Miss Kittin

Miss Kittin

French singer, songwriter and disc jockey
Country: France

Biography of Miss Kittin

Miss Kittin, a French singer, songwriter, and DJ, was born as Caroline Hervé in Grenoble, France in 1973. Growing up, she developed a love for music, influenced by artists such as Pink Floyd, The Beatles, Maria Callas, and Miles Davis. At the age of six, she began playing the piano to please her grandparents, but gave it up after two years of professional lessons. From the ages of 5 to 22, she studied ballet.

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After finishing school in 1990, Miss Kittin pursued her passion for art, studying first in Marseille in 1991, and then focusing on contemporary art at the École des Beaux-Arts in Grenoble from 1993 to 1994. She completed a graphic design program in Amiens in 1995 before fully transitioning to a career as a DJ.

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Miss Kittin explored various genres of electronic music, including electroclash and techno, in an attempt to find her niche. She began her career as a DJ in 1993, with her debut set being presented in 1994. She gained recognition when she was invited to participate in the "Dragon Ball" event in the south of France. In 1996, she moved to Geneva, Switzerland, and joined the group Mental Groove Records.

In 2001, Miss Kittin released her first collaborative album titled "First Album" with producer Michel Amato, also known as The Hacker. The album received critical acclaim and sold over 50,000 copies worldwide. Tracks such as "1982" and "Frank Sinatra" became anthems of the electroclash scene in Europe.

Her debut solo album, "I Com," was released in 2004 and received positive reviews. The album spawned singles such as "Requiem for a Hit," "Happy Violentine," and "Professional Distortion," with the latter becoming her first solo single to enter the French charts. In 2008, she released her second solo album, "BatBox," which featured 13 original tracks.

Miss Kittin's music is characterized by its cold and minimalist sound, often recorded with analog synthesizers, and features aggressive and socially critical lyrics. She is known for her outspoken and uncensored criticism of the entertainment industry, reminiscent of punk rock values. Her single "Frank Sinatra" faced legal threats due to its controversial lyrics.

Throughout her career, Miss Kittin has collaborated with various musicians, including Felix da Housecat, Golden Boy, and the group Chicks on Speed. She has also released techno compilations and mix albums.

Miss Kittin continues to be an influential figure in the electronic music scene, with her unique style and fearless approach to music and lyrics. Her contributions to electroclash and techno have earned her international recognition and a devoted fan base.