Cassy & Art Alfie – Bondebeats EP (KWR003)
Released 16th Feb 2018 (Vinyl and Digital)
B1. On The Low
B2. Solar (Chris Count remix)
For the third release on Kwench Records, Cassy collaborates with Stockholm’s Art Alfie. Between them they deliver two diverse tracks brought together with a touch of class and Cassy’s distinct vocal. For the remix, German DJ / Producer Chris Count rounds off the EP by delivering an acid tinged version of ‘Solar’.
Although quite different, Cassy enjoys both Art Alfie and Chris Count’s productions for similar reasons. “Their music is produced so stylishly. You can tell they have put a lot of time into really listening to music. They know how to build in a natural way. I love that we have ended up with three totally different tracks on this release.”- Cassy
Art Alfie enjoyed a successful 2017 as a solo artist. His first project of the year, the ‘Reveries Of’ LP, released on none other than Studio Barnhus. This was swiftly followed up by another solo effort on his Karlovak imprint he runs alongside Mr Tophat. Both releases garnered plenty of support from across the DJ spectrum. “I have enjoyed playing Art Alfie’s music for a long time. His productions are a pleasure to play and listen to. He was one of the first people I sought after collaborating with when I first had the idea for the label”.
Although on the circuit for some time with releases on the likes of Dopewax, Intec, and Universal Music ,Chris Count is a more recent and exciting discovery for Cassy, she is a big supporter of his releases. “Chris Count makes fucking great music! This incredible remix delivers every time I play it. No matter where I am in the world, people love it”
Kwench Records’ is a collaborative label created by Cassy in 2017. Each release will represent an honest, and upfront approach to producing a dance music record. On each release, two or more artists will collaborate on an EP of original material, with a further artist joining the package on remix duty. Artists will be free to experiment with the many faces of House Music.
The collaborators are artists that have touched Cassy in some way over her career. Whether they have helped her along the way, inspired her to grow into the DJ -producer she is today, or simply that their music is key in her DJ sets. They must not be afraid to experiment nor do what comes naturally to them, and above all, trust in themselves and their instincts.
This is something Cassy has proudly learned to master over her DJ career. “It’s the only way of keeping your mind and body and soul sane. We live in a world full of manipulations and hysteria. When I do things that are unnatural or for artificial reasons, it always backfires. I always get shown how I was wrong. One has to follow one’s heart. Stay true to who you are and follow your passions.”