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Debut single of 1st/leading Saudi female DJ, paving the way for other female artists from Saudi Arabia

Cosmicat is a self-made artist, driven by curiosity and passion, from a country where not so long ago (pre-2018) women were considered second-class citizens.

They couldn't travel without men's permission, visit sports stadiums, drive a car, etc.

There were no music events, no music schools, no career opportunities for musicians. The cultural shift started in 2018 under Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Thanks to experimentation and online research Nouf learned all the necessary skills and eventually made a courageous choice to quit her 9-to-5 job as a dentist to pursue her dreams.

In 2019 she performed at the first music festival in Saudi Arabia - MDLBEAST's Soundstorm (which was also the biggest in the Middle East).

Her reach quickly expanded to Bahrain, Lebanon, Kuwait, United Arab Emirates, where she performed, and now she's gearing up for the release of her debut original single. I believe that Nouf is a perfect example showing that it's important to be persistent and take the chance whenever it arises. Currently, there are more female DJs in Saudi Arabia who support and empower one another, with Cosmicat being the first/leading one, paving the way for other Saudi female DJs.

She also hosts her own TV show. Privately she's a cat lady (hence the artist name).

Her personal favourites are Solomun, Peggy Gou and Jamie Jones.

Listen to "Toxic Romance": (out on May 28)

"When I was working on "Toxic Romance," all I had on my mind was that I wanted to create the sound I love. It got me romanticizing about my relationship with the it, as it's a human being; how it was there for me every time I needed it or how I always come around to seek and chase it. On the sonic level, I wanted to add a big-sounding synth to make the track sound bold and highlight how synthesizers and electronic music can coexist with gentle whispering and my own vocals. I believe this makes "Toxic Romance" sounding delicate and personal, while still being dancefloor-friendly." - Cosmicat