Attack Fridays with The Cataracs
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Music duo consisting of Niles Hollowell-Dhar (Cyrano) and David Benjamin Singer-Vine (Campa). The Cataracs are an American indie-pop duo formed in Berkeley, California. The duo started out as an independent group, during their years at Berkeley High School. The two were first signed to Indie-Pop label. Their music is considered to be a mixture of genres including rap and pop. They are currently based in Los Angeles, California.
David and Niles met in their sophomore year while attending Berkeley High School. Singer-Vine was featured in a rap CD that was being passed around campus. Dhar eventually heard the CD and subsequently created a response to the CD. The “diss” response brought the two together and they soon became friends. In 2003, the two joined together to create The Cataracs (named after Snoop Dogg’s song “What’s my name Pt. 2” after the phrase “Who smoke ‘til your eyes get cataracts”) . In the summer of 2006, they released their first album, Technohop Vol. 1. Soon they had 2,000 units in only a three month span. In August 2006, the group joined with The Pack to make the single “Blueberry Afghani”. The song soon became a hit and was chosen as a “Download of the Week” by 106 KMEL and many such as The Fader, UK’s Hip Hop Connection and XLR8R praised it. Recently signed with Indie Pop/Universal Republic and are currently recording a full length album in Los Angeles.