You could describe the sound of The Cataracs using the familiar terms: "cutting edge," "universal," or "beyond category." And you wouldn't be lying. But save those clichés for a group who needs them. The Cataracs' music and buzz speaks for itself. This songwriting duo and production team of David Singer-Vine, (aka Campa) and Niles Hollowell-Dhar (aka Cyrano) has developed an electro pop sound that combines the dancefloor sensibilities of electronic music with pop melodies, a risqué edge, and Bay Area swagger. These divergent sounds converge effectively when brought together by The Cataracs' energy, sense of humor, and undeniably entertaining chemistry.
After becoming local celebrities in San Francisco thanks to their infamous Technohop Dance Parties, The Cataracs got their first big break when they joined with Berkeley-based band The Pack to create "Blueberry Afghani." The track became a hit, and the duo soon decided to pursue music full-time. They moved to Los Angeles and continued producing hit tracks, including "Baby Baby (The Lovers Anthem)" and "Club Love," as well as a series of successful studio albums. They also began working extensively with California-based signer Dev, their hit "Like a G6" (with Far East movement) cresting at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 100. Subsequent years saw have seen the pair collaborate with numerous other artists, including Shwayze, New Boyz, 50 Cent, and Snoop Dogg.
Although the Cata boys have cultivated a worldwide following that transcends cultural and racial boundaries, they remain true to their core fan base: teenage girls. Having recently signed a record deal with Universal Republic, produced records for some of the biggest artists in popular music, rocked clubs around the world with their high-energy dance set, and released the hit single "All You" in collaboration with Waka Flocka Flame and Kaskade, these young superstars are poised to only continue their ascent.