Cashmere Cat

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Cashmere Cat
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Cashmere Cat in 2014
Background information
Birth nameMagnus August Høiberg
Also known as
  • DJ Final
  • Fellepus
Born (1987-11-29) 29 November 1987 (age 31)
Halden, Norway
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • musician
  • turntablist
Years active2006–present
Associated acts

Magnus August Høiberg (born 29 November 1987), known professionally as Cashmere Cat, is a Norwegian DJ, record producer, musician and turntablist. 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 , [1] [2] released in October 2012, gained recognition from several other producers.

DMC World DJ Championships

DMC World DJ Championships is an annual DJ competition hosted by Disco Mix Club (DMC) which began in 1985.

<i>Mirror Maru</i> 2012 EP by Cashmere Cat

Mirror Maru is the debut extended play (EP) by Norwegian DJ, record producer, musician and turntablist Cashmere Cat, released on 22 October 2012 by Pelican Fly.


His debut studio album, 9 , was released on 28 April 2017.

<i>9</i> (Cashmere Cat album) 2017 studio album by Cashmere Cat

9 is the debut studio album by Norwegian DJ and record producer Cashmere Cat, released on 28 April 2017 through Interscope and Mad Love.


200615: 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, [1] [2] 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. [3] [4] [5] The EP's title track was later included on the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto V in 2013.

Extended play musical recording longer than a single, but shorter than a full album

An extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP. Contemporary EPs generally contain a minimum of three tracks and maximum of six tracks, and are considered "less expensive and time-consuming" for an artist to produce than an album. An EP originally referred to specific types of vinyl records other than 78 rpm standard play (SP) and LP, but it is now applied to mid-length CDs and downloads as well.

Hudson Mohawke Scottish music producer

Ross Matthew Birchard, better known by the stage name Hudson Mohawke, is a producer, DJ, and composer from Glasgow, Scotland. A founding member of the UK label collective LuckyMe, he signed to Warp Records and released his debut album Butter in 2009. In 2011, he formed the duo TNGHT with Canadian producer Lunice and released their debut EP the following year.

Rustie musician

Rustie is a Scottish musician from Glasgow. He signed to Warp Records in 2010 and received widespread recognition for his 2011 debut album Glass Swords.

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. [6] 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.

2 Chainz American rapper

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Benny Blanco American musician

Benjamin Joseph Levin, known professionally as Benny Blanco, is an American record producer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist. He is the recipient of the 2013 Hal David Starlight Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He is also a five-time BMI Songwriter of the Year award winner and 2017 iHeartRadio Producer of the Year award winner.

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Almost a year later on 11 February 2014, his second EP Wedding Bells was released. [7] 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.

Ariana Grande American singer, songwriter and actress

Ariana Grande-Butera is an American singer, songwriter and actress. After starring in the 2008 Broadway musical 13, she rose to prominence for her portrayal of Cat Valentine on the Nickelodeon television series Victorious (2010–13), and its spinoff Sam & Cat (2013–14). Grande made her first musical appearance on the soundtrack for Victorious and was signed to Republic Records in 2011 after music executive Monte Lipman came across one of her YouTube videos covering songs.

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The Honeymoon Tour tour by American singer Ariana Grande

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2016present: 9, other contributions

On 28 February 2016, Cashmere confirmed that his debut studio album, previously titled Wild Love, was on the way for 2016. [8] 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.

"Wolves" is a song by American rapper Kanye West, featuring vocals from Sia and Vic Mensa from his seventh studio album The Life of Pablo (2016). It was produced by Cashmere Cat and Sinjin Hawke and was originally planned to be the opening track to his seventh studio album, The Life of Pablo. West debuted the song on February 12, 2015 at a fashion show where he also premiered his new Adidas shoe. The presentation was broadcast live to more than 40 locations around the world.

Sinjin Hawke Canadian record producer

Alan Stanley Soucy Brinsmead, better known by the stage name Sinjin Hawke, is a Canadian-American electronic music producer and DJ.

Kanye West American rapper, singer, and record producer from Illinois

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On 31 March, the fourth single from Cashmere's debut album, "9 (After Coachella)" premiered on SoundCloud and featured and Sophie. [9] 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. [10] During late April, the official album tracklist was revealed, showing that The Weeknd, Francis and the Lights, Selena Gomez, Tory Lanez, Camila Cabello, and SOPHIE are all featured appearances that will remain on the album. Others were revealed to be Kehlani, Kacy Hill, Ariana Grande, Ty Dolla Sign and Jhené Aiko.

In 2018, Cashmere Cat co-produced album tracks for Kanye West ( Kids See Ghosts ) and Nas. [11] 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. [12]


Awards and nominations

YearOrganizationAward[ citation needed ]WorkResultRef.
2016 Grammy Award Best R&B Song Tory Lanez: 'LUV'NominatedN/A
2017 Spellemannprisen '16 Producer of the YearCashmere CatWonN/A
Spellemann & Music Norway Eksportprisen '16Nominated [13]
Electronic Music Awards Album of the Year 9 Nominated [14]
Producer of the YearCashmere CatWon
TONO EDVARD-prisen 2017Cashmere CatWon [15]
2018 Spellemannprisen '17 Album of the Year 9 Nominated [16]
Pop solo actWon
Producer of the YearCashmere CatNominated
2019 Spellemannprisen '18 International Success of the YearCashmere CatPendingN/A

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Luv (Tory Lanez song) Tory Lanez song

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