- 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.
A1 Where is Kittin?
A2 Black Star
B1 Where is Kittin? (Dubfire Remix)
B2 Where is Kittin? (John Foxx & The Maths Remix)