Before Catherine Britton was a big-room DJ with residencies at the world's most prominent clubs, she made bewitching house music. Well she still does! Her white-label Cassy records showcased her best and most understated. 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.
Asking what inspires her, Cassy replied: “Be yourself and if you can’t be yourself, be Chaka Khan.”
After initially being resident at Cocoon Ibiza on the Amnesia terrace, Cassy moved to Circo Loco where she still holds her residency today. “I am very happy playing there, I enjoy the vibe and the energy and especially now I can play more open and interesting."
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. “Sun Ra was this super mega cosmic guy, an out there character. These people must have been a big influence on me. They left a trace behind of somewhere I knew I belonged, without knowing how to get there.”
Fast forward to late 2017 - In the run-up to the November launch of Cassy's new label, Kwench Records, a press release outlined its manifesto: "Two or more artists will collaborate on an EP of original material, with a further artist joining the package on remix duty." It didn't take long for things to move off-script—the debut 12-inch, Cassy & Demuir's"Please Me", didn't include any remixes but now circulates the underground just in time for West Coast Weekender.
Catch Cassy & Demuir both this year at West Coast Weekender. May 3-6, 2018