Chloé on tour
Sounding the promise of long days ahead and late nights to follow with its opening salvos, Chloé’s The Dawn heralds the return of the Paris-based DJ and producer, and a new dawn in her ever-evolving career.
Indeed, The Dawn is her inaugural release on her own label Lumière Noire, which she recently set up as a separate entity – after using the name for a collection of releases over the last few months, and of course for her infamous Rex Club night, which has since 2014 become a bit of a club house for Parisian electronic music fans. Operating Lumière Noire as a fully-fledged label will enable Chloé to release a new full-length album (of which The Dawn is the lead single) sometime in the next few months
20.05.17 - Rex Club - Paris/France
27.05.17 - La Montagne - Ajaccio/France
03.06.17 - Le Bon Air - Marseille/France
04.06.17 - Panorama Bar - Berlin/Germany
9.06.17 - Gaité Lyrique - Paris/France
14.06.17 - Sónar off, Sala Bikini - Barcelona/Spain
15.06.17 - OM Concept Store - Barcelona/Spain
24.06.17 - Closing Inter LGBT Podium - Paris/France
17.07.17 - DC10 - Ibiza/Spain
21.07.17 - Schimanski - New York/USA
22.07.17 - Coda - Toronto/Canada
23.07.17 - Piknic Electronik - Montreal/Canada
04.08.17 - Garbicz Festival - Garbicz/Poland
08.09.17 - Culture Box - Copenhague/Denmark
16.09.17 - Oasis Festival - Marrakech/Morocco
Over the ten-plus minutes of The Dawn, a spoken-word track languishes over melodic washes in a dramatic progression that evokes a novel, or noir-ish cinema – a method that the producer has taken a shine to since Take Care. This cultivation of the strange and the beautiful has become her calling card, putting her in a league with likeminded producers, who take the basic tenets of techno and inject them with their own singular poetic visions. A visual-arts analogue could be found in Noémie Goudal’s photographs which grace the EP’s cover as they will Chloé’s upcoming releases.
This stirring aesthetic gives The Dawn a slightly cerebral dimension, which is taken to new depths by Dixon’s stubbornly technoid remix. The Berlin-based whiz kid, who has over the last few years risen to the top of the international electronic music scene, inverts Chloé’s light-drenched, full-bodied production into a tense, captivating chiaroscuro.