Cashmere Cat in 2014
|Birth name||Magnus August Høiberg|
|Also known as|
|Born||29 November 1987|
Magnus August Høiberg (born 29 November 1987), known professionally as Cashmere Cat, is a Norwegian musician, DJ and record producer. 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, 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
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, 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. The EP's title track was later included on the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V in 2013.
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. 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.
Almost a year later on 11 February 2014, his second EP Wedding Bells was released. 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.
2016—present: 9, Princess Catgirl, other contributions
On 28 February 2016, Cashmere confirmed that his debut studio album, previously titled Wild Love, was on the way for 2016. 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 MØ and Sophie. 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. During late April, the official album tracklist was revealed, showing that The Weeknd, Francis and the Lights, Selena Gomez, Tory Lanez, Camila Cabello, MØ 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 April 28, 2017.
In 2018, Cashmere Cat co-produced album tracks for Kanye West (Kids See Ghosts) and Nas. 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. In 2019, Cashmere Cat co-wrote and produced Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's global summer hit "Señorita."
Cashmere Cat's sophomore 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. The song features un-credited vocals from Tove Styrke.
Awards and nominations
|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|||
|Electronic Music Awards||Album of the Year||9||Nominated|||
|Producer of the Year||Cashmere Cat||Won|
|TONO||EDVARD-prisen 2017||Cashmere Cat||Won|||
|2018||Spellemannprisen '17||Album of the Year||9||Nominated|||
|Pop solo act||Won|
|Producer of the Year||Cashmere Cat||Nominated|
|2019||Spellemannprisen '18||International Success of the Year||Cashmere Cat||Nominated||N/A|
- Taylor, Ben (5 November 2012). "The Cashmere Cat EP – Perfect for Winter". Swide Magazine.
- Bromwich, Jonah (28 November 2012). "Cashmere Cat: Mirror Maru". Pitchfork Media.
- "Rustie – Essential Mix – BBC Radio 1 – 7th April 2012". Soundcloud. April 2012.
- Washington, Michael (October 3, 2012). "2 Chainz & Drake- No Lie (Cashmere Cat Edit)". LiveForTheFunk. Archived from the original on 25 October 2012.
- "GPWW presents Cashmere Cat". Gilles Peterson Worldwide. October 2013. Archived from the original on 3 February 2015. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
- Polonsky, Sarah (16 October 2012). "Editor's Pick: 25 Awesome Genre-Benders of 2012". VIBE Magazine.
- Ryce, Andrew (11 February 2014). "Cashmere Cat: Wedding Bells". Resident Advisor.
- "CASHMERE CAT on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 3 March 2016.
- Gallagher, Peach (31 March 2017). "Cashmere Cat Officially Releases "9 (After Coachella)" ft. MØ and Sophie". Run The Trap. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
- Bein, Kat (10 April 2017). "Cashmere Cat Renames Album, Announces '9' Is Finished". Billboard. Retrieved 11 April 2017.
- Fleisher, Grace (16 June 2018). "Cashmere Cat is a featured producer on Nas' new album, 'Nasir'". Dancing Astronaut. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
- Buflaten, Erlend (7 September 2018). "Cashmere Cat hits #1 in UK with Benny Blanco's Eastside". Music Norway. Retrieved 30 November 2018.
- Farley, Jordan (9 August 2019). "Cashmere Cat Returns With Breathtaking Single 'Emotions' Off Forthcoming Album Princess Catgirl". Run The Trap. Retrieved 10 August 2019.
- "Disse er nominert til Eksportprisen".
- "The Chainsmokers, Justice, Eric Prydz & More Nominated for 2017 Electronic Music Awards". Billboard.
- "EDVARD-pris til Cashmere Cat". TONO.
- "Cashmere Cat kan bli tre ganger Spellemann". Dagsavisen.
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