Bound in masks and bearing a fully customized twist on the sound of modern dance music, Stockholm-breakouts turned Billboard-chart toppers Cazzette have turned heads across the board. The creative union of Alexander Bjorklund and Sebastian Furrer, their reign under the At Night banner has given the industry landscape a new point of reference where breaking the rules and blurring the lines is concerned. Two years later, one album strong and still holding club floors and festival crowds across the continents, their pledge to stay clear of ‘that EDM bubble’ stands stronger than ever before for 2014.
After a chance online meeting the duo wasted little time making the pieces fit. Bonded by a love for rave music and influences from across the musical spectrum, Alex’s structured perfectionism and Sebastian’s crazy creative habits would bring them together as one of the most coherent units to emerge from Sweden’s thriving dance community. By the time Ash Pournouri tuned into their work, the duo had already championed the ‘dubhouse’ sound – one that the global industry would quickly tune into and lap up like wildfire. Never ones to get hooked up on one sound, the duo passed on gracefully, taking with them a blatant disregard for genre rulebooks and the goal of being poster boys to the expanding boundaries of modern dance music.
Of all the early studio landmarks to bless their two-year streak, however, debut album Eject served up a number of career landmarks. As the first dance album to be exclusively released through Spotify, lead single “Beam Me Up” would seal the duo as the first to ever top the Billboard charts with a single without formal label backing. It took just 14-tracks for Cazzette to champion both the album platform and the streaming market alike, setting a precedent once thought impossible to aspiring dance artists with album aspirations across the globe.
But where Cazzette is concerned, the future is the only direction worth dwelling on. At the outset of 2014, they’ve found what they want to represent and it sure isn’t limited to 128 BPM. Crossing genre conventions and building on their legacy with a focus on songs that they love, ‘Heroes’ signals the changing tides ahead, putting music with feeling at the top of their agenda. Adding collaborations alongside both Shermanology and The High to the equation, the new music will be met with brand news masks for the global tour duties ahead. A bond of Swedish engineering and their own vivid imaginations, the focus on both live and studio work highlights yet another of the beauties of Cazzette. When the music evolves, the experience follows-suit.