Cassy has compiled compilations for Cocoon and Panoramabar and is currently holding residencies at four of the world’s leading venues; Panoramabar in Berlin, Trouw in Amsterdam, Rex Club in Paris, and now Output in NYC. Born in London to a Caribbean father and Austrian mother, Cassy moved to Vienna at an early age, where surrounded by the ghosts of legendary composers in a city steeped in music history, Cassy’s love for music and the arts was nurtured by her parents.
“I listened to a lot of classical music when I was younger, and jazz, as that is what my family were into - George Benson was someone I saw in concert with my dad,” says Cassy. “The first record I actually bought was Madness ‘One Step Beyond’ - and I have never come back from that step!”
It’s her prowess as a track selector that most influences her forthcoming 'fabric 71' mix. A seasoned crate digger, her time working in Berlin’s Hard Wax record store inevitably impacted on the cuts that comprise her DJ sets, and in turn the forthcoming release.
“The tracks on the mix all represent what I love about electronic music, and what I love playing,” says Cassy. “Simply, each track is individually beautiful – there is not much more to add. All of the producers are special in their own way. The project has come at a perfect time for me in terms of me being able to communicate where I am at artistically. I have aimed to get back to the roots of what this should be about for every DJ – namely playing records for the love of playing records – and not because of anything else.”
‘fabric 71’ provides a snapshot of Cassy’s raw sound and she will launch the album at fabric on Saturday August 17, alongside Craig Richards, Basic Soul Unit (Live) and more.