A pretty fly fellow by the name of Cashmere Cat just put out a preview of his upcoming Mirror Maru EP—set for release on Oct. 22nd. I can honestly tell you it’s one of the cleanest productions I’ve heard in some time. Every sound—from the meowing cats to the percussion—pops. Props to whoever mastered this EP.
I started following this talented Norwegian on Soundcloud about a month or two ago because I knew there was something special about this cat’s production. Yea, pun intended. Cashmere Cat is clearly a hip-hop head that has no intention of staying confined to any sort of sound. Trappy snare rolls, downtempo steez, and perfectly transposed vocal samples make his poly-rhythmic sound flow and mesh perfectly. If you listen to any Kastle or Jaw Jam, I’m sure you can hear their similar influences in production.
Cashmere Cat brings you nothing but vibes in his music. He cuts all the other, often unnecessary, crapola out. Pure audible gold. October 22nd is going to be a beautiful day in music. This glorious day will be the birthday of Cashmere Cat’s “Mirror Maru EP,” and Kendrick Lamar’s album, “Good Kid, m.A.A.d city.”
Mirror Maru EP Tracklist:
1. Mirror Maru
2. Secrets + Lies
3. Kiss Kiss
Preorder on iTunes:
By: Saro Chalian