We could describe the sound of The Cataracs using the familiar terms: “cutting edge” “universal,” “beyond category.”
And we wouldn’t be lying. But save those cliches for a group who needs them. The Cataracs music and buzz speaks for itself.
The Cataracs are David Singer-Vine, 20 aka “Campa,” and Niles Hollowell-Dhar, 19, “Cyrano”. Both members share vocalist duties with Cyrano acting as the sole producer. The pair have developed a electro pop sound that combines the dancefloor sensibilities of electronic music with pop melodies, a risque edge, and east bay swagger.
These divergent sounds are effectively cohesive when brought together by The Cataracs’ energy, sense of humor, and undeniably entertaining chemistry.
After nearly five years of developing their music and creating a ravenouse local following, The Cataracs are ready to take The Cata Cata sound worldwide. Their recent single, “Baby Baby (The Lover’s Anthem)” has climbed to 2 on WILD 94.9’s Top 7. Take one look at the station’s charts and you will find that no other local artist has even come close.
Myspace.com exclusively made The Cataracs featured artist last month out of pure love for their booty jiggling jams. Last month also debuted the video to “Baby, Baby”, directed by acclaimed director Taj, best known for Rihanna’s “Please Don’t Stop the Music”.
This month has been even busier with cover stories in The SF Chronicle, The Oakland Tribune, and The Contra Costa Times, as well as a feature in the SF Weekly. The Cataracs video, “Murder She Wrote” debuted this week on VH1’s “The V-Spot”.