Thanks to the miracles of modern technology, the average American schnook can now create an entire musical oeuvre in their bedroom. The flipside to this democratization of music is that, unfortunately, most of the tunes should never ever EVER be heard outside of the bedroom in which they were made (please to see Myspace.com
for 47 Million irrefutable affirmations of this statement). There is an exception to every rule though, and that exception is The Cataracs.
Hailing from the same Berzerkly, CA scene that birthed The Pack, these dudes started out making hyphy records, but they have tansmogrified into something entirely more interesting. Cataracs are making real pop records that sound like the spawn of T-Pain and Daft Punk with perhaps a little bit of Tears for Fears thrown in the mix. Cyrano makes the incredibly well-orchestrated beats and he and his pot-na Campa collab on the lyrics. Oh and guess what, all you second-rate myspace electro hipster-hop poseurs? Unlike you guys, the Cata Cata get play on FM pop radio rubbing shoulders with Leona Lewis and the Jonas Brothers on WILD 94.9 in the 'Sco, instead of being relegated to the soundtrack of late-night coke binges at Sway. Now they've got labels flying them across the country, but they still found time to rock the Berkley high school prom, where they made all the young breezies with hyphenated last names swoon.
Written By Dr. Cell Ray Brown Okayplayer.com