Marc Houle & Miss Kittin - Where is Kittin?

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  • Despite their differing sounds, Marc Houle and Miss Kittin both seem to have a passion for glitchy, alternative techno. Having left Minus in 2011 to start Items & Things with Magda and Troy Pierce, Houle's minimal-driven sound has since developed into something more full-bodied, paving the way for a collaboration alongside the French electroclash queen. The title track sounds exactly as you'd imagine from these two: thumping kicks and crashing claps sit beneath Kittin's signature twisted vocals, with eerie synths later joining the party. Though far from dull, it does come across as a little forced. To call Dubfire's interpretation a remix would be too much credit: the SCI + TEC boss merely extends the original by four minutes and raises the BPM. Miss Kittin's "Shecago" refix also lacks innovation, simply sharpening the claps and dropping into the occasional low-slung breaks interlude. John Foxx & The Maths are slightly more adventurous, replicating Kittin's vox in gruff male form, while attaching driving electro synths for a grittier texture. Salvaging the release is "Black Star," a track repetitive to the point of hypnotic, whose throbbing bassline and stuttered whispers induce an ambient trance.
  • Tracklist
      A1 Where is Kittin? A2 Black Star B1 Where is Kittin? (Dubfire Remix) B2 Where is Kittin? (John Foxx & The Maths Remix)