When seeing the name CAZZETTE, the image most people might have etched into their brains would be of a cassette helmet-donning duo that made tidal waves across the progressive house scene nearly a decade ago. However, after an amicable split between Sebastian Furrer and Alexander Björklund, the project now shows the Swedish producer Alexander operating solo sans the tape head. It’s not only his look that has seen some altering— his sound too has been slightly reinvented, and he’s showcasing this new era on his forthcoming Stereo Mono EP on PRMD Music.
The second single to surface from the package is a catchy house offering featuring the vocal talents of Parson James, who has become a celebrated fixture within the LBGTQ community. And with it being Pride month, the timing couldn’t be any better for us to unveil this anthem to the world.
“I’m very happy about my collaboration with Parson James,” Björklund tells Insomniac. “Parsons soulful vocals immediately took me back to an old-school house sound that I’ve been missing. The song came together very naturally after hitting the first note on the driving bassline dominating through the song. ‘Missing You’ is a homage to that old-school house/dance sound that I grew up on but with a modern twist.”
“As a major fan of Cazzette for as long as I can remember, I am thrilled to be able to collaborate with him on a song I love so much,” James adds.
They make a good team. James is vulnerable yet confident about his romantic attachments, as he wears his heart on his sleeve during his love-stricken crooning. Björklund carries his voice delicately across an infectious groove, consisting of tender chord stabs, mild-tempered basslines, and a shuffling rhythm that will make you want to call up your current crush and confess your soul.
Available June 22 via PRMD Records.