French DJ and producer Simon Delacroix, better known as The Toxic Avenger, produces music that speaks to the darkest depths of the imagination – fusing a chilling mix of pulsing electronic music and crime scene noir. Hot on the heels of his debut full-length album, ANGST, last year, The Toxic Avenger is back with a “vengeance”: the Romance & Cigarettes single package is out now, and the upcoming LP of the same name is set for release on October 4th. The Romance & Cigarettes single package contains the original mix alongside an extended LP version and a buzzy remix from acclaimed French producer DEMON.
The “Romance & Cigarettes” is a deliciously dark electro collaboration with Anglo-French singer José Reis Fontao. The Toxic Avenger unleashes the rebellious, action-packed “Romance & Cigarettes” video. The instantly grabbing, adrenaline-pumping piece features unruly hijinks set within the confines of an empty supermarket- from skateboarding down an escalator to high-speed trolley racing and indoor water fights. The video is pure, disobedient fun that fulfills an anarchistic fantasy.
In addition to sharing stages with artists like Diplo, MSTRKRFT, Bloody Beetroots and Crystal Castles, The Toxic Avenger has made a name for himself remixing tracks by Ladytron, Benny Benasi, Chromeo and others.