Under One roof are excited to announce two great female talents in Kate Simko (LIVE AV) & Chloe Harris
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KATE SIMKO (LEFTROOM RECORDS / TEVO HOWARD RECORDINGS)
In a sometimes generic scene, where the emphasis can be on fitting into a mould, Kate Simko continues into 2011 as one of the most imaginative, captivating artists making electronic music today. A woman of many talents, the Chicago native continues to be one of the standout dance music producers in the United States, earning the respect of her peers and catapulting her career to international success.
Kateâ€™s forthcoming album â€˜Lights Out,â€™ scheduled for June release on Hello? Repeat, and her accompanying A/V live tour, which meshes music and a highly anticipated HD video display, promise to once again push Kate firmly out from the crowd. Recorded in Buenos Aires in early 2009/early 2010, â€˜Lights Outâ€™ allowed Kate to explore her newer ideas and, importantly, expand beyond the structure of individual songs to construct a longer story. â€œI looked at the album as an art project â€“ an installation of ten pieces that together form their own unique being.â€
In a way â€˜Lights Outâ€™ brings Kate full circle, albeit with a twist. Her debut record was a full album - â€˜Shapes of Summerâ€™ (Traum, 2003). This collaboration between Kate and Andres Bucci was also produced in South America - Santiago to be precise â€“ and completed whilst Kate was continuing her studies in composition. On her forthcoming debut solo album Kate goes out there with the experience of releases on venerated labels such as Spectral Sound and Ghostly International, as well as an extensive background in classical music that caught the attention of renowned minimalist composer Philip Glass, for whom she did a remix (Glasscuts, Orange Mountain Music). In 2008, Kate added â€œfilm composerâ€ to her list of accomplishments, producing the soundtrack for the PBS feature film documentary, The Atom Smashers; the soundtrack was later released on Ghostly International.
Kateâ€™s unique path into music making has led to a distinctive and innovative sound that has carved her niche in dance musicâ€™s avante garde. While she established her reputation as a performer with her innovative live sets, she has increasingly gained notoriety for her DJ mixes. When DJing, her creative track selection and ability to adjust to the crowd make her a rare performer who can bring both depth and fun to the party. Among the numerous clubs and festivals Kate has played, a few of the highlight sets include Berghain (Berlin), Fabric (London), the Detroit Electronic Music Festival, MUTEK (Montreal), Eleven (Tokyo), and D-Edge (Sao Paulo).
â€œNot only is Kate Simko a crack producer, continually evolving her unique style of pulsating, nuanced, and sensual house music. Sheâ€™s also a killer DJ, the type often called a DJsâ€™ DJ, with a wide range and an unfailing knack for finding the hidden thread between disparate tunes.â€ â€“ Philip Sherburne/ Beatportal
CHLOE HARRIS (USA)
Chloe Harris was born an indeterminate number of years ago as a result of a genetic experiment designed to fuse technology and funk.
Aged five, Chloe invented Kraftwerk. Aged 10 she convinced Nirvana they needed a new drummer. At 15 Chloe's residency at the Kirkland Teen Centre gave her the opportunity to warm up for such diverse legends as Jesus, Ghandi, and His Holiness The 14th Dalia Lama.
She set up her own radio show 'B-sides' on Proton in early 2000 after hearing that the multimillion dollar offer from the BBC required her to work in the same building as Pete Tong. She also restarted her first radio show 'Further' to prepare for her flying lessons.
Soon after, she saved John Digweed and his cat from a raging house fire by using her cool ambient sounds to extinguish the blaze, they became best friends and now swap cookie recipes.
Last year she was invited by the Japanese government to lecture on synthesizer development at the Tokyo Institute of Technology and also played Womb.
More recently she declined the opportunity to be president of EMI in order to start her own label: Further, which has had major success.