Cashmere Cat

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Cashmere Cat
Cashmere Cat in 2014
Cashmere Cat in 2014
Background information
Birth nameMagnus August Høiberg
Also known as
  • DJ Final
  • Fellepus
Born (1987-11-29) 29 November 1987 (age 33)
Halden, Norway
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician
Years active2006–present
Associated acts

Magnus August Høiberg (born 29 November 1987), known professionally as Cashmere Cat, is a Norwegian DJ, record producer and musician. He is best known for producing songs for various artists, as well as remixing and editing songs from those respective artists as well. He also represented Norway in the DMC World DJ Championships as DJ Final from 2006 to 2009. His debut EP, Mirror Maru,[1][2] released in October 2012, gained recognition from several other producers.

His debut studio album, 9, was released on 28 April 2017.


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

Before his career, Høiberg represented Norway in the DMC World DJ Championships from 2006 to 2009 under the pseudonym DJ Final. His debut extended play (EP), Mirror Maru,[1][2] was then released on 22 October 2012 as Cashmere Cat. The diversity and influence of multiple genres gained support from notables such as Hudson Mohawke, Rustie and Gilles Peterson.[3][4][5] The EP's title track was later included on the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V in 2013.[citation needed]

He continued to gain recognition when his edit of 2 Chainz' "No Lie" topped the list of "25 Awesome Genre-Benders of 2012" from international magazine VIBE.[6] In January 2013, musician Benny Blanco invited Cashmere to Los Angeles to collaborate on production work and gave him his first concerts in the United States. That summer, he moved from Norway to Manhattan.[citation needed]

Almost a year later on 11 February 2014, his second EP Wedding Bells was released.[7] In August, he produced and featured in "Be My Baby" from Ariana Grande's second studio album My Everything. He was also one of the opening acts during Grande's The Honeymoon Tour. One of his songs, "Adore", was also performed during the tour.[citation needed]

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

On 28 February 2016, Cashmere confirmed that his debut studio album, previously titled Wild Love, was on the way for 2016.[8] On 29 July, Cashmere co-produced "Wolves", alongside Sinjin Hawke, for Kanye West's seventh studio album The Life of Pablo. On 26 August, "Wild Love" was released as the lead single from his debut studio album and featured The Weeknd and Francis and the Lights. "Trust Nobody" featuring Selena Gomez and Tory Lanez, was released as the second single on 30 September. "Love Incredible" was released as the third single on 17 February 2017 following the leak of the song a day prior. It featured Camila Cabello and was co-produced by Sophie.

On 31 March, the fourth single from Cashmere's debut album, "9 (After Coachella)" premiered on SoundCloud and featured and Sophie.[9] On 10 April, he announced on Twitter that the debut album was renamed from Wild Love to 9, reflecting the fourth single, and that production was completed.[10] During late April, the official album tracklist was revealed, showing that The Weeknd, Francis and the Lights, Selena Gomez, Tory Lanez, Camila Cabello, and SOPHIE are all featured appearances. Others were revealed to be Kehlani, Kacy Hill, Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla Sign and Jhené Aiko. The album was finally released on 28 April 2017.

In 2018, Cashmere Cat co-produced album tracks for Kanye West (Kids See Ghosts) and Nas.[11] He is also credited as producer on Benny Blanco's debut single, the global hit "Eastside" that reached #1 on the official UK single chart.[12] In 2019, Cashmere Cat co-wrote and produced Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's global summer hit "Señorita".

Cashmere Cat's second album, 2019's Princess Catgirl, relies less on guest star appearances than the debut 9. Its first single, "Emotions", was released together with an animated video in August 2019.[13] The song features uncredited vocals from Tove Styrke.[14]

The Kid Laroi’s 2021 song "Stay" (with Justin Bieber), that reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in August 2021,[15] was co-produced and -written by Cashmere Cat.[16]


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 [17]
Electronic Music Awards Album of the Year 9 Nominated [18]
Producer of the Year Cashmere Cat Won
TONO EDVARD-prisen 2017 Cashmere Cat Won [19]
2018 Spellemannprisen '17 Album of the Year 9 Nominated [20]
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 [21]


  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. ^ Polonsky, Sarah (16 October 2012). "Editor's Pick: 25 Awesome Genre-Benders of 2012". VIBE Magazine.
  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. ^ Bein, Kat (10 April 2017). "Cashmere Cat Renames Album, Announces '9' Is Finished". Billboard. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
  11. ^ Fleisher, Grace (16 June 2018). "Cashmere Cat is a featured producer on Nas' new album, 'Nasir'". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  12. ^ Buflaten, Erlend (7 September 2018). "Cashmere Cat hits #1 in UK with Benny Blanco's Eastside". Music Norway. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
  13. ^ Farley, Jordan (9 August 2019). "Cashmere Cat Returns With Breathtaking Single 'Emotions' Off Forthcoming Album Princess Catgirl". Run The Trap. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
  14. ^ "Tove Styrke on Instagram". Instagram. Retrieved 24 July 2020.
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  17. ^ "Disse er nominert til Eksportprisen". 28 April 2017.
  18. ^ "The Chainsmokers, Justice, Eric Prydz & More Nominated for 2017 Electronic Music Awards". Billboard.
  19. ^ "EDVARD-pris til Cashmere Cat". TONO. 20 October 2017.
  20. ^ "Cashmere Cat kan bli tre ganger Spellemann". Dagsavisen.
  21. ^ "Årets nominerte". Archived from the original on 19 July 2020. Retrieved 30 August 2020.

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