Here’s a new remix by Cassius of the quintessential 2016 club anthem ‘Just Say’ by London house producer KDA and Tinashe which impacts November 18th on Ministry Of Sound. It sees the legendary Parisian house duo lace the track with vintage drum machine vogue, while keeping Tinashe’s yearning vocals at centre stage.
‘Just Say’ follows the runaway success of KDA’s debut single ‘Turn The Music Louder (Rumble)’ feat. Katy B and Tinie Tempah which entered the UK charts at #1. The track has emerged as a creeping dancefloor anthem, already amassing over three million Spotify streams, going to #3 in the Radio 1 Dance Chart, #1 in the Cool Cuts chart and being championed by DJ’s including Busy P, Todd Edwards, Monki, B Traits and Horse Meat Disco.
Renowned French duo Cassius have shared “Feel Like Me” featuring Cat Power off their upcoming Ibifornia LP, out August 26th via Interscope / Polydor. Listen below and download as an instant grat with all album pre-orders.
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French duo Cassius made their return last week with surprise single “Action” featuring Cat Power and Mike D, out now via Interscope / Polydor Records. “Action” marks the group’s first new song in years and stays true the classic Cassius sound that helped shape the future of electronic music, while bringing a forward-thinking production attitude honed on recent albums for some of the biggest global artists of our time. The video, directed by the TOILET PAPER crew, follows the band to a playfully-retro tropical dance party that rapidly gets out of hand. Watch “Action” now.
Cassius are back with surprise new single ‘Action’, featuring an all-star turn from Cat Power and Mike D (Polydor / Interscope Records).
Cassius’ story thus far is already the stuff of dance music mythology. They emerged amidst Paris’ defining French Touch movement, where the likes of ‘Feeling For You’, ‘1999’ and ‘The Sound of Violence’ – alongside friends such as Daft Punk – helped shape the future of electronic music. It was an intimate scene which always proved conducive to collaboration, and soon provided the band with distractions on a global scale: Philippe has become a Grammy-award winning producer and mixer for his work on seminal albums from Phoenix, Kindness, Bloc Party, Chromeo, Cat Power and Beastie Boys to name but a few. Yet as the influence of French house was felt further still in recent years – Kanye West and Jay Z even sampled the band on their ‘Watch The Throne’ project – it always came back to the dance-floor, to club-culture, and to Cassius: the long-standing friendship between Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass who continued to write, perform and bide their time in assembling a stunning new record.
Though technically not a comeback, then, ‘Action’ nonetheless arrives with a bang: a glorious fusion of disco, house, Afrobeat and insistent pop hooks, marking not just a return to the classic Cassius sound but a keen desire to move forward. Trading melancholic and explosive verses respectively are Cat Power (Chan Marshall) and Mike D (Beastie Boys), reversing the producer-artist binary by joining forces with former collaborator Philippe. It’s the first taste of further new Cassius material (and familiar faces) which will be revealed shortly: for now, it’s time for ‘Action’.