Swedish duo Cazzette to perform in New Orleans Saturday

Nina Belzer, Staff Reporter

Although the Swedish duo Cazzette may be lumped into the EDM category, the last thing it wants to be called is an EDM group.

“We don’t define our music with genres,” Sebastian Furrer, co-founder of the band, said EDM is not the only thing we want to do. We don’t like being bound by genres.”

The band, formed in 2011, is comprised of Furrer and Alexander Bjorklund. Based out of Stockholm, the group gives credit to the city’s open-mindedness towards trying out “weird, new stuff,” and states that it allowed them to grow as producers.

After dropping the club-favorite single “Beam Me Up” in 2012, the group released their first album “Eject” in 2014. Their new EP “Desserts” dropped on Aug. 15.

“We named the EP ‘Desserts’ because if you turn it around the letters spell ‘Stressed,'” Furrer said.

Bjorklund states their creative process with “Desserts” was like raising a child; the duo has been working on “Desserts” for over two and a half years and having that time allowed them to create songs that they hold dear and have great pride in.

Furrer explains that every song on the EP has it’s own character and that it’s impossible for him to pick a favorite because every song has its own charm.

As far as what’s next for Cazzette?

“We want to be able to [create] whatever we want,” Furrer said. “Say we want to produce a cassette that’s based entirely around hip hop, then we want to [work hard enough] so that we will be able to do that.”

The group is currently on tour and will perform at 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 6 at The Metropolitan House.