It’s a plain fact – close friends and production / DJ partners Grzegorz and Wojciech are enjoying a stellar and prolific career as the house outfit Catz ’n Dogz. Having worked their way up from humble beginnings to international acclaim, they now boast constant DJ shows at the hottest venues in Europe and across the globe, collaborations with the most respected labels on the scene, their own in house imprint Pets Recordings and sub-label Step, and numerous chart-topping singles and LPs. Just recently their impressive discography includes, the ‘Force EP’, the duo’s debut on UK house giant Defected Records, the 2018 EP ‘Feelings Factory’, as they return to Dirtybird US and a killer remix of Legowelt on Sven Vath’s Cocoon. Spring 2019 meanwhile saw the much-anticipated release of the fourth Catz n Dogz studio album, ‘Friendship’, featuring exciting collaborators including Kiddy Smile and Jono McCleery.
As well as the EPs, singles and albums Catz ’n Dogz’s inspired, collaborative outlook on production is also showcased via their well-received remixes. Just last year, they released an engaging rework of Claptone’s ‘Under the Moon’ following the 2017 hit remix of Marlena Shaw’s “Woman of the Ghetto” and Thomas Schumacher’s ‘Hush’ in back in 2013, which held the #1 spot on the Beatport tech house charts for five consecutive months. Having now been active on the scene for fifteen years there is no doubt Catz ’n Dogz are making a lasting impression in the dance music community, while also taking a firm lead in the Eastern European electronic music revolution. Not surprisingly their achievements have been reflected with strong press and award nominations including cover features with both Mixmag and DJ Mag Spain, spots in the RA Top 100 DJ poll, and DJ Mag’s Top 10 Albums for their LP ‘Basic Colour Theory’. Other notable accolades include a nomination for ‘Best Track’ at WMC Awards 2013 with ‘They Frontin’ feat Monty Luke’ and the title of ‘Producers of the Year’ from Muno.pl. Clearly, Catz ’n Dogz continue to dazzle the dancers on the floor and the electronic music community at large.
Taking a quick look into their history, the duo’s hometown of Szczecin PL is just 100 miles from Berlin. The two young DJs were inspired by Berlin’s iconic techno sound from the beginning, finding they were able to pick up FM frequencies traversing the border from neighbouring Germany on the underground radio stations before electronic club music was widely available in Poland. However, while Grzegorz and Wojciech recognize the significance of this influence, they resist pinpointing a primary source of inspiration. After all, their discography includes tracks of bright disco and deep house, sexy jazz vocals and boldly spoken phrases. Their playfully innovative spirit is clear in their bumping DJ sets and productions, resisting strict genres but inviting natural movement and connection. Here, in this area between the lines, Grzegorz and Wojciech are pushing boundaries as Catz ’n Dogz, as their music manifesto proudly states; Music Not Genres, celebrating the diversity of house and techno music in all its forms, in particular through their own label, Pets Recordings.
Now, with multiple projects in production, performance and organization, Catz ’n Dogz continue to leave their paw prints on the global stage. They have collaborated with an impressive list of the electronic music elite including Green Velvet, Claude Von Stroke, Jamie Jones, Maurice Fulton, Ania Schneider, Dj Haus and Claptone, right through to global pop music icons like Friendly Fires, Kings Of Leon and Rosin Murphy. Not at all surprising given that their renowned and powerful DJ sets make them a staple at some of the most prestigious festivals worldwide including Tomorrowland, SW4, Park Life, Bestival, Snowbombing, Electric Daisy Carnival, BPM and their very own PL based boutique festival, Wooded. Oh, and not to mention one can also regularly find them on the lineups of top clubs like Watergate in Berlin, Ushuaia Ibiza, Fabric in London and their residency at Smolna in Warsaw.
Inspired and driven with all these accomplishments under their belts, Grzegorz and Wojciech show no sign of slowing down — in fact, the best is yet to come as Catz ‘n Dogz continue to bring out the animals in us all with their innovative, dance-inducing sound.