Groovy rolling basslines, minimal, acid and elements of 90’s house can all be heard in Cassette’s sets and productions.
Not one to be pigeonholed or limited by others’ perceptions, Cassette draws influence from many different genres.
Whether it be deep minimal or jackin’ Chicago style house there is a certain groove in all her musical choices that sets her sound apart from others.
Hailing from Sydney, Australia, Cassette has toured her home country, and gained strong support from renowned Auzzie collectives Subsonic, Spice, Blueprint, S.A.S.H., Days Like This, Return to Rio and Division Agency.
Internationally, she has played clubs and festivals in Europe, USA, Africa, Mexico, the UAE and Asia.
Now venturing deeper into the world of music production, Cassette has been making how own tracks, and we are excited to have this exclusive 333 Sessions mix and interview from her.
How did you find the format for 333 and what type of vibe/energy were you trying to capture?
I LOVE the concept and love a long mix as you can really take the listener on a journey over 3 and a half hours. It’s a bit more work but totally worth it as when you’re partying or hanging at home with friends there is nothing better than a good long mix you can just put on, kick back and strap in for the ride 🚀💫
At what age did you first find your love for music, and when did you start DJing/producing music?
I did ballet for 10 years, so was always into music and dance, but didn’t really realize how much I loved dance music until my first experience at Globe nightclub. At the time, I was underage with my older sister and her boyfriend who was a DJ. I fell in love with house music and the nightclub culture pretty much overnight then never looked back. I started producing a radio show on FBI with a notorious local DJ Ajax (R.I.P) and working for Fuzzy on music events and festivals…that was over 10years ago now. Production came years later, after studying electronic music production for a couple of years at TAFE Music.
Sydney is just opening back, what’s the vibe like? Must be great to be booking gigs again?
Amazing! The vibe has been incredible at every gig I have played, and the bookings keep coming through. I have to say, after 3 months of feeling obsolete, it feels so good to be in demand again… I’m so excited for Summer!!
Tell us a bit more about Bodywork?
Bodywork is the lovechild between myself and my good friend and business partner Danni B, who is a talented DJ that I’m sure you have all heard of by now. The concept was to create a fun event experience that fuses good house music, art, community and culture.
We are both so stoked with how quickly the community has grown over the last year, and we have big plans for the brand in the coming months. We are branching into a record label and fashion/merchandise line, and on the horizon, there are plans to do plenty more music, art and fashion collaborations, so there are lots of exciting things happening!
Give us some artists that got you through lockdowns and this crazy period / what have you been listening to lately?
Ohhh boy, so many!! I bought so much music during the lockdown. A lot of the guys featured in this mix are still my favourites, and have been for a while: Mihai Popoviciu, Frink, Gorge, James Dexter, DJOKO and Lazare Hoche are just a few. They all do that groovy, chuggy deep house sound, which is perfect for mixes and driving. I also like old-school house guys like Soul Minority and Spencer Parker
I understand you have some upcoming releases?
Yes, I have a 3 track EP coming out on our own label, Bodywork Records. I have been making so much music during the lockdown, and there is still plenty more to come!
Outside of DJing, producing music how do you spend your time?
Swimming and walking, as I love the beach! I try to get in the ocean every day if I can, and anyone who knows me knows a good sunset and salty tommys margie is the quickest way to my heart 🙂
Thanks for taking the time to chat today, is there anything else you would like to add?
Thanks so much to Flow Music and 333 Sessions for the support, I am really thrilled with all the feedback I have been receiving on this mix, as I spent a lot of time curating it, and mixed together a lot of old/new tracks, so it feels really nice to know people are enjoying it ❤🙏