Expect The Unexpected! Our Interview With Cazzette!
Swedish duo Cazzette first started producing music together in 2011. Since Alexander Bjorklund and Sebastian Furrer joined forces they’ve blown up and are now known all over the world. The released their first album, “Eject,” in the three parts during the end of 2012 and beginning of 2013. Since then, their hot streak has continued with many remixes and originals either out now or on the way. In this interview we discuss dream collaborations, helmets, and more. No two Cazzette songs are alike, so you can always expect the unexpected. Enjoy!
1. This is going to be your first Electric Zoo, how excited are you guys?
We’re so excited about it, we heard it about it for so long and it seems like a great festival. We love New York and we know in advance that we’re going to have a great time. We’re going to have a lot of our friends there and it’s going to be a phenomenal day!
2. How have you guys gone about planning your set?
We really don’t like planning our sets. We have our songs that we like and some tracks that we have to play, like Beam Me Up for instance. But we just try to read the crowd and go with what they like.
3. Do you have any new songs you plan to premier at Electric Zoo?
We’re working on some bootlegs and stuff, and we might actually play a few new songs as well, if we find the time to finish it.
4. You released you first full length album last year and this year. What was the process of making an album like? Do you plan on releasing another one soon?
The process was kind of weird. We didn’t know from the beginning we were doing an album so we didn’t sit down and talk about it. Halfway through the process we realized we had so many unreleased songs that we might as well put out an album, and we had to figure out that stuff. With Spotify we were allowed to release it as different parts and we could be really in touch with our fans when releasing. We finished it on the go, but we’re really happy with it. It’s going to be released on Itunes really soon in the states, we just signed with Island/Def Jam and we’re really happy about that. We didn’t use all the tracks we had for it, so we had to finish the tracks and put them in an order that would make it into an album that we liked.
5. You’ve added helmets to your stage show. Will they be making an appearance at Electric Zoo?
Yes! We intend to use them, we’ve had some nasty troubles with them before because we fly them around. But they’re with us now and we’re looking forward to bringing them out.
6. If you could collaborate with any artist regardless of genre, who would it be and why?
That’s tough, there’s so many people we would like to work with. Kanye West is an amazing producer, very creative, and Skrillex is also like that. We love people who don’t do the obvious all the time. Maybe The XX, that would be really cool, because it would be an interesting mix between our uplifting sound and their more chill vibe. Anything we find creative
7. What is your opinion on the current state of Electronic Dance Music?
We love it! It lets us tour and do what we always dreamt of, which is incredible, we’re so happy about it. it still has a way to go because there’s a lot of stuff that sounds the same right now and I really want people to move forward because to keep the genre alive it’s not good that most of the songs are either “Atom” or “Epic.” That’s why we want to work with people who don’t want to do that. That’s more interesting. We’d rather work with musicians that we really have to work with and that really don’t make house music but want to make a house track anyway. That’s how you get a cool new sound.
8. Who or What made you fall in love with dance music?
I actually produced some other genres before I started with house. I was doing electronic, but it was faster, but I felt like house music was fun to do an allowed me to be more creative, and I know that was the same for Sebastian. For Sebastian it was actually Tiesto who opened up the doors to electronic music, for me I heard Swedish House Mafia’s “Get Dumb” and it was such an amazing tune and I loved it and it’s what made me feel like this is what I need to do.
9. On your album did you have a specific moment that made you think these songs were going to be a part of it?
Not really, no. There weren’t any moments, it was like we really wanted to make this type of track, and we really wanted to make other kinds of tracks, it was more like going with certain vibes of certain tracks
10. Where can we expect to see you perform in the next coming months?
We’re going to be in Austin, New York, Montreal, Chicago, Toronto, Mexico, Boston, Calgary, Edmonton, Atlanta; lots of different places. We’re on a giant tour right now, we’re going to be in states for a few months and we’re really excited about it!
Below we’ve included the music videos for “Surrender,” “Weapon,” and “Beam Me Up.” All songs off of their album “Eject.” Out now on Spotify and coming soon to iTunes.