DJ DUO PRODUCERS, Abomb and Joseph Michael met in a sound recording class Spring of 2014, while attending Miami Dade College. Abomb introduced himself after overhearing Joseph Michael singing and playing his own rendition of 'Santeria' by Sublime on the piano. Recognizing each other's true talent and potential to be business partners, they expressed a mutual interest in collaborating. Once in the studio, the vibe between them musically and personally was undeniable. Three months later, Abomb and Joseph Michael joined forces to open their own studio. The bangers began to flow unstoppably. With sounds and skill sets complementing each other so effortlessly, they decided to make the collaboration official in 2016. Joseph Michael would sing and produce, while Abomb would produce and rap. Together, they named the new DJ duo CASHÆ.
CASHÆ fuses together two of the most popular music genres, underground rap and EDM, to cater to today's Millennial and Gen z demographics. Their unique sound weaves and marries together multiple cultures at once, providing a global appeal to the masses. Through this sheer rhythmic perfection, critics have coined it as the future of Miami sound: Tropic Trap. CASHÆ'S most recent musical collaborations include SMLE, Boobie Black, Tory Lanez and Kevin Gates.
Joseph Michael Barrios was born and raised in Miami, Florida to a Cuban father and Canadian mother. As a lifelong actor, he starred in several feature films, as well as highly acclaimed projects with NBC, HBO, Gatorade, and Home Depot, acting alongside Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Steven Bauer, Gunplay, YD, Poeta Callejera, Jimkie Johnson and Jeffrey Whalberg.
A multi-instrumentalist, Joseph Michael plays the piano, drums, guitar, bass and is a skilled vocalist. He harnessed his musical talent early by playing with a church band beginning at the age of 4. In addition to his love for acting and playing instruments, Joseph Michael has been DJing for over a decade. His fluency in music theory allowed him to take on a role as a writer and producer beginning in 2012. He derives his current musical stylization from influences such as Dillon Francis, Skrillex, Diplo, Zedd, Deadmau5, Jack Ü, The Chainsmokers, DJ Snake, A-Trak, Major Lazer, Lookas, Marshmello, SMLE, Slushii, Snails, Gent & Jawns, Ookay, Nero, Jauz, Valentino Khan, Croatia Squad, Flume, Kygo, Shaun Frank, Oliver Heldens, Pierce Fulton Thomas Jack, Sam Feldt, Deorro, Drake, Noah 40 Shebib, Pharrell, Rick Ruben, JayZ, Bob Marley, Slightly Stoopid, Rebelution and Linkin Park, and genres including folk, country, rnb, hip hip, reggae, rock, punk rock, dub step, house, tropical house, techno, drum and bass and festival trap.
Armed with separate degrees in Music & Theater and Music Business Creative Production, Joseph Michael combines his skills as producer, DJ and singer for the music duo, CASHÆ.
Alejandro "Abomb" Fernandez was born to a Puerto Rican mother and Colombian father. He was raised in between Puerto Rico, Honduras, and Miami. This eclectic mix of nationalities and environments explains Abomb’s natural propensity for catering to demographics of all kinds. At an early age, he discovered his interest and gift for being a creative conceptualizer within all aspects of music production and business. As a result of nurturing his aptitude as a vocalist, as well as playing instruments including piano, guitar and bass, Abomb took on leading roles in bands such as FATE (Five Across The Eyes) and 24 Hours To Live. Experience in these bands garnered Abomb with both local and national notoriety through countless live performances and touring.
His greatest musical influences today include Kanye West, Bob Marley, Diplo, Skrillex, Kygo, Three 6 Mafia, UGK, and genres such as American dance pop, Reggae, Punk Rock and Trap. Abomb is a graduate of Miami Dade College’s music school, specializing in creative production and music business, arming him as a triple threat; musician, producer and businessman. His current role as producer, singer and musician for the innovative duo, CASHÆ, brings all of these talents together into one.