In 2015, Tez Cadey composed a track called ‘Seve’ in his student room in Lille. His song was streamed five billion times, quickly making a name for himself amongst the best French electro artists. He worked with Ultra Music, a label renowned for dance music worldwide. He embarked on an international career, travelling the world to play, especially in Asia, where ‘Seve’ became famous thanks to a series of viral videos. He spent much of his student years travelling worldwide to work as a DJ. Tez Cadey grew up in Belgium, the US, and France as a kid. He wasn’t too unsettled by this lifestyle, and he quickly adapted to the requirements of this international career.
Between 2016 and 2019, Tez Cadey played internationally. In 2018, he released his first album, and by the end of 2019, he was touring in the States. Following these busy three years, Tez Cadey felt the need to focus on music again and reconnect with the pleasure of composing music spontaneously.
“What makes me really excited is to compose new things and explore new styles. That’s why I changed the music genre every week when I started,” Cadey said.
Over the last couple of months, he’s been working comfortably from his home studio and on his laptop. This allows him to work from anywhere and find his early years’ spontaneity again.
“I like the idea of being able to compose anywhere and upload a track online immediately if I feel like it,” he said.
Tez Cadey, now 27 years old, also wants to broaden his horizons and help other artists produce their music. Over the past few months, he’s worked with other artists, groups, singers, and rap artists.
“I enjoy producing music for other people, it’s a different business side. I prefer to be able to do a little bit of everything okay, rather than excel at just one thing. I also sometimes write the lyrics for some projects,” he said.
He’s also mentally completely changed his approach towards his initial success: “It was hard to dissociate myself as an artist from ‘Seve,’ but I want to continue to explore. It took time to realise that I was a producer and a DJ and that I can compose whatever I want, whether it’s a techno album or pop music.”
Tez Cadey is free and determined and will undoubtedly continue to surprise us.