Kavinsky made waves when his "Nightcall" was featured in Nicolas Winding Refn's Drive. He continues with the onslaught of electro-sleaze with "ProtoVision," the lead off single from his Record Makers' full length OutRun. The production is heavy on the retro synth theatrics and pounding drum programming. The 12" features some interesting versions that might be a little unexpected. The "Red Sky Mix" features vocals from STS who original popped up on Kavinsky's radar when he laid some verses over "Nightcall." Boys Noize turns in a typically aggressive take on the track, changing up the chord progression and switching the track into maximum overdrive. Of the moment producer, Blood Orange, took a break from producing tomorrow’s pop talents (Solange, Sky Ferreira, Theophilus London) and working on his solo project to add his special blend of smooth pop balladry to the mix. Last but certainly not least, Parisian legend Sebastien Tellier puts a symphonic twist on "ProtoVision," giving it the epic vibe that the track so obviously deserves.
- music label: Record Makers 2013
reviewed by Michu Meszaros 03/2013