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Video: Kavinsky – Renegade feat. Cautious Clay

Kavinsky returns with “Renegade” – his first new music since 2013. The track, which features vocals from Cautious Clay, is from the acclaimed French producer’s forthcoming album, Reborn. Combining a dark mood with a thunderous groove, Kavinsky reinvents his trademark sound and offers an update of the French Touch movement on “Renegade.” Released today via Astralwerks, “Renegade” is available for download / streaming HERE.

Greatly inspired by cinema, Kavinsky has always intertwined music and storytelling. His breakthrough hit “Nightcall” soundtracked the opening moments of the film Drive, so it’s only fitting that the official video for “Renegade” unfurls like a condensed feature film. After three criminals send him flying through the windows of a skyscraper, Kavinsky emerges with superpowers and exacts his revenge. View below.

Alexandre Courtès (Daft Punk, U2, Jamiroquai), who directed the video, explains, “I wanted to include Kavinsky in a real movie where he is the hero. With all the love and references he and I share, we pay homage to the film craft we cherish. Kavinsky is back with a bang !…. wait, no actually it’s three bangs.”

Kavinsky produced “Renegade” at Paris’ legendary Motorbass studio in collaboration with Victor Le Masne and Gaspard Augé (half of the group Justice). The three producers wrote the song with Cautious Clay.

Video: London Grammar – Nightcall

‘Nightcall’ is London Grammar‘s new single (and Kavinsky’s cover) taken from the trio’s album ‘If You Wait’. The ‘Nightcall’ EP will be out on December 8. Pre-order here. In case you missed it, check out the great remix of the track by Joe ‘Hot Chip’ Goddard here.

Video: Joe Goddard – Taking Over / London Grammar – Nightcall (Joe Goddard Remix)

Hot Chip member and Greco-Roman co-head Joe Goddard has shared the official video for “Taking Over”, taken from his latest solo EP of the same title, out now via DFA/Greco-Roman. As a bonus, below you can also stream his amazing remix for London Grammar‘s cover of Kavinsky’s “Nightcall”. Video directed by Mark James.

London Grammar – Nightcall (Kavinsky cover)

UK-based trio London Grammar (Hannah Reid, Dot Major and Dan Rothman) has announced the release of its highly anticipated debut album. “If You Wait” will be available digitally on September 9 via Metal & Dust Recordings. In the meantime, they covered Kavinsky’s Drive hit “Nightcall” and turned it into a beautiful strip-down piano ballad. The cover will be featured in the deluxe version of the LP. Stream below.

Video: Kavinsky – Odd Look

Kavinsky‘s latest single “Odd Look”, taken from his debut album “Outrun”, now has a video, directed by Marcus Herring. The “Odd Look” EP is out now on Record Makers. In case you missed it, check out the version of “Odd Look”, featuring Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weekndhere.

Kavinsky feat. The Weeknd – Odd Look

Parisian electro head Kavinsky has recruited Toronto’s R&B singer Abel Tesfaye, a.k.a. The Weeknd, for a new vocal edit of “Odd Look”, the new single from his same-titled EP, which also includes remixes by the likes of A-Trak, Surkin, Midnight Juggernauts, and more. You can pre-order the vinyl here. Kavinsky’s video game is available on all platforms & devices for free here. The Weeknd will release the forthcoming album “Kiss Land” on September 10.