Where Is Kittin? - A collaborationComment
Items & Things label head Marc Houle and Miss Kittin collaborate on a new release for Items & Things with remixes from Dubfire, John Foxx and The Maths.
A collaboration between Items & Things label boss Marc Houle and Grenoble born techno/electro legend Miss Kittin, IT022 sees the release of “Where is Kittin?”: a six track EP featuring two original tracks, as well as remixes from Dubfire, John Foxx & The Maths, and with two further edits from Miss Kittin herself.
Building on the disco-not-disco, industrial and new wave influences of Houle's recent Items & Things long-player “Undercover”, the two originals on “Where is Kittin?” demonstrate the wide-ranging influences and potent pairing of the production duo: the title track a jagged hybrid of Houle's signature style and Kittin's deadpan vocal talent. In sharp contrast, A2 track “Black Star” presents an equally driven, yet slightly more ambient affair: its haunting synth lines, detuned claps and granular vocals a poignant reminder of the pair’s production abilities both on and off the dancefloor.
High profile remix duties come from SCI+TEC techno mastermind Dubfire, as well as John Foxx & The Maths: a recently formed musical project featuring electronic music pioneers John Foxx and modular synth experimentalist Benge. Dubfire furthers the main room potential of the EP's title track, with John Foxx & The Maths bringing the male vocal line to the forefront, turning the track into a roaring techno/electro-pop live hybrid.
With “Where is Kittin?” also acting as a succinct accompaniment to Miss Kittin's double album “Calling From the Stars”, out on 22nd of April via wSphere/Wagram, Kittin appropriately rounds off the package with a further two of her own edits, a pair of eloquently stripped-down digitally exclusive versions of the EP's two title tracks.
Marc Houle & Miss Kittin - Where is Kittin?
Release date 24th May 2013
Label Items & Things
1. (A1) Where is Kittin?
2. (A2) Black Star
3. (B1) Where is Kittin? (Dubfire Remix)
4. (B2) Where is Kittin? (John Foxx & The Maths Remix)
Digital Only Tracks
5: Where is Kittin? (Miss Kittin’s Shecago Remix)
6: Black Star (Miss Kittin Version)