The Cataracs are an American hip hop indie-pop duo formed in Berkeley, California, consisting of David “Campa” Benjamin Singer-Vine, a songwriter and vocalist and Niles “Cyrano” Hollowell-Dhar, a songwriter, vocalist, and producer.
The duo started out as an independent group, during their years at Berkeley High School. The two were first signed to the label Indie-Pop. They describe their music as "an everyday man's take on pop music.
Cool, dry beats and neo-pyschedelic flows characterize this Berkeley group’s contribution to the burgeoning hyphy movement. Less raucous than Dem Hoodstarz but perfectly willing to sin, the Cataracs put another pushpin in the Bay Area map.
Devin Star Tailes (born July 2, 1989), better known by her stage name Dev, is an American recording artist. She was discovered by The Cataracs when she made an Amy Winehouse cover and posted it onto MySpace back in 2008.
Dev’s song Booty Bounce was sampled in Far East Movement’s hit single Like A G6 which reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart, and sold over two million downloads in the country.
Dev was signed to Universal Republic in October 2010 and released her first official single, Bass Down Low in December. The song debuted at number ninety-four in the US. Dev’s debut album called The Night The Sun Came Up. is set for 20 September 2011 release.