If contemporary pop is a blend of moody R&B vocals and playful DJ tricks, Cashmere Cat is the wizard behind the curtain. The Oslo native’s eccentric, flamboyant production makes pop songs feel like modern art, twisting beats and melodies into loopy abstractions. He cut his teeth producing for Benny Blanco (Ed Sheeran, Justin Bieber) and Kanye West, so it’s no surprise that his debut album features a slew of A-list talent, including The Weeknd, Selena Gomez, Ariana Grande, MØ, and many others. But make no mistake, Cashmere Cat is the star here. Don’t miss “Victoria’s Veil,” the only song without a featured artist, for an unfiltered look at his magic.