Is Ke$ha too tame for you? Well, meet Parisian club girl Uffie, one of Blink-182 bassist Mark Hoppus’ favorite up-and-coming artists, who got freak nasty at SXSW with electro beats, a revealing black lace dress, and X-rated lyrics like, “When I rock the party, you bust a nut.” And this summer, the 23-year-old rapper/singer will finally get her close up.
Uffie just announced that her long-awaited debut full-length, Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans, will release in the U.S. on June 8 courtesy of Ed Banger Records / Because Music / Elektra.
Born Anna-Catherine Hartley, Uffie first gained notoriety with her 2006 debut single “Pop the Glock” and a 2007 collabo with Justice, her labelmates on France’s Ed Banger Records. The result: tons of blog buzz, MySpace friends, and a “club chick” stamp for the globe-trotting partier who was born in Miami and raised in Hong Kong before settling in Paris.
After having a child and a short-lived marriage to French graffiti artist André Saraiva, she recruited a topnotch crew for her upcoming release: longtime collaborators/electro house producers Mr. Oizo and Feadz, plus heavyweights like Mirwais (Madonna, Taxi Girl) and Ed Banger’s SebastiAn.
And she has a pair of extra special guests: Pharrell Williams, who drops a verse on her single “ADD SUV,” and ex-Rapture bassist/vocalist Matt Safer, who appears on “Illusion of Love.” In addition to featuring her past releases like “Pop the Glock” and her latest single, “MCs Can Kiss,” the 14-song album also includes a cover of Siouxsie and the Banshees’ tune “Hong Kong Garden.”
So it’s gearing up to be a big year for Uffie. As SPIN wrote at SXSW, “The proper producer could transform Uffie’s club-kid shtick into pop gold.” So far, the recipe looks right.
Check out video clip of “MCs Can Kiss” below, then tell us what you think in the comment section below.
WATCH: Uffie, “MCs Can Kiss” Teaser
Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans
1. “Pop The Glock”
2. “Art of Uff”
3. “ADD SUV” (feat. Pharrell Williams)
4 “Give It Away”
5. “MCs Can Kiss”
7. “First Love”
8. “Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans”
9. “Our Song”
10. “Illusion of Love” (feat. Matt Safer)
12. “Brand New Car”
13. “Hong Kong Garden”