The Cataracs

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About The Cataracs

Hip-hop production duo The Cataracs made their mark in the 2000s with memorable party bangers like Far East Movement’s 2010 chart-topper “Like a G6.” • David Benjamin Singer-Vine and Niles Hollowell-Dhar met while attending Berkeley High School in California. They began making music together as a duo in 2003. • The name The Cataracs comes from a lyric in Snoop Dogg's 2000 song “What’s My Name Pt. 2.” • The Cataracs enjoyed local success with their 2005 single “Blueberry Afghani,” an example of the Bay Area hip-hop variant known as “hyphy.” They released their debut album, Technohop Vol. 1, in 2006. • They scored another local hit with the 2008 single “Baby Baby,” later featured in an episode of the reality series Keeping Up with the Kardashians. • The Cataracs are best known for producing Far East Movement’s 2010 smash “Like a G6,” featuring Dev. The single reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and went quadruple platinum in the US. • In 2010, they collaborated with Snoop Dogg on the song “Wet,” the lead single off the rapper’s Doggumentary album. • Singer-Vine decided to leave the group in 2012—he eventually formed the pop duo Terror Jr. Niles continued working as The Cataracs before transitioning into his EDM moniker KSHMR.

Berkeley, CA, United States
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