcoming show at The Music Hall of Williamsburg with supporting performances by Trippy Turutle and Obey City.
Cashmere Cat has the unique ability to intermingle sultry R&B, new age hip-hop, and futuristic bass music to create his own stellar brand of dance music. Magnus’ technical expertise as a globally renowned turntablist is on clear display in his savvy production. Cashmere Cat’s whimsical style absolutely captivates his audience; it is easy to lose yourself in his eerie vocal sampling, daringly intricate drum patterns, and edgy yet dreamlike bulids and breakdowns. A Cashmere Cat show exists at the nexus of a raunchy hip-hop party and a psychedelic synth pop rave, a combination that sounds peculiar but proves surprisingly refreshing and forward thinking.
In his two EPs Wedding Bells and Mirror Maru Cashmere Cat introduced us to what the next chapter of electronic music might be. This marriage he has found between pop music and experimental bass music has allowed him to carve out some substantial real estate in the electronic music landscape. As more and more artists begin to take this holistic approach to production, where inspiration is drawn from so many different musical influences, it is clear that Cashmere Cat has proved himself to be an up and coming star. Tickets for Cashmere Cat’s show on March 19 at The Music Hall of Williamsburg go on sale at noon February 14, you can get them here.