In case you don’t know the story of French electro artist Kavinsky, it goes a bit like this. After dying while speeding in his famed Testarossa during a 1986 car crash, Kavinsky reappeared in 2005 as a red-eyed zombie ready to unleash to the world songs filled with 80’s sounding synths and thumping beats showing that although he was technically dead, his music was very much alive.
Despite already successfully crafting his comic persona, touring the world opening for Daft Punk, and releasing a couple of EP’s & remixes, we still don’t have a proper full length release from the enigmatic zombie Kavinsky. However, word is that his debut album is in the works and should be coming out soon. But for now, we’ll have to settle for Kavinsky’s third EP titled Nightcall, to be released April 5 2010 on Record Makers.
The four track EP consists of the title track “Nightcall”, the first song featuring Kavinsky on vocals (albeit mostly vocoder) along with CSS‘ Lovefoxxx, guest production by Daft Punk‘s Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo and mixing by SebastiAn. That’s quite a lineup if you ask me.
The second original song is “Pacific Coast Highway” which maintains Kavinsky’s expected speeding rebel zombie theme and trademark old school synthesizer sound. The last two songs on the EP are remixes, one being a “Nightcall” Remix by the “mysterious” Dustin N’Guyen (which basically sounds like a sped up version of the original) and the other being a “Pacific Coast Highway” Remix by fellow French producer Jackson.
Fortunately for you, all four songs have surfaced on the interwebs, and I’ve attached them below for your listening pleasure. In addition, I’ve posted a secret download link (shhhh!, it’s a secret) if you are so inclined. Enjoy.