Music // Cassius – I <3 U SO


The epic piano chords which introduce brand new single ‘I <3 U So’ announce the long awaited return of Cassius. The pioneering French house duo of Philippe Zdar and Boom Bass!

The single in its original form is a giddy concoction of vocal samples and dubstep-influenced beats. The cream of the electronic crop have been enlisted to reassemble the Cassius originals, with Skream and Bowski on duty here, and L Vis 1990 & Neon Dreams and Gesaffelstein re-imagining ‘Shark Simple’ and ‘Les enfants’. Skream stamps his trademark style on ‘I <3 U So’ by laying down an incessant kick-drum and at mid-way point introducing scaling synths and casio chords which catapult the track into a space-age arena. The results take the song into the realms of rave anthem and the remix was debuted on Annie Mac’s New Year’s Eve show, since being championed in all of the most exulted dance circles and eventually A-listed on Radio 1.

You can check out the video for original below, and below that one of the many fan made “re-edits” using the accompanying iphone app. With an album released before the end of the year there is undoubtedly no better time for Cassius to once again make a victorious return. You can pick up the ‘I <3 U SO” Ep now or find out more about the band here.