Grenoble born Caroline Hervé aka Miss Kittin, has over the past years become one of the most inspiring DJs and voices to emerge within the electronic music scene. Her vocal collaborations have produced seminal moments of dancefloor heaven. Alongside long-time production partner The Hacker, tracks such as ‘Frank Sinatra’ and ‘1982’ propelled them into the spotlight whilst further collaborations with Felix Da Housecat ‘Silver Screen (Shower Scene)’, Golden Boy ‘Rippin Kittin’, Sven Vath ‘Je T’aime’ and T. Raumschmiere ‘The Game Is Not Over’ have confirmed Miss Kittin’s star billing status.
She released her debut solo artist album ‘I Com’ in 2004, that showed her spreading her wings with jacking Chicago house, distorted punk attitude, skanked-up dub and electronic pop as the singles Professional Distortion, Requiem For A Hit and Happy Violentine aptly displayed.
The heavily-accented deadpan delivery over techno beats that established her notoriety on previous recordings has been unseated by a desire to sing, to scream, to rap and to croon, all of which she manages to do with ample helpings of sly wit and wordplay and a musical landscape that incorporates both brazen beats and intoxicating atmospherics.
However for all her releases and collaborations Kittin’s first and main love remains DJing. From starting out in 1994 Kittin’s name first appeared on a flyer in the chill-out room for a rave in an old military fort in the mountains. From there on Kittin hasn’t looked back. From playing harder edged techno, rave classics, Chicago, acid and Detroit techno Kittin has progressed into more leftfield, electro and electronic realms. Able to play Prince with Black Dog or Aphex Twin with a new Kompakt 12” she has an uncanny and intuitive sense of selection that not only flows but also maintains that primary sense of the party. Anyone who has seen Kittin dancing behind the decks or grabbing the microphone mid-set will understand only too well that she is also a clubber at heart. As Kittin says, “I love playing records, it's probably the best thing I know to do in life. I do it because it's big fun and it makes me free.”
Currently based in Paris, Kittin released her second solo album "BatBox" on her own label "Nobody's Bizzness" in 2008, followed by Miss Kittin & The Hacker’s second album “Two” in March 2009.
We Love... Miss Kittin 2012
Sassy, sexy and easily able to dominate a DJ booth, Caroline Hervé, better known as Miss Kittin, is a DJ, singer and force to be reckoned with. Having graced us with her presence once already this season on the 22 July, Miss Kittin is back this weekend 26 August for her final We Love gig of the year. And she’s bringing the French revolution with her.
Sponsoring the terrace is Trax, France’s leading electronic music magazine. With an avant-garde line up of Bastille day proportions, Miss Kittin is headlining alongside the wonderfully mustached à la mode Ivan Smagghe and Ibiza’s techno head du jour, Dan Ghenacia.
In honour of this coup de maître, Miss Kittin has provided us with a mix extraordinaire that, just like herself, is typically coquettish, seductive and stylish. Vive la France…
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