Origin: United States
Quickly cementing a global fan-base with their richly distinct and dynamic sound, the birth of popular New York City electronic duo Black Caviar stretches back to meeting on rival bowling leagues in Reading, Pennsylvania. Troy Hinson and Jared Piccone bonded over their mutual love of the PA hardcore music scene and searching for the unacknowledged truth about extra-terrestrial biological entities. After 10+ years of searching to no avail and a failed Tex Mex taco truck business venture, Jared and Troy decided to pursue the Plan B which was starting a DJ/ Producer duo.
After years of recording music and touring in various musical acts, the guys decided to put aside their music projects and began working traditional 9-5 jobs. Troy became a producer/personality on SiriusXM’s “Jim Norton and Sam Roberts” show and Jared worked as A&R man at Republic Records, signing acts such as Phantoms and Prince Fox.
In 2015, Hinson and Piccone dove back into producing music and formed their current project Black Caviar. Citing musical influences such as Timbaland, The Beastie Boys and Fatboy Slim, the NY duo approached their music on a quest for the “perfect bounce.” Quickly garnering a reputation as one dance music’s most versatile producers, Black Caviar fuses elements of Detroit House and NYC Hip-Hop, with a blend of New Orleans Bounce and twist of Latin Rhythm. “We have such a wide array of influences across the music spectrum, it’s fun to mix and match all of them to make something unique,” adds Hinson.
Amassing almost 50 million Spotify streams in their illustrious career so far, Black Caviar’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric, with the duo racking up huge success with a vibrant rework of Modjo classic ‘Lady (Hear Me Tonight)’ and their thunderous remix of iconic dance legend Tiësto’s ‘BOOM. The pair earned widespread plaudits on their original production ‘Coco’ (over 12 millions Spotify streams), tackled official remix duties for viral superstar Big Shaq’s ‘Man’s Not Hot’ and ‘New York, What’s Happenin?’ with legendary Bronx rapper, Kool Keith. “We really just started making music for the love of it with zero expectations, and somehow, it started popping off,” adds Piccone.
Supported across SiriusXM’s electronic channels, including BPM and Diplo’s Revolution, the duo recently hit the road to perform at gigs ranging from private parties in Silicon Valley to clubs in Las Vegas, New York and Boston. In addition, they performed festival sets over the summer at Electric Zoo in New York and Splash House in Palm Springs. “We are having a blast right now making music, playing gigs and having as much FUN as possible. We are just starting to get going ”adds Piccone and Hinson.
Most recently, Black Caviar debuted their major collab ‘What’s up Danger’ with rapper Blackway from the Spiderman: Intro The Spider Verse movie soundtrack. This is the second single released from the soundtrack, following Post Malone’s ‘Sunflower’ featuring Swae Lee. The soundtrack is set to be released on December 14th, the same day as the nationwide theatrical release of the film.
Transitioning into the new year, Black Caviar are poised to break out in 2019, so you’ll want to stay tuned for more.