KNITTING FACTORY PRESENTS
MØ & Cashmere Cat: The MEØW Tour
Danish singer Karen Marie Aagaard Ørsted first made an impact on the music scene under the moniker MØ in 2013, when she lent her vocals to Swedish producer Avicii's song "Dear Boy," from his hit album True. Born in Odense, Ørsted began pursuing music after she received a Spice Girls CD when she was ten years old. As she matured, her influences matured too, with the likes of Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Sonic Youth, and the Smashing Pumpkins inspiring her electro indie pop sound. She soon took to writing her own music, and in 2012 she was invited to appear at the CMJ music showcase in New York, where she garnered positive reviews.
By 2013, Ørsted had released the single "Pilgrim," which showcased her beat-driven music alongside glitchy electronics, sparse guitar melodies, and sultry vocals. Later in 2013 her popularity rose after her voice appeared on Avicii's track, and again on the back of second single "XXX 88," which featured Diplo and garnered comparisons to contemporaries AlunaGeorge and Grimes. Her eagerly anticipated debut full-length, No Mythologies to Follow, appeared in 2014, led by a pair of Danish Top 40 singles, "Don't Wanna Dance" and "Walk This Way."
In 2015, Orsted scored her first smash hit with Major Lazer and DJ Snake. The multiplatinum "Lean On" topped the charts globally, becoming one of the most streamed songs of all time. By the end of the year, she readied more music for release. First came the "Kamikaze" single, which charted in Denmark, Australia, and the U.K. Next was "Final Song," which premiered in May 2016. Months later, she teamed up with Major Lazer once again on "Cold Water," which featured Orsted and Justin Bieber on vocals. The track became her highest charting single in the U.S. and topped the U.K. singles chart. "Don't Leave," with Snakehips, landed in 2017, as well as "3AM (Pull Up)" with Charli XCX and "9 (After Coachella)" with SOPHIE and Cashmere Cat. ~ Scott Kerr & Neil Z. Yeung
Magnus August Høiberg, known as Cashmere Cat, is a downtempo/abstract electronic music producer and turntablist from Halden, Norway. From 2006 through 2009, under the alias Final, he represented his country at the DMC World DJ Championship. He branched into production and remix work; among his most notable early output was Wildchild's (of the Lootpack) "Stuck in Norway," and Final remixes of tracks by Classixx and Jaga Jazzist. He gained much more notice in 2012 and 2013, when he made remixes and edits of tracks by the likes of Lana Del Rey, Jeremih, 2 Chainz, and Miguel. He also released his own productions, including the Mirror Maru EP (released on Pelican Fly), and hooked up with Glasgow's LuckyMe label, the outlet for his 2013 EP, Wedding Bells. The following year he featured on Ludacris' single "Party Girls." In 2017 Cashmere Cat delivered his debut full-length album, Wild Love. Included on the album was the single "Adore," featuring Ariana Grande. Also featured on the album were guest appearances by Selena Gomez, Camila Cabello, 2 Chainz, and others. ~ Andy Kellman