Reasons I love Miss Kittin:
- She’s the best DJ I’ve seen live.
- She’s a woman in what is largely a man’s world.
- She actually dances when she spins.
- She actually smiles when she spins.
- She still uses vinyl.
- She’s cool and modest.
- She put out one of my top 50 favorite albums (Radio Caroline).
- She draws cool, mixed crowds.
I am such a whore for Miss Kittin (Caroline Herve). Half of me wants to be her, the other half wants to make out with her. I first heard her on a Felix da Housecat album (Miss Kittin and Thee Glitz) and soon after bought her album with The Hacker, First Album.
Most people are surprised that I am so into dirty, raw, electronic music…..I suppose I don’t necessarily look like I would. But, I love dancing. A lot. I’ve been known to dance for hours straight, without a break – even to smoke, until my feet bleed. And oftentimes drugs were not involved!
Nowadays I feel like an old, domestic, nearly-30 year old. I rarely go out anymore, partly because all of my best girlfriends (and dancing soul-mates) have moved away, and partly because I really hate dancing with guys. Even David. So, I avoid taking him out to dance for fear of hurting his feelings.
So, I look back on those days fondly. Especially my time spent beneath the decks of the sublime Miss Kittin.
The clip I have provided is a live set with Alter Ego from 2005. She does have some videos (she released a solo album a few years ago) but I love watching her live, even if the quality is shitty. Skip to 1:55 for the beginning of her set.
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