Hurtin’ after a solid weekend of making your liver contemplate packin’ up and moving out? To ease you into what’s sure to be a rude Monday, here’s a brief history lesson (if you’re not in the mood jump down a section) followed by some gnarly beats and an impressive display of talent across the audio spectrum.
Founded by Daniel Ek in 2006 a team of Stockholm based developers began work on a software package poised to become “the OS of music.” Spotify intended to be more than just another music player, and in the fall of 2011, shortly after opening up to the US market, it officially became a music ‘platform’ after releasing its first round of Apps.
Since then it has released two more rounds of Apps one focusing on helping users create and share music with each other, and the second featuring apps from record labels and distributors. Most recently some artists have created their own Apps, one such duo went so far as to release their full debut album via Spotify… Enter: Swedish duo Cazzette with their three part release of “Eject”
In case you haven’t heard of Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Bjorklund more commonly known as Cazzette, the team joined up in June of 2011 under the direction of At Night Management. The two blend their musical backgrounds to create their own unique style- “Dub-house.”
Forget the history, just give me the beats!
“Eject” is not only significant because it marks the debut album of Cazzette, but it is also marks the first full album to be released exclusively on Spotify. The first part was released November 13, the second part hit December 11, and the third part dropped less than a week ago on January 22. You can find the whole album on Spotify: Part I, Part II, Part III.
Eject Part III: Personally my favorite release on the whole album, Part III takes on a dynamic array of sounds and impresses the ear drums with a solid trio of original mixes.
-Downfall (Original Mix) – When it was first released this track was originally called Heroes, not sure the deal with the name change but this dancing and driving electro synth line drops a delightful parade of artistic energy from start to finish.
-Renegade (Original Mix) – Cazzette slows things down a little to bring a moombahton atmosphere to Eva Simmon’s own Renegade. Get your sway on to this bass heavy piece of ear candy.
-Blood Theme (Bonus Track) – All you Dexter fans out there will undoubtedly recognize the eerie title theme to the Showtime series. This bonus track comes after the close of the show’s seventh season, and stays true to the original piano and string riffs, while Cazzette drops it nasty with some electro fire to round out this dark dub-house banger.
Eject Part II: Released December 11 this three track release perfectly summarizes what the group means by “dub-house.”
-Endorphine (Instrumental Mix) – Grinding melodies top the grungy driving bass line to make this track something to get excited about. Find it here!
-Weapon (Radio Edit) – A radio friendly version of the track originally released in early September, tantalizing female vocals and a tasty guitar line melt into pure club fire.
Eject Part I: Crafty drops, melodic synth lines, and heavy dub influences characterize this 6 track release which came out November 13.
-Hit Da Face (Instrumental Mix) – Droppin’ it funky with some fresh dub styling, Cazzette’s ominous electro line keeps the groove flowing.
-The Rat (Original Mix) – Two words…head… banger! This massive track gets after it in the most serious of ways. If you do find you have a ‘mouse in your house’ play this at full volume and he’ll move to quieter lodgings.
-Beam Me Up (Original Mix) – Probably the most well-known off the album this is a huge energetic track that has already seen massive success! If you haven’t heard this, you’re missing out!
Want more than the previews? Want the whole album barreling through your speakers or ear buds? And did someone say FREE?! Grab Spotify on your phone, tablet, or computer!