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|KAVINSKY MAKES HIS ASTRALWERKS DEBUT WITH NEW SINGLE AND VIDEO, “RENEGADE” |
Marking His First New Music In Nearly Nine Years, “Renegade” Is From Kavinksy’s Forthcoming Album, Reborn
Outrun, His 2013 Debut, Featured The Hits “Nightcall” And “Roadgame”
|View Official Video For “Renegade” HERE|
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 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 HERE.
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. |
After earning a strong following in the French electro scene with his early EPs, Kavinsky found mainstream success with the riveting placement of “Nightcall” in Drive. The 2011 film, which earned Nicolas Winding Refn the award for Best Director at the Cannes Film Festival, starred Ryan Gosling, Carey Mulligan, Bryan Cranston, Christina Hendricks, Ron Perlman, Oscar Isaac and Albert Brooks. The accompanying soundtrack topped the soundtrack charts in the U.S. and the U.K.
“Nightcall,” which Kavinsky produced alongside Daft Punk’s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo, was also heard in The Lincoln Lawyer and has since been sampled by Kanye West, Lupe Fiasco and Childish Gambino. The song appeared on Kavinsky’s 2013 full-length debut, Outrun, which won a French GRAMMY®. The album also included the singles “Roadgame,” which became a staple at sporting events and “Odd Look” – a song that Kavinsky later re-recorded with The Weeknd.
Kavinsky was chosen by Daft Punk to open for their 2007 “Alive” world tour, and later toured alongside The Rapture, Justice and SebastiAn. His songs have been tapped for numerous commercials and video games. SPIN has praised his “unabashedly bombastic, undeniably propulsive, deliciously vintage electro-house [music].” PopMatters observed, “here’s a man operating with full confidence behind the wheel, ably dispensing his distinct and hyper-stylized ideas with perfectly complimentary musical scores.”
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Established in New York City and now finding its new home in the historic Capitol Records Tower in Los Angeles, Astralwerks was the brainchild of staffers at Caroline Records, who saw an opportunity for a label focused on the emerging electronic and ambient scene. Having reached a milestone of 25 years, Astralwerks has quickly become a modern, artist-first label with a true focus on nurturing talent across the electronic genre and beyond. Acting with a scalable, independent and global thinking mentality with the capability to tap into the resources of a major label, has allowed Astralwerks to retain and sign up-and-coming artists such as Illenium, Jonas Blue, Alison Wonderland, EDEN, Sigma and Axwell /\ Ingrosso. As a testament to this pioneering approach, Astralwerks has amassed 30 GRAMMY® nominations, taken home six GRAMMY Awards and had historic releases from the likes of The Chemical Brothers, Swedish House Mafia, Halsey, Porter Robinson, Phoenix, Eric Prydz, Fatboy Slim and many more.