18 - 8:30 PM
Born in France as Caroline Hervé, and formerly billed as Miss Kittin - has for decades pioneered electroclash, that grimy, irreverent collision of new wave and ‘90s techno. In 1990 she met The Hacker, the seminal DJ who would become her future collaborator on singles such as "1982" and "Frank Sinatra" which cemented her as an international DJ. Further notable collaborations include "Rippin Kittin" with Golden Boy and "Silver Screen (Shower Scene)" with Felix Da Housecat. DJing in the ‘90s and ‘00s was still a boy’s club, but Kittin strove to gently change industry standards from within.
Between the years 2001 and 2006 she lived in Berlin and DJed incessantly. In 2004, her dedication to autonomy led her to release her work under her own label, "Nobody’s Bizzness". Her third solo album, "Calling from the Stars" (2013) was named by Resident Advisor as her "most accomplished solo release to date", while "Cosmos" (2018) is her most spiritual yet, influenced by her time in the French countryside after a bout of touring exhaustion. She gives up any formulas from her past; verses/chorus, pop or club beats, to come to the essence of chords and textures, peeling away the non-essential to find joy in music yet again.