Cashmere Cat

Cashmere Cat

SOPHIE, Doss, Michael Mason

Sat, November 19, 2016

Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm

Terminal 5

New York, NY


This event is all ages

$25.00 - Limited Advance
$27.00 - Advance / Day of Show

Cashmere Cat
Cashmere Cat
The cat is finally about to be out of the bag. Not that Cashmere Cat has exactly kept a clandestine profile, working as he has with so many of the top names in pop, R&B, and hip-hop, from Kanye West to Ariana Grande -- a track record that's threatened to make him a household name just as a producer. But as a recording artist in his own right, he's taking off the wraps with the release of his first full-length album under his own nom de plume. The spring release sports guest appearances from a who's who of contemporary music, including The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, Francis & the Lights, Starrah, and other Cat lovers dropping in to help usher him into the ranks of true marquee artists.

When he was still on his first life, the plaudits came in just for his behind-the-scenes work. "The introverted producer is pop's new not-so-secret weapon," raved Fader. Not so very many years ago, the artist formerly known as Magnus August Høiberg was a fledgling DJ in his native Norway, doing ear-grabbing remixes for famous artists like Lana Del Rey and Drake... some of them authorized, some not. His skills attracted an American audience that eventually grew to include super-producer Benny Blanco, a mentor who encouraged him to come to New York. Their sensibilities meshed, with Blanco "bringing me in because he believed that the weirder shit I was doing could work in a more poppy sense."

As an American immigrant, he quickly became recognized for his co-production work on records as diverse as Ludacris' "Party Girls," Ryn Weaver's "Octahate," Charli XCX's "Break the Rules," Britney Spears' "Just Luv Me," and Tinashe's "All Hands on Deck," earning his first Grammy nomination for Tory Lanez' "Luv." Ariana Grande not only used him on record but took him out on tour as her opening act. When the Weeknd's Starboy was finally unveiled in late 2016, four of its most wildly well-received songs had Cashmere Cat at the helm, so it's no surprise that the Weeknd has returned the favor by coming over as a featured artist on his producer pal's feature-length debut.

Cashmere Cat traces a realization about his own style and potential to working with Kanye West on "Wolves," a song from The Life of Pablo. "The way that record came out set the standard for what I want my own music to sound like," he says. "It was a new sound for me, and it made me feel like I can do really beautiful, weird music that isn't just banging rap songs or big-feeling pop music. A lot of my old sound will still be in the new record," he promises, "but I think I'm influenced by a lot of different music that I wasn't before -- like, I've been listening to a lot of Arca (the forward-leaning Venezuelan producer/DJ who's worked with Bjork). I hope and believe that I'm doing something that's worthy of an album and not just something that will bang in the club." Of course, if it just so happens to be strange and gorgeous and make the floor explode, too, that'll be something to purr about.
SOPHIE presents a precise sonic assault of pop hooks, hyperreal sound design and club rhythms, synthesized and sculpted live from raw waveforms on hardware equipment. Super sweet sugar candy hooks over visionary bass driven productions for the easyjet generation. Shake it up and make it fuzz.

185k+ Soundcloud plays #1 charted on Billboard’s ‘Emerging Artists’ chart (29 July) #1 most blogged Artist on Hype Machine (1st Aug)


“‘Lemonade’ is a bouquet of ephemera, and we shouldn’t be surprised that SOPHIE hid a firecracker in the bundle.” Pitchfork

“Like SOPHIE’s best stuff to date, it sounds like literally nothing else in the world.” Pretty Much Amazing

“It is, once again, one of the best things I’ve heard all year.” Stereogum

“SOPHIE is currently responsible for some of the most unclassifiable future-pop music out there right now” CMJ

“From the start, ‘Lemonade’ shows that it’s far from prototypical with its bizarre sample choices, including the sounds of underwater bubbles and a tea kettle whistling. Later, song veers off the rails when it abruptly changes tone from hypnotic and beat-heavy to saccharine, overblown pop. Overall, it’s a crazy but thrilling listen.” Consequence of Sound

“A sharp, sugary tang. The rush of bubbles up the nose. That fizzy feeling . . . At under two minutes, it’s all over in a flash but the aftertaste lingers like Haribo Tangfastics: a sweet ‘n’ sour sugar crash that fogs up the brain, then has you dipping back in to kick your system back into gear.” The FADER

“SOPHIE always manages to make my favorite single of the summer.” Impose Magazine

“SOPHIE BIPP tune of the summer” DIPLO

“on closer inspection, “Bipp” is a classic case of an artist scrambling conventions and creating a next-level, irresitably fun club track in the process.” PITCHFORK BEST NEW TRACK

“Bipp has experienced underground music’s equivalent of going straight in at number one. Pitchfork made it a best new track, almost all the top magazines and blogs got in there, BBC Radio 1 played it on prime time, and Diplo said it was his “tune of the summer”. But not only does Bipp have that almost unattainably rare combination of high inventiveness and popular success, it’s one of the best signs yet of a new surge of life in the UK’s dance music underground.” DUMMY MAG
Doss is a NYC-based producer whose bright, optimistic debut EP saw release earlier this year on Acéphale. Alongside lauded mixtapes for VFILES and The Fader and a startling live debut at Gorilla vs Bear Fest, Doss has DJ'd and performed alongside Skrillex, Panda Bear, Evian Christ & Sophie at events such as MoMA PS1's Warm Up and The Fader Fort.
Michael Mason
Venue Information:
Terminal 5
610 W 56th St
New York, NY, 10019