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Miss Kittin And The Hacker/Felix Da Housecat : Benicassim Festival, Spain
...thousands of people sit up like E-spiked meercats and hightail it into the tent...
At first, anyway. "Look at The Hacker, he smiling," squeals Miss Kittin, full of untainted love for all. "He never smiles. This is going to be a great show."
Thousands turn to electroclash goo as she kicks off her boots before a booming 'Life On MTV', while the laser-enhanced genre classic 'Frank Sinatra' is a frosty drop of distilled electropleasure.
Miss Kittin appears again - although sadly only on vinyl - with 'Silver Screen (Shower Scene)' from techno veteran Felix Da Housecat's Monday morning 4am techno/electroclash set. The highlight is Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' getting pitched headlong into Fischerspooner's 'Emerge' - thousands of people sit up like E-spiked meercats and hightail it into the tent for what is clearly the weekend's premier dance tune.
But it is Miss Kittin And The Hacker who achieve the nigh-on impossible at their set's climax with a glorious sexed-up version of the Eurhythmics' 'Sweet Dreams' from their debut 'Champagne' EP. And if they can make Dave Stewart sexy - imagine what they could do for you.
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