This past Thursday, August 27th, Norwegian producer Cashmere Cat took on Boulder’s notorious Fox Theatre. Avenging his set that was shorted due to weather exactly two years ago at CU Boulder’s WelcomeFest Concert, The Cat played catchy original tunes, dancey remixes, and a lot of beautiful noise.
Walking into the venue you could immediately sense an excited energy. The room was crowded, but not as packed as I expected, thinking for sure the event would sell out. Especially considering it was the producer’s only stop in Colorado this fall. Opening for the night was Dj Dialz, a producer out of San Francisco, California. Dialz played classic EDM tunes that everyone could get down to including “Gold Dust” by Flux Pavilion and “Bass Head” by Bassnectar. Although the songs were “classics," it wasn’t the most fitting setlist as an opener for Cashmere Cat. Playing bass-heavy uptempo beats where Cashmere mixes on the more melodic side.
Once Dialz left the stage, the atmosphere swelled with anticipation. The crowd started talking loudly, chants of “Cash-Mere, Cash-Mere, Cash-Mere” could be heard throughout the venue. The lights dimmed and finally the Cat took the stage. Opening with his original tune, “Rice Rain," the crowd burst into cheers hearing the squeaky notes and water drop sound effects. Humming along to the sound effects, the crowd started to move. Only Cashmere Cat has the gift to play music so beautifully, yet so danceable. Playing a set of mostly original tracks, Cashmere Cat dropped all of the crowd favorites including collaboration with Ludacris and Wiz Khalifa “Party Girls,” “Be My Baby” with Ariana Grande,”Octahate” with Ryn Weaver and of course “Do You” with Miguel. Playing a ninety minute set, fans got to hear it all.
It was refreshing to go to a show with a set of almost all original tunes, instead of just hearing the most popular festival anthems mixed into a hour long set. Cashmere Cat’s set was beautiful, playful, and fun. It transitioned effortlessly between quirky yet artistic ballads of sound to Cashmere hits that everyone sang along to. Next time you have the opportunity to see Cashmere Cat, take it, you won’t be disappointed!
Written By Madi Lawton
Photos By Madi Lawton