Founder of At Night Management and mastermind behind the Swedish sensation known as Avicii, Ash Pournouri looks to embark on his next venture — a label of his own, PRMD Records. With Cazzette and Morten Breum as the first signees, the inaugural release will be Cazzette’s Eject album, previously exclusive to Spotify in three installments. Based in Sweden, Ash claims “facilities will be ready in June and will include four top-of-the-line recording studios and video production facilities in a historic landmark building.” With a seven figure, multi-year, exclusive partnership with Island Def Jam, Pournouri will expand his empire, beyond his established success, through PRMD. Read past the break to hear more of the announcement from Ash himself.
With the first ever album to be released exclusively via Spotify, Cazzette have completed the unveiling of their debut LP, Eject. While part one brought their charting single “Beam Me Up” and multi-BPM original “The Rat,” part two saw the release of the melody-driven originals “Weapon” and “I Surrender.” Part three, however, is arguably the most coveted installment of them all. Click past the break to listen to Eject on Spotify, as well as hear our thoughts on the album as a whole.
Just a month after we took a look at part I, Cazzette has launched part II of their debut album, Eject. The second installment strays away from their signature dub-house sound and finds a more upbeat tone with two out of three tracks containing vocals. Things start off with “Weapon,” which is carried by female vocals that blend with a light progressive beat to set the tone for the other tracks. “Endorphine” contains electro elements but its airy beat makes this the most uplifting track on the EP. “Surrender” is a male vocal track with an electro build, that rises and falls into a pulsating bassline, though we wish it hit a bit harder. Since Cazzette has partnered with Spotify, you can’t purchase the tracks – only streaming is available. Overall, Part II doesn’t leave us begging for more, it just makes us wonder why Spotify was the distribution method of choice.
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Alex and Sebastian of Cazzette sat in their New York City hotel, picking at sushi rolls and chicken wings, while reporters lined up to ask questions before their album release party at Lavo. With Eject only days away from an exclusive release with Spotify, the boys seemed more focused on their groundbreaking social media partnership, while I was focused on the music. Having already listening to the album, I sat down with the duo to get a track-by-track insight of their debut album.
Cazzette is finally unveiling the official video for their chart-topping “Beam Me Up,” only one week ahead of next week’s debut album release. The video parallels public sighting of a UFO with uncontrollable, widespread dance. The UFO appears to be the same iconic cassette tape figure that Alex and Seb often mask themselves with on stage, and after being spotted, the video breaks into live festival footage.
The quirkiness of the video is what we are used to from the Swedish duo, so expect it to come in full force when Eject is released on November 13th.Posted by