It’s slightly shocking that this is the first collaboration between the electronic pop sensations Cashmere Cat and Diplo. Both have been major forces driving the evolution of electronic music into main stream pop. The duo of impeccable producers have triumphantly taken over pop music over the past few years, bridging a relationship between A-list pop vocalists with top notch producers to create a new world of dance pop music. While they’ve often taken slack for “selling out”, Cashmere Cat and Diplo have done just the opposite; giving up and coming producers something to strive for and breaking the walls of normal genre boundaries. These producers are the masterminds behind some of the biggest musical transformations the pop world has ever seen with Cashy turning Ariana Grande from Disney starlet to pop icon and Diplo reinventing Justin Bieber into a matured craze worthy star. Cashmere Cat’s highly acclaimed debut 9 album showcased his exceptional hand at fortifying artists like MØ, Camila Cabello and Selena Gomez while Diplo worked outside his solo project as part of Major Lazer and Jack Ü to continue to diversify his flawless production abilities. But it was only a matter of time before the duo of hot shots teamed up.
Out now with their debut collaboration, Cashmere Cat has enlisted 9 collaborator Tory Lanez to work alongside Major Lazer for “Miss You”. No stranger to the production game, Toronto rapper Tory Lanez came up with the help of Benny Blanco and Play Picasso before going on to work with Shlohmo, RL Grime, Bauuer and more as part of his collaborative We Did It mixtape.
The trio’s exhilarating new single quickly snagged a slot as Zane Lowe’s World Pick, giving Diplo the opportunity to discuss their collaborative creative process on yesterday’s Beats 1 Radio episode while Tory Lanez talked about his love affair with Ed Sheeran and credited him and Benny Blanco on the track.
“Cashmere had an idea for a song and it kind of fit the Major Lazer mold a little bit so I just helped him steer it. We finished it together backstage one night at Red Rocks in Denver actually…It was after his set, before my set… It was funny because we actually worked on the drop for a year and everything sucked. And then we made the most easiest drop ever.” – Diplo
— Zane Lowe (@zanelowe) January 16, 2018
The glittery, slightly tribal percussion heavy beat glows under Tory Lanez’s sensually sultry sing-rap. There’s an ease and simplicity to this single that makes it shine even brighter as it’s not cluttered with wonky, aggressive sounds. “Miss You” is an instant and addictive hit that hopefully will lead to more Diplo and Cashmere Cat collaborations. Get ready to fall in love with Cashmere Cat and Major Lazer’s monstrous collaboration and stream “Miss You” and the trio’s interview with Zane Lowe below.
Cashmere Cat – Miss You (feat. Major Lazer & Tory Lanez) | Stream
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