13 November 2012 (released)
13 November 2012
They say every great empire needs a solid succession plan in place. In which case, Sweden and all fans of its stadium packing, festival slamming house sound can breathe a little easier.
Whilst last summer was tinged with the news that titans Swedish House Mafia were calling it a day, many could not have failed to notice a new light wreaking havoc on 2012's main stages at festivals including Ultra, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, and Beyond Wonderland.
Cazzette, 19-year old Sebastian Furrer and 23-year-old Alexander Björklund are Sweden's latest hot export. Already snapped up by At Night Management (The people that launched Avicii into the stratosphere), the duo spent 2011 touring with Avicii, and have spent the last year producing Youtube-shattering remixes for the likes of Avicii's "Sweet Dreams", Swedish House Mafia's "Save The World" and Dada Life's "Rolling Stone T Shirt".
Having produced with and been subsequently publicly endorsed by some of the biggest names in the industry, including David Guetta, Tiësto, Thomas Gold and Martin Solveig, today sees Cazzette launch part one of their debut album EJECT, through Spotify, with parts two and three due out in December and January respectively.
Part 1 of the album itself is an electro-heavy affair. Fans of Swedish House Mafia and Knife Party's track 'Antitode' will be well at home here. 'Beam Me Up (Kill Mode)' is a mainroom friendly vocal banger, with female lines played over rolling build ups and enormous drops. Listeners of electronica will see influences of Daft Punk in the 8-bit like synths of Hit Da Face. Meanwhile, followers of dubstep continuing march into mainstream electronic music will love the chompy hooks and complextro synths of Run For Cover
Cazzette have positioned themselves very nicely here. Like many of their aforementioned mentors, they undoubtedly fit the category of crowd pleaser, however this initial third of their album with it's diversity song-to-song as well as it's controversial three-part launch over Spotify show a duo with savvy management and enough genuine production skill to ride through the ever-risky hype bubble and establish themselves as serious festival food for years to come.