Cashmere Cat

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Cashmere Cat
Cashmere Cat.jpg
Cashmere Cat in 2014
Background information
Birth nameMagnus August Høiberg
Also known as
  • DJ Final
  • Fellepus
Born (1987-11-29) 29 November 1987 (age 34)
Halden, Norway
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician
Years active2006–present
Labels
Associated acts
Websitecashmerecat.com

Magnus August Høiberg (born 29 November 1987), known professionally as Cashmere Cat, is a Norwegian DJ, record producer, songwriter and musician. He is best known for producing songs for artists including Kanye West, The Kid Laroi, Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello and The Weeknd, as well as his own critically acclaimed musical output.

His debut EP, Mirror Maru [1][2], was released in October 2012 and followed by the full length albums 9, in 2017, and Princess Catgirl, in 2019.

Høiberg has toured the world over, performing at festivals including Coachella (US), Lollapalooza (US), Hangout (US), Firefly (US), Ultra (US), Clockenflap (HK), Sonar (ES), Roskilde (DK), Lowlands (NL), Pukkelpop (BE), Falls Festival (AUS) and Øya (Nor).

Career[edit]

2006–15: Early years, Mirror Maru and Wedding Bells[edit]

As a teenager, Høiberg began producing music and teaching himself how to DJ. He represented Norway in the DMC World DJ Championships from 2006 to 2009 under the pseudonym DJ Final.

Høiberg's debut extended play (EP) as Cashmere Cat, Mirror Maru,[1][2] was released on 22 October 2012 on French label Pelican Fly. The diversity and influence of multiple genres gained support from notables such as Hudson Mohawke, Rustie and Gilles Peterson. [3][4][5]

He continued to gain recognition with a number of remixes, including his edits of 2 Chainz' "No Lie," Lana Del Rey's "National Anthem," Miguel's "Do You..." and Jeremih's "773 Love." In January 2013, producer, songwriter and musician Benny Blanco invited Cashmere to New York to collaborate on production work and helped book his first. In 2013 Cashmere Cat also played his first concerts in the United States. That summer, he moved from Norway to Manhattan. [6]

On 11 February 2014, Høiberg's second EP Wedding Bells was released on UK label LuckyMe.[7] In August same year, he produced and featured on "Be My Baby" from Ariana Grande's second studio album My Everything. He was also the opening act during Grande's North American The Honeymoon Tour.

2016–present: 9, Princess Catgirl, other contributions[edit]

On 28 February 2016, Cashmere confirmed that his debut studio album, 9, was on the way.[8] Ahead of the album, Cashmere Cat release singles "Wild Love" featuring The Weeknd and Francis and the Lights; "Trust Nobody" featuring Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez; "Love Incredible" featuring Camila Cabello and co-produced by Sophie; and "9 (After Coachella)" featuring and Sophie. [9]  The album was released on the 28th of April 2017 with further contributions from Kehlani, Kacy Hill, Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla Sign and Jhené Aiko.

Cashmere co-produced "Wolves", alongside Sinjin Hawke, for Kanye West's 2016 studio album The Life of Pablo.

In 2018, Cashmere Cat co-produced album tracks for Kanye West (Kids See Ghosts) and Nas.[10] He continued to produce for a number of artists, with notable credits on Benny Blanco's debut single, the global hit "Eastside" with Halsey and Khalid[11] and Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's global hit "Señorita".

Cashmere Cat's second album, Princess Catgirl, was released on September 20, 2019 featuring singles "Emotions" and "For Your Eyes Only."[12]

Cashmere Cat co-wrote and co-produced The Kid Laroi's 2021 song "Stay" (with Justin Bieber), which went on to reach number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2021.[13][14]

Discography[edit]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Organization Award[citation needed] Work Result Ref.
2016 Grammy Award Best R&B Song Tory Lanez: 'LUV' Nominated N/A
2017 Spellemannprisen '16 Producer of the Year Cashmere Cat Won N/A
Spellemann & Music Norway Eksportprisen '16 Nominated [15]
Electronic Music Awards Album of the Year 9 Nominated [16]
Producer of the Year Cashmere Cat Won
TONO EDVARD-prisen 2017 Cashmere Cat Won [17]
2018 Spellemannprisen '17 Album of the Year 9 Nominated [18]
Pop solo act Won
Producer of the Year Cashmere Cat Nominated
2019 Spellemannprisen '18 International Success of the Year Cashmere Cat Nominated N/A
2020 Spellemannprisen '19 Producer of the Year Cashmere Cat Nominated N/A
2020 Musikkforleggerprisen Artistic work of the year FKA Twigs: «sad day» Nominated [19]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Taylor, Ben (5 November 2012). "The Cashmere Cat EP – Perfect for Winter". Swide Magazine. Archived from the original on 8 November 2012. Retrieved 11 November 2012.
  2. ^ a b Bromwich, Jonah (28 November 2012). "Cashmere Cat: Mirror Maru". Pitchfork Media.
  3. ^ "Rustie – Essential Mix – BBC Radio 1 – 7th April 2012". Soundcloud. April 2012.
  4. ^ Washington, Michael (October 3, 2012). "2 Chainz & Drake- No Lie (Cashmere Cat Edit)". LiveForTheFunk. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012.
  5. ^ "GPWW presents Cashmere Cat". Gilles Peterson Worldwide. October 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  6. ^ Borba, R. (2018). Hotstar: Cashmere Cat, From Underground Turntable Champ To Producer Of The Stars To Touring Force. Retrieved 30 November 2021, from https://www.pollstar.com/News/hotstar-cashmere-cat-from-underground-turntable-champ-to-producer-of-the-stars-to-touring-force-135623
  7. ^ Ryce, Andrew (11 February 2014). "Cashmere Cat: Wedding Bells". Resident Advisor.
  8. ^ "CASHMERE CAT on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
  9. ^ Gallagher, Peach (31 March 2017). "Cashmere Cat Officially Releases "9 (After Coachella)" ft. MØ and Sophie". Run The Trap. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  10. ^ Fleisher, Grace (16 June 2018). "Cashmere Cat is a featured producer on Nas' new album, 'Nasir'". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  11. ^ Buflaten, Erlend (7 September 2018). "Cashmere Cat hits #1 in UK with Benny Blanco's Eastside". Music Norway. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  12. ^ Farley, Jordan (9 August 2019). "Cashmere Cat Returns With Breathtaking Single 'Emotions' Off Forthcoming Album Princess Catgirl". Run The Trap. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  13. ^ https://www.billboard.com/articles/news/9612247/kid-laroi-justin-bieber-stay-number-one-hot-100
  14. ^ https://lucidmonday.com/2021/07/11/spotlighting-the-producers-behind-the-kid-laroi-and-justin-biebers-new-single-stay/
  15. ^ "Disse er nominert til Eksportprisen". 28 April 2017.
  16. ^ "The Chainsmokers, Justice, Eric Prydz & More Nominated for 2017 Electronic Music Awards". Billboard.
  17. ^ "EDVARD-pris til Cashmere Cat". TONO. 20 October 2017.
  18. ^ "Cashmere Cat kan bli tre ganger Spellemann". Dagsavisen.
  19. ^ "Årets nominerte". musikkforleggerprisen.no. Archived from the original on 19 July 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.

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Awards
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Recipient of the producer Spellemannprisen
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