Friends Keep Secrets, the label created by multi-platinum producer Benny Blanco, will present a label showcase featuring Cashmere Cat, Jessie Ware, Ryn Weaver, Tory Lanez, BenZel and more February 18 at Los Angeles’ El Rey Theater.
The showcase will feature performances from collaborators and label artists and DJ sets from BenZel, the duo of Blanco and Ben Ash (Two Inch Punch), along with special guest appearances from label friends.
Cashmere Cat, born Magnus August Høiberg, rose to prominence with EPs released on cult labels LuckyMe and Pelican Fly. The EPs attracted Blanco’s attention and led to production work with Kanye West, Ariana Grande, Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, Usher, Tinashe and many more. His debut album is forthcoming on Friends Keep Secrets.
British artist Jessie Ware released her sophomore album, Tough Love, earlier this year. Executive produced by BenZel, the album features collaborations with Ed Sheeran, Miguel, Dev Hynes, Emile Haynie, Julio Bashmore and more. Tough Love follows Ware’s debut, Devotion.
Rising rapper, singer, songwriter and producer Tory Lanez, born Daystar Peterson, signed with Blanco following the release of his acclaimed mixtapes Lost Cause, Conflicts of my Soul: The 416 Story and Chixtapes 1 and 2. Born and raised in Toronto, Lanez is currently on a nationwide headline tour with his debut album set for release next year.