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Kavinsky Biography

Nicolas Winding Refn's recent film, "Drive" operates on a level of cool that's hard to articulate with just words; it takes a snippet from the movie, take the opening credits backed by Kavinsky's 'Nightcall', to really grasp it's effortless debonair. Since the film's September release, this single's Youtube video has climbed to over 15 million views, and has been on repeat across an expanse of playlists, always fueling the after-after party with the slow burn of glossed synth echoes.

Kavinsky is not all about Nightcall. He died in a car crash in 1986, whilst driving his beloved Testarossa. He re-appeared as a zombie in 2005, with his 12-inch, Teddy Boy. Since then, he has shown up all around the globe, playing his music to fellow humans. Crowds gathered to witness the miracle: despite being dead, Kavinsky was still alive.

In 2007, he released his second 12-inch, '1986'. This is when his French robot mates in Daft Punk invited him to join their 'Alive Tour', and A-Trak put together an American Tour. After discovering the world with his red eyes, Kavinsky retreated to his base camp to release 'Nightcall' in 2011, and has now put the final touch to his debut album. This album is now announced for a world release in September 2012, and 'Roadgame' is the first extract from it.

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kavinsky performing live at festival paredes de cou
kavinsky performing live at festival paredes de cou
kavinsky performing live at festival paredes de cou
kavinsky performing live at festival paredes de cou
kavinsky performing live at festival paredes de cou

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The Latest Kavinsky News

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30th July 2013

A week in music videos... Kanye West has been doing a lot of promotion for his edgy, rock-infused track 'Black...

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Kavinsky Festivals

Sziget Festival

11th August 2014

Coachella

11th April 2014

Primavera Sound

28th May 2014

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The Latest Kavinsky Press Releases

Kavinsky Announces London Show On December 3rd 2013

19th August 2013

French electro artist Kavinsky today announces a headline show at KOKO...

Kavinsky Announces Debut Album 'Outrun' Due Out February 25th 2013

7th January 2013

The year was 1986. He was a teenager like any other, dreaming of his heroes and in love with a...

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