Miss Kittin is the ultimate queen of everything, who has been in electronic music since the beginning of 1990’s. She is associated with The Hacker for the long-time collaboration on every musical level. Born Caroline Herve, Miss Kittin got a degree in graphic design in 1995 and started her full-time DJ career, though she has done her first mix in 1991. She’s already been playing gigs in France, Moscow and Chicago with Mike Dearborn, when the major breakthrough happened after she got bookings for the “Dragon Ball” events in Southern France. By 1998, she met DJ Hell in Marseille, and he offered her to record for his label “International Deejay Gigolo”. The first record released was her “Champagne” with The Hacker.
Miss Kittin and The Hacker have been a duo until 2004. They released their album “First Album” in 2001, which was listed on a few “Best Album of the Decade” lists. Miss Kittin has worked with Felix Da Housecat, whom she met at a festival in Switzerland and one of the most famous songs of hers is “Je t’aime… moi non-plus”- a cover song on Serge Gainsbourg’s and Jane Birkin’s classic recorded in 1969.
Miss Kitting is the name that stands in one line with Tiga, Zombie Nation, Dopplereffect, Fischerspooner, etc. Asked about being one of the starters of electroclash style, she says that they called it electro and it was closer to roots of AUX88 and Drexciya, and when Fischerspooner came, he brought a lot of fashion and theater into the style. As for her techno career, she released two techno compilations in 2002 and they brought her critical acclaim “…as a DJ, rather that an electroclash diva” who “finally tears down the facade, proving that she is much more than the champagne-toasting chanteuse that her sensual accent and fashionista lyrics have always suggested.”
Being friends with Anja Schneider for many years, Miss Kittin brought her first techno record for Anja to judge and in 2011, her electro-pop-infused record Äll you Need is” has seen the light. As a DJ, Miss Kittin is devoted to the way Jeff Mills looks at it: “The Message”. She is also famous for her saying “Less Gear, More Music”.
She is a exceptional Dj, who doesn’t hold herself in any frames, playing electro-infused tracks, mixed with techno.
Her last 23-track double album was released in 2013, you will find it on our playlist as well, as some of her other works and her energetic set at W Amsterdam.
Oh, and she has a cool Instagram: