Zdar to produce The Rapture

Philippe Zdar from legendary French dance duo Cassius is set to produce new material from New York post-punk outfit The Rapture.

In an interview with Pedistrian. TV, Zdar said: “They came to me and said, ‘We loved the Phoenix album, and we want to do some new music. Will you be able to help us?'”

He said he likes what he’s heard so far: “I think it’s a very good direction. All the songs are stronger well the seven or eight that they sent me. There’s still a lot of what I loved about the first album on these new tracks and also a lot of new futuristic stuff, so it’s really interesting.”

Their last album, Pieces of the People We Love, saw Paul Epworth (Maximo Park, Bloc Party, Friendly Fires), Ewan Pearson and Danger Mouse (Gnarls Barkley) all on production duties.

Zdar produced the recent Phoenix album, and has also lent a hand to the likes of Air and Cut Copy in the past.