Miss Kittin and the Hacker are the Bonnie and Clyde of French electro-Italo disco: effortlessly cool, and their music radiates a sense of romantically impending doom. Singer Caroline Hervé met producer Michael Amato at a rave nearly two decades ago, and the two have since released two albums and an assortment of singles, EPs, 12-inches of industrial, Kraftwerk-indebted piston-pumping and Hervé’s luxurious deadpan, which doubtless influenced Chromatics‘ Ruth Radelet.
Squelching and swirling, the robotic S&M love story “Leather Forever” comes off their latest effort, Lost Tracks Vol. 1, four unreleased demos from between 1997 and 1999. Of them, Hervé says, “We were naive, innocent, adventurous, and we didn’t expect anything in return.” Listen here and pre-order the EP, which arrives July 28, at Dark Entries Records.