Electronic dance music—otherwise known as EDM—sometimes gets a bad rap, but Miss Kittin’s new album Calling from the Stars is a nonstop dance party. The French femme fatale sounds as sharp as ever. Songs like “Night of Light” and “Tamarin Bay” find Miss Kittin experimenting with various pitches and tempos, all while using her voice as a flexible instrument. “Ballad of the 23rd Century” sounds more like a psychotropic call to action than a five-minute dance track. There are some redundant moments, though, and 23 songs on one double LP makes for one long-ass party—one that might have you racing to coat check much sooner than you anticipated. Still, in a time of of David Guetta remixes and Flo Rida verses, a record like Calling from the Stars is so necessary. Whether you’re a dance music purist or pacifist, this is a crash course on what great EDM could (and should) sound like.
04.30.2013 Barcelona, ES LIVE @ Razzmatazz
05.01.2013 London, GB LIVE @ XOYO
05.03.2013 Brussels, BE LIVE @ Les Nuits Botanique @ Orangerie @ Ancienne Belgique
05.08.2013 Berlin, DE LIVE @ Berghain
By Kathy Iandoli