French DJ and producer, Yuksek has teamed up with his countryman Bertrand Burgalat to release a new unstoppable disco French touch tune “Icare.”
The track takes you right back to the 70s with its soaring strings that were common in the era, a ridiculously funky bassline, keyboards and sprinkling of vocals in the hook. It is a delicious slice of French touch that needs to be listened to again and again.
The tune came about from a mutual respect between the artists. It was done in only a day as well.
"It's really a great joy and a great pride to have spent time with Bertrand as I have been impressed by his work as an artist and producer for many years and because he is a rare person," Yuksek tells Magnetic. "The song was done really easily, it’s basically a one day jam in the studio, two big boys playing with toys in a room (my studio is full of vintage synths and other instruments), enjoying ourselves doing a pure disco song. Then a few hours of editing and producing and 'Icare' was made."
Burgalat echoes those same sentiments about working with Yuksek.
“I’m not used to compose with someone else but I really wanted to try with Yuksek. I went to see Pierre-Alexandre in Reims, we spent a day in his studio, I was still a little inhibited but I felt a complicity and complementarity. He's fast, hardworking, instinctive, I loved doing that, playing, improvising," explains Burgalat. "When I hear the result it makes me want to start with him again and go further.”
The song also comes with a ridiculous video that features all sorts of colorful kaleidoscopic shots and photoshopped images of people, places and things from many different eras.