Launching from nothing, Swedish duo CAZZETTE have made long strides since their explosion onto the EDM scene just last summer. With the help of Ash Pournouri at At Night Management (responsible for the fast and furious rise of Avicii), music masters Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Bjorklund have stolen the hearts of electro lovers worldwide with their infectious and innovative "dub-house" sound. After a whirlwind year, we at DxE were lucky enough to chat with the pair for a few moments in the midst of the release of their highly anticipated full-length album, Eject.
DxE: You have come so far so fast. In just over a year, you've pegged an official remix for Swedish House Mafia and played the biggest music festivals in the world. How did it feel to be mainstage at Tomorrowlands? Creamfields?
C: We are really happy and satisfied with what our manager Ash and the At Night Management team have done for us! It's been one amazing year and to be able to perform on the biggest festivals has been incredible. Looking back on it, it feels very surreal. Yet amazing!
DxE: With such a busy summer, where did you find the time to produce a full-length album?
C: As soon as we get off the stage, our minds start itching for some creative stimulation – and we spent all our off days during the tour producing. That, with our capability to work pretty fast, got us the ability to release this album.
DxE: There are no collaborations on Eject. After building your career on remixes, what was it like to produce a full-length album in its entirety? What was the best part?
C: We had a lot of fun creating this album! The best part with the album is that we got to create so many different kinds of tracks. We love to diversify, even though it's within the frames of house.
DxE: What was the worst part?
C: There is no such thing as the worst part of the procedure, even though some of the tracks took a while to finish, but Ash has really been a huge asset in this project and we see him as the third member of Cazzette.
DxE: How long did the process actually take? How did you pick what tracks to include in which segments?
C: It's really hard to tell actually. We had some of the tracks made before there were any plans of releasing an album, which made everything go a lot faster than to make everything from scratch. We simply picked the tracks we liked the most.
DxE: Can we expect you to stray from the typical Cazzette sound we have all grown to love?
C: Yes! The album is very diversified, so expect a lot of tracks that is not in a classical Cazzette way.
DxE: What do you say when people tell you you're the creators of the new genre “dub-house”?
C: We are so grateful – it feels great to be a part of something new!!!
DxE: What can fans expect from you in the coming months? With the new album?
C: We have a lot of other tracks in the works, but the album will be released in three different parts exclusively on Spotify. We really like the way this album has come together. So releasing part II & part III is what's next on the Cazzette schedule!
DxE: Do you have any parting words for your fans?
C: Thank you all so much for all the support! Without you we would not be able to do what we are doing and thank you again for being so patient with us!
DxE: Always gotta ask this one… does Cazzette have a favoriter ice cream flavor?
C: Homemade Italian chocolate ice is the best anyone could get!
I definitely agree
Eject, Part I is legitimate electro gold. The diverse segment offers listeners excellent melodies, enormous drops, and fat house basslines, with a tracklist that seems to parallel the duo's career. “On The Road” is slow and subtle, the perfect lead-in for “Beam Me Up (Kill Mode),” a dance floor banger with a unforgettably catchy chorus and permeating sound. From there, the album only builds with tracks like “Hit Da Face,” which does just that. This jam is full of energy and funk and the drop is guaranteed to have you jumping no matter where you are. “Cream” is an excitingly progressive track; the synth/piano combination just makes me feel good. It's guaranteed to become the theme song of a major festival in the coming season. Last but certainly not least, we have “The Rat,” unlike any other track on the album. With varying levels of BPM, this track is perfect for rage-ready Knife Party fans and the sexy moombah lovers so affectionate for Dillon Francis.
Eject, Part I is a true testament to the pair's talent, showing that they can offer new, eclectic sounds while still keeping their fans not only engaged but also satisfied. Whether you already use Spotify or not, there is absolutely no excuse for missing out on this action-packed powerhouse debut. Parts II and III will be released via Spotify on December 11 and January 22, respectively. Make sure to like Cazzette and At Night Management on Facebook to keep yourself educated on the latest in Swedish electro. This album is proof enough that the nation can only emit greatness.
Happy listening! A xx