Sweden’s own Cazzette swung through DC last week to bring their signature upbeat sound to Echostage DC with Spencer Brown and Swanky Tunes. Exploding out of the electronic music scene in 2012, these gentlemen have racked up quite the resume of festivals and venues, headlining everywhere across the globe ranging from EDC Mexico to Creamfields. Undrgrnd Sound had a chance to catch up with the guys before their set, feel free to check out the interview below!
Photo by: © Doug Van Sant Photography
Voices from the Undrgrnd:
You guys have a pretty huge tour happening at the moment – everywhere from Montreal to Mexico -how’s it been going so far for you?
It’s been pretty crazy but it’s a lot of fun. This tour, for us, were basically going back to all of our favorite places. Were basically playing every club that we really love this tour. Also, having Spencer Brown as a support act for most of the dates this tour has been great. He’s been doing a really great job and his music is really on point since he doesn’t play most of the main stream stuff.
Lately we’ve been streaming some Radio Cazzette, have you guys been listening to any sets from Ultra or Coachella?
We’ve been focusing a lot lately on playing music that we personally like. The whole point with Cazzette is that we’re going to produce different types of genres. We’re been really into “Tech house” and other deeper sounds, so we try and get that in a little more when we’re playing now. There’s so much hard stuff around these days. Especially if you look at Beatport, and for us it’s not so interesting… not going in that direction gives us more options when we play.
We know you’ve produced some big tracks, ranging from David Guetta and Avicii to Swedish House Mafia. What have you been working on lately?
We played a lot of big tracks in the beginning – really fun and easy to work with, songs are really catchy and planned- but now we feel that we want to keep challenging ourselves. If we want to do that we need to try stuff we’re not so comfortable with and more tracks that are not so easy to work with. We’re getting a ton of interesting collaborations and trying to keep exploring our creativity and the way we produce- that’s how we move forward, we can’t stand still in the same types of “EDM”- it’s not for us.
This is your first time to Echostage since it’s been revamped and was voted one of the top venues in the world
We’re really excited to play Echostage – ever since we saw pictures and line ups I was like “Damn! We gotta go play there.” We’ve been really excited- we’ve got great music ahead of us and been working on edits the whole train ride here, and so much new music the past few weeks. We’re definitely looking forward to it!
Finally, what are words that come to mind when you hear Undrgrnd Sound?
For us that s a sweaty basement in Berlin with minimalist techno. That’s what underground means to us, but it’s very different from person to person.