Miss Kittin & The Hacker, the electro duo of Caroline Hervé and Michel Amato from Grenoble, France, have aired an unreleased demo called "Upstart".
The track features on the “Lost Tracks Vol. 2”, which contains 4 previously unreleased demos recorded between 1997 and 1999, and will be out on June 25 via Dark Entries Records. Pre-order your copy here.
The duo fused 80’s European New Wave/Italo Disco with 90’s Detroit Electro acts like Le Car and Dopplereffekt. The songs are direct, spontaneous, seemingly improvised in places. Miss Kittin sings about falling in love in the new millennium, snuff movies and controlling the unknown trip to death, all in her cheekily derisive French accent
All songs have been transferred from the original DAT tapes by the band and remastered for vinyl by George Horn at Fantasy Studios. The vinyl comes housed in a glossy jacket featuring a black and white photo of the duo taken in 1996. Each LP includes a postcard with liner notes from Miss Kittin and The Hacker designed by Eloise Leigh. As Miss Kittin says of these demos, “We were naive, innocent, adventurous and we didn’t expect anything in return”.
Stream it below.
02. Love on 26
03. Snuff Movies
04. The Building