Producer duo The Cataracs, consisting of David “Campa” Singer-Vine and Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar, have officially disbanded with one of the members choosing to leave music.
Niles revealed the news on the duo’s official Facebook page last Wednesday (August 22) that David has moved on, but he will continue as a solo act.
“The Cataracs, as of 2 weeks ago, has taken a new form,” he began. “David informed us of a pretty big decision… The decision to follow his heart and put music down. At the time, it hit me like a sack full of ‘What the f***” bricks. But, it’s a choice I respect. He deserves happiness and if it’s not here in The Cataracs, then he should be out there finding it.
“As some of you may know, I’ve always been the only one in The Cataracs who produces music, so that doesn’t change,” Niles continued. “In fact, instead of slowing down these last weeks, I’ve collaborated with artists I could only dream of before and created the best music of my career. And the music will only continue to get bigger and better. You just won’t be hearing David on it anymore. It’s sad… But some doors close so that new ones can open.”
Niles did not ellaborate on David’s plans beyond The Cataracs, but says he’ll carry on the duo’s name as a solo act and producer.
The news comes on the heels of the release of their latest project, the Gordo Taqueria EP, which dropped in July. Niles immediate plans were unknown at press time.