David â€œCampaâ€� Benjamin Singer-Vine and Niles â€œCyranoâ€� Hollowell-Dhar combined their songwriting, vocal, and production talents in 2003, while they were attending high school in Berkeley, CA. Three years later, after taking their name -- the Cataracs -- from a line in Snoop Dogg's â€œWhatâ€™s My Name, Pt. 2,â€� they released an independent album, Technohop, Vol. 1, and produced the sparse and booming track â€œBlueberry Afghaniâ€� for fellow Berkeley-based group the Pack. The duo released a handful of low-key albums and mixtapes and broke through with â€œLike a G6,â€� a collaboration with Far East Movement and vocalist Dev that topped the Billboard Hot 100 in late October 2010. Dev herself released a Cataracs-produced single, â€œBass Down Low,â€� which reached the chart by the end of the year. The Cataracs maintained their hit-making streak with Snoop's â€œWetâ€� -- yet another stripped-down, bass-heavy track -- which was made for Prince Williamâ€™s bachelor party and charted in early 2011. ~ Andy KellmanPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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