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Cassius

Cassius is a French electronic music duo comprising of producers Phillipe Cerboneschi and Hubert Blanc-Francard, better known as Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass. They started working together in 1994, producing a hip-hop project called La Funk Mob. They started remixing tracks under the Cassius name in 1997, for acts such as Air and Daft Punk, before producing their own original works.

As hard rock and funk fans, Zdar (Philippe) and Boom-Bass (Hubert) first made their mark producing and engineering the sound sought by hip-hop artists - their great passion of the early 90s. But the r ...read more

Cassius is a French electronic music duo comprising of producers Phillipe Cerboneschi and Hubert Blanc-Francard, better known as Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass. They started working together in 1994, producing a hip-hop project called La Funk Mob. They started remixing tracks under the Cassius name in 1997, for acts such as Air and Daft Punk, before producing their own original works.

As hard rock and funk fans, Zdar (Philippe) and Boom-Bass (Hubert) first made their mark producing and engineering the sound sought by hip-hop artists - their great passion of the early 90s. But the raves Zdar attended converted him to house music and, with Etienne de Crécy, he founded Motorbass. British media opinion surveys chose Motorbass’s Pansoul as one of the year’s best albums, all styles combined.

BoomBass was soon infected by the techno speed-up, and hooked up with Zdar for a new project, called Cassius. The duo’s first album, 1999, is a collection of instrumental tracks recorded over the two previous years.

Their first single was 'Foxxy', a self-published track, in 1996. In January 1999, they released their first hit single 'Cassius 1999' on Virgin Records, entering the UK Top 40 chart at number seven. This was soon followed by their debut album, 1999, which had two more single released from it, 'Feeling For You' and 'La Mouche'.

2002 saw their second album release, Au Reve. This featured the feverish "empowered female disco" 'track I’m A Woman', with Jocelyn Brown on vocals, as well as the hit single 'The Sound Of Violence', featuring Steve Edwards on vocals. This album also had collaborations with Wu-Tang Clan member Ghostface Killah and Leroy Burgess.

Cassius returned to the studio in 2006, for the more experimental single 'Toop Toop', but the next album, entitled 15 Again, featured more vocal collaborations than the duo had done with Au Rêve.

While rehearsing their 15 Again album tour, Cassius provided the community with the acappella track of their single 'Toop Toop' and encouraged fans and friends to start remixing the song. It became an immediate success: the band started the Cassius Workshop project and released more acappellas for remixing purposes. They claim to have received more than 400 remixes. « hide

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LPs
15 Again
2006

3
12 Votes
Au Reve
2002

3
10 Votes
1999
1999

3.3
19 Votes
EPs
I <3 U So
2011

3
1 Votes
The Rawkers
2010

3.3
7 Votes
Youth, Speed, Trouble, Cigarettes
2009

3.3
1 Votes
Dinapoly Versus Foxxy Lady
1996

2.7
1 Votes
Compilations
Youth, Speed, Trouble, Cigarettes (Remixes)
2009

3.4
1 Votes

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