Kavinsky has recruited David Guetta, Dopplereffekt, Breakbot & Irfane, and Gaspard Augé & Victor Le Masne to remix his Kareen Lomax-featuring singles, “Cameo.”
Recently hailed as “everyone’s favorite late-night dance super hero” by Billboard, Kavinsky counts it an honor that several of his own personal heroes have brought their magic to one of the standout tracks from his first album in nine years, Reborn.
David Guetta’s version of “Cameo” is a classic dance banger made for clubs and summer festivals. The chart-topping, GRAMMY-winning producer personally tested his remix on a dancefloor and—overwhelmed by the positive reaction—then sent the track on to Kavinsky, who was equally enamored.
“I’m so happy to have remixed this huge track by my good friend Kavinsky,” says David Guetta. “I’ve always loved his music and together we show that the French touch is magical! It’s such an influential sound in dance music, so working this remix was a joy to do. I played it in Vegas and the crowd reaction was amazing, so I’m excited for the whole world to hear it.”
Breakbot & Irfane are long acquaintances of Kavinsky’s, from the golden era of their mutual debuts in the early aughts. The duo brings their inner funk to “Cameo,” adding an extra shiny glow for old school dancefloors.
“We wanted to bring the song from the radio to the dancefloor,” explain Breakbot & Irfane. “An early 80s treatment with some uplifting chords to give the chorus a funky new twist. Imagine the tiles on the floor lighting up with every step you take. The party is only getting started.”
Dopplereffekt is one of the reasons why Kavinsky first started recording music. When he heard their seminal Gesamtkusntwerk compilation in 1999, he fell in love with their sound. Years later, the Detroit-based band is still in his pantheon and joyously accepted the remix task. Their version is a tribute to Kraftwerk, quintessential electronic. Gaspard Augé (of Justice) & Victor Le Masne, who produced Reborn, bring a fresh take to the track with their remix.