Sold out shows are nothing new to The Glass House concert venue in Pomona, Calif.
Electronic artist, Cashmere Cat stopped by to play a long, mellow show on his way to weekend number two of the Coachella music festival.
Fans waited eagerly in lines that went around both corners of the venue before they finally opened the door to the late 11 p.m. show. The amount of people waiting for will call only grew as the opener took the stage thirty minutes later.
Trippy Turtle, DJ and producer, opened the show with a set that definitely got fans up and dancing. Often compared to Cashmere Cat, this electronic artist mixes R&B music with heavy bass lines and up-tempo beats that all seem to work well together. Many of his mash-ups could be categorized under Jersey Club Music because it has repetitive dance beats.
Turtle is also a member, or as they say, The Animal Pack Leader of the FoFoFadi crew, which is made up of other artists with animal-style names… (Did someone say In-N-Out?) Together they take on the music scene influenced by cartoons, video games and Japanese culture – and they take it quite seriously. Welcome to 2015.
The young artist and friend of Cashmere Cat spun many of his usual hits that are constantly replayed on Soundcloud, such as “Wet”; “Furthest Thing”; and of course the ever so popular “Trippy’s Theme.” He excited the crowd when he threw “Earth and Back” into the mix, which is produced by an up and coming artist, Sam Gellaitry.
The Glass House serves alcohol for those who are 21 and over, but it didn’t seem to matter at this particular all-ages show because it was full of incoherent teenagers mindlessly bouncing around to music that made them move in an effortless manner. Some could describe the environment like an underground rave filled with people who were so excited to have a late night curfew, while others might just describe it as another rambunctious, candy-filled, dance party.
Finally, 12:45 p.m. rolled around and Cashmere Cat took the stage in a very mellow, purple-lit setting. His first few songs could probably put to sleep someone who didn’t have any extra caffeine or whatever pick-me-up people tend to ingest these days.
His electronic sound uses muffled bass and synthesizers that often drop soul-piercing beats. Some of the stuff he played could be classified as down-tempo while he still incorporated his other cinematically glittery hits. There is no doubt that a fan can tell when something has been produced by this unconventional artist.
He continues to gain major popularity as he rides the train to mainstream production having worked with artists such as Ariana Grande and Kanye West.
It doesn’t seem like it matters that some of his fans find inconsistency within the delivery of his performances because his signature essence is exemplified in his incessant production.
Cashmere Cat’s Soundcloud to listen to his growing list of popular hits… that’s all for meow.