Cassy (Aus Music/Perlon/DE)
MHM One (Shadow Hide You)
Leragér (Two House Recordings)
Andi Müller live (Cakeman Records/Aspire Cph)
Dragos Ilici (Cakeman Records/Aspire Cph/RO)
Cassy is a strong, independent and unique individual whose feminine power and sensitive musical flow delivers diverse techno with soul, warmth, elegance and a touch of mystery.
Born in England and raised in Austria, with her mother from Austria and father from Barbados, Cassy was exposed to many cultures growing up. She went to music school at the age of five before joining a local children’s choir, where she would wear traditional Austrian dress and sing in monasteries. As a young girl, Cassy met jazz musicians including Sun Ra, Archie Shepp and Lester Bowie, when they stayed at her parent’s countryside inn on their way to play an Austrian jazz festival, organized by her parents’ friends. In the early 90s she started buying records from the local record shop, Black Market, a bit of drum n bass, Hip Hop, House, Techno, a mix of things. She was never differentiating music.
In 2003 Cassy moved to Berlin and got deep into the burgeoning underground scene, and in 2004 the new club, Panorama Bar, offered labels different nights and they gave Luciano a Cadenza night. He brought in Cassy to play in the first month of them opening and from that Panorama Bar asked her to come back as resident. She played once a month for three years and it led to her mixing the first Panorama Bar CD compilation. Her release output increased, with her putting out her own music on labels including Perlon, Ostgut Ton, Uzuri, Beatstreet, Playhouse and her own Cassy imprint, as well as mixing the heralded fabric 71.
Cassy left Berlin in 2010. She moved to Paris for a while, where she hung out mostly with her, as she calls him, best DJ friend, D’Julz, and held a residency at Rex Club. She then moved to Amsterdam, where she held a residency and Trouw, amidst a heavy international touring schedule. After initially being resident at Cocoon Ibiza on the Amnesia terrace, Cassy moved to Circo Loco the following year, where she still holds her residency today.
In 2016 Cassy will release her debut artist album, produced with King Britt. As un-yet unnamed, her emotive, soulful voice features on almost every track of the album, which draws you in, telling a story of her journey in human relationships. There is also possible talk of her going live with the album, in her own way and in her own time. An honest, true and powerful feminine force, Cassy is an artist who knows and speaks her mind and stands strong as a unique inspiration in dance music.
Cassy first visited Culture Box for a live set in 2007 and later in 2010 as a DJ, so we are happy to finally have her back supported by MHM one of the Shadow Hide You imprint and Leragér of Two House Recordings. In Red Box, Aspire Cph is back with Romanian resident DJ Dragos Ilici who is joined by Andi Müller live for a Cakeman Records showcase!