Release Date: Jul 8, 2016
Record label: Aus Music
After spending the majority of her career behind the booth, internationally renowned DJ Cassy is stepping into the spotlight with her debut LP, Donna.Cassy (Catherine Britton) is a celebrated DJ that has delighted audiences around the globe with her taste-making techno for over 20 years. Born in England and raised in Austria, she was drawn to music at an early age. Spurred on by her mentor Electric Indigo, Cassy started DJing in her late 20s and quickly made a name for herself in underground electronic music circles.
Donna was recorded over the course of several years, a period that entailed personal upheaval and two relocations -- from Berlin to Los Angeles, then from Los Angeles to Philadelphia -- for Cassy Britton. In Philly, she linked with King Britt, who co-produced most of the tracks. Familiarity with Britt's earlier deep house and later machine soul output (as Fhloston Paradigm) makes his contributions easy to discern.
As a DJ, Cassy Britton has long been one of clubland’s best within a certain subset of house and techno—specifically, the sort that’s sensual, intimate and full of emotion. It’s a skill set that’s taken her far: over the years, she’s had residencies at the places including Panorama Bar, Rex Club, Trouw and Circo Loco—and on top of that, she’s on seemingly perpetual tour, playing clubs and festival across the globe. But her discography, comparatively speaking, is a bit bare.