Preview Cashmere Cat's debut EP for Pelican Fly

The Oslo producer has a penchant for seductive R&B, forward-thinking club music, and cats.

Cashmere Cat is a young producer who seems to be having a bit of fun with the recent obsession with anonymity in electronic music, with press materials that claim he is a “Norwegian forest cat that has been making music for little over a year.” A little bit of digging, however, reveals that the 24-year-old Magnus August Høiberg was a DMC-finalist and electro-house producer previously known as DJ Final.

Under his new moniker, Høiberg is re-making a name for himself with warped remixes of songs by Lana Del Rey, Jeremih, and Drake. On October 22, he will release the Mirror Maru EP via Belgian club obsessives Pelican Fly. The four-track EP spans the R&B / hip-hop futurism of contemporaries TNGHT and Ryan Hemsworth, with some sarcastic cat samples thrown in for good measure.

Even if the gimmick isn’t for you, the material is well-crafted. ‘Mirror Maru’ has a strong resemblance to Jeremih’s ‘Birthday Sex’ before breaking into Jersey club, while ‘Kiss Kiss’ features some serious synth vamping of a tick-tock house beat. Preview the EP below.

Mirror Maru EP
1. Mirror Maru
2. Secrets + Lies
3. Kiss Kiss
4. Paws



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