Focus on ... Chloé, a reference in the french techno?

Focus on ... Chloé, a reference in the french techno?

Jul 15, 2019

Discover our special focus on Chloe, a French DJ with a rich and inspiring career.

1999 - 2005 : The beginning

Chloe in a dj booth

Chloé began mixing around 1995 in various Parisian venues: at Élysée Montmartre where she was a resident of the Panik parties at the Elysée, Pulp, Batofar, Mezzanine of the Alcazar (which she mixes volume 2 eponymous compilations). Resident of Pulp and including No dancing please parties, she befriended Sextoy and Ivan Smagghe. She released her first EP Erosoft on the Karat label in 2002 and a compilation entitled I Hate Dancing in 2004. In 2005 she co-founded the label Kill the DJ with Ivan Smagghe. At the same time, she performs a lot in France and abroad, notably at the Rex Club in Paris, where she has her nights in residence Lumière Noire, three years later as a label, at Robert Johnson in Frankfurt (where she has been a resident for many years). years), the Watergate or Panorama Bar in Berlin, or the Fabric Club in London. She has produced numerous EPs on foreign labels such as the German label Bpitch Control, the Canadian label My Favorite Robot, or the New York label Throne of Blood.

From 2005 to today: the confirmation

After having performed in many clubs, Chloe decided in 2007 to release her first album The Waiting Room. His second album, One in Other, was released in 2010 and has been nominated for the Victoires de la Musique.

She is turning more and more towards live performance.

In 2011, she presents Chasser Cross, the surreal and echo at Center Georges Pompidou, a live performance on the theme of surrealism. Chloé used Ina's archives, excerpts from interviews with Man Ray, Duchamp and Elsa Triolet, to name but a few, and revisited sound clips. This project has been proposed by the Radiophonic Creation Workshop (ACR) and exists in a format of audio book and photos bearing the same name released to Editions Dis Voir.

In 2012, the Cinémathèque Française commissioned the music of the version restored by the British Film Institute of Blackmail, the last silent film of Alfred Hitchcock, she plays live accompanying the film.

In 2016, Chloé begins a live duet with the percussionist Vassilena Serafimova. In July 2017 they are invited to "Studio Venezia" by Xavier Veilhan, French artist who represents France at the Venice Biennale. There, they record new songs and create their live. They have since appeared in many rooms.

In 2017, Chloé creates her Lumière Noir records label, she releases the musical productions of the artists Il est Vilaine, Sutja Gutierrez, Inigo Vontier, Markus Gibb, and many others.

In 2017, she participated in the music of the film Paris la blanche by Lidia Terki, with whom she has collaborated since her medium and short formats. She also composes the original music of the first short film by Belgian actress Marie Kremer, Peru, presented at the Cannes Film Festival as part of the Adami Talents.

In October 2017 she released her third album, Endless Revisions, released on her Lumière Noire label. The album includes collaborations by Rhys Chatham, Ben Shemie (from the Suuns group), and Alain Chamfort.

Discover her favorite vinyl with the interview "Digging with Chloe" of Couleur 3 : watch the interview