Cassius feat. Cat Power + Mike D: ACTION

Cassius’ 2010 EP The Rawkers was a goldmine: every one of those six tracks—from “I Love U So” to “Arcadine” and “Shark Simple”—showed off a different aspect of Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass’ personality and musical style, striking the hearts of dance music bloggers with the golden French touch. Zdar has since kept busy behind the scenes—producing, mixing and/or engineering for Phoenix (Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix), the Rapture, Chromeo, MC Solaar and Kindness. He also mixed the Beastie Boys’ final studio album and Cat Powers’ Sun, and thus explains how, years later, Cassius got Mike D and Cat Power to sing on the new groove “Action” that overturns the listener into a swaying trance.