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In Session: Cassy

Cassy steps out in celebration of her debut album

  • Funster
  • 14 July 2016

Cassy is Mixmag's July cover star and she makes her long-awaited appearance on the front of the magazine at the same time as her debut album is released.

'Donna' is a the accumulation of years of graft from Cassy Britton. She first started releasing music at the turn of the noughties and EPs via Perlon, Beat Street and Dessous set the tone of her productions.

Her album just dropped via Aus Music, a label that's celebrating ten years, and was made in Philadelphia alongside legendary producer King Britt. It's soulful with a focus on sultry vocal-led cuts and embody's Cassy's distinct style, which is also prevalent when she moves out of the studio and into the DJ booth.

She was at the helm of the very first Panorama Bar mix CD in 2006 and the Berlin venue is something of a second home for the England-born, Austria-raised artist. She's been a resident at the club and has been playing there for over a decade.

Having cut her teeth at what's now well known as the holy grail of house and techno, it's not surprising that these days her gig schedule is pretty relentless. Her performances at CircoLoco at DC-10 are known as some of the most special on her calendar and when we saw her at the opening party back in 2015, we were left speechless. She came on for the last set on the terrace and when energy levels were reaching a low point, she managed to super-charge every member of the crowd with her rolling, tribal and highly emotive tracks.

Her Mixmag cover mix showcases exactly why she's so well-loved around the world. There are beautifully-merged beats from Kaytronik, Demuir, Kai Alce and Recloose, making this an essential addition to our cover mix ranks. We've uploaded it as our In Session this week and we're sure you're going to fall in love with it.

Download Cassy's In Session here

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1. Tinman ‘Constant Confusion’

“Tinman is first of all an amazing producer. The track is a brilliant opener. It reminds me of the Swiss band Double A from the late 80s. It’s released on Cheap Records from Vienna, which belongs to Patrick Pulsinger and Erdem Tunakan, pioneers of techno and electronic music in Vienna, in Austria – in general, actually.”

2. Inkswel feat Isaac Aesilli & Recloose ‘Rockin Music’

“Recloose is back and before even knowing that he was back I knew I had to include something by him. I’ve loved this track for years. What a great producer.”

3. Kaytronik ‘I Say’

“I love the beat, the hypnotic rhythm. I love to be able to include artists and music that are not necessarily house or techno.”

4. Frank Haag ‘When You Leave’ (The Mole Remix)

“Cesare from Serialism had sent me promos just a few days before this mix. Lucky me! So I could add this very cool remix that The Mole made of Frank Haag’s track. This EP is recommended.”

5. Rydim ‘Tropic’ (Christopher Rau Remix)

“Rydim. Same thing: a very lucky promo just a few days before. This is a Christopher Rau remix. I loved his album on Smallville. Both great producers.”

6. James Benedict ‘When You’re Back’ (Studioheist remix)

“I stumbled on this track on Traxsource. Seriously groovy. A great producer and remixer.”

7. Stereotyp ‘Take The Weight’ (Peter Kruder Vocal Mix)

“Peter Kruder needs no introduction. Love this track. My musical past.”

8. Recloose ‘Honey Rocks’

“A new EP on Aus. So good.”

9. Kiko Navarro & DJ Fudge ‘Anyway I Want’

“I have been buying a lot of DJ Fudge lately and also Fudge with Navarro. Serious music for serious dancers: people who are in the club to boogie.”

10. Demuir ‘Derrick Does Disco (First Stanza)’

“Fucking hell. What an amazing discovery! What an amazing producer. His music is so fresh and juicy and present and great-sounding. Love love love his tracks!”

11. KZR Kai Alcé ‘The Rabbit’s Hole’

“Not the first time I’ve put Kai on a mix. What an amazing producer. A brilliant track. His music is so tasteful.”

12. Yaya ‘Unconditional Love’

“Yaya sent me unreleased tracks by chance... and he agreed to me using them. Genius. Love his music!”

13. Cassy ‘Route To Thonon’

“Produced on Route de Thonon, together with Lad. What an amazing journey my album was. This track still sounds so fresh and good to me.”

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