Becoming well-known for their hard-hitting beats combining elements of electronic, dubstep and trap, Alexander Björklund and Sebastian Furrer who frequently wear eccentric cassette masks during their sets, really bring their a-game to the world of dance. Their songs including their massive single ‘Blind Heart’ featuring Terri B! and which topped Billboard’s Dance Club Chart, have been streamed over 90 million times on Spotify alone. The duo are also known for some of their remixes, their most popular being the remix of James Blake’s ‘Limit To Your Love’.Cazzette are good at crossing genre barriers and their latest offering does not disappoint.
With their new ‘Desserts’ EP due out this month, their first release ‘Together’ is nothing short of epic. The video features the talented Skill Twins showing off their skills and the track in itself is something that you could easily cut some serious shapes to. Having performed with legendary DJ Avicii at a live show in New York, the duo certainly have the attention of some of the best musicians in the business. You’ll no doubt be hearing Cazzette in the charts for some while. We asked them to create a mood board of some of the best musical moments so far. Scroll through to see some candid snaps and read their personal highlights.
Here is Cazzette’s personal take on our Notion Mood Board of their 5 best moments so far
Making ‘Sleepless’ with The High: Working with Jonas (The High) was amazing. Once in awhile you run into people and something just clicks on a creative level. That’s how it was with him. The creative process was totally organic. We didn’t once stop to think about what we were creating, we just worked on it on impulse. To us that is the way music should be made. It was a big turning point for us and it really influenced the way we evolved musically. There’s no better feeling that putting something out that you can honestly say came 100% from a mutual musical vision.
Topping Billboard for the second time was obviously a huge deal, but what felt so good about this one was that we still can’t figure out the arrangement of ‘Blind Heart’ and yet it worked so well. It’s really inspiring for us when tracks that don’t have that typical intro-verse-hook arrangement make it into the charts. For us it became kind of an eye-opener that everything doesn’t have to be written in the same format, there is still room to mix things up and see huge results.
Selling Platinum in Sweden, Gold in Norway and Denmark: Sweden has great taste in music and we are very proud of the acknowledgement we got there. It can also be a very critical territory, especially towards music that comes out of Sweden. We are so honored and proud that ‘Sleepless’ was so well received in Scandinavia and Sweden. When we play it live, people go absolutely crazy and there simply is no feeling like it. We played a show this summer here in Sweden and everyone sang a long like there were no tomorrow – that was one of the most humbling moments in our career. ‘Sleepless’ was such a new way for us to create music, to have it rewarded with such great response is incredible.
‘Desserts’ is the first bigger collection of tracks we have made since our album ‘Eject’ and the whole process was a lot of fun. It’s a true honour to work with so many talented people for the EP. We always try to give each track its own sound and character and by the end of this process we really felt like we’d done exactly that. It’s sometimes frustrating not to have a specific style or sound but its so much more rewarding when we finally get it right in our mind. ‘Together’ set the mood for the EP nicely, but ‘Desserts’ as a whole shows a new side to us that I think is going to pleasantly surprise a lot of people. There isn’t really one specific genre or artist that inspired us for these songs. We always find inspiration in so many random genres and songs that its impossible to tell what we got from where once we are done, but that’s just the way we like it. What we like so much about ‘Desserts’ is that it represents what Cazzette means to us; diversity.
Shooting the video for ‘Genius’ in Ibiza was a really fun experience. The whole team and Buster (Moe) are amazing people and the atmosphere behind the scenes really set the tone for the video as well. We decided to go with a genuine vibe that really can’t be manufactured in our eyes. We spent a day just doing fun stuff on the beautiful island that is Ibiza. We have played there a lot, but we never actually took the time to see the island and enjoy it to its full potential. It was great to document a side to it that looks beyond the chaos and partying that it is often associated with the island. Being on the road isn’t always as fun as that day but once in awhile we are lucky enough to catch a day off and actually see the places we visit. At those times life is at its best.