Oui! French electronic duo Cassius is still alive. Despite the fact that they didn’t release any album for 10 years, they are still making music as they premiered yesterday a new track on Annie Mac‘s Radio 1 show. Big surprise: “Action” features Cat Power and Beastie Boys‘ member Mike D.
The duo, which is actually composed of Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass, could maybe release an album this year but there was no official announcement so far. Zdar, who is notably known for his work as a producer for major artists, worked with both The Beastie Boys and Cat Power in the past. But still, this single remains surprising. The track is a good comeback one and has a powerful retro disco vibes. It doesn’t sound too electronic or too commercial, like the average “Toop Toop” that was released ten years ago already. “Action” is authentic, brings you back in time and gives the envy to shake your coconuts on the bongo rhythm!
Mike D told Pitchfork that “The song came with this world liberation theme and then I came with a modern-day relationship theme, and somehow the two went together. It’s kind of like toast and Vegemite go together only in Australia.”